Sunday, 11 March 2018

The Votes Are In for the 'Monstrous' Theme Round!

Finally, I'm back at the controls after a few days away R&R with the lovely Lady Sarah. Thanks for your patience everybody, and another big thank you to Tamsin who did a fabulous job standing in for me posting the Friday Follies.

Our fifth and final bonus theme round has concluded! We had 35 participants submitting entries illustrating their delightfully imaginative interpretations of the 'Monstrous' theme. Below are the results of the voting. 


The Runners Up of the Theme Round were:

SidneyR's 'Les Chevaliers de Versailles, 1688'

AlexK's 'Monster Madness'

JamesM's 'The Command is Given, the Command is WALK!'


Our podium finishers for the Monstrous Theme Round are:

Third Place: MichaelA's 'Monster Mash'

Michael will receive another 25 points for his fabulous retrospective of these classic monsters of the Silver Screen. Yes they are verrry verrry scaaaary! Lovely brushwork Michael.


Second Place: AnthonyO's 'George the Giant'

George's amazing romper-stomper monstrousness (monstrousnous?) will give Anthony another 50 points to add to his total!  Superb work Anthony!


And in First Place: 

ByronM's 'Kingdom Death Dragon King'

I had the pleasure of seeing this electric blue brute up close and personal while visiting friends and family in Winnipeg this past weekend. I can attest that it's even more impressive (and intimidating) when viewed nose-to-nose, so to speak. Truly, an amazing piece of work. 

In recognition of Byron's excellent efforts, he will be awarded an additional 75 points to his total and receive a generous gift certificate from our fellow Challenger Edwin over at Diplomatist Books.

Congratulations again Byron!


Let's give A BIG round of applause to all the round's participants for their excellent efforts bringing the theme to life. Terrific work folks - thank you! 



  1. A very well deserved first place for Byron, stunning piece!. Great work everybody in any case

  2. Definitely a well deserved first spot for Byron! Congrats!

  3. A well deserved win for Byron - fantastic work on that awesomely huge beastie :)

    And a very well done to Anthony and Michael for their 2nd and 3rd places :)

    It was a pleasure to be able to help out on Friday Curt , particularly as it meant I got to badger the Badger :)

  4. Wow, thank you everyone, and congrats to Anthony and Michael (both very nice entries!) and all the runners up.

  5. For the first time this challenge, I had no doubt as to who the bonus round winner would be. Byron's dragon is superb, and a worthy winner. Well done to all who entered - I hope you had as much fun with the Monstrous round as I did. Now, off to paint the Curtgeld.


    Richard C

  6. Huge congratulations to all the winners, and in particular Byron! What an incredible beast that was to take the First Place, and monstrously well deserved, Byron!

  7. Really fantastic work all around, but Byron's piece was really special. Well done!

  8. Congratulations everyone! Lovely monsters!

    Byron - drop me an email and we'll discuss you needs and logistics.

  9. Brilliant - really chuffed to have got 4th place! vongrats to everyone else!

  10. Congratulations to everyone and specially to Byron that is one gorgeous beastie!

  11. Well deserved 1st place. Well done all participants and congrats to place getters. cheers all.