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"The Masque of the Red Death" by A. Anthony

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"Touch me not!  I am Red Death stalking abroad!"

                                                                                   ~ The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux

Happy Halloween 2008!  Here's my pumpkin, inspired by both Phantom of the Opera and by E.A. Poe's original tale, The Masque of the Red Death.  It's only one pumpkin carved all the way around, had to take four pictures to show all the sides, and put them together in Photoshop.  Used photo references and drew my own patterns.  The actual words on the pumpkin say (side 1) "I AM RED DEATH" (side 3) "STALKING ABROAD".  Had the clock face pointing at midnight because that was when Red Death was said to appear XD

Drawn on the pumpkin in pencil, carved using pumpkin carving and wood carving tools.  (2008)

11/13/08 - Thank you mods for the Mod's Choice!!   I'm so happy, I finally saw one of my Mod's Choices on the front page!!  Thank you everybody, and comment oodles!!

(btw, please do hit the "full size" button to see the detail, the shrunken version is not nearly as crisp and clean)

13 Nov 2008:-) Anne Wipf
Great work! Congrats for a very well deserved Mod’s Choice. 1

18 A. Anthony replies: "Thank you so much!! It means so much to get a Mod’s Choice, but even more so when validated by my fellow Elfwoodians!"
13 Nov 200845 Nightzchild
OK wow. That’s a fine amount of detail you’ve got going on there. Very impressive.

3 A. Anthony replies: "Yeah, I went a little carving-crazy this Halloween...I figured all I got is one small pumpkin, I’m going to get as much as I can out of it! Thanks for the compliment 1"
13 Nov 2008:-) Isabelle Issa Hållner
Wow... Nice! How big is the pumpkin?

22 A. Anthony replies: "Oops...I actually forgot to measure it...it was one of those Wal-Mart pumpkins, the kind you get for $3 the week before Halloween? Hmm... :: pretends to hold pumpkin and measures hand width:: I think it had a diameter between 8-12 inches (I know that’s a wide variation, but that’s as close as I can estimate based on how I held it, since it went into the trash a week ago). Thanks for commenting though! 1"
13 Nov 200845 Less than Fem
Amazing, you carved all that on a pumpkin? (falls to knees and worships)

57 A. Anthony replies: "Yes, I am the crazy Red Death pumpkin carver! You will worship me!! 12 Thankees!"
14 Nov 2008:-) Sarah Charles
The clock is amazing!

21 A. Anthony replies: "Yup, it’s amazing...amazingly painful 12 My hand cramped so bad after carving the clock that it’s amazing I finished the rest of the pumpkin 12 "
17 Nov 200845 Anon.
Wow, I absolutely LOVE the clock... Impressive.
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'The Masque of the Red Death':
 • Created by: :-) A. Anthony
 • Copyright: ©A. Anthony. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Carved, Carving, Death, Halloween, Opera, Phantom, Poe, Pumpkin, Red
 • Categories: Vampires, Zombies, Undeads, Dark, Gothic
 • Techniques: Photoshop, Woodcarving
 • Inspirations: Other Author
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2008-11-13 10:00:03
 • Submitted: 2008-11-02 02:16:42
 • Views: 2351
 • Resolution: 950x240

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