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Forbidden Love by swandog Forbidden Love by swandog
My Halloween pumpkin for this year, with a raven and an barn owl, in love with each other, but unable to be together, for (at the insistence of their respective families) the owl must remain a bird of the night, and the raven a bird of the day. So they can only meet briefly at dawn and dusk, or during a solar eclipse, as seen here. (Why yes, I am a Ladyhawke fan, however did you know??) ;D Anyways, I didn't include a pic of it lit up here, because our camera just couldn't get a decent photo of it in the dark..bah. =P But it looks really neat with those "skinned" parts all glowing! :)
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:iconriverstreak:
RiverStreak Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
beautiful! love the story behind it <3
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beefyrae Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS MY DREAM PUMPKIN!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Charming :)
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LisaAP Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Well WOW! How great is this!! It's such a pity that pumpkins don't last forever, this is too good to end up in the compost bin.

A wonderful creation.
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zOblivionz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg! got skills :)
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EpineQueen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Beautifully executed.
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JordanPierreAG Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very clean. I like!
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:iconcaligis:
caligis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, this is awesome!! I wish I could have trick-or-treated in your neighborhood :P
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Ladyhawke is an awesome movie XD! I love the pumpkin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Domzino Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That looks amazing! It's just a pity your camera can't take it in the dark :c
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, lovely, lovely. And yet another touching take on the tale. :)
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KnotYourWorld Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
That is freaking awesome!
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Seacigar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Aw poo, here you are, showing me up again ;)

I did a Punkin myself recently, which I'll get up in my gallery once I can find an SD card to do the transfer: isn't technology convenient? No, really, I'm not sure if it is or not;)

The skinning trick is something I have yet to learn, and I totally didn't think of using a marker to shade in texture and such: clever idea that.

Also, We made sure to buy a case of full size candy bars for Halloween this year: we wanted to be one of those legendary trick-or-treat stops that cough up the *really* good candy ;>. I also ended up doing a cheetah morph makeup job for my room mate: she was too shy to let me catch her on camera, but folks who saw her said it looked professional, so that made me feel pretty competant:>

Adorable, heart warming idea Swandog, for a jack-o lantern or otherwise:D *amble amble ramble gone....*
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meihua Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Wow, you are definitely going to at least place :D This is beautiful!
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dasRedheadl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
omg!! awesome.. great job!
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smonda Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful, Swan!
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Calicolupe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
o.o I love this idea. I may have to try a similar idea for my pumpkin next year... with the black marker and whatnot. Very nice!
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NeroBlade Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great^-^
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Gwynhwyfer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student General Artist
Lovely! Great idea, and you carried it out stunningly. :)
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littlemissowl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student General Artist
who hootooohoo/ how beautiful
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DarkDraculina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
I love ladyhawk! Very nice
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful and precise, as always, and the black-lining is a stunning touch. Will you be entering the DA carving contest this year?
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swandog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, and yeah, I just did...it isn't good enough to win, but I figured what the heck, lol. XD
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WingedSonar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   General Artist
I forehead slap at your self-doubt.
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swandog Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you seen the other entries? Some are just unbelievable!! D:
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:iconwingedsonar:
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   General Artist
Have you seen how many faves and views yours has? It has style, craftsmanship, not to mention a story behind it. I'm glad to see you decided to join in.
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kuiwi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student General Artist
wow thats beautiful <3<3
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Unicornia93 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student General Artist
That's just way too awesome:o It looks great!!!:D
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silverspiritwolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
It hurts my feelings that I can't see this one lit up!
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wolfgirlbbalover Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
you deserve MUCH more credit for your art! i think you seriously have talent. :)
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MireAngel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
This is amazing.
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Shiruie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Amazing work on the pumpkin! What did you use to colour it black btw?:)

I love it!!
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, hon! :D I used paint pens. :)
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Shiruie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Ahh, nice! Oh, how much I love halloween^^
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Mishaguji Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
42 kinds of awesome.
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