First 3D of the season

Well tonight I had some time on my hands so I thought I would take a stab at doing another 3D pumpkin.  Unlike last year when I was doing animals and creepy faces, this time I thought I would try a ladies face.  Well needless to say I think I’ll stick to the more abstract characters. Her proportions are slightly off, but the important thing is you can tell it is a lady.  Below I’ve included 3 progressive pictures of my lady pumpkin.

Day 27!

Tonight Lindsey came over for a Halloween evening.  We started with a delicious dinner, followed by some pumpkin carving which was interrupted by home-made Caramel Apple making, then we returned finish our pumpkins of the evening.   It was nice to have a carving companion on day 27, running low on juice!  Almost there!

Lindsey’s pumpkin…

The Gorilla Grizzly

Today I stopped by Michael’s on my way home in search of some new carving tools.  I have a great set of wood carving tools that are great for the 2D images, but when it comes to these 3D I have found that a simple pairing knife (only tool used for yesterday’s post) and basic clay carving tools work best.  So I picked up a few new clay tools for tonight’s pumpkin.  While at Michael’s I also saw those artificial pumpkins, I bought one to see how it compares to the real thing.  I love the idea that it can last for a significantly longer period, but something about the smell and the texture of a real pumpkin is going to be hard to beat.  Either way I will give it a try this weekend and report back

This was my attempt at creating a Grizzly bear, the final product ended more as a Gorilla crossed with a Grizzly.  However all in all I was happy with the outcome.

Sculpted creature

Tonight I ventured into a new style of pumpkin carving.  I have seen many amazing sculpted pumpkins, ones that I will never come near to.  But I thought I would try one for myself.  So tonight I took on this funny looking guy.  It took me much longer then I had anticipated, however, in the end I am pretty happy about how he turned out.