Make up artist in outer space!!! And we’re down to eight. With sketches provided by judge Patrick Tatopoulos as their motivation, this challenge was creating original aliens.
“These are not the phone home kinda aliens,” RJ said. “These are the I’m gonna eat your face and talk to ya later.”
Sue had a double dose of it poor thing. Still on cloud nine from the last task big win, Jerry felt it imperative to vocalize his feelings (aka jealously!!). He made these emotions well known as he repeatedly dissed her winning work.
Sue hit the mark when she stated during the confessional interviews that, “with all of his experience he should be winning all of the challenges!” But hmmm…he certainly is not.
Jerry aside, Judge Patrick gave her some early advice during his walk around to of not focusing entirely on the head sculpting…but as we learned later she didn’t take this commentary to heart, because only after all was said and done it was during the elimination process that she looks at her work and is like, ‘hey, it looks like I didn’t work on anything else.’ Well..um…you didn’t.
Tara couldn’t catch a break to save her life! She had a fierce concept and when fail after fail kept hitting her she didn’t know how to react. She had the great idea of these extended arms, broke not once, but twice, and then there was an issue with the model and how her carved out teeth were
feeling on his face. One judge remarked after Tara sent her “toothless green gremlin” out, that “unless the model was bleeding”, she should not have ripped those teeth out.
Ian was my early have for this round because his sketch was so challenging and creative, it was like wow. Wow, I hope you can pull that off in this amount of time. Pretty ambitious. That was the internal struggle he had with himself during his entire working phase. He was constantly concerned that he’d bit off more than he could chew, and he was terrified. He pushed through, and boy was it worth it!
Amazing!!! It was surprising to see him up there in front of the judges after showing all this fantastic job he’s done and he’s content to downplay himself. Hopefully the judges raining praise all over him made him feel better.
Glenn called it “stellar.” And Ve said it was, “Three words: Awesome. Bitchin’. Groovy.”
Then there was Rayce, who held the tie for my heart’s affections regarding the best works. RED, RED, RED! Say it with me now! The judges, (and I) loooooooooved the way the red paint made the creature stand out!!! The guest judge even called it camera worthy NOW. I didn’t even care that those eyes holes were so small that it almost didn’t even look like eye sockets were there (and sure enough the model admitted he could barely see out them) with sculpting like that, stunts would simply have to be worked out for someone else to do.
As soon as Jerry’s model came out I thought: fish. I was so confused on why he had this fish creature. And upon closer inspection the paint was totally off. The profile showed off the matte foam texture in high contrast to the glossy/shiny, glaze over the eye area. Not smooth at all. Jerry admitted that he messed up.
“I botched the paint, but if I were to grade my makeup on the time given: 7,” he said in confessional.
But when the judges got on his case for color choices (they instantly thought fish too) Jerry became so defensive and in my opinion whined, when he attempted to defend his color choice by saying he will never default associate blues with aquatics and reds with demons. (Still looked like a fish, no matter what he says.)
Check out this picture of RJ’s work. I mean really look at it, because up close on the face the movement ability of the mouth was clearly something special. For all the sculpting and molding around that grill, the ability to open and close the mouth was seamless. The judges were impressed. I was impressed. That head sculpture was sick, and the paint job, fantastic. Job well done. Give him his props.
Matt’s albino demon creature was meh. I mean it looks scary, but somehow at the same time it doesn’t. It’s safe. Just like his place in this round.
Beki. I don’t know what you did here. But it was safe. The end.
This week proved especially critical in the game because they surprised the contestants with a new reality, that these results would see two of them going home. And those two ended up being Tara and cocky/sloppy Jerry.
Ian was best in show. Nice.
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