The Ghost

“What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber. A ghost is me.” (The Devil’s Backbone, Guillermo del Toro)

Made for Halloween Contest on Blendercookie. Won 1’st place, golden pumpkin and also community pumpkin(oO). Well, thank you so much! Should I say, that Blender community is great?

Modeled, textured, sculpted and composited in Blender. Rendered in Cycles, post-processed in Gimp.
825k polygons.

Additional info will appear here and in my blog at


Well deserved win my friend. Congratulations!

Wow. Really well done spelle. Your materials, texturing and lighting are awesome. I vote this to the gallery! 5* from me :wink:
Keep up the great work!

Gracias! will try to keep it going

This sounds so retarded for a person that has used blender for years now to say, but I struggle with making a pumpkin. It seems like such an easy thing to make, but I have a mental block whenever I try to model organic objects of almost any kind. Any tips? That is a wicked badass render by the way.

Try to study references and also some pumpkin model from Blendswap - look, how topology is going. Imho, the best way to overcome block is simply to DO things and don’t worry about result. By the way, try to sculpt the pumpkin :slight_smile: goog luck!

Wow, looks really great. I like especially the texturing and seeing how much it gained from postproduction.

I think this is really good!

well done 8)

Stunning piece! The best entry imo.
Amazing work man. :slight_smile:

Absolutely fantastic, I really love this one. Keep up the good work!

There were stylish entries - for example, Nosferatu. Like it!

Awesome work definitly Top gallery.

I was Very Impressed with that Awesome Design! :eek:

Posted quick tip about making twisted objects (like pumpkin “tail”) in my blog.

This is very good. Awesome … fantastic atmosphere !
How many days it took you to do all this ? Do you work like 5, 8 hours a day or more ?
Congrats for the first place, well deserved :slight_smile:

Looks epic. Just like a ghost should. Gets my stars.

or just a run through of what you did, i mean it’s great, too great that it should be made for a tutorial on how to make such a BAM(-ish) thing

Looking good, well done!

Damn, awesome work, can you post the render without the post-production?

You are too good buddy! :slight_smile: