That is a beautiful design choice for a pumpkin. I have always loved the original painting but never would have imagined seeing it this way. Too bad pumpkins rot since such a lantern would be a nice feature at any time of the year
For those who are curious, I actually used a dremel with a spiral drill bit to carve the details. It worked pretty well because it did let me carve in brush-like strokes. Make one hell of a mess with the pumpkin-goo-dust going everywhere, but it was quite fun to do.