Pumpkin Carving Secrets Revealed!

Wow!  Who knew carving great looking pumpkins could be this easy...

Cool pumpkin carvings and sculpturesMy name is Gerald Gore and in November 2003 I had a life changing accident, I accidentally discovered sculpting!  I was so fascinated with sculpting that I quickly dove into any resource that I could find that would help me become a better sculptor.  After much research and trial and error I was able to accelerate the development of my skills in a very short amount of time. 

Less than a year later, in October 2004, I decided to give what I call pumpkin sculpting a try.  Basically pumpkin sculpting is applying the same skills I learned from sculpting clay onto the pumpkin.  There are some differences between sculpting in clay and sculpting a pumpkin but I was able to easily make adjustments that allowed me to create a very impressive pumpkin.

This site is not only a collection of my pumpkin carvings, it also provides very detailed examples to teach you how to carve some amazing pumpkins.


What you will find on this site!

Gutting a pumpkin for carvingTips for getting the pumpkin ready for carving - Gutting the pumpkin - Unique pumpkin carvings make some of the best Halloween decorations that I have seen.  If you want to spice up your Halloween this year, here are a few tips and tricks you will not want to miss. 

Carving pumpkins using templates and stencilsCool Carving Designs Using Templates and Stencils - Templates are basically negative images of a design.  A template gives you the ability to easily carve mind-blowing pumpkins that will have your friends and family in complete disbelief.  Templates are pumpkin carving patterns that you create yourself, purchase from a store, or download off of the Internet.  There are a few basic materials and tools you will need when carving pumpkins from templates.

Pumpkin portraitsPumpkin Portraits - Using advanced template designs will give you the ability to create some of the most amazing pumpkin carving designs that you have ever seenUnlike the basic template designs which create basically two colors, advanced templates give you the ability to create a third color: dark orange.  With the dark orange color you can create shadows within your design.  It is the shadows that really give you the ability to carve pumpkins that look like photographs of people.

Pumpkin sculptingPumpkin Sculpting - Although “pumpkin sculpting” can also be considered the same thing as “carving pumpkins”, I believe there are some key differences between the two.  Pumpkin carvings for the most part are two-dimensional designs that can create an illusion of a three-dimensional design.  Pumpkin sculpting is the art of creating a sculpture from a pumpkin. 

How can you help contribute to this site?

We have setup a donation option for those that do not want to purchase my e-book but would still like to help contribute to this site.  The donation option is under the same considerations as tipping.  You can contribute to this site by clicking on the "Make a Donation" button and tipping the amount that you feel the free tutorials on this site are worth.

Cool Pumpkins

  If you have found the tutorials on this site beneficial then I would like to introduce you to Cool Pumpkins.  Cool Pumpkins is an e-book that contains the tutorials from this site plus other great pumpkin carving tips and tricks.  With over 100 pages of text and images you will get step-by-step instructions on how to create some of the most amazing pumpkins you have ever seen.  I have also included 20 FREE templates to get you started on some basic pumpkin carving designs.  Your investment in Cool Pumpkins not only helps support this site but also gives you over 100 pages of great tips and tricks to carving amazing looking pumpkins.

Cool Pumpkins is normally priced at $15.95 but for a limited time I am offering it for $5.95 (over 60% savings).  The Cool Pumpkins e-book is a 4.2 Meg pdf e-book that is available at the following link:  

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