TNBC Mayor Pumpkin

The Nightmare Before Christmas mayor is the definition of two faced. He has one side that is always smiling and cheerful, full of color. The other side is dull and sad for when he is angry or upset. This is an easy way to create a character decoration for halloween that is completely family friendly.

Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials

For this project, you will need a pumpkin, paint, paint brushes, water, and a pencil. Your pumpkin size is completely your choice. I used a white pumpkin because the paint is much more vibrant. Your pumpkin does not need to be hallowed out, but can be if you so desire.

Step 2: Step 2: Outline Design

Take a pencil and outline what you want the face to be. Keep in mind a pumpkin is very hard to write on with pencil, let alone erase. This will just give you a general idea where the facial features are supposed to be. When painting, you do not have to follow your exact pencil lines. His happy face has one big black eye, a black swirl for the other eye, a big black triangle nose, a wide grin with red lips, and black lines under each eye.

Step 3: Step 3: Paint Skin

For this step, paint around your pencil tracings. You don't want to cover up your lines, so paint around them as close as possible. After painting your details, go back in with a small paint brush and touch up any spots you may have missed. Make sure you only go halfway around the pumpkin with the orange!

Step 4: Step 4: Add Details.

This is where you will paint what you traced on your pumpkin in step 2. Take a very fine tipped paintbrush and begin tracing over your lines. Most details are black, but the lips are red. Rinse your paintbrush and use red to paint the lips with the same fine tipped paint brush.

Step 5: Step Five:trace Again

This step is much like step 2. Flip your pumpkin around and begin to trace the sad side of the mayors head. This includes two oval shaped eyeballs, a triangular shaped nosed, and an frown full of sharp teeth. He has two big black pupils, but no other details are needed.

Step 6: Step Six: Paint Skin

This step is also alike step 3. Go in with a light blue around all your pencil markings, and until you meet the orange of the other side. Once you finish your details in the next step, go back and touch up any areas that need it. To create the white eyes, paint around your pencil lining as close to it as possible until you get your desired eye shape.

Step 7: Step 7: Final Details

Take a fine tipped paint brush and begin painting on the pupils and nose. Before painting on the teeth, take a little wider of a brush and line his lips with a dark blue. After that is complete, go back in with a fine tipped brush and finish the teeth. Your pumpkin is finished! Take a look all around and make sure you're satisfied with the results. I would recommend finding a very tall top hat to top it off but as you see in mine it is not 100% necessary.

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