There’s nothing quite like eating a juicy watermelon on a hot summer day (and one slice is never enough), but artist Clive Cooper is doing far more than savoring the flavor. He’s carving impressive creatures and characters into the sizable green and pink melons – from creepy goblins and ferocious dinosaurs, to the bears native to his home in Vancouver, BC.
On Clive’s website, Sparksfly Design, he says “it’s Halloween every day of the year” – and that makes sense considering he used his pumpkin carving skills and translated them to watermelon. Here he uses the light shades of the melons rind as it transitions to the pink inner flesh, giving his watermelon carvings even more life.
Carving pumpkins and watermelon is a quick, inexpensive and tasty way for you to get familiar with carving (don’t forget soap carving either). You can see a bit more of his technique in this video of his triceratops carving. See more of his watermelon carvings here.