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Super glue two X-Acto blades together and jam them into the knife handle. There is enough of a gap at the tips of the blades to cut really really thin lines. Then use the head of a large needle or a very small screwdriver to scrap out the line.
Super glue two X-Acto blades together and jam them into the knife handle. There is enough of a gap at the tips of the blades to cut really really thin lines. Then use the head of a large needle or a very small screwdriver to scrap out the line.
Once the skin is removed the pumpkin flesh will dry out very quickly and can be difficult to work with. Try to keep any exposed unfinished areas covered. Clear masking tape works great. If it's a large area plastic cling wrap works as well. Also spray it with water occasionally to keep it moist.
If it starts to get too dry you can soak the pumpkin (or just the carved area) in water for about an hour or two. Just make sure no water is left sitting inside as that can make the pumpkin rot faster.
When doing a full carving don't try cutting through the walls of the pumpkin right away. You can carve the design first with a more precise hobby knife (X-Acto) before removing the skin and then finally using a larger serrated knife to cut out the pieces. This helps keep your design looking cleaner because the rough knife never has to cut through the skin, only the flesh.
If you are only doing a surface carving, don't worry about scraping and smoothing out the inside of the pumpkin (except maybe the hanging stringy bits). The thicker the pumpkin wall is the more levels of shading you have to work with. You can always scrape it thinner when you're done if you find your carving isn't bright enough.

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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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Dibantedeanime21 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi^^
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mich2mars Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
your ability to carve pumpkins is amazing (to me the way you mastered -inverted- volumes to create smooth shades is pure awsomeness) it totally gives Luigi a 3d effect =3
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IO-Travis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Hi! Your awesome Hitman pumpkin carving was featured on the official Facebook page. 

Very impressive work! 


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nitro404 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Hi! I happened to stumble across your amazing pumpkin carvings and wanted to compliment your fantastic work and tastes! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you're carving this year. I'm also an avid carver, but I don't think that I have anything uploaded to deviantART.. but if you're interested, here's a link to my work! (Use the dropdown menu at the top.)
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M16Tronaz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
woaaaah !! You are doing a amazing work with pumpkin !!! I'm truly bluffed ! *o*
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Kaosmaus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
really good work. love it! B-)
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Jojuki-chan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You pumpkin cravings are AWESOME! I love them all! :love:
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