This weekend's pumpkin is another teamup with friend and patternmaker ~TamIsMyFather for a pumpkin based on the Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. It's Kvothe playing The Lay of Sir Savien Traliard to earn his talent pipes at the Eolian with a broken lute string.
After the Wheel of Time pumpkin last year, TamIsMyFather asked what we were going to do next. I told her Name of the Wind, and she went to town and made this super awesome pattern. If I had known how long it was going to take to carve all those music notes I would have probably asked for fewer of them, but I'll be damned if they don't look awesome. The entire carving took somewhere around 9 hours total, I was up all night again carving. I really need to stop doing that.
I'm super happy with how the pumpkin itself turned out, but I am increasingly frustrated with my camera this year. The photos are turning out significantly more grainy this year and I don't know why. Not much I can do about it now though, but I think it still looks ok.
Light Version: johwee.deviantart.com/art/The-…
Kvothe and Name of the Wind © Patrick Rothfuss
Pattern © ~TamIsMyFather
Carving © Me
And thank you very much! I'm a huge fan of the Kingkiller Chronicles so I knew I had to carve it one of these days
I think the picture looks incredible.