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Sir Hamilton



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:42 pm Reply with quote
Wow The parakiss and Nana pumpkins are fabulous @3@ I wanna try >.>
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saini85



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:37 am Reply with quote
Is it me or do some of those look like they're not actually carved in the pumpkin?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:47 am Reply with quote
mmm....these all inspire me to eat pie
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ANN_Bamboo
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:58 am Reply with quote
saini85 wrote:
Is it me or do some of those look like they're not actually carved in the pumpkin?


Many aren't.

What you do is thin out the pumpkin, and then carve away the parts of the skin that you want to glow. Then when you light it from the inside, those parts will glow. It gives you more leeway in the final outcome.

It's also a really great way to achieve "shading" on a pumpkin-- by having carved section, shaved sections, and uncarved sections, you already have three "colors".
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Kasumi Ukitake



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:06 am Reply with quote
I love carving pumpkins and people say I have a knack. I do believe I'll give it a go! ^^
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population_tire



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:27 pm Reply with quote
the ryuk and alphonse ones are awesome!
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naruto fan 09812



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:34 pm Reply with quote
I wish I could enter to win the free stuff. But I don't know a thing about carving pumpkins. Times like these make you really wish you took art classes when you were young.
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Lemwon



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:58 pm Reply with quote
Wow. The past winners' pumpkins look amazing. I won't enter (my creation would only serve as a nice laugh for the ANN judges), but good luck to those who are.
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Mylene
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:52 pm Reply with quote
I actually have a pumpkin waiting to be carved in my kitchen. I've only carved a pumpkin one other time, and I was 5. Sadly, my artistic skills have not improved in the past 21 years, so I won't be participating (no matter how much I'd love to have a free copy of the Hell Girl starter set)

I didn't realize what the NANA pumpkin was until someone mentioned that it was NANA. It's good, it's just a bit indistinct compared to the rest. I wonder if I could carve Chu-chu from Utena...
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Murasakisuishou



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:30 pm Reply with quote
I might give this a try....-goes off to look for a cool sillhouette of Jun-sama to use as a reference-

That Alphonse Elric pumpkin is amazing, and I love the detail in the ParaKiss one o.o
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Dargonxtc



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:58 pm Reply with quote
I find it odd that one of the prizes is not Pumpkin Scissors!? Confused

Anyway good luck to everyone.
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KAtchan15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:03 am Reply with quote
I have a question, which anime is the 3rd one from the left from?
The Hellsing and Death Note pumpkins are great. All of them are to be exact.
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Murasakisuishou



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:41 pm Reply with quote
KAtchan15 wrote:
I have a question, which anime is the 3rd one from the left from?
The Hellsing and Death Note pumpkins are great. All of them are to be exact.


The third one is NANA; it's several of the main characters silhouetted like they are in a few of the opening and ending animations.
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KAtchan15



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:44 pm Reply with quote
Murasakisuishou wrote:
KAtchan15 wrote:
I have a question, which anime is the 3rd one from the left from?
The Hellsing and Death Note pumpkins are great. All of them are to be exact.


The third one is NANA; it's several of the main characters silhouetted like they are in a few of the opening and ending animations.

I see. Thanks.
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AisuruMirai



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:35 am Reply with quote
Thanks, ANN, for holding the contest again this year. I was getting worried that you might not have it. Nicer prizes this time, too!

(I wanna see that Utena pumpkin, by the way. It's my favorite show.)

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