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Watermelon Gratitude - Shaymin by johwee Watermelon Gratitude - Shaymin by johwee
For what is likely my last watermelon of the year, I present Shaymin, in Land and Sky varieties, for :iconcrayon-chewer:! For my 30k Kiriban, she asked for Shaymin, and couldn't decide which forme. So I did both! I hope you like it!

I actually really prefer Land-forme, but it's really not the best shape for my type of carving. But once I added in Sky-forme, the whole thing came together nicely. This is probably one of my favorite watermelons to date!

So the flowers in red? Those are totally apples :D While I was still working out the design, I couldn't for the life of me figure out how I was going to do the flowers to make them stand out. I finally gave up and decided to just shade them differently. Then it hit me right in the middle of carving that they needed to be apples, and I ran out to the store and bought them. I love how it came out, and I wish the pictures did it justice.

I also just want to thank everyone who's come by my page! I appreciate every single favorite, comment, and watcher, even if I'm a bum and don't get around to replying to everything. You guys are really why I keep carving so many of these dang things every year, and I love you for it! Thanks so much for the 30,000 views!

Shaymin Land and Sky Formes Nintendo
Carving Me

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:iconwarriorsiceheart:
warriorsiceheart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
watermelone
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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Winged-Keldeo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello, just letting you know that you've been featured here: [link] keep up the good work :)
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johwee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the feature!
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem :)
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latias104 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
i love it, oh and do u like pokemon? cause i do!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, I'm a huge pokemon fan!
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:iconlatias104:
latias104 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
well could i ask you if you could help out with a contest i am creating? plz!
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Possibly, it depends on what help you need. I'm a bit busy these next few weeks with finals and stuff.
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MaliciousSarcasm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Ah so awesome. Nothing has been more awesome yet today.
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I like making awesome things.
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Stitchesness Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
:D :heart: I am in love with this :heart:
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Stitchesness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
you are very welcome
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Brightcynder Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*blinks* Wow. This is absolutely incredible and shows a lot of skill. Well done!
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I tried to use my best techniques for this one!
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Akii-sama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Omg thats awesome, you should enter it in the current contest :dalove:
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johwee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! The contest specified that they needed to have been carved after the contest started, so I don't believe this one would be eligible. But I entered a bunch of my pumpkin carvings!
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Sudden-Leigh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
your watermelon and pumpkin carvings are amazing! I wish I could do this.
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Towwi101 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it.
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Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That is really cool I love how you did it.
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Thorni Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! O.o
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:iconlatiaslatios:
latiaslatios Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
wow, this is amazing :D
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FlygonTamer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Both turned out really well!! :) I like this a lot!
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MysticProductions Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student General Artist
omg so cute :D
nicely done!
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NTC7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
all of these watermelons and pumpkins are just so AWESOME!
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MagnumtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
You make some of the most amazing pumpkin and watermelon carvings I have ever seen on DA and anywhere else, I can imagine the effort you put into it, alot I can tell
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johwee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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MagnumtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Your welcome, I love all your carvings, they are all top quality, and nicely executed
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ZeniTheWonder Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Daww! This is so cute and clever! You did an amazing job using such a unique technique.
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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ZeniTheWonder Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
You're welcome.:)
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crayon-chewer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   Digital Artist
OH SNAP. OHHHHHHH SNAAAAAAP. A Shaymin dream come true! :iconshayminlaplz:

This has got to be the COOLEST thing ever! I've seriously always wanted a Joh-wee carving for myself and just like the title name, I'm so grateful that I finally have one! I'll be honest, I think this is not only maybe the best carving that you've done to date, but also the GREATEST gift I've ever received! The only thing to make this even better was if I got to see the actual watermelon in person! It's just so sad to think that they don't last very long, but at least a picture is forever! :XD:

You can really see the amount of time and effort you put into this watermelon! And the fact that you used apples to bring out the red in the flowers! I think that was a slick move. :D I was just staring at them and I couldn't get over how much you made them stand out (( I was actually thinking it was the watermelon fruit itself at first )), but after reading that, you're totally right! If pumpkins and watermelons are carveable, other fruit must be as well! Mmmm... it's making my mouth water just thinking about it! :drool:

Once again, thank you so much for doing this! It was totally worth the wait, and I'm glad that the finale of your watermelon carvings was such an amazing one! :clap:
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johwee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really wish I could have just saved this in its awesome state right after being carved so I could give it to you, but sadly it didn't last that long. I'm super glad you like it though!
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crayon-chewer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh wow... it's gone already? That was fast! :wow:

Well, at least we have pictures of a true fruit masterpiece! :D
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johwee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup :( I was able to keep it safe in the fridge for the first night, but then we needed room for groceries so I had to keep it out on the counter. Then the mushy spots started to set in on Tuesday...
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DupleSnowflake Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Great work! Landforme rules! ^-^
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KitsPokePeople Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Wow! It's so pretty! Must have taken a long time!
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johwee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
8 hours, actually!
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KitsPokePeople Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Oh my gosh. O.O
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p3minatofan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
That's an awesome art style, it must be difficult to be steady and precise on a watermelon...
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:iconjohwee:
johwee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I actually find that it's not that hard to keep steady. And for the times when I'm not, it's actually hard to tell where the mistakes are unless you know where to look.
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arxius2 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
This is beautiful.... :happycry:
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Hanyou-sensei Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
awesome!
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digipokefriend2 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love it! the style is cool.
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xcuutiichiraamiix Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Er... WOW!!! You are too good at these!
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johwee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Lots of practice is all it takes!
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xcuutiichiraamiix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Yeah, I bet!! :D Haha
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