This piece was something I started a few months ago after borrowing a concept from a friend, Bill Cooper. He had done a beautiful concept that I fell in love with and I had to put it into 3D. It was an opportunity to really see where I could take it. I really wanted to develop the concept he had so graciously provided into a bigger living breathing scene. I really fell in love with the idea of these possessed pumpkins that were controlled by a more sinister entity. While I deviated a fair bit, I hope you'll find I tried to remain faithful to the spirit of the concept.
A very special thanks goes to Patrick Burke, a dear friend who has been gracious enough to provide some really thoughtful feedback along the way. Along with my co-worker Dave Laub who also had some really great insight when I was trying to resolve a few things. Last but not least, Paul Wu for also challenging me to push just a bit more. The collaboration was a truly rewarding part of the process.