Step 1: Step 1: Choose your image.
Image credit: Google search, DC comics, Warner Bros.
Step 2: Step 2: Draw your pattern
Once the pattern is drawn, you then have to chose what will stay and what will go. To get detailed pumpkins like this one you have to utilize different carving depths. I usually use a 4 depth system:
1 Pumpkin that will be left in completely, skin and all (Black)
2 Just the skin removed (Grey)
3 Skin plus some flesh removed Light grey (White)
4 All skin and flesh removed (orange)