Nowadays with the onset of Hollywood and Music icons being much sought after for Halloween themes, I decided to go back to the age old revered 'Pumpkin' and see what I could come up with...
Prepare for MADNESS!!!
A PHOTOBUCKET STORY CAN BE FOUND IN THE LINK BELOW
Step 1: Concept sketching
Step 2: Block work 6 hours
Usually I use two colors, Black for outlining the overall shape and then at a later stage red for fine detailing. By using colors, you gradually get a feel for the piece and the direction its going in.
A fillet knife and a belt sander was used to achieve the initial shaping. (please note all shaping was finished within 6 hours)
Step 3: FINE detailing
Initial lighting tests are vital to test certain cut angles. The way that the foam cut can affect how the light is reflected.
Step 4: PAINT...Glorious PAINT
When painting anything I always use a base layer before any other color goes on. One easy color to use is BLACK. Later color coats are dry brushed* on lightly to gradually bring out the details.
*dry brushing: take a paint brush, dip into the color of your choice and then wipe excess paint off the brush. Gently run the brush carefully on the painted surface of your creation picking out grooves, lines, indentations.