Britanny and I decided to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. We opted to do something World of Warcraft related. I wanted Undead, she wanted a Night Elf. You can guess which way we went.
First Britanny set up all the materials, and started gutting the pumpkin. I hate that part, so I worked on the stencil while she did that.
Here is a shot of me in my office, sketching the stencil on my Cintiq.
I printed the stencil out on a piece of paper to the size I wanted, and then we taped it to the pumpkin. Next we used a sharp tool to trace the outlines on the paper. By poking little holes all along the lines on the paper, we had a perforated guidelines of our design on the pumpkin.
Carving was a bit of a pain in the ass. Totally my fault for getting too intricate with some of the shapes. We had to be really careful, because some of the areas were very thin.
This is the finished carving.
Here it is lit up with the lights off.
This is Britanny and I goofing off with the camera.
Happy Halloween everyone.