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Kvothe Sixstring by johwee Kvothe Sixstring by johwee
EDIT: I've never done this before but I was really disappointed with how this picture had turned out so I tried again and got some much better shots. So I've updated this with the newer version. Hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone who favourited the first one!

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
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Kvothe Sixstring by *johwee ( Featured by cakecrumbs )
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EMReven Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! What a great concept and execution! <3
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johwee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! My friend did a great job coming up with the pattern after I told her we needed to carve Kvothe :D
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Kvothe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Artist
I only caught this now because I've been traveling. It's awesome...
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johwee Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you got to see it!
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yeagercm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Photographer
What kind of camera do you use, because it may be your ISO that is causing the graininess.  Anyway enough camera talk, your work is amazing and to carve that on a pumpkin is spectacular, and really hard to do.  Great job :D and thank you for doing the Kingkiller Chronicles. 
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use an Olympus StylusTough-3000. I did eventually narrow it down to the ISO, you're right. But the camera's just bad in general at balancing the low ISO for less graininess with the brightness needed to see all the details in the shading. I think I just need to upgrade sometime before next year honestly.

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 :D
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Raunchyboy6 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I think the picture looks incredible.

 

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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I was finally able to get some good ones a few days later, good think it had been saved in the fridge :D
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Nicely composed!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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SaraLynn1992 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Wow! This is so cool. I am a huge fan of Mr. Rothfuss's books, and  I love this interpretation of Kvothe.
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm a huge fan too, I got to go to one of his signings this past spring :D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! This is AMAZING! :)

AWESOME WORK! :)

:+fav:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)

I hope that you have a wonderful day! :)
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, you too!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome and thank you! :)
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fractalbeauty25 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your attention to detail here is simply magnificent. Great job and congrats on the well-deserved DD! :heart:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Congrats.
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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SilverEyeShinobi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this book and this Pumpkin is AMAZING!!! Excellent work!!!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love the books as well :D
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NightsongWS Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Easily one of the coolest pumpkins I've ever seen!!!   Sooo beautiful!!!!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
congrats on the DD! c:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Calmynian Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LustfulRat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb! Name of the Wind is one of my favorite books :)
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! They're one of my favorites too :D
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LustfulRat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There's only one disadvantage - we have to wait soooo loooooong for next parts.
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah yes, but I'm used to waiting for books.
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DespairingDoe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013

:star:Your artwork has been featured here:

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Have a wonderful Halloween.

Best Regards,

~DespairingDoe

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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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DespairingDoe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013

You're welcome. :star:

~DespairingDoe

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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student
My pumpkins are jealous of this carving. :D

Congrats on the DD!!!! :heart::love:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Sorry to make your pumpkins jealous Sweating a little...
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I had an awesome Halloween thanks to this :D
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
c: you're welcome~!
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Redilion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Congrats on your DD! I knew it is a marvellous piece!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much~
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Phoenix2M Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Artist
THAT'S JUST GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!! o_o
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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RiddleMaker Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The Kingkiller Chronicles are my favourite books ^^ I really like this carving~! When I saw it I Emmidiately thought of Kvothe!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! They're definitely in my top favorite books as well. And I'm glad it was so recognizable! I'm always a bit worried about that with book pumpkins since I'm carving an interpretation rather then just a straight up image from something :D
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RiddleMaker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome ^^ the books are really great I can't wait for the third one ^^
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