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Ray Villafane's day job is as a action-figure character sculptor. But every Halloween brings out a completely new side of his sculpting work. This video from The Wall Street Journal show’s Ray’s seasonal profession as a happily obsessive pumpkin carver. His 3D pumpkins have been featured on The Food Network and have decorated the White House. From WSJ.com:
It can take him 12 hours to carve a pumpkin. Over time, he said, “the actual process is easier, but the ideas are harder.” When he gets blocked, he often starts making bold cuts, digging into the pumpkin aggressively in hopes of seeing something he couldn’t find before. It’s a risk: If he breaks through to the middle, the pumpkin is ruined. Another habit when he’s stymied: lying on a lounge chair by his backyard pool and looking up at the stars.
Inspiration! For a real time look at Ray Villafane’s work, watch this video of him carving the basics of a simple face:
For you last minute gift-givers out there, try wrapping the presents Japanese style! And if this video is too fast to follow (it is), here’s a whole bunch of video tutorials that are at a bit of an easier pace. Happy wrapping!
via The Hairpin.
How to make an LED Robot Ornament! And after you’ve watched this, you can refer to the excellent step by step guide on Make Projects, which includes links for buying some of the supplies that you might not have around the house.