Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Face Off Episode 505 Critique

As we prepare to watch tonight's episode of Face Off, here is my critique of last week's episode 5 of Face Off Season 5 on Syfy.com.  In this challenge, artists had to create a "Mother Earth Goddess character inspired by their own mother."  They brought me back as a special guest star to not only introduce the challenge with some advice, but also mentor the contestants with Mr. Westmore and McKenzie during the walk through.  I was honored to be asked back on the show for this reason, and it was so cool to see everything from the other side and spend some time with Mr. Westmore and McKenzie.  I think that overall everybody did an excellent job with this challenge, incorporating nature in a beautiful way, I only wish the contestants tried bringing the prosthetics onto the face a bit to transform the models face rather than just relying with the model's already pretty features.  Congrats to Laura and Lyma, both in top looks with Laura taking the win, and both of them listened to our advice.  Watch the vlog critique here:

Be sure to send in your viewer questions for me to answer during these web critiques on the Face Off Facebook page HERE, and watch me critique all the odd numbered episodes of Season 5, returning to critique episode 7.  Also, during the episodes all season long on Tuesdays at 9/8c, tweet LIVE with me on Twitter @KOSARTeffects to show our support of the contestants and cheer them on as we all watch together!

Top pic of McKenzie Westmore and J. Anthony Kosar by Nicole Wilder-Shattuck, courtesy Syfy.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

KOSAR at IlluXCon Sept 11-15

Come visit me at IlluXCon in Allentown, PA this week at the Allentown Art Museum, and see one of the largest displays of original Fantasy / Imaginative Realist art in the world!  I can't tell you enough how honored I am to be included in this elite group for international artists, the best of the best!  I have my sculptures, including Boaris Frankenswine, and Smokey Joe & the Inferno, and others, as well as a few new pieces.  I have been juried into the Main Show that takes place all week, one of 4 sculptors selected (one of 54 artists total).  There is also the Weekend Salon, which includes 36 additional artists on Saturday and Sunday, and Friday night Showcase featuring 80 additional artists for one night.  I have only ever seen pictures of this show, but to see it in person and the scale of these original paintings and sculptures is overwhelming and inspiring.  My tables are between the amazing Thomas Kuebler and Vincent Villafranca.  I just got here yet I can't wait to get back in the studio to create, I am so inspired!  As fantasy art and special effects go inspire the creation of each other, today, Thursday September 12, from 1pm to 4pm, I will be doing a Make-Up FX demonstration, transforming Orbit Art Driector Lauren Panepinto into an Evil Sorceress before she does some portfolio reviews!  More info on IlluXCon HERE

Pictures courtesy IlluXCon, and copyright their respective artists.