Time Lapse – Paulo Machado 3D Pumpkin Carving

I love time-lapse!  This 3D pumpkin carving time-lapse is a video that I made using the tutorial video posted earlier this month.  Check it out!  Pretty cool!

To see all the pumpkins I’ve carved so far, visit My Pumpkins page.  In this page I showcase all the pumpkins I’ve done over the years, from the very beginning to the latest.

Corn Maze Drone Video
209 Magazine Facebook Page
Turlock Ram Farms Facebook Page

The Tools I use:

Pumpkin Carving Tools
Pumpkin Carving Video Tutorials
Triangle Carving Tools

Come and see me by visiting my Social Media Sites below where I keep in touch with the community around the world.

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

209 Magazine Interview – Paulo Machado The Pumpkin Carver

Turlock Journal’s 209 Magazine invited me to come out and show them the art of 3D pumpkin carving for their October issue. So on September 11th 2017, Angie and the 209 Magazine crew met up with me for a small demonstration. I showed them from how I pick my pumpkins to how I carve the eyes and the teeth. It was really fun to teach Angie how to carve her pumpkin. It shows that anyone who puts some effort into it can carve a 3D pumpkin. The story and the video are coming out the first week of October. If you’re on Facebook, look for the 209 Magazine Page and follow the story there. I’ll leave the link below in the description.

The pumpkins you see in this video were made possible by the famous Turlock Ram Farms which opened their Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze this past September 29th and will run through October 31st. If you’re from Turlock or surrounding areas, be sure to visit and check out their amazing pumpkins, corn maze, and haunted house. Which by the way, I’ve made a drone video that show’s the corn maze pattern. Look for the link below. I will be there the last two Sundays of October, the 22nd and 29th performing 3D pumpkin carving demonstrations! So don’t be shy, come and see what I do best and who knows maybe you’ll end up in one of my famous YouTube videos. Be sure to visit their Facebook page for more information. I’ll have the link below as well.

To see all the pumpkins I’ve carved so far, visit My Pumpkins page.  In this page I showcase all the pumpkins I’ve done over the years, from the very beginning to the latest.

Corn Maze Drone Video
209 Magazine Facebook Page
Turlock Ram Farms Facebook Page

The Tools I use:

Pumpkin Carving Tools
Pumpkin Carving Video Tutorials
Triangle Carving Tools

Come and see me by visiting my Social Media Sites below where I keep in touch with the community around the world.

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

3D Pumpkin Carving Tutorial – Eyes & Mouth

3D Pumpkin Carving tutorial of the eyes and mouth concentrates in the beginning stages of the eyes and the mouth of the carving process. I am proud to present the first 3D pumpkin carving video of the 2017, the next to come out shortly. This pumpkin carving season, I want to put on the teacher hat and help those of you who are interested in learning more about 3D pumpkin carving by creating these simple steps videos covering only a few steps with each video. This will allow the viewer to practice each stage before they go on to more advanced stages of the carving process.
Look forward to the next video where I will concentrate in making the pupil of the eye and maybe even teeth. Be on the lookout for that! Below I’ll have links to Amazon for the tools I use to carve my 3D pumpkin carvings.

Pumpkin Carving Tools
Pumpkin Carving Video Tutorials
Triangle Carving Tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see all the pumpkins I’ve carved so far, visit My Pumpkins page.  In this page I showcase all the pumpkins I’ve done over the years, from the very beginning to the latest.

Come and see me by visiting my Social Media Sites below where I keep in touch with the community around the world.

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Also if you want to check out professional pumpkin carving videos, check out the following channels:
Ray Villafane
ThePumpkinArtist

Creating The Art – Giving It Away

 

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When creating a work of art, I imaging that the great artists of history did it not because they were thinking it would be worth millions of dollars someday.  I believe a piece of art comes from the soul deep within you.  When an artist is finished, he wants the world to see it because it represents part of who the artist is.  The artist want’s that art work to touch the viewer the same way it touched him when he had the inspiration to create it.  The same way is how I feel when creating the pumpkins I carve; I know that I cannot keep them forever, nor do I want to, but I know I can give the pumpkins to someone who can appreciate them even more than I can, and that gives me great satisfaction.

That was how I felt when I carved the first pumpkin and took it to JKF Special Needs School in Modesto California.  Lucy contacted me again this year, very apologetically, wondering if I would carve another 3D pumpkin for the Halloween festival they hold every year.  I immediately agreed to.  I had no problem getting up at 4:00am feeling sick and with a fever to carve the first pumpkin.  It was a pleasure to walk in that school holding on to the pumpkin and having people recognize me and pointing me to Lucy’s classroom.  I gave her the pumpkin and she hugged me, thanking me.  And that was all that I needed.  It felt great!

The second pumpkin I gave to my company’s main office.  I was asked very politely if I would carve a pumpkin for the office.  They know how busy I am, not only at work, but during this month.  I didn’t quite know if I would have the time, but I told them not to lose hope.  So when the day came that I decided to carve the pumpkin for the office, I went to bed really early, mainly because I was feeling really sick.  I slept until 11:30pm, got up and worked on the second pumpkin until 1:00am.  When I was finished I snapped a couple pictures and by the time I cleaned up everything, it was time to get ready to go to work.  I left to work at 2:45am that morning.  It was a long day at work that day.  I drove around with the pumpkin strapped with the seatbelt on all day.  Finally, at the end of the day I was able to go by the office to deliver the pumpkin.  Needless to say, they were very appreciative of the pumpkin and I was happy for that.

Giving your art away is probably the most rewarding part of it all.  It gives you the opportunity to share a piece of your soul.

Until next time, see you soon!

Colusa County Fair Pumpkin Village Festival

 

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On October 15th and 16th, the Colusa County Fairgrounds had their big Fall event for all to enjoy: The Pumpkin Village Festival!  SEO Jonathan Howard contacted me through my YouTube channel.  Mr. Howard asked me if I would be interested in coming up to Colusa for those two days to do a few pumpkin carving demonstration.  I could not say no!  It sounded like a great opportunity to be able to show my art to a completely new audience who had never heard of me or seen what I do.

The day I arrived, the welcome was warm and I felt very comfortable to be there to do what I do best.  They even had a stage along with bleachers ready for me.  That was great!  We ended up moving to be closer to the entrance but the idea was great!  As day one got started, it was awesome to have so many children come up wanting to touch the pumpkin.  I was very happy to let them get close and touch the pumpkin and answer all their questions.  The main question I heard was “how do you do that?”.  My answer was always the same: “Practice!” “Practice, practice, until you get good at it!” The day ended as rain began pouring down on us.  I pushed through and finished two pumpkins so they would be ready for exhibition the next day!

The second day came with warm sun and some wind.  I began carving the third pumpkin for the weekend.  As I was getting into it, I noticed that this pumpkin was not a good carving pumpkin at all.  But as any live show, the show must go on and I did the best I could with it.  I wasn’t entirely happy with it but there were people who were still commenting positively about it.  I guess that’s all one can hope for, that someone sees the good in your art even when you don’t see it.  And believe me, there are plenty of examples where I don’t see any good in what I just carved, but people so graciously insist that it is good and they enjoy it very much.

I had a great time and I was invited for next year already which I accepted!  I will be looking forward to meet the warm and friendly folks of Colusa again next year!  I will have a video of my experience at the Colusa County Fairgrounds Pumpkin Village coming soon.

Until then, I’ll see you soon.

Season Beginning Announcement

 

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This season beginning comes with a big announcement!  Read on to learn about what’s next for Paulo Machado Pumpkins.

These were the first pumpkins I carved this season. It was a Sunday morning when I began carving the pumpkin shown on top.  As always, I always think I have more time than I actually do.  I thought I would have time to carve this pumpkin before noon.  At noon I would be heading out to the Turlock R.A.M. Farms Pumpkin Patch to do a live demonstration, the first of the season!  As usual I ran out of time… rushing out the door with a half finished pumpkin on top of my bench.  At the R.A.M Farms Pumpkin Patch things went well there.  My friend JJ helped me film my next video.  The pumpkin carving demo went well, I carved the second pumpkin shown above.  Some people came out and sat there for a few minutes at a time.  I always have a good time doing live pumpkin carving demos.

As this pumpkin carving adventure I am in right now keeps developing, I am starting to really think about where this could go from here.  There are a lot of people who wish they could do what I do and learn how to carve 3D pumpkins.  The reason most of them don’t start is because they have no idea where to start, what kind of tools to use, and how to do some features in the pumpkin.  I believe that I will put together a video tutorial that will teach people to carve pumpkins from the beginning to the end.  I will be working on putting together a series of tutorials from what tools to use to how to pick your perfect pumpkin, even how to carve the perfect eye on your favorite pumpkin carving.  It will take some time but I’ll announce the progress as it goes on.  I am really excited about it and I hope people will jump on this opportunity to learn how to carve 3D pumpkins.

Until then, I will see you soon.

Enjoy the Video:

This video shows how I carved both of the pumpkins the same day on time lapse.

3D Pumpkin Carver – Good Day Sacramento 

This is how started my day yesterday!  Good Day Sacramento, Ericka So invited me to demonstrate my skills on live TV and I was honored to do so!  It was a rainy morning when I arrived at Keema’s Pumpkin Patch.  With the weather being as it was, I wasn’t sure we were even going to get on TV.  When Ericka arrived, she didn’t even blink an eye and started to look for a place to set up a table where we would carve the pumpkins.  Twenty minutes later we were live on Good Day Sacramento and everything went without a hitch!  The video above was about an hour and a half later! I carved as fast as I could and the results were far from what I could of done with more time, none the less it was fun and I had a great time!  As Ericka and I carved away, shoulder to shoulder, each came up with unique pumpkin faces even as Ericka was trying to copy what I was doing it still came with its own flavor as you can see below.


I would like to thank Ericka So and Good Day Sacramento  for checking out what I do!  I just hope more people out there who saw the show who were thinking in starting to carve awesome pumpkins that they were inspired to get started.  It’s easy!  If Ericka and I can do it so can you!

If you would like to know more about how to carve 3D pumpkins head on out to my Tools page where I show the type of tools I use to carve my pumpkins.  I also have a couple tutorials where you can watch me carve step by step and give you an idea how I carve the pumpkins as well. Just visit my 3D Pumpkin Carving Videos page.

The key, my friends, is to never give up and always try new things until you are satisfied with “yourself” not the pumpkin.  What the pumpkin looks like is just the after affect!

Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Carving Demo


Pumpkin patch 3D pumpkin carving demo was performed at Turlock R.A.M. Farms Pumpkin Patch. This was a great day where there was a lot of people who came out to check out this awesome pumpkin patch out here in Turlock. Those people who came out had a chance to see me carve a pumpkin LIVE! This is where I perform LIVE carving up a 3D pumpkin carving. As you will see the kids are my best audience… They simply love pumpkin carving! I think this is an awesome opportunity to instill and ramp up the imaginations of the little ones so that one day, they too will amaze little kids with their art.
On this video I don’t speed up anything. I pretty much show in real time some of the techniques I use to carve my pumpkins. I also showcase the new tools I use now and what they do. If you’re interested to buy the same tools I use check the links to Amazon below to check it out!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paulomachadopumpkins/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulo_machado_photo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FiveDollarDimes

Also if you want to check out professional pumpkin carving videos, check out the following channels:
Ray Villafane: https://www.youtube.com/user/VillafaneStudios
ThePumpkinArtist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU78mMDNPD-Kc4gup4-0-5w

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