In last week’s season three premiere episode of “Face Off” Rod won the spotlight challenge, but after winning he learned that he injured the tendons in his left wrist. Rod vowed to soldier on despite the pain.
The artists discovered a box on the table in their home; with it was a message from show host McKenzie Westomore. Each artist was to take a key from the box and join her in San Diego. Once there the artists found a tall ship – the HMS Surprise – loaded with 12 treasure chests.
The spotlight challenge for the week was to create an original priate who has become one with the sea. The treasure chests held the inspiration for each artist’s character…
Nicole had a ship in a bottle
Jason had jewels
Rod had sea horses
Laura had shells
CC had barnacles
Derek had netting
Alana had crabs
Tommy had kelp
Roy had a dagger
Eric had a spyglass
Sarah had sea urchins
It would be the first individual challenge for the artists. But, there was one more treasure chest left on the ship. When McKenzie opened the chest, it revealed a pirate’s booty of $5,000. In a “Face Off” first the booty would go to the spotlight challenge winner.
After spending some time on the ship seeking inspiration, the artists returned to the lab to begin working on their characters. Award winning makeup artist and judge Ve Neill and host McKenzie Westmore made a visit to the lab to check on the artists’ work. Ve had a few concerns with some of the creations but was impressed with others. Alana, the youngest artist, and Rod both faced some difficulty when it came to completing their work.
After three days of creating and building, it was time for the artists to display their characters on the “Face Off” reveal stage for judges Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, and Neville Page to critique and score. Despite difficulties Alana and Rod were safe; and joined by Tommy, Nicole, and Derek. The remaining six artists were the best and the worst of the creations.
The judges said CC, Jason, and Eric had the worst looks saying CC made some bad choices and whose work looked directionless; The judges called Jason’s work disappointing and dispassionate; and they felt that Eric’s work looked faked and was a lame attempt at incorporating his spyglass theme.
The judges announced that Laura, Sarah, and Roy had the best looks saying they were impressed with Roy’s work and he had properly addressed the challenge and added something unexpected; the judges said Sarah’s creation had a haunting look that was a complete character and too Ve’s breath away; and for Laura’s work they said it had a nice feel with interesting colours and had a great silhouette.
Sarah won the challenge…and the booty.
Laura and Roy are safe for another week.
Saying that she needed to work on her skill set and design work, the judge’s eliminated CC from the competition. Jason and Eric are safe for this week.
Next week the artists face not only the challenge of creating the right makeup; but must also see that their creation stands up in an acrobatic dance.