We have less than a week until Halloween and I’ve covered a lot of related subjects but not Halloween Pumpkin Carving. I just went today shopping and bought two pumpkins and while I was searching for ideas on how to carve them I realized I have to share the info with you, as usual :).
I’ve spent some time searching for tutorials, examples, ideas with video and I’ve selected the best ones for this article. The first video is just a collection of carved Halloween pumpkins, the next videos are tutorials on how to get a specific model (including a video from the Martha Stewart show with Ray Villafane, some others are from Jonathan Neill) and the last one is a very detailed 12 minute tutorial.
Some Amazing Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns (video 1 of 9)
Some examples that you can use for your inspiration.
How to Carve Incredible Pumpkin Faces (video 2 of 9)
Artist Ray Villafane shares techniques and tricks for carving lifelike faces into Halloween pumpkins. Video from the Martha Stewart show.
Ray Villafane 3D Halloween Pumpkin Carving (video 3 of 9)
Ray Anthony Villafane is an American artist based in Arizona, who specializes in sculpting. Most famously known for his 3-D Style pumpkin carvings, Villafane also sculpts action figures and collectibles, sand and snow. Here is a sample of his work. Enjoy!
3D Halloween Pumpkin Carving – “Goblin” Time Lapse (video 4 of 9)
Another nice example of pumpkin carving art.
Zombie Pumpkin Speed Carving + Tutorial (video 5 of 9)
Made by a huge fan of The Walking Dead TV Show, here is a speed video of a zombie pumpkin and also a tutorial on how to get started.
How to Carve a Pumpkin with Templates (video 6 of 9)
This is a step-by-step video on how to carve a pumpkin using templates that you can draw or download from the internet and print.
Time Lapse Of The Scariest Halloween Pumpkin Ever (video 7 of 9)
This is a time lapse video from Jon Neill. Jon’s work can be seen in more than 50 movies and television shows, his most recent work includes The Hunger Games, Looper, Anchorman 2, Paranoia, Spiderman, Green Hornet, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Priest and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010).
Jon Neill Sculpts The Scariest Gourd Ever (video 8 of 9)
Another example from the same Jon Neill as the previous video.
Halloween Pumpkin Carving, the longest tutorial of them all (video 8 of 9)
A very detailed tutorial, 12 minutes long on how to carve and what tools to use.
I hope you liked my selection and if you have any suggestions (of another tutorial I should include) please leave a comment here or on Facebook.
Here is the best selling kit on Amazon that you can use for your pumpkin carving activities :).