Ray Villafane carved pumpkin droopy eye

Ray Villafane carved pumpkin exposed brain

Ray Villafane carved pumpkin skull

Ray Villafane carved pumpkin Medusa

So, the other day, I got an e-mail from my mom with these insanely detailed pumpkin carvings by Ray Villafane. The guy is a crazy skilled sculptor, especially of pumpkins, and if, like me, you are a little late on your carving, or want to brush up on your skills, he even has a PUMPING CARVING TUTORIAL!!!! Amazing. I’ll be sure to follow it and probably produce a perfectly hideously carved masterpiece, I may resort to the alternative, but carving was never my forte. From the e-mail:

Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan. The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of  sculpting.

Be sure to check out more of his work on his site. And Happy Halloween and pumpkin carving everyone!!!!

[via mom]