Hi again! Sorry for the incredibly late recap! I’ve been terribly tired and stressed out the past week so I only managed to get my custom done a few hours ago! :< Hopefully I’ll get back on track with my customs soon so I can start writing other stuff in my blog than just recaps :)
This was an interesting week on Face Off as it had two challenges! The foundation challenge was weird since I really disagreed with the assessment of the designs but the spotlight challenge was super interesting and really unique! It will be very hard to write a recap based on sounds :D
Right, onto my opinion about the foundation challenge:
Orange team (Ben, Darla, Emily): I thought for sure that they would have this in the bag since all three of them are incredibly talented! I also thought the communication between the three worked very well and the outcome was my favorite design of the four characters.
Purple team (Anthony, Julian, Regina): Started off promising but those chin horns were absolutely terrible. Why Julian, why?! The prosthetic around the cheeks also looked really bad.
Green team (Logan, Stephanie, Jamie): What the…?! How on earth was this considered one of the better looks? To me it looked all over the place and terrible in every way. The guest judge had horrible taste, clearly.
Blue team (Kelly, Adam, Rob): I found this one to be really over-the-top and the demon brow prosthetic didn’t work with the look in my opinion. Rewarding Adam the win because he chose the wig was very, very strange, but his communication within the challenge was good nonetheless (clearly showing Rob the way he was going with the paint job in particular).
The spotlight challenge this week was to work in teams of two and design a character to fit a particular sound that had been randomly assigned to them. I will try to describe the sounds as well as I can :D
Anthony & Darla (Bottom looks): They got a really creepy, eerie sound that inspired them to make a demon that steals souls. The idea was really cool but the execution was terrible. The heads looked silly when the model moved and the face of the demon didn’t look great unfortunately. Come on Anthony, it’s really time to step up your game!
Logan & Rob (Safe): They had a very animalistic, almost lion / t-rex roar-like sound that inspired them to make a huge aquatic monster. I thought it was pretty cool! I find it very impressive that they managed to make the entire suit and I don’t think it looked like “too much”.
Stephanie & Kelly (Top looks, Stephanie won): They got a ticking, clockwork sound and decided to make a porcelain doll that’s supposed to be a clockmaker’s wife. I thought it was a really solid concept and a very pretty makeup. Can’t complain about them winning! Also props to their model for getting the timing for her movements so perfect with the sound!
Ben & Julian (Top looks): Their sound was some sort of menacing breathing and ended with something that sounded like a blade. I thought the head looked pretty cool but the super-red stomach looked too bright. They should have toned it down a bit so it would have matched the horns a bit better.
Adam & Regina (Bottom looks, Regina eliminated): They got a robotic sound but Regina didn’t want to be predictable and make a robot. Bad choice! The end result was horribly bad (particularly the face!) and she absolutely deserved to go home.
Emily & Jamie (Safe): They got a pretty organic sound with clicking noises and rustling of leaves which inspired them to make a prehistoric bird/dinosaur inspired design. Once again I’m in love with Emily’s hair for the character! I think this would have deserved to be top looks, it was really cool! Emily continues to impress me, she’s definitely my favorite contestant.
Anyways, onto my own creation! This week’s character was surprisingly easy to come up with! I immediately loved the sound Emily and Jamie got so I decided to make a tropical bird-lizard custom from a flamingo LPS. Here she is:
I really love how she turned out! The paint is blotchy on purpose since I wanted the look to be organic :)
Hope you enjoyed my post and my custom! I really don’t look forward to making a troll / bridge -inspired LPS custom but we’ll see what I come up with xD Until next week!