Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkin Sculpting By Scott Cummins

Pumpkin sculpting is the art of sculpting an image out of a pumpkin. Most people still consider pumpkin sculpting the same thing as carving pumpkins but I think there are some key differences. “Pumpkin Carvings” are usually two-dimensional designs that can appear to be three-dimensional. When you sculpt a pumpkin you actually create a three-dimensional design. For instance, the nose on a sculpture actually sticks out from the face; it is not carved in a way that it creates an illusion that it is sticking out from the face. When you sculpt a pumpkin the process is similar to creating a carving with wood or stone. You will want to block out the key shapes in the image like the eyes and nose and then later refine them into their individual shapes.
Scott Cummins lives in Texas. He works as a teacher in the school. He makes
sculptures from pumpkins in the free time.Like most Halloween-loving people, Scott Cummins carves pumpkins every year for the October holiday. Unlike most people, his pumpkins really are carved. In other words, they resemble sculpture more than most because he utilizes the depth of the pumpkin as much as actually perforating completely through the skin. His pumpkins are almost more impressive when not lit from within.Using 'every tool imaginable', Scott says his pumpkins take between 1 and 2 hours. Given the detail and the uncanny resemblance to his subjects, its' hard to believe they don't take longer.

Here are some of his 2009 pumpkins:

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