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Celtic Fire Horse

"Celtic Fire Horse Pumpkin"
December 6th, 2011
Pumpkin, exacto blade

Well. This is my last and final pumpkin for this year. :( I'll miss 'em. Though I did take my sweet time in getting around to make all of these. :XD: Hah. December is a little late for pumpkin season. But anyways: this is a pumpkin I made for another dear friend of mine. I promised I'd make her a pumpkin when we went out to buy pumpkins this year and now I've finally finished it! Once again, I probably had way too much fun with this; and I certainly spent quite a long time on it as well. :XD: Pretty much took me the whole day. :hmm: Not sure why, these things are generally pretty quick. But I digress. My friend really loves horses (and let's be honest, who doesn't?) so I made a fun, celtic-patterned fire horse. ;-) I hope she likes it! Enjoy!

And the photos for these all came out really, really well. I had trouble deciding which one looked best. :)

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1938x1486px 1.07 MB
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10/160 second
Focal Length
7 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 6, 2011, 12:59:22 PM
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Woodboardlord's avatar
ho lee s*** thats amazing
RedVioletPanda's avatar
Beautiful work on this intricate pumpkin carving
Theophilia's avatar
Thank you so much!!! :aww:
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Theophilia's avatar
Awww, thank you! ^^
Gryffgirl's avatar
You're welcome! :iconrainbowheartplz:
UinenFirestar's avatar
This is amazing work!
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Machupa's avatar
Holy cow.... How?!?!?!?! This is epic!
Theophilia's avatar
Hahaha, thanks! :aww:
DeafLeo07's avatar
HOLY S***!!!! I love this!!!!! :)
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ejkaull's avatar
Any pumpkin tips?
I've always wanted to do a cool pumpkin like that.
What tools do you use? :)
Theophilia's avatar
Thanks! Well, use references, have a good idea of what you want to do, use red pen/or permanent marker to draw out everything first; and then use an exacto blade for everything else. ;-) (except for taking off the top of the pumpkin of course. I use a steak knife for that, generally).
ejkaull's avatar
Hmmm.....I did that but mine came out like crap. :D
How do you get only some of the pumpkin out?
I tried my rotary tool but the thing got away from me.....big stinking line right across the pumpkin. ha ha ha ha!
I might try a power drill.
Do you think I'm making a mistake by going with POWER? :D
Theophilia's avatar
I would just stick with an exacto blade. Small, delicate, and it gets the job done without ripping up the pumpkin. :nod: If you want varying degrees of light showing through, the trick to that is only cutting in slightly, and then take out only a small piece of the pumpkin. It's a bit difficult at first, but I'm sure you'll get the hang of it. :nod: And post a link to the pumpkin once it's done! I'd love to see it. :aww:
ejkaull's avatar
:) OK, small delicate cuts :)
:) Don't rip in to the pumpkin :)
:) No Power tools :)

Hmmm......that might be my problem. ha ha ha ha!

More patience.....OK.....I think I have to lower my expectations.
I'm going to try a bolder design with less details.
Theophilia's avatar
Gorgeous! I'm a fire horse, so this is absolutely magical to me!
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Great! Glad you like it! :D
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