In this instructable I will show the most basic steps to creating a 3D sculpted Chewbacca face in a pumpkin. The tools I use are exacto knives, clay ribbon tools and small linoleum and wood carving chisels. Choose what works best for you and be safe and creative. What works for me might not be best for you.... As with any creative project personal preference and skill is up to you as well as adding or skipping details. In the end all that matters is that you are happy with your creation. I hope my photos and descriptions help:) Have fun and enjoy!!!
BTW this was started at a pumpkin carving party Saturday night then finished the following night, so it can be done in sessions if you don't wait too long in between.
Step 1: Pick your victim
Step 2: Skin your Pumpkin
Step 3: Broadly define your shapes
Step 4: Refining shapes of the nose and mouth
Step 5: Define teeth and eyes with more depth
Step 6: Begin to define fur and teeth
Step 7: Detail eye depth and structure
Lastly I removed the unwanted parts of the mouth to give depth and also so it will glow when lit from inside with a candle.
Step 8: Clean and define fur finish!!!
Here is your finished sculpture hope it worked for you and you are happy with your creation:)
Step 9: Luminate
If you choose to do this cut a hole somewhere and carefully remove the guts. Be very careful because at this point your sculptured pumpkin is extremely fragile and easy to break through the walls. In general the thinner the walls the brighter the glow.