Last week Tommy was finally set free to go home and return to cooking after failing to create a disproportionate character based in the world of Bethesda’s Dishonored.
This week the artists meet on Olvera Street and find Patrick and Mac waiting for them. The twist is that they won’t be competing in the Foundation Challenge, one of their former opponents will be for a chance to re-enter the arena…all except Joe of course. The challenge is to create make-up based on Day of the Dead and of course all of them are super excited and nervous to have the chance to compete again. Last week I had my money on Nicole returning but I would also be happy with Eric. Let’s face it: CeCe has no effects skills, Tommy is too green and Jason doesn’t seem enthusiastic. Eric and Nicole were the real talents that should have probably stuck around and of course they are chosen at the top with Nicole re-entering. Admit you felt a bit bad for Derek and Eric having to say goodbye again.
The challenge this week is for the contestants to bring children’s artwork to life. The kids are from City Heart which offers free art classes to kids in the LA area which is kind of awesome. The artists are all excited to work with the children but creepily not as much as Alana who refers to them as baby nuggets. The kids get to pick who they want to work with (I really thought that Alana’s bozo hair would scare them into picking her last). After selecting who they want to work with the kids and contestants get 30 minutes to consult on the design of the monster they drew. Sarah’s kid names her monster Sweetie Stealer because he steals sweets. Derek’s kid wants a scary alien that eats people with lots of blood while Laura’s kid wants a half-vampire, half-dragon baby that throws rocks. Rod’s kid talks his ear off with all her creativity and ideas which end up translating to a big head and tentacles.
Rod is fucked. He starts sculpting although his arm is starting to bother him at this point but he knows he needs to push. He then realizes that he is creating a huge head again but relies on the fact that his client wanted it that way to save him. Laura ends up using a few bags of clay for her super-sized head while Roy starts work on animatronics for his monster. Roy’s kid picked the right guy considering he wanted moving eyelids. Nicole starts working on her piece which is a former human turned bat dwelling monster ala The Descent (great film). I noticed Sarah is sewing something so I guess they have a choice in making their own costumes or having it made for them from their sketch. Such a mystery…Day 1 draws to a close as Rod’s arm continues to bother him but he can’t slow down with as much as he has left to complete.