Barack O'Lantern

My largest pumpkin carving endeavor ever. I took the Shepard Fairey designed poster, put it in CS, made it 3 shades in B&W and resized it to 8x10. Used carbon paper to etch the pattern onto the pumpkin, then used an exacto knife(man i wish i had dremel tool) and carved the 3 layers to make the pattern. Total time 8hr..... Going to take more pics of it once it gets dark out, i just did this semi ok one for now.


Another pic of the pumpkin here at dusk, that shows a bit more carving details:


And for reference, here is the original artwork by Shepard Fairey:


*Update* After getting on digg's frontpage, and having tons of requests for a stencil, I have added one to my flickr account for anyone wishing to take a stab at doing this

pumpkin: (and since my flickr account is set to private, which im not changing, ive put the stencil on photobucket for anyone wanting it in full size:


Next up, Shepard Fairey's "Change" poster. should be done with it later this week, just finishing up the stencil now, then its off to finding a good pumpkin for it.



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Taken on October 18, 2008