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The Jack O'Lantern by Q-Le The Jack O'Lantern by Q-Le
Update:
I did some more work on the pumpkin to make it more realistic. I may update it a couple more times
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The story of the Jack O' Lantern (my inspiration):

The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern."

Traditions like the carving of jack-o'-lanterns springs from the "souling" custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory.
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This is made for the hosted by :icondreamarian:

The draw-along reference was :icondraw-along:
I tried to give the pumpkin a purpose in the drawing....:D Hopefully you can see the link between the story above and my drawing

Tools:
-B,3B, 8B pencils
-A3 Paper
-tissues, blending stumps
-erasers

Took me so long, but I'm happy with it. Especially because I barely draw men so it was a nice challenge :) The right side could be improved though.

Man reference: [link]
I used my own hand for the positions and then I tried to make it man-ish....(I couldn't find a reference)

WIP: [link]

I used photoshop to stitch the scans.

I'm not sure if this is portraits, horror or fantasy catagory...Someone knows?
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acjub Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It' wonderful! :D I love the shading on this one! :clap:
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I'm trying some different techniques
Also, thanks for all the faves :glomp: I really appreciate it!
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acjub Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for amazing work! :love:
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This looks a-ma-zing!!! The guy looks extremely life-like! :clap:
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Finally got the guts to draw men :)
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d2luu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
cmon is this real???fml
beautiful work.
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol yeah :) Thanks!
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d2luu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
np!
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
CONGRATULATIONS!!! :party: :woohoo: :clap:
You have won 3rd Place in XGNYC's Halloween Contest 2012 Traditional Category! :woohoo:
You are featured here => [link]
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay thank you so much! :glomp:
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Joannay Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning !!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Evanesme Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Evanesme Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :D
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iSaBeL-MR Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... very intriguing! Nice work!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! This is so amazing! :-)
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Skippy-s Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Sigarth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Great!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Awesome! Thanks so much for entering again! :)
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Marion84 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Super goed gedaan!! Beautiful!! Vooral als je niet vaak mannen tekent.. moet dat zelf ook nog steeds proberen..
En heel leuk die kleine mannetjes in de pompoen!! Creatief hoor! :) X
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bedankt! :) Het kost wat meer tijd om mannen te tekenen (de huid en baard enzo) maar is wel een leuke uitdaging. Moet je zeker proberen!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconbatflapplz: Hi! Your entry is in the contest folder!:iconpumpkinplz:
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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BeckyDIllustrations Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great!
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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phoenix132 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! I love the tiny faces in the pumpkin :)
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! They are inspired by the symbol of drama. I think they're called Comedy & Tragedy.
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Sylpheah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love he story behind this great drawing! You did a very good job- it's all so sharp and smooth :heart:
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Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks !:heart:
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