halloween jack o lantern art doll*

๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐‡๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‰๐š๐œ๐ค ๐Ž ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ŸŽƒ

In continuation of building a Halloween Jack Oโ€™ Lantern art doll, Iโ€™ll be making Jackโ€™s body and clothes (because itโ€™s simply indecent to have a nude Jack Oโ€™ Lantern running around!). I wanted this character have something of a folk-art look to him, so I chose to give him twigs for hands which have the added effect of looking rather creepy- and thatโ€™s a good thing.

Watch Building a Halloween Jack Oโ€™ Lantern Art Doll ๐ŸŽƒ



This characterโ€™s body, like many of my art dolls, is built from aluminum armature wire with a chest and pelvic block made of plumberโ€™s epoxy and that is covered with upholstery foam. Once the characterโ€™s built, I move on to hand-sewing clothes on to the art doll. I take measurements from the character and simply draw this on to my fabric, cut it out, and sew it on to the figure, making adjustments as I go.


This Halloween character was built to create this illustration, which was photographed in a hand-made set and is available as a print:

Jack and his fellow pumpkin-sprite friends are looking forward to that time of year when they can roam the mortal world once again! You can purchase a print from Etsy  here  as well as the original sculpture  here .

Jack and his fellow pumpkin-sprite friends are looking forward to that time of year when they can roam the mortal world once again! You can purchase a print from Etsy here as well as the original sculpture here.

If you missed how the halloween art dollโ€™s head was sculpted, you can read my post about it here.

Weโ€™re not quite done visiting Jack Oโ€™ Lanternโ€™s world as Iโ€™ve one more crafting tutorial to show with you! In the next video, Iโ€™ll show you how the crow on the fence was made! 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.

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๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐‡๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐‰๐š๐œ๐ค ๐Ž' ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ ๐’๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ญ ๐ŸŽƒ

In my latest project, Iโ€™m making a Jack Oโ€™ Lantern art doll. This character probably has the largest head out of any art doll Iโ€™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 Oโ€™ Lantern head sculpt, I spent plenty of time looking at reference online, looking various interpretations of Jack Oโ€™ Lantern characters and photographs of real Jack Oโ€™ Lanterns people carve for Halloween.


Making a Halloween Jack O Lantern Art Doll Head Sculpt ๐ŸŽƒ



The design of a Jack Oโ€™ Lantern characterโ€™s pretty simple, itโ€™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.

Here Iโ€™m roughing out the spherical shape of the Jack Oโ€™ Lanternโ€™s head sculpt

Here Iโ€™m roughing out the spherical shape of the Jack Oโ€™ Lanternโ€™s head sculpt



Giving this lil Jack Oโ€™ Lantern doll a smile

Giving this lil Jack Oโ€™ Lantern doll a smile


Continuing with this series, Iโ€™ll show you how I built this little Halloween Jack Oโ€™ 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 newย polymer clayย art videos, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and hit the bell icon. Catch all of my videos here:ย ย https://www.youtube.com/thedreamsyndicatearts. You can also find many of the supplies I use in crafting here:ย 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!


Around his mouth got a lil bubbly and warped, but I actually think it added to this piece

Around his mouth got a lil bubbly and warped, but I actually think it added to this piece