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Warcraft pumpkin 2009 by qw3323 Warcraft pumpkin 2009 by qw3323
Another pumpkin carving season passes. For the first time I entered a contest. The Blizzard pumpkin contest is impossible... I didn't even place in the top five. It's going to take a while to recover from this one... I know it isn't perfect, but I was hopeful. I guess I'll have to step it up a lot for next year.

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-Black marker was used to darken a few areas however, all the depth and detail is made from cutting into the skin.

-I spent over 10 hours freehanding, gutting, and carving it.

- I almost cried like a baby when I lost. (not really:) )
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:iconlajolly:
LaJolly Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to share this with my werewolf themed Tumblr blog, do you have an account where I can reblog from? Have a great day!
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zodiacspothole Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would cry if i made this and lost x.x
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Creativeimaginez Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
....If this wasint even in the top  five I need to see the others for myself and judge this.. Cause this I thought was printed on or something thats so damn amazing I can't believe it. Deserves at the LEAST third place.
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AmazingPumpkins Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Very impressive. 
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BrentonCherry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Blizzard contests are no joke. What kind of marker did you use? I often have trouble trying to get markers to actually leave a mark on the pumpkin because of the moisture.
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
It was ballpoint pen.  It's kind of the only thing that doesn't rub off once your start cutting.
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xkappax Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, this was for a contest and you LOST?! Oh my gosh, I would have voted for you. This is incredible!
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Azie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Okay, this is insane, like insane. You want to kow how insane it is? I haven't touched WOW in three yars, this pumpkin made me want to log onto my old account.
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Haha, thanks! I'm probably doing another WOW carving in a couple of weeks for the contest! I'm kicking it up a notch this year though...not going to be easy now that I think about it. :P
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Mivrina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I saw this on the website. I was disappointed and showed my brother how yours should have won. I looked at the other contests and noticed that the ones that made top 5 weren't even that good. Bawww. Yours is better by far, imho. <3
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thank you. That is very nice to read, I'm glad you liked it. I just finished reading three blizzard forums where I was getting bashed for not deserving an honorable mention place. The general consensus was that I am a *censored* for even entering the competition with such a cheap technique and taking up spots for better pumpkins that show "some actual carving skill".

Anyway, thanks for being nice. I like nice people.
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Mivrina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Awh. I don't get why people have to be so mean about everything. I really enjoyed your pumpkin, and when I first saw it I didn't know it was actually carved! (Meaning when I saw the thumbnail. ;3) Pumpkin carving takes patience and focus (Two of the things I don't have, but I carve pumpkins anyways because it's fun. <3) and I don't think you did that with a 'cheap technique' because it gives it depth and sort of a better feel than the straight up "jack-o-lanterns." Oh well, I would like to see the other people try and do this freehanding. I couldn't do that with a reference and/or template. :P
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thanks, I was really discouraged and you were the closest person to talk to. Kind of sad actually, lol.
The compliments mean a lot!
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Mivrina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Lol, thanks. And you're welcome.:3
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap. that is awesome!! i feel like a n00b now. ;)
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lumbajack Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
I JUST SHIT MY PANTS
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I feel bad now, lol
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2wicethepain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
DAMN!!!!! your good.
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks, I'm hoping this yeas will be just as good.
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2wicethepain Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
as do i.
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EternalDuskshine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
wow... just wow ...
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Kamose Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice job!
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firefly181 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
That is INSANE. The fact that you did it freehand is just amazing. Awesome job.
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Haha, thanks. I like to show people the amount of detail that you can achieve on a pumpkin with a precise hand. Too bad pumpkins are only a once a year thing. Not to mention my neighborhood has like ten trick-or-treaters, haha.
Thanks for the favorite!
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showghost Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
I know how you feel man. Mine is hidden amongst the honorable mentions. They didn't even let me know by email.
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
We could make it next year, I have faith.
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catiescarlett Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Okay, I know absolutely nothing about WoW, I'll admit that right now, but I do know that this has to be one of the most detailed pumpkin carvings I have ever seen. This is gorgeous! Great job!
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
I don't know anything about it either :). Maybe thats why I lost...
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Exodecai101 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, My, God! That is just amazing, my jaw dropped when I saw this!
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, so I went and looked up the contest and the winners and honorable mentions. Now, if you mean the official contest on the wow website, then I absolutely agree with you. Yours should have at least been second, though I do think it's even better than the one that won. How the heck did it not even make the honorable mentions??
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Yeah, that's the one. It's too bad, thanks anyways! I'm sure I'll make it next year. :D
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MyntKat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's not just too bad, it's a scandal! Seriously, your work beats 90% of the stuff they have selected. How could they not include it? Truly baffles me.
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feetpeet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Hey, cool! Thanks, I would never have seen this otherwise.
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isis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Impressive :+fav:
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those must of been some serious pumpkins for you to not be able to place. that's whack.
this is ridiculously amazing tho and i mean come on, a massive amount better than the average pumpkin carver lol.
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Tacianja Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
how did u not make at least 3rd??!!

this is amazing really well done :thumbsup:
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Ko0nafish Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing!! :O I'm glad I checked this out :D I'm amazed you didn't make it in the contest
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Right?! Thanks though! :D
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PhoenixWildfire Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
jeeeeeez- forget about that contest, this is amazing! You have some serious talent- relief work is much harder than it looks (I've tried)

don't let it get you down too much- this pumpkin is wonderous.
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Thanks, I really enjoy doing pumpkins. I shouldn't put too much hope in contests anyways, judges always have their own opinions! Watch for next years! :)
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PhoenixWildfire Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
will do :)

they were probably looking for more 'carving' than relief work. Yours relies entirely on the light inside the pumpkin- so they probably had the 'jack-o-lantern' idea in their heads while judging. (or at least that's what I would guess)
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i disagree with that. i'm not trying to be a bitch or anything lol, but i don't think it relies entirely on light. in the pictures on the right it isn't dark at all and you can still see everything perfectly. :shrug:
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PhoenixWildfire Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
that's true :3 I know you're not complaining. lol Just explaining your work.

See I thought it was still with the light on from inside it- I didn't know it was the actual skin showing lol Makes it even more amazing.
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, it's not my work lol, it's qw3323's. but you're right, it does make it even more amazing! :)
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qw3323 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Could be, who knows. Thanks for the encouragement anyway.
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