I have to say a word of praise for the models on this show. They don't just walk out with their makeup on and stand around dully (Most of them don't, anyway. There was one dude who was immobile and I thought that was weird, expecting him to do something). They're more like actors than just plain models. Sometimes the way the model moves to characterize the designers creation sells the design more than its look alone. I've often wondered if the designers instruct the models on how to act or if they come up with that themselves.
The models on this show could give lessons on how to sell a product to models on other shows who sleepwalk their way down the runway.
I'm glad there haven't been further problems with the models being allergic to the makeup. The first season I watched Face Off, there were many times they had to switch models because of severe allergic reactions. Maybe by now the show has learned to give the models allergy tests to make sure there won't be problems down the line.
I was sad to see Eric go this week, leaving his brother by himself, but it's important to bring your best every week. All it takes is one lackluster performance and you don't get the chance to try again.
I was kind of miffed at the cowboy dude (don't remember his name) who didn't tell his partner that he didn't like the red makeup with black patches. He said he'd let it go because his partner alone was responsible for the paint job and he wasn't worried about the part he did. That's a very poor attitude for a partnership. It's not enough to guarantee your own safety by saying "Oh well, we could have done better but at least I did better than my partner so I'm safe". I would think the goal of teamwork would be to help each other do your best so you can potentially have the winning design that week.
AND Jason was the one who decided the mottled red/black painting. Roy - who of course we know does haunted house work - would know a thing or two in this area.
It wasn't a bad paint job thankfully, but it DID look as you said too dark. Ve also was right here - that breastplate was beautiful and probably said a cool saying, but it was covered up by the cloak used for the lion effect. I loved their fabrication on the headdress too though.
Exactly - while it is a game and Roy knows that, I think he also wants to help the younger designers learn a few tricks because here they had a great design, just bad coloring.Plus, doing it the way he did and NOT trying to say something or correct him, the guy wound up being able to learn something through making that mistake.
You're welcome - I have had experience working and taking photos of the tigers at a Chinese New Year's event we used to have here in town. The host of the event had to correct me at least once about the difference.It was fantastic to see the dragons dance, too!
And thanks for shining a light on the difference between a traditional tiger vs. dragon costume. That was interesting to learn!
I hope Critical posts pics again, this week!
And - tigers are not always yellow and dragons not always red. That was one thing I was glad to see in the challenge too.
Is it so hard to repaint? I would think if the paint you're using looks too dark or isn't quite right, you could spray over it with another color. I don't know anything about the type of paint they use, though, and if that's possible.
I would presume the makeup they use is something along the line of Ben Nye (though this is more for regular skin makeup) but if it's similar - it's very VERY hard to remove - you have to use a lot of babywipes to just get off a basic beauty makeup.
You are so RIGHT about the models! I only started watching Face Off during season, and they piqued my interest even then. I noticed quite a lot of them played to character after their makeup was applied and their costumes were donned, and, like you said, that REALLY worked toward selling their various looks.
I was also intrigued by situations with allergies. Remember the aging challenge? They used twins, IIRC, and one of them was so allergic to the makeup, the artist had to take it off her right then, and another model was brought in in a few hours. The artist (RJ, I think it was) had to adjust the already-done prosthetic to accommodate the smaller (?) head of his new model. Even with that, he STILL wound up pulling off a fabulous makeup.
Eric. I'm sorry to see him go, too, but you're right; this is a play-for-keeps situation. You majorly mess up one time, and you'll most likely be the one packing your makeup kit and going home. I would've LOVED to have seen how their friendly brotherly rivalry played out later on down the line, but, Derek had the goods on this one, Eric didn't, and their tale was told therein.
I completely get what you're saying about Roy not pulling Jason's (Thanks, jadewarlock!) coat about the paint job on the front prosthetic/mask/appliance (?) they used. Valid and reasonable angle on the situation.
Another side of this that hit me about this, though, is that Roy might have wanted to keep his trap shut because of JOE.
Remember how Joe KEPT tearing Tommy a new one when they were working together? He never, EVER seemed to give Tommy any kind of support and/or validation for pretty much ANY thing he did, or TRIED to do. We've not seen too much of Jason at this point, but I believe it's entirely possible (even though Roy never said so in a PI) that ANOTHER reason he didn't try to advise Jason about his paint job was that he didn't know if Jason would be open to receiving advice about it. And, if he gambled, and Jason WASN'T, Roy didn't want to run the risk of being seen or viewed by the rest of the artists (ESPECIALLY the young ones!) as "another old-ass, know-it-all Joe!". Even though I (and the other artists, I'm willing to bet) would probably never put him in that category, anyway, because --- up to THIS point, at least --- he hasn't presented himself in that manner.
As I think we're all pretty much in agreement on: This is NOT a business where you can afford to have a rep of NOT being reasonable to work with, not being willing to listen to a co-worker, or a "know-it-all'. I don't think you'd be working very long, in ANY aspect of this particular, specialized industry, if any of those (or other negative) personality traits happened to be the word on the street about you.
And the word on the street DOES get around, in EVERY type of business.
Just another idea/angle about that "EWWWW!" paint job.
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"In a world of pollution, profanity, adolescence, broccoli, zits, ozone depletion, racism, sexism, stupid guys and PMS, why the hell do people still tell me to have a nice day?" - Unknown
If I'm not mistaken, Laura has had her work praised every week & been at the top of the heap every week. I think she is going to be around for a long time & perhaps even win. She seems to have a great eye for color & design & she had to do a lot of it herself this time since the walking disaster had to exit stage left for a trip to the doctor. I was cringing when Alana came back from the doctor & went over to work on the sander, I figured she would sand her arm off up to the elbow or something. Love the show, sorry to have missed the first 2 seasons.
Laura was a total rock star when Alana had to go off to the hospital. I've been really impressed with her thus far. I like Sarah too, so I'm hoping this past week was just a blip. Funny how some really good designers can get dragged down by a bad one (like with Roy and Sarah this week) and then others can help the bad designer up their game.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
I think, theoretically, red was a good idea for the Snake, simply because red is the color of good fortune for the Chinese. Unfortunately, the paint job just looked anemic for the snake, so that's how it goes.
Revenge is ice cream.