Tutorial: Jack-O-Lantern Posted on October 26, 2008 by Zac Calbert It is the weekend before Halloween and I felt a little festive so I decided to carve a jack-o-lantern. Here is how it went: Went the local pumpkin patch. Picked out an ugly little bugger with a lot of character. Pulled out my woodcut tools and some inspiration. Sketched it out with a marker. I like to use the contours to shape the features (Toxic Avenger was on TV). Cleaned out the guts. Start carving I used a fillet knife that I could make smaller details with and took my time with it. The green pumpkins are a bit thicker than the orange ones, so I didn’t bother using the wood cut tools to much, but I gave the mouth a little dimension. Than I lit it and hope that it doesn’t catch on fire later.