Great pictures and a lovely manicure.
Perhaps the nails could have used a slight trim. They were looking quite orange by the time I was done with this process. So was the shutter release button on my camera.
nosferatu wrote:Did you carve him twice or where the poking holes for illustration only?
I did the hole poking on the back of the pumpkin, just for demonstration. Then I did Saral transfer paper on the proper front side, for the actual carve.
There are plenty of unused photos too. I took several hundred, and worked from a typed up 250-image shot list that included just about every step possibly involved with pumpkin carving. So if anyone asks me how to do something, I'll have photo reference to share.
I thought I'd use the Frankenstein Monster for this demo carve because he's a classic... not only as an iconic monster, but also as a pattern on this site. He's been a popular carve here almost since the start. Plus, it didn't hurt that the design isn't too complicated either.