It's Devil's night in the D. And anyone who grew up in the Detroit area knows that up here, we take halloween very seriously. I thought I would share a couple of this years jack-o-lanterns that I just finished carving. In typical fashion It all starts with a plan. First you find a decent image and perform a little photoshop magic to convert it into a posterized image with three levels of grey. I did this with the old glory caster back in the challenge, but used 5 levels of grey. then the paper image is taped tp the gourd. Using my handy dandy little roller pokey thingy, I trace all of the edges of the pattern transferring the image to the pumpkin. Remove the pattern and take a peek. Make sure everything is traced because putting the pattern back on isn't an option. Now take a sharpie and darken the lines. A sharpie works great and doesn't wear away with all the pumpkin juice that accumulates. Gut the pumpkin next. save the seeds. they are gold. Now with a cheapo saw tools and a cheapo wood carving tool, cut out the voids where the lightest color is and remove the peel from the middle grey areas. clean up the surfaces of the greys with a broader faced chisel. Drop in a candle and shut off the lights. Heeeeeeeres Johnny! Anyone know this guy? He was a Detroit TV icon in the 70's.