Let’s all take a moment and reflect on just how awesome the internet can be. Through it we get to appreciate so many things from around that world that we otherwise would have never known about, and when it comes to fandom, we get to rejoice in the fact that there are people everywhere who love the same movies, comics, and shows that we do. And thanks to a recent post on io9, we get to see just about the sweetest tribute to Game of Thrones and The Night’s King that will ever be.
Italian artist Valeriano Fatica took his love of Game of Thrones and expressed it with his amazingly artistic fruit carving skills. The video above, set to a bad-ass metal cover of the GOT main theme song, shows the work involved in creating such a beautiful representation of the head of the menacing Night’s King. It’s fascinating to see the amount of detail one can accomplish by using different thicknesses of the watermelon’s rind as various levels of shading before even getting to the delicate flesh of the fruit.
Fatica’s no newbie to the fruit and/or vegetable carving game; his YouTube channel is a veritable farmer’s market of produce-carving videos with each displaying incredibly intricate creations of pop culture icons. Among them are Cthulhu in both potato and watermelon form, as well as a Joker made out of a pumpkin–which I think qualifies it as a Jokerlantern.
Have you ever attempted your own edible pieces of sculpture before? Let’s talk about all the juicy details in the comments below!
Image: Valeriano Fatica