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Literal Freak o' Lantern


EDIT: Winner of the 2013 pumpkin carving contest and frontpaged! Thank you Tom and everyone who gave their support! Congratulations to the other winners, and everyone who submitted this year to make it an awesome contest!

Happy Halloween fellow Newgrounders!

This year, I give you a carving of SickDeathFiend's mutated child that wears pumpkins, on a pumpkin.
Mind. Blown.
I'm extremely happy with how this turned out. I think I'm finally getting the hang of this herbaceous medium. Please tell me what you think!

Be sure to check out SickDeathFiend and Evil Dog's kick-ass game, Freak o' Lantern, without which, this carving would not have been possible.


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This is so awesome! I really thought this was a painting at first.

Do you use a scalpel and some kind of curved knife to do this? You even have the pink in the eye, the caruncle, in it.

Recommended to be scouted for sure. It's weird that you haven't already been with the other pumpkin entries you've made. Maybe you need a bigger portfolio? I would love to see more from you.

SubNoctem responds:

I'm really happy you like it, thank you so much!

I used 2 basic wood carving tools, they were scalpel-ish. There are curved blades in the set, but they weren't wide enough, so I mostly just used the straight ones.

Thanks for the recommendation! As far as I can tell, I need a minimum of four entries to be able to be scouted. I can't really draw very well, it was hard enough to make alterations on this, so it might take until next Halloween.


SubNoctem responds:

Thank you shydood!

Congrats on the win! we shall compete again in a year :)

SubNoctem responds:

That means a lot coming from you! I really admire your work. I cannot wait to compete again.

Men this is Freakin' Awesome .
Just look at it.! Really Frightening and Scary.
And congrats, you did win.

SubNoctem responds:

Thank you so much! I can't believe it won!

Perfect work dude...You are so gonna win this :D

SubNoctem responds:

Thanks for your support! Man I hope so, but I've seen some really sweet work submitted by Piggler, XSundowNX, Noodle, Chronamut, and others. If I can place in the top 3 I'll be stoked.

This artist has not been scouted yet.

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Oct 28, 2013
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