In my latest project, I’m making a Jack O’ Lantern art doll. This character probably has the largest head out of any art doll I’ve previously built in proportion to his body, but I found using a large wad of tin-foil to do the trick all the same. In making this Jack O’ Lantern head sculpt, I spent plenty of time looking at reference online, looking various interpretations of Jack O’ Lantern characters and photographs of real Jack O’ Lanterns people carve for Halloween.
Making a Halloween Jack O Lantern Art Doll Head Sculpt 🎃
The design of a Jack O’ Lantern character’s pretty simple, it’s just a round or oval shape with a stem and a central seam at the top and bottom of the form, though since I created a human-like figure, the neck overs much of the bottom of the pumpkin. I love art and objects with surface texture, so I really enjoyed adding the variations of the pumpkin rind on the art doll head sculpt and later the way the sepia ink wash was able to pick-up these little indentations.
Continuing with this series, I’ll show you how I built this little Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns body as well as how as I made a crow that appears in the background of the finished dimensional-illustration. To be the first to know when I launch new polymer clay art videos, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the bell icon. Catch all of my videos here: https://www.youtube.com/thedreamsyndicatearts. You can also find many of the supplies I use in crafting here: https://www.thedreamsyndarts.com/supplies-gear/. And sign-up for my newsletter to get the latest studio goings-on! Thanks so much for joining me on this journey and until next time: Make. Believe!