Guy Carves Jack-O-Lantern To Look Like His Pomeranian, Shares Impressive Time-Lapse Of Process

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and pumpkin carving was something I especially looked forward to as it was a great way to channel my artistic skill and interest into the holiday.

I started off using pre-made patterns you would find in those books by Pumpkin Masters. However, I soon grew bored with those patterns and decided I would try my hand at my own patterns. Each year I would challenge myself to do something different and more difficult.

In 2009 I carved my first ultra-detailed pumpkin, Iron Man. I posted it to a few sites and entered a few contests for fun and it really seemed to take off. Since then I have tried to do something newer, better, and more challenging every year, and here we are today!

A few tidbits about my carvings:

– I only carve REAL pumpkins. Though it is disappointing that they do not last, they offer a unique final appearance that is not matched by the synthetic foam pumpkins.

– I carve using an X-acto knife almost exclusively. It’s amazing what such a small little knife can accomplish.

– A carving may take between 8 and 20 hours of total carving time, not including pattern drawing and transfer.

– I light my pumpkins using a CFL bulb on a cord. Candles are simply not enough light.

I carved this dog-o-lantern of my Pomeranian Sophie this year

pomeranian jack o lantern

I first made a sketch of Sophie on a pumpkin

pomeranian jack o lantern

Then I used X-acto knife to carve the pieces

pomeranian jack o lantern

This was the final result

pomeranian jack o lantern

You can see the process of carving my dog-o-lantern in the video below:

Here are some older works of mine. 2016:

pomeranian jack o lantern

2015

pomeranian jack o lantern

2014

pomeranian jack o lantern

pomeranian jack o lantern

2013

pomeranian jack o lantern

2012

pomeranian jack o lantern

pomeranian jack o lantern

2011

pomeranian jack o lantern

My first one, in 2009

pomeranian jack o lantern

2010

pomeranian jack o lantern

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