Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Pumpkin Season

Admittedly this is a couple days late, but I wanted to show off this year's Halloween pumpkin carving. Instead of the usual flying creature, the bat, I went with something that would take advantage of the orange glow: the monarch butterfly. When carving a pumpkin, it is important to cut out pieces in the right order. Start with the smallest first. In this case, I had a ton of tiny dots. Those were actually the easiest to put in - I just used a drill bit to poke holes in. Then I worked on the smaller patches on the wings, then the larger ones. I still broke a few lines, but it held together. Last, I carved the antennae and upper part of the background circle, then the lower part of the circle. Fun!


Julia Ruffles | fine artist said...

looks fab! My pumpkin was miniscule so I couldn't be as inventive this year!

Heather Ward said...

Thank you! I didn't figure out what I was going to do until last minute.