Episode 7, Elimination #2
It’s still really disappointing that we don’t get more footage of the Strippers drawing. The focus is more on the banter between Mike and Jerry and the Strippers which actually isn’t all that interesting.
This time, it wasn’t as clear cut as the last elimination. Mike and Jerry found both strips to be lacking. Neither strip really had an idea that was strong enough to stand on its own. It came down to a question of execution and in that regard, Katie won out.
It was great that Mike and Jerry gave some very helpful constructive criticism to Ty like they did with Alex.
Episode 8, Drawing Blind
Partner time. For this mini challenge, the Strippers must pair off. One person describes a drawing while the other draws what’s being described. Then they switch.
I have nothing much to say about this challenge. Certainly, it’s interesting to see how well people describe stylized art to one another and to see how close they can come to the original drawing. But I kinda just fast forwarded to the end. The winning pair both got Intuos 5 tablets as a prize which is really awesome. Although, I kind of think this was more difficult than the Seattle trivia challenge so maybe some Cintiq action was in order, but an Intuos 5 is still an awesome prize.
Next time, the Strippers do a challenge with Scott Kurtz about branding. This should be interesting. Kurtz is known for wearing his emotions on his sleeve and notorious for getting into heated internet arguments over various aspects of cartooning. If anyone knows the pitfalls of managing and maintaining a personal brand, it’s Kurtz.