Day 2 brings Neville to the studio to critique and offer advice to all contestants. Laura’s piece has a shit ton of foam and she is concerned about taking too much out. Roy’s tickle monster provides some caution because of the mechanisms involved with blinking the eyelids. Derek’s told to be careful of his beak looking too parakeet and more bird of prey. Alana’s nose is too humanistic and doesn’t line up with the other nose holes so Neville tells her to really look at it. Rod’s work is singled out as looking too similar to past pieces but he tries to explain that it is what the client wants. Neville flat out tells him he should probably change his design but Rod is too committed to pleasing his little client’s heart and decides to honor her drawing and hopes the judges agree. Alana’s piece is looking a little ghostbuster-ish while Nicole is worried that she isn’t doing cartooney like the rest of her competitors. At the last minute Roy’s eyes don’t blink because of the pressure placed on the lines by the foam. He’s worried because his other pieces are a little basic and he’s relying on the animatronics to work to complete the piece.
Day 3 and oh heeeyyyyy. I see our gorgeous model is back working with Derek this week. Has he always been around and I just never noticed because my other eye candy Jason is gone? Roy continues working on his eyes determined to make them work properly while Nicole is now behind schedule and freaking out. Derek starts working on his wing portion of his costume and it looks shitty. He notes that he plans to “wing it”…boo. Roy decides to use his kid’s color scheme for the character while Sarah takes all 4 hours on Day 3 to complete the paint on her character. She realizes that if there is an issue with application she is screwed due to lack of time. Last Looks and Derek’s costume starts to fall apart at the ends while Sarah finishes in the last few seconds. Everyone heads out for judgement and I’m not really sure who will make it to the next round. All I know is that Mac’s dress is less than amazing this week…I guess budget went to flying Patrick from Bulgaria to LA for a half-day challenge.
So the challenge is based on bringing the artwork of the kids to life but the kids aren’t even present to see it come to fruition? If I was one of those kids I would have demanded to be present to see what my artwork turned into. Sarah and Nicole are safe for the week so let’s move on to the others. Oh surprise, surprise…Alana created another conehead creation with pale paint. Thankfully Ve ( Hi Cindy) calls her out on the paint job while Neville bashes her on the nose and Glenn disagrees with the both stating he really likes it. Rod is called out on his big baby head and Glenn tells him to work on things that are wispy, thin or hyper-realistic because he isn’t bad at sculpting he just seems to be stuck. Laura’s piece is liked by Neville and Ve but Glenn doesn’t comment so let’s assume he likes it. Roy’s piece confused Glenn while Ve loved the craziness and Neville loved the coloring. Derek’s piece was disappointing to Ve but Glenn says that he made good decisions but just needed more detail work and texture.