Black Gate 0

Due to the weather our display is now closed for the season, thanks to everyone that had a chance to stop by and have a fun and safe Halloween!

BLACK GATE 2012-LIGHT OF DAY SEPIA (15)

GateKeeper Tutorial 1

    The GateKeepers are large gargoyle/demon/alien hybrids that stand guard at the gate of our 2012 Halloween Display. Based on a sketch I created this past summer these creatures are made from papier mache over a wood form.    Complete documentation of the process can be found here.


Faux Wrought Iron Fence Tutorial 3

  Added a Faux Wrought Iron Fence tutorial that uses wood, PVC and foam to create a creepy old fence to dress up your Halloween display. The process is fairly simple and the results are quite impressive. The complete instructions can be found here.      


DEMON GARGOYLE

Demon Gargoyles (Work in Progress) 4

  Currently working a set of demonic style gargoyles based on a simple sketch or abbozo I did one late night while doodling by candlelight.     The heads are basically done and the wings will be complete once clay is added and detailed. The heads were built from a half section of an inflated [...]


Great Pumpkin Workshop II 1

Legacy Art Studio and Gallery and STOLLOWEEN present The Great Pumpkin Workshop II in Midland, Michigan.   You have never built a pumpkin like this before!   Join us in September for The Great Pumpkin Workshop II where you will create your very own papier mache pumpkin over the course of four evenings.   This [...]

GREAT PUMPKIN II WORKSHOP

PERIODIC TABLE OF THE HOME HAUNTER2

100 Pumpkin Templates 0

    Click the photo to view 100 pumpkin concepts posted on Tortured Pumpkins.      Once you are on the Tortured Pumpkin site you can click each pumpkin concept photo to open the design template in a new window.



Embrace the Darkness Moon

Embrace the Darkness 1

We decked out our back yard in a very scary fashion. Saturday, October 29th will be the only night to view our Halloween display. This year the props are in the back yard along with a roaring fire, s’more fixings and other assorted treats. Dress warm and help us celebrate our favorite holiday.     [...]


Concept To Completion 2

There are two approaches I take when building a project. The first is working from preconceived designs such as sketches or photos and the second is creating freeform where I just wing it and let the project go where it needs to go.   Here are some examples of projects that were built from concept [...]


Sir Rip D. Fleshkin (13)

Sir Rip D. Fleshkin 0

This pumpkin was the most creative concept winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.   Introducing Sir Rip D. Fleshkin designed by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer.    Fun concept to turn the stem into arms and hands, during the build I decided to remove one [...]