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Don't worry about getting bits of pumpkin gunk on your light bulb, burning pumpkin smells delicious.
The curvature of the pumpkin can make it difficult to apply a flat stencil so try to cut away as much of the unused area as possible. This includes cutting out the center of areas that won't be carved, not just around the edges. Cut the stencil into different pieces and apply them separately if you still can't get the stencil to lay flat. However this may change the look of the design a bit. Pieces may be closer than they look on the original stencil or may even overlap each other. You can also warp the stencil itself. Something like the "Inflate" (negative percent) effect in Illustrator or the "Pinch" effect in Photoshop can help reduce the curved look. This works especially well for designs that have a lot of straight lines.

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MijMike Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Some absolutely outstanding pumpkins! You win at everything.
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soulalcatraz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I saw some of your pumpkin carvings on the cheezburger network (cheezburger.com/332293) and I just had to stop by and say I'm extremely impressed! Keep up the amazing work!
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DivinumX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Suggestion: League of Legends pumpkins? It has quite a lot of interesting character designs that I could see looking amazing on a pumpkin :3
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Wedorg Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Hey, not into the carving thing, but your pumpkins carving are amazing! Hope to see some more =D
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miss-hummingbird Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your work, you have a very steady hand! I've been reading the tips you've been sending out, any pearls of wisdom on lighting? Me and my brother have a competition every year but we always have a problem with candles going out and nothing artificial seems the same!
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ceemdee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Well if you're doing a full carving (cutting all of the way through the pumpkin) then a light bulb will probably not look as good as a candle. You could try one of those fake LED candles that even have a flicker effect. They're often battery powered. Although I'm not sure how bright they tend to be. If you do use a light bulb I'd recommend using a CFL since you can get much brighter ones without them getting super hot. You could also cover the inside of the pumpkin (or at least right behind the carved areas) with some wax paper. This will scatter the light better and give you a more even looking glow.
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miss-hummingbird Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice, I will have to have to play around with it this week and see which is best :)

Just weighed my pumpkin and its over 28 pounds! so looking forward to Halloween now!
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pingvin66666 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your works are amazing! I never seen art like this before! Keep it up! :horns: :D
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THX1138666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :party::happybounce::juggle::cake::juggle::happybounce::party:

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saltyseadog Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Hello, 
Can I use your image of the hitman pumpkin on a t-shirt?
Thanks!
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