I absolutely love how this pumpkin turned out!!!
It should be noted that this is only the third pumpkin I have carved in my entire life (at least to my memory).
Much of the design was inspired by [link]
A phoenix image I have been fond of for quite some time.
Time taken: approximately 6 hours.
Hope you like it as much as I do!!!
[NOTE 3.7.2012] Um...yeah, I just did a simple search here on dA for "phoenix" and I found the artist of the inspiration for this here, on dA
and the piece is:
I really don't know how I missed this!