Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is fast approaching and it's time to start making the final touches on this seasons decorations and recipes.  Of course, no Halloween is complete without carving a pumpkin and I wanted to do something a little different this year.
 
Instead of using the traditional pumpkin carving tools, I decided to use my Speedball linoleum carving tools that I use for printmaking.  This gave me the opportunity to go into a lot more detail than I would have ever thought possible for pumpkin carving.
My method of tracing my image onto the pumpkin was to tap the sketch around my pumpkin and to outline each object by punching holes into the pumpkin with a sewing needle.  It was a long and somewhat tedious process, but well worth it.
   
The final product: