Well it’s almost that time of year again, so I guess I’ll have another attempt at properly carving a Halloween pumpkin ‘a la’ the fantastic Ray Villafane.
I expect his site is getting loads of traffic as everyone checks his pumpkin carving tutorial nowadays, on how he makes such amazing sculptures out of a simple fruit (ok, vegetable if you prefer, but it has seeds, so technically it’s a fruit!), so if it’s down, try checking back later.
If I manage anything not too terrible I’ll post a few pics.
Someone else I meant to post about just a few days after mentioning Yulli, was one of her co-workers from Hot Toys, Kojun
Check out his site and the Hot Toys site for yet more of his amazing work.
Do not adjust your eyes, it actually is a toy and not the real thing!
Produced by a company called Hot Toys and the head sculpted by one of their in-house sculptors called Yulli it’s one of the best sculpt likenesses I’ve seen of any person (and I’ve seen a few pretty damn good ones), I just wish I knew what she’d been drinking to get the sculpting super-powers.
Since making those posts about the Tony Cipriano HVATV episodes a while back there have been many sculptors and pieces of work I’ve meant to mention and have just kept forgetting.
Seeing pics today of this finished Frank Miller ‘The Dark Knight Returns‘ Batman sculpt, by a guy called Thiago Provin reminded me.
As a big fan of the graphic novel I can’t help but be impressed with how well he’s managed to bring this to life, adding an extra dimension of realism, but without detracting from the original design. Click on his name or the pic to see bigger pics.
As a way of making up for all the times I’ve missed mentioning great sculpts in the past I’ve added a new ‘Sculptors’ section to the links on the right, and will be adding more as I remember who I’ve missed off (and updating the Tony Cipriano one when I find one that works!).