Halloween approaches and many would-be sculptors contemplate carving a pumpkin! We can only hope to be as good as Ray Villafane (shown above and below), but he shows us how with a step-by-step pumpkin carving tutorial. btw....I just discovered that there's a distinction between carving & sculpting. Pumpkin carving involves carving a pattern into the pumpkin surface while a pumpkin sculpt uses the pumpkin itself as a 3D sculpted object.
Maybe you want to do something a little simplier (OK...a LOT simplier)....all that carving just looks too hard! How about a stencil or pattern to follow. Find some free patterns at Fantasy Pumpkins and Spook Master and stencils for sale at Pumpkin Stencils 101 .
You'll also find more carving tutorials and pattern links at Fantasy Pumpkins. Look at this great fairy pattern shown on his homepage!