So I decided to try and carve a pumpkin...
…It was hell, but it was worth it!
Right from the getgo, I wanted to carve a Bendy into a pumpkin. (
Which I didn’t consider might be very hard to do since you can’t full cut anything out but we’ll get back to that later) So my mom surprised me with this pumpkin, and I immediately went to work with it.
At some point I got into a very Sonic mood, so I decided I was gonna do a Sonic too.
Then I tackled the first phase of this living hell called Bendy. Getting this design on the pumpkin? Straight up murdered my poor perfectionist side. Gave in and just free-drew some lines after I got some basic shapes down.
Got some help from my mom cutting out the top because I was paranoid I’d fuck up somehow. After that, the struggle was mine alone yet again. However she did show me something that I don’t know if anyone does because I hardly ever carve pumpkins:
Stick toothpicks into the top at the halfway point to make sure it doesn’t fall into the pumpkin. (It also creates this cool looking effect that you’ll see later.)
Then, the carving began. 4 hours of carving. And neither of them wanted to cooperate. Starting with Sonic, I realized immediately that I MIGHT have chosen the wrong Sonic to work with considering all the thin lines and eyes not having anything to connect to. There’s also the fact that I chose the hardest way to carve this thing because now, looking back, it could have been done better. Looks a mess without a light in it, so I’ll show an image of it lit in the end.
And then there’s Bendy. Fucking. Bendy.
As I said before, you cannot fully cut out anything with Bendy; it’ll cause everything to cave in. So instead, you have to lightly carve layer after layer down until it’s at a point where it’s see-through but still connected.
That’s a LOT of gentle carving. And that’s what made it hell.
Cause see, I didn’t have any pumpkin carving tools. Oh no, none of those. I had three kitchen knifes and a butter knife.
A BUTTER KNIFE.
AND I COULDN’T CARVE WITH THE NORMAL KNIVES OR I’D CUT TOO DEEP.
I finally get to Bendy’s face, and then he decides he wants to be difficult and the layer suddenly becomes VERY THIN. One wrong move and his whole face would have caved in. So I had to move even slower with this butter knife to get to a reasonable stopping point ‘cause this pumpkin was just done with me and my bull it seemed. In the end, putting a candle in it made it all worth it though.
Still wish I could’ve done Sonic a bit better. As you can see, his eye is held in place by two halves of a toothpick. That middle curve separating the front and middle quills are also held in place because that were too thin to stand on their own. Unfortunately, as I am typing this, that part of the pumpkin has now fallen away, but it stood though the night long enough for me to get a picture :>
I think this little hellspawn is my favorite though. And on his side of the pumpkin, you can see the light from the suspended top better. He glows the brightest and is the clearest of the two. His thinner lines (the mouth and his chin) fell apart right at the end though, but he still looks good! I dumbly called him Bumpkin the Pumpkin and that just made this even more worth it.