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SHERLOCK HOLMES pumpkin by HolliGenet SHERLOCK HOLMES pumpkin by HolliGenet
Did I fan-geek or what?

I got kinda ambitious. I love Halloween. :3 And I LOVE SHERLOCK. And Benedict Cumberbatch. :heart:


I had been thinking of doing this since at least the beginning of October, but was struggling with my first Sherlock fan art then. I wish I could have made this even more elaborate, but I guess I'll try something like that next year. :meow:

This was the result of several evenings after work these past couple weeks. Lots of planning, troubleshooting, referencing photos, tacking in holes and carving. My first attempt actually didn't work.

Surprisingly, my Old Timer pocket knife worked best for carving and not any of my kitchen butcher or paring knives.

This took awhile to do, but I was fueled by Doctor Who and blackberry wine. LOL And the breaks I took looking at Sherlock fan art and reading Sherlock fan fiction. I love this fandom. :heart: Youse guys are great.

I was amused. I found this top heavy, pale and thin-rind pumpkin to use. Worked pretty damn well. Seems to fit Sherlock.

Will I carve a John Watson...?

Time's the big issue right now. But there is an untouched, firm, thick-rind dark orange pumpkin sitting in my living room right now, if I get the chance! :3

I may post more photos later. :D

the words are wrong (holligenet|tumblr)


SHERLOCK BBC, Moffat, Gatiss, Arthur Conan Doyle and etc.
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:icondahliax:
DahliaX Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
:wow: This looks amazing!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Oh ho ho, thank you!
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:iconassassino-bianco:
Assassino-Bianco Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
This is bitchin' for sure.
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
why thank you :D
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:iconassassino-bianco:
Assassino-Bianco Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Np, you're welcome.♥
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:iconfireyfreedom:
fireyfreedom Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
SO AMAZING! And Dr. Who rocks as well.
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks. :XD:
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:iconfireyfreedom:
fireyfreedom Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
^^ Of course
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:icona-xmasmurder:
a-xmasmurder Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
GEEZUS THAT IS INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GEE-ZUS! HOLY BALLS!

That is awesome!!!! Come to my house and do my pumpkins next year nya!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
hahahahah! Thanks! I'm glad you're impressed. :D
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:iconmangafoxy:
mangafoxy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
OMG.................this is tooo awesome to be real!!!!!!!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
lol, well with him being a carved pumpkin, he has returned to the earth from which he came. But yes, he was very real. :D Thanks for saying the it's awesome!
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:iconcrystal-magic13:
Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Can you post up the pattern please?
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
LOL! I suppose I could. It's just a very quick vector image of a promo photo; I certainly didn't draw him from scratch. O.o Not enough time to do that, otherwise I definitely would have!

I'll try to do so before the end of the day. :meow: Gonna carve one before Halloween?
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:iconcrystal-magic13:
Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
But that I could.
My mom won't let me
have a pumpkin,
because a load of
boring reasons :(
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Aw...that's too bad. Chin up! I'm sure you can do one eventually. And it'll rock! :)
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:iconcrystal-magic13:
Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I hope so too ^^
Thanks for uploading the stencil,
I hope I remember next Halloween :p
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
:D No problem, no problem. :)
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:iconspiffybug:
SpiffyBug Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Looking forward to John :XD:
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
:meow:
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:iconayarel:
ayarel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! I didn't allow time for a pumpkin carving this year. I just couldn't bother myself with it.
Looks awesome!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Thanks, sis! I may do more soon. I hope. :D
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:iconjammyscribbler:
JammyScribbler Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO MUCH WIN. <3
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Oh, awesome! Thank you!
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:iconendurakseethe:
Endurakseethe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
OMGNESS this is awesome! I would have never been able to do that! this is awesome! you are great!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
LOL :iconblushplz:

Why, thank you very much! ^_^
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:icontotallyice:
TotallyIce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Why thank you. :)
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:icontotallyice:
TotallyIce Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Azuhra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful! The most interesting thing I've ever carved in a pumpkin is a dragon... Great job on details while still managing to keep the pumpkin from falling to tiny little pieces! Thats harder than you pumpkin carving talented folk let on. Sherlock looks fantastic. :iconiloveyouplz:

Err, I feel a tiny bit inspired to make a digital carved John Watson Pumpkin from this (because carving the real thing rarely works out for me...) I'll have to link folks back to this lovely carving as my inspiration :cuddle;
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thank you!

OH MY GOSH. If you do, I so want to see! :heart:
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:iconazuhra:
Azuhra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] I totally did.

Yours is far more clever for being the real thing, but there is a John Watson Digital Pumpkin to go with it :boogie:
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HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Yes. You did, you totally did. :D

Awesome! :D

Maybe I don't have to carve my John pumpkin now I was thinking of doing. Although it's tempting! :iconhurrplz:
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:iconazuhra:
Azuhra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can't think I'm going to tell you NOT to do it?

(If you have time and energy) DO IT!

Lol, a real pumpkin would be so much better than my fake one, and made of so much more win. :iconbadassplz:
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
LMAO :XD:

Of course I didn't think that. :meow: hehehehe, but I love yours so much, I was tempted not to. :XD:

Tell you what...I am definitely getting started tonight (hollowing it out). We'll see if I make it by Halloween! :D
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:iconazuhra:
Azuhra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A worthy goal if I've ever read one.

You've got the weekend yet, and I've got faith! :strip:
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jesus-in-a-bin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Writer
omg :o so cool!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
thank you!
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:iconjellodinosaur:
JelloDinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Interface Designer
No. Freaking. WAY
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Oh, YEAH. Oh yes frickin' way. LOL
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:iconjellodinosaur:
JelloDinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Mine is going to be a moustache
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Dude? Really? Freakin' A, that sounds so cool! :XD:
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:iconjellodinosaur:
JelloDinosaur Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Interface Designer
It will be. :la:
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:iconmissbumblebea:
MissBumbleBea Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
No Way! This is too good!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thank you! :meow:
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:iconmissbumblebea:
MissBumbleBea Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Anytime :)
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:iconbadvamp:
BadVamp Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist
AMAZING!!!!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
LOL, thanks~!
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:iconguppyvis:
guppyvis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Wow. That is pretty impressive!
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:iconholligenet:
HolliGenet Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thank you. :)
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