For beginners, we definitely suggest starting with a pumpkin like the one on the right, where you can carve out some easy eyes, nose, and a fun mouth. Then add a candle inside and watch the shadows dance on your walls!
For a slightly more seasoned pumpkin carver, try the effect this person on the left did. Instead of cutting all the way through the pumpkin, just scrape the skin a bit and keep the pumpkin flesh in place. Then, use a knife or carving tool to make details inside it. This trick might come in handy no matter what your design.