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Kyuubi Seal - Pumpkin Carving by rielle Kyuubi Seal - Pumpkin Carving by rielle
My Halloween contribution - the camera is horrible and that upsets me quite a bit, because the details are pretty good up close. It took me 2 1/2 hours, and a lot of wrist pain. So many tiny details, a lot of fretting.

So, as the title says, this is the Kyuubi's seal off of Naruto's belly. I find it appropriate that it's lit by fire.

/salute Konohagakure and stuff.

Naruto and related stuff belongs to Masashi Kishimoto.
Pumpkin belongs to Rielle.
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kuro-saki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
All the hard work is worth it - it looks so cool. It was a good idea as well!
7Kyuubi7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
thats awsome!!! wish i could do something like that... but i cant... (do mostly to lazyness)
DarkFoxDragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Student General Artist

That's really awesome!!

Man, I haven't carved a pumpkin in years.

-x DFD x-
hylianknight246 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I know how long that would take...I've done a similar thing. Carved a dragon on a pumpkin. Much longer commitment than you would think. XP
Nice job!!!! Its totally awesome.
Tagcat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Jesus that's shocking. So much detail in it, how long did it take to plan out and carve? You should make a template/stencil like that sometime for next Halloween. <3
r7ll Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
In an alternate universe, the fourth hokage gave his life to seal the nine-tailed fox inside... a pupmkin.

XDDDD Masterfully crafted pumpkin!
rielle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
That's one precious pumpkin then. *sticks little bits of blond hair on it and gives it a big squishy hug*

Thanks for the wonderful comment :D
kinpaku-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
wow thats really beautiful in the dark. it has a nice fiery look to it :+fav:x100
rielle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Wai! Thank you very much!
kinpaku-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
you're welcome :D
kinpaku-chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
you're welcome:)
pencilears Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
nice pumpkin, that spiral must have been a pain, but you have got to re-categorize this its not food and carved pumpkins have their own category under artisan crafts.
rielle Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Then that is a new category 'cause when I submitted it, the description specifically said "pumpkin carvings also go here".

And yes, that spiral was a pain x_x A horrible, horrible pain.
pencilears Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
i think it is a new category,

next time try not carving all the way through, if you scrape deep enough it still lights up but with out comprising structural integrity.

i totally would have broke it early on :P
rielle Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
Yeah, I'm gonna try that next year.

I was actually gonna add the Kyuubi's toothy grin on the other side but I was so exausted from that half...

I also haven't done the not-all-the-way-through before, so that makes me slightly nervous x_x
pencilears Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
but it makes it so much more fun! i did it for my pumpkin this year (picture didn't turn out so i couldest submit it) i scraped out the pupils on the eyes and angled them so it looked like it was watching you.

and yeah its great for teeth because you can have a great pointy overbite without breaking the pumpkin, *makes the nasty pointy teeth motion* i find its easier for delicate effects than carving
rielle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Yeah I can imagine. Was it really difficult to do?
pencilears Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
nahh i just had to draw it out first with a pencil on the pumpkin, i cut through for the spaces between the teeth and then scraped the teeth, the trick is mostly to go slowly and carefuly.

also my dad has a grapefruit knife, the blade is bendy, thin, and super strong, so it was perfect for the job.

my mom did one when i was younger that was a sun/moon face and the only place that went all the way through was the center of the eye, I'm not that good though.

i bet carving that spiral was waaay more of a chore, all those fiddle-y details. *small shudder at the thought of work*
rielle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
The spiral was easy in comparison to all the slightly warped symbols that surround it. x_x
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Rinoa-Iam Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Wow! So intricate! Great job. I wish I could do something fancy like that with my pumpkins.
rielle Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
Thank you! It was a lot of work. I think next time I'd probably leave a bit of support for the spiral, though, in the center. A small line of pumpkin to keep it from drooping like it does. I'm also going to try to hollow the pumpkin out a bit more than I did this year. A thinner skin is easier to cut and manage, this pumpkin's walls were really thick even when I'd scraped everything out of the inside. It made it difficult to cut, especially with all those details, and I nicked my finger once >.O
Rinoa-Iam Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
Ouch! Yeah, pumpkin carving can be dangerous (it's probably good that an accident prone person such as myself doesn't attempt too intricate of a design...). It still turned out great. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year!
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