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I didn't know what I wanted to carve this year, so I asked Dem and she said "Do that goblin from Troll 2" and so I did.
I probably should have waited until it dried out a bit more before I took photos. This is what its supposed to look like
So this was quite hard. Its been a year since I tried something like this, but last year when I did Jacquo it wasn't very planned and I only used one tool. This time I was much better prepared. I bought a new dremel and ditched the Pumpkin Dremel. I bought a bunch of bits for it that are used for glass cutting. I gotta say, that thing chewed through the pumpkin like butter. I was basically drawing on the pumpkin with the dremel.
To try and save time on starting it out I decided to see what would happen if I used the sanding tip attachment for the dremel. I had to take it outside because there was pumpkin flying everywhere, but I took the skin off really quickly with it. I have a bunch of little scalpels that Dem bought me years ago for sculpting clay (which I never used before) that I thought would work good on the pumpkin. They did. Between them and the dremel I was able to get pretty detailed.
Obviously for something like this you can't use a template, you just gotta go free hand. So it was very difficult, but it only took three hours and that includes cleaning the pumpkin out.
One thing I hate about carving pumpkins like this is that they're not good jack o'lanterns. When you put a light in them they just don't really work. They're made to be looked at in the light. So I think I'm going to do another this weekend, but do it more classic style.
edit: I've come a long way since this piece of shit