So.... I know this is super late lol. I had planned to post this way back in Halloween.
The pumpkin I bought was ridiculously huge (like the width of two adult heads!) and spent a whole day gutting it. I was super excited since this was gonna be the epic Pewdiepie pumpkin I planned to make. :blink: Unfortunately, things didn't work out so well.
The templated I created (based on a photograph) lacked a solid foundation, causing the face to collapse. Also, because the size of the pumpkin was so huge I had to work on it for 2 days. By the second day the pumpkin's moisture made everything inside 'gooey', meanwhile other parts that had dried shrank in size. In short, it was a giant mess.
I actually felt pretty crappy. I get very sentimental with pumpkins lol. They're fragile orange thingies, with only a limited time left in this world (I must've been a hippie in my previous life >_>). I wanted to make that big pumpkin special. But I failed.
Still. I bought another pumpkin and was determined to make another go at it again once I felt better. Because halloween had already passed I was left with only the deformed pumpkin rejects lol. Still this pumpkin (as warped as it was with its stem actually close to its 'butt' lol) turned out to be perfect for me. its 'imperfections' gave me easy access to difficult areas. I redesigned the template to create a strong foundation so I'm super pleased by that. It just goes to show that incredible things can happen with 'imperfect' things.
At last, my Pewdiepumpkin is done.
Lots of feels and brofists went into this. It's my first pumpkin 'portrait' so I hope it came out all right. It was all an experiment for me in trying to create the illusion of 'shadows' in the design. Apologies for the crappy photo. ;-: I used my dad's phone to photograph it. I did provide two versions (one lit with the lights off and the other with the lights on for better view). Anyway, I've been watching Pewdiepie for over 2 years now and love his Let's Play videos. I wanted to play homage to him this Halloween. Plus I thought the idea of Pewdiepie brofisting Trick-or-Treaters on my porch would've been funny.
Anyway, here's to many more pleasant years Pewdiepie.