I tried my first sculpted pumpkin last Halloween; it was crude, but I was pleased with the results. This photo is of my second attempt, last night. It, too, is crude. I need to refine my technique. I like it, and I'm proud of it, but it's far from the dazzling, polished ones you can find online.
I also need to get some better tools. I hope I can find some that don't cost too much. My one ribbon sculpting tool started falling apart last night (I'll have to try super-gluing it, and maybe sharpening it.) Reading on the internet also just taught me that a scouring pad would really help.