If it wasn’t already quite apparent that Canuck fans are a strange lot, consider some of the curious Canuck-themed jack-o-lanterns featured on the NHL’s official Facebook page. Or, better yet, just key in on the one that features a carving of Ryan Kesler’s nude photo from ESPN Magazine’s “The Body Issue”. That one should do it.
What the what? There was a while there when naked Kesler was practically everywhere, but I can safely say that the side of a pumpkin was among the places I did not expect to find him. Colour me surprised.
Colour me impressed, too. Take a close look at the glory that is the Naked Keslantern, and you will see that this isn’t some half-hearted carving. No sir, whoever did this definitely didn’t skimp on the details.
For example, check out the bulging quadricep on Kesler’s left leg, or the protruding deltoid at his left shoulder. That’s some quality shading right there.
Or, better yet, note the notches in his stomach that allow his sculpted abs to capture some of the candle’s glow. That’s impressive, too. This is the first jack-o-lantern I’ve ever seen that looks airbrushed.
And I can’t say enough good things about the job this carver (or carvers) did around Kesler’s head. They captured his expression perfectly; the facework is absolutely top-notch. And be sure you take a moment to appreciate the detail on his trademark Astro Boy haircut.
Clearly, this was a labour of love.
Edit: the creator of the pumpkin, Lila Learn, has found our website and provided us with photo evidence that she is who she says she is. We have decided to pass said evidence on to you. Congratulations on being awesome, Lila.
Tags: Canucks fans are great, Naked Kesler, Weird Crafts