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Sugar Skull with Beet Roses by snerk Sugar Skull with Beet Roses by snerk
Hey look, I made another pumpkin! It only took me three years!

This is the first time I've done a 3-D pumpkin carving, and also the first time I have carved any other vegetable. Those roses are made of beets! BEETS!
(Alobar's people ate beets, you know?)

Many thanks to my husband :iconlaughing-goat: for the reminder that I adore Dia de los Muertos skulls when I didn't have an idea, letting me trash our living room, and taking a killer shot for the carving contest.


Enjoy, and have a Happy Halloween/Blessed Samhain!

EDIT: The winners have been posted! Check them out and give them some props. Everyone worked hard and submitted really great pumpkins.
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Thanks to all the people who rooted for me, and to my hubby for being disappointed for me. :P I had a lot of fun.

And a huge shout out to :iconwingedsonar:, who placed runner-up with their adorable bat pumpkin (bats are awesome!), but gave me a huge shout out in their comments. Any competitor that awesome and gracious deserves lots of compliments, page views and llamas!
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:iconschweetie:
Schweetie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
very cool. ^_^
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:iconmoonlight-seraph:
Moonlight-Seraph Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, gorgeous!!
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:iconspelleroid:
Spelleroid Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Marvelous
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:iconriverstreak:
RiverStreak Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Wow, this is amazing! Great work here :)
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:iconmyminimoose:
MyMinimoose Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Soooo cool!!! do you make a different pumpkin every year because I would love to see more of these pumpkins!!!! They're soooo AWESOME! I LOVE THEM!!!!!!:woohoo:
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:iconredwolf518stock:
redwolf518stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
:pumpkin: I've featured this in my journal. Chills! :pumpkin:
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:iconabbyss77:
Abbyss77 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Impresionante!!
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:icondellirriumm:
Dellirriumm Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
3 years.......wow
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:iconzeropointfield:
ZeroPointField Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this one; the skull is very detailed, and I just adore your roses!
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:iconhochmutbelial:
HochmutBelial Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great work!!!
very well done!!!
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:iconsilvermender:
SilverMender Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This should have been the winner.
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:iconqpillowcase:
Qpillowcase Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
YOU SERIOUSLY SHOULD'VE WON WITH THISSS

this is one of the msot amazing things I have ever seen someone produce 8D.

except for babies.

BUT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL <3
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Myrcury-Art Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
That is really rather astounding... o_o VERY awesomely done!!! I did a sugar skull pumpkin, myself, but with nowhere near that amount of detail and amazingness! :worship: Very very VERY cool! :skull::heart::skull:
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:icongreyofpta:
GreyOfPTA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm stunned at how well made this is!
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
thanks so much!
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:iconbethagon:
bethagon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
This is the most beautiful carving I have ever seen. Should have totally won!
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks so much. And thanks for rooting for me!
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:iconbethagon:
bethagon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
No problem! :)
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:iconglamourizedinsanity:
GlamourizedInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just beautiful. Definitely should have won
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks. Be glad for the winners though, they worked hard too.
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:iconverdunstungska3lte:
Verdunstungska3lte Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
...My mind still refuses to see this as a pumpkin.
It's breathaking.
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
:) That means I did my job well. Thanks so much.
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:iconedenchanges:
edenchanges Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Writer
That is incredible. How did it not win or come runner up?!
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks. There were a lot of great pumpkins. I'm just glad you enjoyed it.
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:iconmothwomang:
Mothwomang Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
You obviously gave yourself carpal tunnel doing this...well done!
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thankfully not, but I did get a serious cramp. :)
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:iconmothwomang:
Mothwomang Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Ouchies! I got one, too...had some bruising from just scraping away at the thing :)
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:iconmomshea4:
momshea4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Wow... the face is so good, so detailed - but I am so super-impressed with the beets: what a cool idea! :D
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks. The beets are my favorite part.
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:iconobscure-dragon:
Obscure-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really beautiful, great job! :nod:
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
:) Thanks
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Notwendigkeit Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Whooot!
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Notwendigkeit Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Yaaaaaaay! <Kermit flail>
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:iconnotwendigkeit:
Notwendigkeit Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
:icongrin--plz:
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
:la: :dummy: :la: :dummy: :la: :dummy: :la: :dummy: :la: :dummy: :la: :dummy: :la: :dummy:
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:iconzephyrelric:
ZephyrElric Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, a calavera. What a great idea! Came out beautifully, too. Love the way the light shows...
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks. I'm a huuuge fan of sugar skulls!
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:iconbeccada:
beccaDA Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Tops for carving and for photography. Wow.
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks. I have to give all the credit for the photo to my husband though. He really made the pumpkin shine (no pun intended)!
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:icongreeneyed-gal:
GreenEyed-Gal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
truly awesome sauce
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:iconamazingpumpkins:
AmazingPumpkins Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
This is still one of my favorites Ive seen. Have you heard anything about some sort of announcement for the winners?
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Thanks so much, I really wanted to make something cool and original.
Haven't heard anything yet, but I'm not in any hurry. :)
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:iconamazingpumpkins:
AmazingPumpkins Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
You did a really nice job. That carve was one of my favorites that I saw all year... and I do this for a living. I see a lot.
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:iconsnerk:
snerk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thanks! That's quite a compliment. :)
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:iconthefatpirate:
theFATpirate Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
this rocks!!!
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:iconamazingpumpkins:
AmazingPumpkins Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Well done.
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:iconalienhunny:
alienhunny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
This is nothing short of spectacular! :faint:
Wow! :blackrose:
Blessed Samhain!
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Mearii-chan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
This is... AMAZINGGGGG!

Woah.
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