Saturday, November 14, 2009

Aging well...


I checked in with the pumpkins today—late on a rainy November afternoon. It's been maybe 3 weeks since the carving. So far, so good. The cyclops' eye collapsed in the center—giving him a much more sinister 2-eyed expression. A chunk of rotting innards makes for a great pupil, too. He is much improved.


Loren's pumpkin has also grown better with age. Besides being black inside, and showing signs of wrinkling, it is still very much intact. I love how wet its nose looks.


Liz and Berney's "Bert" has seen better days. His face long since imploded, and he now has protruding nubs for ears. The difference in decay is astounding, but they were likely picked at different times (all store bought).


Especially when you see this poor fella.
Well on his way to becoming a pancake.


As is plain to see from these wonderful specimens...wrinkles, bumps, and drips occur all the time in nature. I'm not making this stuff up when I draw it.



Here's a glimpe of their former selves if you need a reminder:
Pumpkin Carving Party 09

I'll provide another update come February if the results warrant it.

7 comments:

Louise Smythe said...

this cracks me up! very cool, Bob!

Jesse said...

I don't know whether to laugh at these pumpkins' faces or shudder at their degree of ick. Sad (?) to say, Eric and I threw Lester out long ago.

Kassandra Heller said...

Awesome! These will make great reference for your characters!

Hege Evensen said...

ha, ha cool faces. Must truly be an inspiration.

David DeGrand said...

Man these are actually really awesome pictures! Your rotting cyclops pumpkin reminds me of the Halloween masks from Halloween 3, let's just hope you're not planning on killing children in the near future ;)

Chris Houghton said...

I feel like I'm staring into the eyes of Bob Flynn... if you were a decomposing pumpkin. These look great dude! ;D

Bob Flynn said...

Glad you all can appreciate a good-looking pumpkin when you see it. I checked on them today—a much more sorry state. I was considering drawing them, but after the rain storm they've lost a lot of their form.