Halloween Sculpts

  • Software:Photoshop CS6  ·
  • Difficulty:Beginner

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    Download and open the practice worksheet for this exercise.
  • 2
    With the already created head templates use these as a base to create fun and interesting head sculpts of the classic Halloween characters!
  • 3
    Submit your work for this exercise under the "submissions" tab!


  In this Halloween themed exercise, you are challenged to take each "blank" head bust below and use it as a foundation for each of the 5 character themes given. This is meant as a creative applying exercise meant to take something as ordinary as a base head and mold it into something extraordinary. The five are some of the top creatures/characters associated with Halloween with the vampire, Frankenstein, mummy, witch, and zombie. Work on your shading and values, you should keep your lighting rather simple so that you can focus simply on the subject matter you are creating. Below is the practice worksheet that you can download! You can find this on the "Downloads" tab under the header image near the top of this exercise! Exercise_30_PracticeSheet


  Work fast, and let your creativity flow, you are allowed to add to the base so things like hair and accessories can be given. While working do your best not to add dramatic lighting but rather focus on the subject matter and look at each area that makes them unique. Things such as rendering blood, scars, and anything that distinguishes them as a Halloween character.


  To have fun rendering and focusing on your shading abilities and creativity. Look up inspiration and reference for each, and then take your time creating each head bust to create each character. Focus on your rendering but also try to add things that aren't so typical or expected. Try throwing red hair on one of them or take some liberties with eye colors. Whatever route you go, enjoy and push yourself to create something you can be proud of. When you finish the exercise, remember to submit the result to the "Submissions" tab near the top of this exercise. You can see other submissions alongside your own!