My pumpkin this year. I wasn't going to submit this to dA but then I saw the contest and thought hey, why not?
Unfortunately these are the best photos I can take with the camera I have, but I think it could have been worse so I'm not complaining.
This year for the first time I tried out the technique of carving at different depths to achieve different degrees of light, and it was fun! I don't have any professional tools or anything, so I used the blunt saw and scraper from a cheap carving kit, a spoon, a small kitchen knife, my wax knife, and a plastic pokey thingy.
This is pretty obviously no real species of deep-sea fish, it's just a decorative thing with big teeth and scales and woobly bits coming off it everywhere.