This week on “Face Off” the eight remaining artists take on the Superhero Challenge. The makeup artists meet host McKenzie Westmore at Bronson Caves – the cave that was used as the cave entrance for the television show “Batman”.
The contestants are paired up in two artist teams to create a superhero and their sidekick befitting one of the available vehicles.
Sarah and Derek chose the motorcycle and sidecar
Jason and Rod chose the Tatra 187
Laura and Tommy chose the Hummer
Alana and Roy chose the Dodge Charger
The artists had a little help from a special guest consultant on how to create their superheroes with season two winner Rayce Bird.
After sketching the ideas for their superheroes, the artists returned to the lab to begin creating those superheroes. While in the lab host McKenzie Westmore and Award winning makeup artist and judge Ve Neill made a visit to the lab to check on the artist’s work. Ve noted that every character that Rod has created looked the same in the face. She spoke with Rod not once; but twice on the matter. Ve like Sarah and Derek’s concept, felt Alana and Roy were a cohesive group, and thought Laura and Tommy had a cool idea.
After Ve’s second visit, Rod was determined to change the construction of his character’s face to change it up. But did he have enough time and was he successful?
Rod was not the only artist to have trouble in creating their superheroes. Roy’s mold cracked. Alana had to remake her face sculpt. Tommy’s foam ripped. And on reveal day some of the artists were behind in creating their characters in time for the reveal.
This week there were four judges at the judging table; Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Neville Page, and guest judge actor, writer, director, and comic book enthusiast Kevin Smith.
One the reveal was done, and the judges took a closer look, Kevin said the artists did a great job. In their comments on the artist’s work Glenn said that Laura and Tommy were the only pair who had elements of superheroes in their character. Ve said that Tommy’s character looked like a football player that had gone through a meat grinder.
On Jason and Rod’s work Ve again remarked on her conversations with Rod adding that Rod did not make enough changes to his character’s face; adding that she was disappointed and it still looked like all the others. Neville said that it was a good concept but didn’t convey it. Glenn said that the devices were bothersome and had no detail.
On Sarah and Derek Neville said the jaw concept was cool but didn’t work. Glenn questioned the eye patch on Sarah’s character and Ve said the girl looked like she had a dirty makeup job.
Kevin loved the flames on Alana and Roy’s creations; saying that it reminded him of a comic book character. Glenn said they were the only team that represented comic book art; adding that the characters melded well together. Ve said that she would love to see them driving down the street; adding that Alana made a good decision on her sculpt change.
After deliberation Laura, Tommy, Alana, and Roy had the top looks. Alana and Roy was the top team with Alana taking the win.
Of the bottom looks from Jason, Rod, Derek, and Sarah; Jason was eliminated; but was offered a job by Kevin to do dome makeup work for him.
Next week the seven artists will bring a video game to life.