This is my next Instructable for pumpkin carving.... How to carve The Dark Knight. This is an extremely detailed carving. Feel free to use my pattern if you want to give it a shot!
Step 1: Step 1: Choose your image.
In this case, I chose an interesting image of Christian Bale as The Dark Knight. It is important to pick an image that has enough contrast to allow for good light/shadow interplay. For Batman, the light playing off his armor provides some excellent (but challenging) details that I thought would show up amazingly well on my pumpkin. His strong stance and look in general also makes for a great presence when lit.
Image credit: Google search, DC comics, Warner Bros.