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Samhain's Wyrd Ponies
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Published: October 31, 2011
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I barely made the Halloween deadline to get this sucker up on the porch! She's a jumbo too!

From the episode "Lesson Zero" that aired this month for MLP:FiM, this image just screamed out to be placed on a pumpkin! The moment alone of these eyeless shadows' laughs echoing across the hills was pretty bizarre.

I accidentally also made some 3D shots and took footage if anyone's a fan of stereoscopic photos.

Forgot to mention! Extra shading enhancements were with Liquitex acrylic paint. A touch of deep red, cad yellow and forest green to get that real pumpkiney tone, black on the silhouettes.
Image size
630x1810px 367.57 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/5.3
Focal Length
36 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Oct 19, 2009, 5:29:33 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
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RainstormOfEquestria's avatar
RainstormOfEquestria|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAAAAH!
THIS IS SO COOL!
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RainstormOfEquestria|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAAAAH!
THIS IS SO COOL!
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DarthWill3|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Matrix-III|Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you had to carve it like that XD Idk it was paint.
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WingedSonar| General Artist
The black parts are the paint. :nod: I'd seen it done and had to try painting on for once.
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Matrix-III|Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking about doing a design like this on my pumpkin for halloween this year, I was going to do Nightmare moon, Fits with Halloween, But idk what materials are needed and how can I make it glow if it's painted.

The black is paint. Hmm. I can try, I don't think it might work, but it looks awesome.
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WingedSonar| General Artist
I cut them away, but I also painted them black on top of doing that just to get another level of dark the camera wouldn't pick up.

Everyone does nightmare moon's head in the moon, so deviate from the norm, I suggest, to make your creative carve stand out from the rest. See my main journal post about methods. I figure everyone could use this info instead of it getting lost here between you and I. :)
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BlackHoleInAJar|Professional General Artist
Wow, that's.... WOW! How you used the light from the candle to create shadows and everything... just wow!
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triptychr|Hobbyist Writer
Such depth. Such atmosphere. Such pony!
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BanditRingtail3's avatar
Wow. This is some expert carving! How do you get it to glow like that?
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WingedSonar| General Artist
A combination of some depth carving on the outside, and for softer shading, carving on the inside.
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Stretch-Ink's avatar
Holy smokes, that is amazing! Your shading technique is a great idea, too. Wow!
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WingedSonar| General Artist
Thanks! This would have been impossible without acrylic. To think, I restricted myself before to just taking away without considering adding! Some told me it was cheating to add layers. Bah.
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Cerulean452's avatar
Very cool. =)
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MegaPatron's avatar
this is very cute work!
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TheButterfly| Digital Artist
Very, very cool!

I have some 3D glasses if you upload the stereoscopic pics :D
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WingedSonar| General Artist
Those are anaglyphs, and I don't know how to make them. Mine aren't combined green/reds, they're separate images. Can you do Magic Eye?
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TheButterfly| Digital Artist
Make a Magic Eye? No. I think I know how to look at Magic Eyes to see the hidden thingies, though!
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WingedSonar| General Artist
Not make them, just do them, as in see them. So you'll be able to see this without the glasses! I'll get it together one of these nights. : )
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PunkBouncer|Student General Artist
this is... AMAZING!
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That was a great moment. Are you going to submit it to Equestria Daily's pumpkin Halloween event?
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WingedSonar| General Artist
Sadly, it states I had to be finished by Friday, but I had to try and submitted it anyway.
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I'm sure they'll use it in some capacity or another!
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WingedSonar| General Artist
Had to update on this: they extended the deadline for me and a couple other people, but I never could post or find out who won. :shrug:
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