Face Off Season 4 Episode 1

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!! My favorite series is back and WOW! These people are freaking amazing!! During the reveal stage, I was squealing like a little girl because of how amazing all the sculpts were.
Ok so here is a quick run down of the episode. SPOILER ALERT!!!!
There are 14 new contestants, well… 13 now. There is Eric F. House, Katie, Troy, Wayne, Anthony, Kris, Alam, Alexandra, Autumn, Eric Z, Jenna, Meagan, and Michael. That was a mouthful.
Ok now for the main challenge, the goal was to pick a geographical theme and incorporate it into a Goblin King’s mak-up. The themes were; desert, arctic, jungle, volcano, swamp, forest, and mountains. All the artists were amazing! Each sculpt was so unique and well thought out. However… not every fairy tale is perfect so he goes the critiquing.  They were each paired off with another artist which I shall tell you.
Katie & House: Arctic 

Ok this one I feel was some what unoriginal.Their Goblin King was an ice blue color, with a long bented nose and a super sharp chin. He had long white hair going down his body. They gave him icicle shoulders and detailing on the hands and dressed him in pale blue robes. To me, it literally looked like a realistic form of the Ice King from Adventure Time.  I am not kidding! The only thing he was missing was the pointy golden crown. So… yeah. We shall see how they grow in the competition.

Eric F. & Jenna: Desert

Wow. Just WOW! This team was amazing. Definitely an odd pair themselves, Eric and Jenna really took this challenge by storm. Both have a very dark, gothic, unique, horror feel to them and their sculpt was a beautiful work of art. The face was an bull skull with gold accents and black shading. The skin was colored perfectly to match the different hues you would find in a desert wasteland (Courtesy of Jenna). I can’t put as much as I want to, but their sculpt was awesome and I can see them going far in this competition.

Eric Z. & Autumn: Jungle

Ok now this team was fairly one sided. Autumn was the one who had the general idea and gave the  orders, while Eric followed them and at the same time, sculpted some of the most genius pieces that I have ever seen. It was anything new, it was that he was able to sculpt bark to match the muscle anatomy of an entire arm. Pretty freaking impressive for being the youngest. Represent!

Michael & Troy: Volcano

Alright now these two disappointed me. At the beginning, they had an awesome simple idea that I think could have taken them pretty far. I guess part of being an artist is not knowing when to stop. Michael wanted to add armor and such and that basically covered up most of their chest sculpt. Not to mention they added a ridiculous hat that looked like a party hat on fire. That decision led them to be on the worst list.

Alam & Kris: Forest 

Not much to mention on these two. They played it fairly safe by using simplicity as their friend. I actually think they had one of the best ones because elements of nature were added in really nicely, and realistically which is what you don’t see very often. Can’t wait until I see them use their full potential on a make-up.

Wayne & Alexandra: Swamp

Now to be honest, this wasn’t so much as a team effort. Alexandra did almost nothing, leaving Wayne to sculpt the mask, the back, the cowl and even do the coloring. It was a free ride for her because the sculpt itself was really good. They got the aspects of a crocodile down, but unfortunately, the coloring didn’t quite add up since they one had 45 minutes to apply make-up. So kudos to Wayne. I can see him going very far.

Meagan & Anthony: Mountain

I have saved the best for last!!! Alright now! It is extremely difficult to sculpt rocks. It is! You have to match the geometry, the texture, and the coloring. Anthony did it. He is the guy I am rooting for this competition. He has amazing skills as a painter and amazing skills as a sculptor. I don’t really have anything to say about Meagan. She just helped with the coloring and the costume. I don’t even know how to describe it! Just go watch the episode!

Who left?

Sadly, the one who was sent home tonight was Troy. Which made me super sad because his first idea was really good! I would have liked to see him learn more and grow but I guess those judges didn’t agree. 😡 Glen is such a meanie.

Now we shall see how next week turns out! I can’t wait!

-Ashe

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