Damien's take on Tonatiuh, the god of sun, was a crowd pleaser, taking top honors over all the other contestants. Glenn commented that it’s way better up close and Ve added that the pallet was so beautifully done. Neville comments that there’s some really strong design elements in the helmet. Bravo, Damien!
We personally thought Graham’s Tonatiuh, god of Sun, was way cool but then Glenn said that it doesn’t feel very alien tech and that it feels more like a ceremonial headdress. Neville added that as a cohesive design, it feels clumsy. So we guess majority rules on this one. Sorry, Graham!
Jordan's Tezcatlipoca, the god of war and conflict, won the judge's heart.
Ve: We’ve seen this design quite a few times before. Neville: But it is done well. Us: True.
Kelly was so into her Quezacotl's make-up, calling it fierce!
But Glenn disagreed saying the the shapes themselves couldn’t be further off from what the judges were looking for. Oh, dear.
Glenn quipped that the top of Kevon's Tezcatlipoca's head feels like it’s separate design element from the rest of the face. Ve added that the paint job is completely wrong for the challenge. D’oh!
Matt's Tlaloc, god of rain and lightening, was a challenge winner. Glenn felt that the head is a beautifully executed form.
Mel's Xochipilli, the god of fertility, strike's a pose. Mel liked her makeup but thought that it felt busy. Ve confirmed her suspicions adding, “wow, there’s a lot going on on this baby.” Glenn liked that it was a completely different and unique approach but Neville doesn’t feel that it fits within the realm of the Aztec cultural inspiration. Mel ends up winning the challenge against her compeition, Yvonne.
The judges all agreed on Walter’s Quezacotl one giving it snazzy soundbites like, “Freaking gorgeous!” “Beautiful paint job!” and “So beautiful!”
Neville was awe-inspired by Yvonne’s Xochipilli saying that it was a “remarkable bit of work.” But Glenn quickly rained on that parade, deadpanning: “I don’t know how that translate to what we’re looking for.”