Tombstone Pumpkin

I’m not sure why I even bothered to carve this pumpkin, considering that I had just carved a much better one with four tombstone inscriptions. It might have made sense if I had taken advantage of the more focused subject matter to include more of the detail and texture of the tombstone, but I didn’t. Even the font is boring.

Bedlam Pumpkin

My goal with this pumpkin was to explicitly incorporate a light source into the design in a way that would amplify the atmosphere and clarify the narrative. Instead I explicitly incorporated a light source in the design in a way that focused all the attention on an irrelevant stone wall.