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Better late than never... by Darkmir Better late than never... by Darkmir
Carved this for Halloween. Thought you guys might like to see.

Better late than never.
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hipsygypsy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Gee whiz. This looks fantastic; almost looks like wax or a giant candle!
Did youuse a reference model for this at all? I really love all the detail in this; all the wrinkles and the teeth especially look great. Well done! Hope there's more. :)
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It was done completely from my imagination. No reference whatsoever.

The first thing I carved was the nose and spread out slowly from there.

Thank you. Yes, I think I might do several this year, and start earlier.
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hipsygypsy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Amazing. Seeing carvings like this really inspire me to do some of my own. It's just getting round to it!
Awesome - I'll be sure to check 'em out. :)
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool...:)
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is so creepy!!! :o Yet ridiculously brilliant. You've got some serious carving skills.
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
(chuckle).... thanks, Syrena...:nod:
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Tazuna Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
That's a scary looking face. Did you put it on the porch/by the window?
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
We set it outside the front door the day before Halloween and Halloween. A few people stopped to take pictures of it. Even if you rub it down with petroleum jelly, which seals the pulp and slows decomposition, it goes bad really fast. After 3 days, it looks like something from a Nightmare on elm Street flick.
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SilentNomad Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
That looks great, love the details. :D
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)... thanks
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SilentNomad Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
You're welcome. :D
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Blades-123 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! I bet it looks even more spectacular "live". :D
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Darkmir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Family got a kick out of it. I picked up this skill carving pumpkins for my kids 15 years ago. We had the coolest pumpkins in the neighborhood for years.

This one got a lot of remarks from family and friends this year. I used to do 4 or 5 in a season, now I do only one. It's a ton of work, and basically has to be started and completed in a single sitting, but it's a lot of fun after it's finished to listen to the ooh's and ahh's...:), and all the kids really liked it, so I guess it's worth it...:)

There are guys doing this with photo galleries online that make me look like a real beginner...
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Blades-123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it really does look great! :)
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