Yoshi is our Pumpkin inspector, and Ebichu is the carving supervisor :P
I’m quite late this year with the carving but compared to last year I actually did my carving – on the actual evening of Halloween!
With the experiences I accumulated over the last few carving, I was thankfully able to carve this one a lot faster — partly also due to that my pumpkin is smaller and the design is not as complex. ^o^;
Ebichu is ready!
First I decided on the idea for carving, I decided to carve “Blackmouse the shadow“. So I measured the area I want to carve, made the artwork into line art, and print it out within the size.
Then I cut around the artwork. And used masking tape to stick it onto the pumpkin, and then trace it with a pointed sharpie.
Next I used a pen knife to cut the eyes teeth out of the paper template.
Then trace the eyes and teeth onto the pumpkin, while aligning the outside of the paper template.
Next I open a while at the top of the pumpkin and scooped all the pumpkin guts out :3 I started to carve the pumpkin with a vegetable knife ^^ I cut out the bigger holes first, then move on to the smaller holes, and refining the edges as I carve.
I use tooth picks to push the holes through the eyeholes and teeth.
Put in a candle light to check if I need to make any adjustments… ^^
Last year (2012) I carved a Chibi Mirai chan on a lovely white pumpkin :)
The year before year (2011) I carved a white pumpkin too :D It looks nice in the daytime if done neatly ^o^
2010 was “Mirai fox” based off a fan art I drew of Mirai mix firefox logo :)
I first started to carve a pumpkin in 2009, Mirai was also one of my inspirations :3 I also carved a smaller one with puppy and mouse :3
Thanks for looking! Have a spooooky Halloween!