O_o wow, it's been a looong time...years, even.
Anyway, this was the pumpkin I carved for the Anime News Network Contest 2009. No word yet on the status of the judging but I heard there were over 70 entries. >_<! Fingers crossed!
Whole process took about 18 hours. The first 5 or so were prepping the pumpkin and the picture. Finished carving at 3:47am, Nov 1. Hand hurt >_o. To me 18 hours seems like a long time for what the final product ended up being was but it's only my first attempt at any kind of detail pumpkin work.