“Since childhood, I have always been drawing, doodling, cartooning – I just have to create.”
As a big fan of Halloween, my interest in the extreme pumpkin carving style began about 6 years ago having seen Ray Villafane’s creations online (as with most carvers). After a couple of years practicing the techniques (about 10 pumpkins), I discovered Halloween Wars on Food Network and binged every season to that point. Turned to my wife and told her that I was going to apply. What better way to force change and improvement than by adding pressure and surrounding yourself with the best talent in the country.
Carving Tools Tutorial
Halloween brings my favorite classic movies of the season and I have also spent years followed Dick Smith, Rick Baker, Tom Savini, among other great horror and FX makeup artist. I learned a number of techniques after reading books, magazines, watching the DVD bonus material, documentaries and YouTube tutorials. I have been recently trying to adapt and simplify those techniques with technology and more accessible materials.
Special Effects Tools
Looking for supplies? Check out the links below as recommended by Jim himself!
” Being uninhibited and artsy has allowed me to use a human canvas to create delightful moments.”
Nathalie Legault is a woman of heart and passion which is demonstrated through her exceptional creativity with face and body art. She has worked extensively in the film industry on the set of movies such as the X- Men and has collaborated on projects with prominent brands and celebrities like Cirque Du Soleil, Wu-Tang, Celine Dion, and Paul Walker to name a few. Throughout her career she has traveled the globe creating colorful moments of happiness and excitement for children and adults alike. Each stroke of the brush is always a great memory.
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