The Faces of Face Off: Season 8, Episode 13

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 02:45

Howdy, partners! Git on lil' doggies as we merge the world of the Wild Wild West with the art of Steampunk, a strange brew that inspires some of the most amusing facial expressions on this season of Face Off.

Season 8, Episode 13: "Full Steam Ahead"

Last week's Spotlight Challenge had the artists (down to four, FYI) taking a classic Western character — a barmaid (Logan), an undertaker (Emily) a bank robber (Julian) and a blacksmith (Darla) — and re-imagining it as a steampunk cyborg.

That's quite the tall order, as even when the art of "steampunk" is described as eloquently and completely as possible ("A combination of two elements: a Victorian or Edwardian fashion sense combined with technology from a previous civilization that has been rediscovered and is now powered with steam," per Glenn), it still makes for some alarm and confusion.

  1. Alarm for Darla.

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  2. Confusion for Emily.

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  3. And that's not all. Steampunk can also inspire blank stares …

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  4. … temporary madness …

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  5. … and cute self-consciousness.

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  6. Oh, and whatever it is that Laura's doing here.

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  7. Anyway, we love this stuff. Ve does, too.

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  8. Oh, we also wanted to include this amazing piece of fan art that McKenzie retweeted, because why wouldn't we?

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Next Episode: The Season 8 Finale!