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Hogwarts Crest Pumpkin by johwee Hogwarts Crest Pumpkin by johwee
A Sleeping Dragon is Never to be Tickled.

This is the pumpkin that sucked away all my carving time on Saturday and Sunday. That's right, I spent two days on this thing. I was marathoning the movies while I carved, and this one took up half of 3, and all of 4, 5, and 6. It's crazy man. Be sure to check out the full view for epicness.

So this is actually my 100th carved pumpkin in the 10 years I've been at this. I knew I wanted to go big, so I carved the full crest of Hogwarts, complete with both banners! This one was all me, and all about the shading. It took forever. This thing is so gigantic and detailed, the pictures don't do it justice. I'm really happy with how it turned out, but I regret how long it took. I could have easily carved the other 4 patterns I wanted in the time it took this beast. But it wouldn't be Halloween if I didn't show off just a little :D

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Harry Potter and Hogwarts Crest J.K. Rowling
Carving Me
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:iconemalthya:
Emalthya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh incredible! I want this as a lamp in my house!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish it were permanent so I could keep it as a lamp myself!
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themistymountains Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
this is incredible!! do you mind if I try my best with the picture of yours? it might not turn out as good (i'm pretty sure it won't) but I'd love to give it a try!! :)
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure, you're welcome to give it a shot! Thanks for asking!
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Ahou-Eru Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
is this handcrafted or witchcrafted? o_o
no matter what, it's awesome xD
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, hand crafted xD But if I were at Hogwarts, I'd totally be stalking Hagrid to get a hold of one of those giant pumpkins, and perfecting the ultimate pumpkin carving spell!
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WolfsGesang Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. O__o
I adore you..
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconi-never-stop:
I-never-stop Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!!! It's amazing!! ;)
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's one of my favorites too :D
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nolramace Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply isnt done
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, but like many students at Hogwarts, I believe the rules are more like guidelines :D
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:iconveliasin:
Veliasin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just crazy! Amazing work. ^-^
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was pretty crazy to try something that big on Halloween...
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Dakota-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Photographer
This is so amazingly well done! Great job!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:icondakota-sunset:
Dakota-Sunset Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Photographer
No problem at all!
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:iconethys:
Ethys Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Artist
Congratulations! :heart:
This deviation has been featured at #Harry-potter-club: [link]
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooooooah thank you so much! I am truly honored!
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TalekJames Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
wow that is amazing
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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TalekJames Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
np
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tursiart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That turned out really well. So you average about ten pumpkins a year? Wowza... I'm lucky if I manage to get one in. :) Do you hand carve, or use a dremel (or some other type of carving power tool)? I used a dremel on the last one I carved, and it was soooo much easier. I wonder why I never used it before.
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! 10 is about the average, but in the past few years I've been doing 18-23ish a year. I use a dremel for most of the shading, although I'll sometimes do it by hand too. Like for the deep shading on the outside of the crest, I used a clay loop to shade it out while the dremel cooled down after shading other parts. All my knife work is by hand though, I've never been a fan of the mechanical ones.
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I read the title I thought "Oh my gosh. This is a pumpkin. :la::la::la:"
So cool, the detail's amazing~
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, then! :D
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Lady-Ignis-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't even know what to say. This is just..whoa. :D
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible! I can see the dedication!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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MagicalMayhem7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is freakin' amazing :happybounce:
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student
Wowwww! It looks amaazing. Such neat lines!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student
You're welcome!
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:iconmissmachineart:
MissMachineArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AH! Ive got no clue how you make these so well! I LOVE this one! LOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's just a lot of practice :D
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:iconmissmachineart:
MissMachineArt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
course!! :3
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ChocoboBlue Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
:jawdrop:
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^_^
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
This is God Tier! How much time do you spend on these?! :omfg:
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I can do a simple cut through in 1-2 hours, but this one here took over 8 hours, maybe closer to 9.
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Silverheartme Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh Hogwarts
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D I want to go to Hogwarts!
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Silverheartme Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't get a letter D:
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me neither :( I'll just have to get my pokemon from Professor Oak instead...
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Silverheartme Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Yes! What Pokemon was your starter? my very very very first was Bulbasaur.
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My very first was actually Pikachu. I didn't have a gameboy as a kid, so when I first got into pokemon I got the special yellow and gameboy combo pack.
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Silverheartme Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Psssh. I wanted Pikachu! But no. Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle was mine. LOL. But awesome :D
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