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Appa Pumpkin Sculpture by alternatecoppa Appa Pumpkin Sculpture by alternatecoppa
Here's the 2007 Avatar themed pumpkin for the Distant Horizon Carving Contest. For my entry this year, I didn't want to just replicate the same style I did last year with the multi-level Blue Spirit... I wanted to try something totally different. In fact, it was something I had never attempted before. I don't think it was as successful as what I had envisioned in my mind, but everyone seems to like it so I won't complain too much.

Basically I didn't just want to make a face on a single pumpkin... I wanted to form several pumpkins into a 3-D sculpture of a character. I chose Appa since he's already round & lumpy and therefore practically a series of pumpkins to start with.

I started off with 2 standard pumpkins, 2 cherry pumpkins, and 6 smaller pumpkin gourds for the feet.

I didn't have as much free time as I've had in years past for carving so I did the rest of the face and body parts free hand instead of printing out a template this year. So, yes, I know that's why it looks a little rough.

I chopped "Legs" out of the side of the main body and attached them to toothpicks to sit just above the small gourd feet. And of course I saved a couple of stems for the horns!

I eventually had to settle on using a battery powered lantern under the main body. The tail you'll notice isn't glowing because no matter what I put under it for light, the darn thing kept smoking & burning! So I decided no tail glow was better than a burnt-down house. ;)

Like I said, this was a new experiment for me and I'm not totally happy with it but I have to say, I was blown away by how many kids who saw it knew what it was!

"That's Appa!" They'd scream or, "Ava-Tar!" Or the funniest one of all was a little girl who gave a jaded comment of, "Oh, yeah. My Dad watches that show."
:rofl:

Despite it's failings, it was still fun to make and it was also great to get to know that more people than just us nutty internet dweebs are watching the show!

EDIT: 1-28-08 (Yes I changed the image composition, yes I do like this one better ;))
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Froggyman145 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Until I saw the title, I thought this was a Pikachu dressed like Iron Man or a hamster in an Iron Man suit.

Great work!
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AaronMon97 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Y I P

Y I P
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nacho36 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My jaw... Like... LITERALLY.. Just dropped. I was all ^O^ AAHHWWW I WAWNT :iconblushplz:
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ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sokka would never have been able to make Appa this good! :XD: those drawings of his lol
lol "jaded" little girl
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somerrocks Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomest...thing ever.............
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AFMelody Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
So cool!!
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ebuzzy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:omg: thats so epic!
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kataangwaterair Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
this is amazinly cool. good job!!! i would have never thought of doing that. AWESOME
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CartoonfanKatieM Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   General Artist
YAY FOR APPA!!!!!!!!!
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bewarethe13 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my GOD!!! This is incredible!!! Love it!!!
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:iconomicronchildofathena:
Umm...my head just exploded from how entirely amazing this is. Everything in your gallery is super amazing awesomeness. Especially this.
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:iconsuddendeathbyfangirl:
:O This is amazing!
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VickyLynn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Incredible detail :) Lol, appa's got an avatar glow too! NOW I get why they say "Avatar state! Yip, yip!" Ttly makes sense now ^,^
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doggielover49 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
most effort ever ever seen
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dreamingoflight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Writer
:rofl: my dad watches that show!! i looooove it!!
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CosmikKitty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Thank you for making this <3
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NeonGreenDeathMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
i love this picture ^^
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TJverhagen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thats so cool!
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kikyo291 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
THIS IS AMAZINGZ!!!!!!
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piratesgrrl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thats pretty frikken epic
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daynightDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hahahahahahaha! I'm so doing this this Halloween...my mom's gonna be like "what the hell is that?!"

I'm gonna respond with "pure awesomeness in the form of a pumpkin. Why?"
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SharpAvenue Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome, mad kudos.
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BlackDiamond13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
aaaah!!!! awesome!!!!
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blargthedestroyer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That is so boss I think it just bossed a boss on the boss.
Like a boss!!
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Goku502 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student
This is awesome!
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Yamiegyption Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Artist
Did you win?!
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Eeee!
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SwampFoxTheThird Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Pwnsome.
That is all. :boogie:
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DobbytheDoodleElf Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
This is amazing!!!
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GracefulWings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010   Photographer
Wow!
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takory Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
awsome!! good work!!
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raeraethejetplane Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This has been featured [link]
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raeraethejetplane Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very good detail and use of multiple pumpkins
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mashimero Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Wow, that's so awesome! What a great idea!
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lilbustedsoccerchick Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The most awesome Appa I've ever seen/ Great work!
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Aonalion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student General Artist
That is definitly one of the greatest pumpkin carvings I've ever seen! :pumpkin:
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Bluangel13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cutest pumpkin of a creature that doesn't exist. Awesome APPA!!!
:floating:
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CoBro Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Hahahaha Awesome!
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Kristoshi-Warrior Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Amazing!
...maybe the tail was smoking because there was no actual large air-hole save for the top? The middle one had those holes near the legs...
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Miho-Kyoda Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
KAWAII!!!! X3!!!!
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ggns Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Hahaha, that's possibly the most amazing thing ever. Yay, Appa! :heart:
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Harei-ruto Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Coolest pumpkin EVAR! :D
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mcnoodlebottom Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
whoa, kewel!
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Shibalove Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow u have pumpkin carving skills!
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Beguiler Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Makes my pumpkin seem lame by comparison, not that I could really compare it to that. Its even got a face!
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arcanefool Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I had your mad skillz. This is quite ingenious!
:+fav:
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Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Student General Artist
that is awsome
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quidditch-chick Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That is officially amazing.
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TanyaMarcy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow, this is amazing. Very nice carving work; you can definitely tell it's Appa. :D
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AHeartOfSorrow Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Wow, cooloram! You're amazing, Kevin! I wish I could carve pumpkins that well. xD; Are you going to do another this year? Just curious. :3
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