Poll: Which Pumpkin Pattern to Carve?

stoid

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As Halloween approaches, I plan on carving a pumpkin. I have developed a few patterns and used Photoshop to simulate what they would look like carved in a pumpkin. The brightest areas are parts that are cut all the way through the pumpkin, and the medium shade are where I will just be scratching off the opaque surface of the pumpkin allowing the light to shine through the translucent orange flesh. The problem is, of all the patterns that I made I've got a few dynamite ones that I can't decide between. That's where you guys come in. Which do you think would be the best?

I'll post pictures after I carve, either this weekend or next.

Also, if any of you other pumpkin carvers would like the patterns more suitable for working from for your own carvings, let me know!
 

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wdlove

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Sorry, but I have another choice. I would really like to see how the one of Jesus would look.
 

zelmo

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Mr. T, all the way!!!

Although Buddy Christ isn't bad. Man, I love that freakin' movie. I have the BC figure sitting on top of my monitor at work.
 

scem0

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Mr. T is badass, but I'm gunna go with the Jesus.

However, some may not approve of that (bah :rolleyes: ).

Very nice idea with the photoshop 3 color gif (assuming that is how you did it...).

I might mess around with some pics and post the results here :).

scem0
 

scem0

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Maybe an image from this site:
http://www.freewebs.com/pecunius/jesus.html
(warning: there is at least 1 picture on that site that is not in good taste, namely the smilie face one... :( )

Example:



Or you could do something absolutely hillarious like this:



Being a geek, you gotta love this one:


And if you are a democrat, it would be funny to do one that says:
</bush> on it :D.

Now, this idea is just as scary as it is funny :D :


This is probably not the best image to use, but I'm too lazy to find a better one:


Being a fan of Missy Elliott, I'd do this :D :


scem0
 

LeeTom

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here's the last pumpkin i ever did... it always makes me laugh a little...

Lee Tom
 

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Mr. Anderson

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Mr. T all the way.

But I have to say those are quite detailed and pumpkin isn't that forgiving - regardless what you choose, post a finished pic, I'd love to see how they come out :D

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MacNut

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Its gotta be Mr T, I love to pity the foo But if you really want to scare people, how bout a singing David Hasselhoff pumpkin. :p
 

Duff-Man

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Duff-Man says...of those 3, I would say Mr T as well - it's be the most scary (I'd have said the Michael Jackson one but that might keep all the kids away - it's a bit too scary...).....oh yeah!
 

stoid

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Just so that I can prove that I intend to make a carving and have the skill, this is one I carved two years ago. It was a labor of about 12 hours one Saturday. I didn't carve one last year because the local stores were out of the carving kits, and so I had no tools. This is a video capture from a the cheap video camera I had back then.

Due to overwhelming demand by my local friends, it seems that I'm going to be going with the 'buddy christ' design this year, sorry guys.
 

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wdlove

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stoid said:
Just so that I can prove that I intend to make a carving and have the skill, this is one I carved two years ago. It was a labor of about 12 hours one Saturday. I didn't carve one last year because the local stores were out of the carving kits, and so I had no tools. This is a video capture from a the cheap video camera I had back then.

Due to overwhelming demand by my local friends, it seems that I'm going to be going with the 'buddy christ' design this year, sorry guys.
That's a great job Stoid. You have quite a talent, you have my admiration. I feel overwhelmed that you chose my suggestion. Goes to show that the least sometimes win. Really looking forward to seeing the results of your labor, thank you.
 

stoid

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Well, apparently the pumpkin was bad. I just carved it Saturday, and now Tuesday morning I was greeted by an overwhelming stench of rotten pumpkin. Fortunately, for you all I did get it's picture Saturday night. I think I'm going to have to do another so that I have one on Halloween. I'm thinking of making a Gollum (via LotR) and carve the top so that it projects the inscription from the inside of the ring onto the walls/ceiling.

Either that, or Mr. T, so cut out that Jibba-Jabba!
 

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