Friday, October 31, 2014

Quick Pic: Starry Night Pumpkin

The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers’ interpretation of “Starry Night,” by Vincent van Gogh

Here's The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers’ interpretation of Van Gogh's "Starry Night," which was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. For at least three months each Fall, pumpkin carvers Marc Evan and Chris Soria, of New York City, relinquish their illustrator occupations to carve fantastical pumpkins full-time to become the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers.

Quick Pic: Hawkeye Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Captain America Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Hail Hydra Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Stark House Sigil Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Terrifying Pumpkin

College students’ worst nightmares

Screw Frankenstein. Here are some seriously frightening pumpkins. Student loans! Talk about haunting.

Quick Pic: Hunger Games Pumpkin

The Hunger Games Pumpkin by Robin Parrish

Quick Pic: Microscope Pumpkin

Gallery: Horror Face Pumpkins

Horror Face Pumpkins Los Angeles-based sculptor Jon Neill

Los Angeles-based sculptor Jon Neill built his career working in design and prop, creature and costume creation for TV and movies. But he’s also a wickedly awesome master pumpkin carver, turning unassuming gourds into grotesque and terrifying creatures. Neill is now a senior illustrator in the Art Directors Guild and a faculty member at the Laguna College of Art and Design, which is where he’ll be giving a live pumpkin carving demonstration on Sunday October 26, 2014.

Quick Pic: Davy Jones Pumpkin

Davy Jones Jack-o’-Lantern by Texas-base Scott Cummins (The Pumpkin Gutter)

Quick Pic: Isaac Clarke Pumpkin

Isaac Clarke pumpkin

Quick Pic: Silence Pumpkin


What were we talking about?

Quick Pic: Desolation of Smaug Pumpkins

"Cut it close, but just managed to finish this years pumpkins! Lighting them both together was a heck of a job, and that last picture was as good as I could manage, and carving those small pumpkins was no easy task either. Regardless, I’m proud of how they both came out!"

Quick Pic: StarCraft Pumpkin

So I’ve been busy…

Gallery: StarCraft Pumpkins

2013 Blizzard Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

Here are some of the best-looking entrants in Blizzard’s 2013 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Quick Pic: Groot Pumpkin

I carved a Groot!

Quick Pic: Malificent Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Lord of the Rings Pumpkin

Quick Pic: Wild Things Jack-o-Lanterns

Where The Wild Things Are jack-o-lanterns

Gallery: Harry vs. Voldemort Pumpkins

"Harry vs. Voldemort Pumpkins" by Jared Berenholz
Source: Imgur via Reddit

Reddit user ktownpark a.k.a. Jared Berenholz spent around 20 hours over three days to create his Harry vs. Voldemort masterpiece using stencils, a linoleum cutter, clay loop tools, and a small phillips head screwdriver and the results speak for themselves.

Gallery: Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Prints available for purchase from BigCartel. Etsy. Society6. StoreEnvy. US$

The 2014 Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York is a Halloween event featuring more than 5,000 illuminated pumpkins arranged into sculptures. Among the highlights of the 2014 Blaze: an illuminated covered bridge, a pumpkin T-Rex, and a headless horseman. Tickets for the event — which takes place on select evenings throughout its run — are available online. Mommy Poppins has more on this year’s Blaze.
"See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!"

Gallery: Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

This actually had moving hands.

Pumpkin Carvings at Iroquois Park in Louisville, Kentucky

Read more about how the pumpkins were created for this event at WDRB.
"The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns to Iroquois Park October 9 – November 2, with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 PM during the week and midnight on the weekends."

Quick Pic: Phantom of the Opera Pumpkin

Sweets: Trick ‘r Treat Sam Cake

"Award-winning Natalie Sideserf is Austin’s premier cake artist. Capitalizing on her unique artistic talents, Natalie has made a name for herself both domestically and internationally with her hyper-realistic cake designs and keen eye for detail. Among her more glaring accomplishments, Natalie’s Willie Nelson cake reached number-one globally on She has had multiple cakes earn millions of views and gain acclaim from a variety of news sites and blogs including Fox News, Daily Mail, MSN, USA Today, L.A. Times, Huffington Post, and many others. This success prompted Natalie to launch her own cake business."

Sweets: Steampunk Frankenstein Cake

This amazing cake is based on a costume created by Richard Baker.  Whenever I see a cake like this, I can't help but thinking what a tragedy it is that people with this kind of sculpting talent choose to work in an edible medium.  Like WTF?  If I could sculpt like this, I'd be working in friggin marble.

Sweets: Cthulhu Cookies

Cookies - Cthulhu

"Everyone's favourite little green nightmare enduser, now available as a cookie. Eat him before he eats you! Though I'd save the consumption of these cookies for investigators of high sanity only."

Sweets: Halloween Cookies

Halloween cookies

"Cookies I made for my Halloween swap with the amazing Cookievonster!"

Sweets: The Raven Cookies

Poe's "The Raven" Halloween Cookies

"Delicious edible volume of Poe's "The Raven" just in time for Halloween! Drawing by me, accented by handpainted gilt book edges and glitter-spooky frames!"

Sweets: Halloween Ambigram Cookies

These cookies are amazing. Go here to see more.

Damn you, Dan Brown! 

Quick Pic: Shadow of the Colossus Pumpkin

My Shadow of the Colossus pumpkin

Quick Pic: Star Wars Pumpkins

Quick Pic: Star Wars Pumpkins

USS Enterprise in pursuit of the Millennium Falcon

Alex Wer, artist and self-proclaimed Pumpkin Geek, created this awesome jack-o’-Lantern depicting the USS Enterprise in pursuit of the Millennium Falcon. Who would emerge victorious from such a mighty showdown?   Visit the Pumpkin Geek gallery to view many more of Alex’s geektastic jack-o’-lanterns.

Crafts: Monster nesting dolls

"Monster nesting dolls" by Portland, Oregon based artist Graviax
Prints available for purchase from Etsy.
"Sometimes you just gotta paint your monster themed nesting dolls in Basil Gogos' style, know what I mean? These were fun to do, and might be the only set I paint this way. Frankenstein's Monster ended up looking more Strange than Karloff but that's okay."

Crafts: Monsteroshkas

"Monsteroshkas" by Portland, Oregon based artist Graviax
Prints available for purchase from Etsy.

Paintings: Nightmare

Nightmareby quintessentialMOROSE

Paintings: Classic Monsters on Velvet

Black Velvet Paintings by Bruce White

Quick Pic: Gaming Pumpkins


I stared at these for a long time before deciding that they aren't Photoshopped.

Gallery: Video Game Pumpkins

DeviantArt user Ceemdee has been turning out photo galleries of beautiful video game tributes in the form of elaborately carved pumpkins for years now.  His work is all over Tumblr, but sadly, most of it isn't attributed.  I decided to gather up some of the best of his work in one place for you to feast your eyes on, but there's plenty more on his DeviantArt gallery!

Posters: The Shining

Prints available for purchase from BigCartel. €35

Quick Pic: Luigi’s Mansion Pumpkin

Posters: The Shining

The Shining by Linda Hordijk

"The Shining" by Netherlands-based Linda Hordijk

Posters: The Shining

Prints available for purchase from BigCartel. US$35

Posters: Classic Movie Monsters

"The Nightmare" by Austin, Texas-based Gabriel Hernandez Worthy Enemoes
Prints available for purchase from BigCartel. US$25

Posters: The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead by Mayra Fersner

"The Evil Dead" by Mayra Fersner

Posters: Evil Dead

Evil Dead by Tyler Champion

Quick Pic: Cheshire Cat Pumpkin

"Cheshire Cat Pumpkin" by Germany-based Anna (Broodlings | Spoookling)

The Cheshire Cat from Alice: Madness Returns.

Posters: The Babadook

The Babadook by Ghoulish Gary Pullin

"The Babadook" by Ghoulish Gary Pullin
Limited edition prints available for purchase October 30th, 2014 from Mondo.

Posters: The Babadook

"The Babadook" by WBYK
Limited edition prints available for purchase October 30th, 2014 from Mondo.


STARSPWN…ING by Richard Luong

"STARSPWN…ING" by Richard Luong

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