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Shining Chandelure Pumpkin by johwee Shining Chandelure Pumpkin by johwee
A Saturday carving, at last! I've kept running into weird problems on Saturdays this year, but I'm finally back in the groove. Which is good, since Halloween is creeping up on us...

So yup, carved another Chandelure. The last time I carved one, it was before Black and White had come out in the US. It's since become one of my favorite pokemon, and my dream is to catch and train a shiny one someday! Until then I'll have to make due with shiny pumpkin Chandelure.

I actually carved this to use as my icon on Facebook, as an elaborate joke to play on everyone who's been bugging me to get a real picture instead of a pokemon. It turned out to be a more difficult design than planned, but it all worked out with minimal breakage. There's actually a bunch of cool gradients in the shading that doesn't show up too well on camera, dang.

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Chandelure Nintendo
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scaryren Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
lovely
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johwee Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Elwing-Isiliel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a wonderful Halloween :pumpkin: ~ [link]
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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endless-whispers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Judging by the amount of curves and overlapping details in the design, this must have been pretty difficult to carve. Fantastic work - I especially love the effects of the flames.
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was pretty difficult mostly because it had so many spots it could have broken x_x
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ToonTwins Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is amazing!

Happy Halloween :iconpumpkinplz:
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Psybur Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You are super-crazy talented. As a challenge, you should do the 'Cubone scan' x-ray from "A Chansey Operation."
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, that would be a challenge I think! Maybe next year :D
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yu-kat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow this is so deatailed,what do you do to make the pumpkin have different shades?
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I basically shave off the top layers of pumpkin skin to let the light shine through. I didn't do it as much with this one, but you can shave down to different depths to give different layers of shading!
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yu-kat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh that makes sense!
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tangledupxinplaid Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mega cute! nice stuff!
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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TheTurnerPack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! What kind of light to you use for inside? Is it just a candle? I feel like I can't find anything bright enough to make my shading noticable! I carved a Corgi. lolol
But great job and design!
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just candles! This one was lit up with two, if I'm remembering correctly. They're the Pumpkin Masters brand pillar candles, about an inch high and two inches in diameter I think. It's more the size that matters then the brand though, so if you can find cheaper ones the same size that works just as well. I've also been known to use anywhere from 2 to 8 tea candles in a pumpkin to get a whole bunch of light.
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TheTurnerPack Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, I had a pack of those flameless little things sitting around and I threw them all in my Corgi pumpkin. lolol But thank you! I'll try to find a good camera for my new attempt at carving this weekend. haha
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Flameless lights tend to not be bright enough to shine through shading, unless you get a whole bunch or something. Candles are just easier! Although dangerous, I ended up getting a second degree burn this weekend from one x_x

Good luck with your carving!
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Sh0cK3R-Rotom Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if theres any pokemon thats gonna be on a pumpkin it Chandelure
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know right?!
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LesGloryDays30 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! Chandelure's one of my favourites, too!
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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xkurotenshix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! The flames really look like flames :D
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I have succeeded then!
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QuirklestheCynical Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic!
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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QuirklestheCynical Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np!
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Kenny123663 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Extraordinary work you did on the Chandelure punpkin :) It's really awesome!!!
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johwee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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