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Rocky Jack-o-lantern 2009 by Auswren Rocky Jack-o-lantern 2009 by Auswren
Happy Halloween everyone!

If you know me at all you'll know I LOVE carving jack-o-lanterns. This was my third attempt at a tri-layer carving and I think it turned out quite well. Took about seven hours to create (45 minutes of that time was simply setting up the design). I use wood carving blades and do everything by hand, no power tools involved.

Disclaimer: The character depicted is Roark "Rocky" Rickaby from my absolute all-time favorite webcomic Lackadaisy Cats [link] belonging to the one and only Tracy Butler. I've been following her comic for years and highly recommend it.

Also, for anyone wondering about the odd cropping of this photo and that patch of light at the top... I used a very bright lamp to light the jack-o-lantern and planned to crop it out before posting this deviation, but then I noticed the glare at the top looks like a burning barn! Ohoho, I just HAD to leave it in! Rocky is such a lovable arsonist! :hug:
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Moon-Gazer14 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply adorable and lovely in every way! I love Lackadaisy so much, I just died when I see this awesome pumpkin carving of him!
the-dazzling-void Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist
this is amazing!!!
Thysania Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh, wow, this is a really good Rocky jack-o-lantern! I saw you mention it on the 4DE comment page!
Auswren Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thank you x3 I keep getting notes from people saying "4DE took your idea!" and I'm like "Yeah I know!" I'm always ahead of the game XD
ArctoLupus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011

You were a few months too ahead of the game though I'm afraid
Auswren Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I saw that! I'm going to enter with a new design this year. It'll be a lot more detailed than this one ;D
ArctoLupus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Oh good luck! still doing Lackadaisy?
Auswren Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really should fix my habit of giving late replies, sorry... D:

Yeah I'll probably stick with Lackadaisy. I'm not really a fan of any others ^^;
ArctoLupus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
It's okay, I'm as slow as molasses when it comes to internet replies sometimes.

The only ones I've ever actually read were Knite and Lackadaisy, I don't know where to read the others, lol.
MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's wonderful!
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