So, as it stands on the brink of the end of Round 9, I am in 35th place out of 40. This is, you can imagine, quite a blow to my painting ego. To be honest, some of the rounds I knew that I was up against a better painter, and it didn't bother me to lose those rounds. However, some of the rounds I think I am a better painter than the winner, but that the winner did a better job of "telling a story" with their photo. Not happy about losing those rounds.
My record right now, is 2 wins, 7 losses. I expect to lose Round 10, as I have not had a chance to paint anything new, and I shan't be getting any bonus points (for theme, new team, or big thing). I expect to drop down to about 37 or 38 in the contest. I am honestly bothered by that performance. More crushed than inspired, to be truthful. So I guess I learned something about myself and my painting skills (or apparent lack thereof).
At any rate, here are the entries for Rounds 4 through 7. I repeated Round 7 in Round 8, again, having had no time to prep something new that week either.
"Ogre and Babies" - Round 4
"Roman Legion, 15mm" - Round 5
Those shields are not transfers, by the way. I hand painted those laurels.
Still lost the round.
"Maton's Mannikins" - Round 6
Positioned them to show more than one aspect of the figure. Maybe because it was a single pose?
"Werewolves of London" - Round 7 and 8
Not a great photo, to be honest. Lighting problems.