Gothic & Sacred Heart Pumpkins
I carved around thirty different pumpkins for the Halloween carnival this year. While the traditional jack-o-lanterns and extreme pumpkins were popular. Two of my favorites were these departures from the more typical carvings.
The Sacred Heart Boo pumpkin was inspired by a Mom tattoo that I saw recently.
The Gothic Boo pumpkin was started with a small bat cookie cutter which I used to transfer the design to the pumpkin with a small mallet. I found a gothic type style that I liked and printed it out and used a awl to transfer the design to the pumpkin. Finally, the bat shape cutter was used to punch holes on the back side to throw bat light patterns on the wall when lit.
These sold the day I cut them, so I did not get the chance to take night photos.
Regarding technique - The carvings where made with an Xacto saw blade, small wood gouges and lino-cutters (print block cutters).