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.
Friday, October 31, 2014
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.
"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!"
"Harry vs. Voldemort Pumpkins" by Jared Berenholz
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.
"The 2014 Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze" by aaa
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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!"
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."
"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 Reddit.com. 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."
Photographed by Tobias Wilhelm Photography
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.
"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."
"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!"
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.
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."
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!