Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The People's Choice for the 4th Annual Painting Challenge

Following right in the tracks of yesterday's Challengers' Choice we now discover which entries were amongst the People's Choice of favourites. I felt very happy with the number of folks that took time to vote - I thank all who voted for being willing participants in this little bit of fun.

Again, below you will find a gallery organized in alphabetical order of all those submissions that garnered multiple accolades from visitors. The finalists will be featured at the end of the gallery.

Andrew's Giant Spider
Anne's Don Quixote & Sancho Panza
Anne's Guinevere
Byron's Great War Canadian Highlanders

Curt's Cossacks

Curt's Post-Apocalyptic Neo-Soviet Militia
Curt's Rick Deckard 'Blade Runner'
Dave's Beja Horde

Edwin's 'Professor Morrison - Before and After'
Fran's Zombie Apolcalypse

Lee's Judge Dredd

Michael's 'I am Gladiator'
Michael's 'Say Hello to One's Little Friend'
Ray's 'Stricken Crusader'
Samuli's 'Ensign Kennedy at Waterloo'

Sidney's 'Mata Hari' 
Tamsin's Pirate Horde
Tim's Feudal Japanese Warrior Monks
Tim's Samurai
Tim's Hong Kong Cops

From the hundreds of entries which made up this year's Challenge three submissions in particular rose above to captivate the attention and imagination of visitors.

In 3rd place we have Dave's poignantly cinematic final exit of 'Butch & Sundance' in glorious 54mm.

In 2nd Place is the irrepressible Messrs Awdry with his wonderfully creepy yet beautifully executed Whitechapel 1888. (Which also had the honour of being our Challengers' Choice this year - bravo Michael!)

...and in an apparent nod to this year's 'Winter Vortex' 1st Place has been awarded to Millsy's superb 'Ney with the French Rearguard, 1812'.

Congratulations Mr. Mills!!  I'm delighted that another of our wonderfully crafted vignettes has taken top place on the podium. 

Millsy, in recognition of your excellent work both myself and Byron are happy to offer you a gift certificate from SG2 Creation's fine range of laser-cut products.

Again, I wish to convey my great thanks to all the visitors of the Challenge who participated in voting for their favourites. Your considered selections add a wonderful sparkle to the event.

Later this week I will post Sarah's Choice and my own Judge's Choice. I hope you come out to view those selections!