MV's OSL Inspiration

by Massive Voodoo


Hey Jungle Painters,

by now we think everybody knows what OSL, Object Source Light means and we are sure that some of you already painted their experiments. Massive Voodoo's article section offers four articles that are focusing on this sort of extra light in your miniature scenes:

A well illustrated guide by Raffa showing you theory about light and shadow.
A guide that introduces Light that comes from a source nearby the miniature.
 
Raffa explains how to use really glowing pigment powder.
 
Theory: Rays and Reflections
Raffa explains in depth how light works on material.
 
 
Today's article just brings you pure inspiration to study and get inspired. We recommend to look at it with just the right music. Raffa and Roman had some fun a while back during their workshop time in Hamburg at the Wu Dao Kung Fu school.
 
 We hope you enjoy!
 















 

Musica

by Massive Voodoo

Massive Kong Fu - Kong is back!

by Massive Voodoo

Hey Jungle Painters,


Roman is writing some personal words now,
a long time overdue Kong Fu hits the jungle:



BANANALICIOUS 2 is over!
The biggest online community painting contest the "Bananalicious 2" was finished by the last post where we presented the winners of this amazing event. It is just up to us to sent all the random prizes and the medals on the way. We can not do this today, but we will start early next week as busy days are behind and ahead of us: Raffa is getting married today and the jungle of Massive Voodoo ... ahh, we do not find proper words to put here, but we all should celebrate, jump the trees and make some big monkey noisy party up there! Ough! Ough! Aough!

Ultimate Paint Rack Campaign News
We are also close to finish the "Ultimate Paint Rack Campaign" over on Indigogo. Some small numbers of parcels are still to be sent and some of you are waiting for their brushboxes. I, Roman was never much included in all the organisational part of the campaign. I was putting my energies and powers into the blog of MV and the Bananalicious 2. I tried to answer questions and help were I could, but unfortenately sometimes I was no great help as I did not had the inside to help you. This is mainly Raffa's part and right now, right here I know that some of you are waiting for a message back or the next - hopefully last - update on the Campaign itself.

We had to fight many issues with this campaign (post strikes, delivery problems, etc.) and again learned a big deal about organsiational stuff. I ask for your understanding that Raffa went a little weird in the head with his wedding approaching closer and closer and I promise that my big Gorilla foot will kick his booty big time after the wedding, so that everyone of you get informed and we all see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. We both want to thank you for your patience and feel sorry that communication went not so perfect sometimes in the campaign. We both already said that I, Roman will have a bigger part in our future campaigns and will do the communications with proper inside into everything.



Roman & Massive Voodoo Blog
A lot of things are happening these days and compared to 2014 the Massive Voodoo Jungle Party on the blog was a little silent so far. Well, I did not had a great start myself into 2015. You can read about it here if you are interested. BUT, BAZINGA! Powers are back, floating through my venes, celebrating joy of life and it feels good again. Just did a little slower and calmer to restore what seemed to be lost and - oh wonder - it comes back by itself. So, if you ever wonder what's up with yourself, calm and rest and find it. Cure yourself, be yourself, enjoy yourself and regain massive powers. I learned in the past that I can not be unstoppable all the time, sometimes I just have to stop myself and that was a good and hard earned lesson.

As soon as all the bananalicious work is behind me I am planning to bring back the Massive Voodoo Blog back to its grace, with daily updates, stories, experiences, of course miniature paint work and much more. It now feels right to do so. Somehow I also recognized how the miniature painting world changed in the last years. Everything seems to happen on facebook now and well, I will not jump that train. Maybe a little bit, but this jewel we build up here with all you Jungle Painters deserves better than to die because of facebook. Ever thought you are addicted to facebook or your mobile phone with internet access and such? Well, yes I did and I learned to control myself with it. Life is not happening on facebook. It is great to get connected, but it is way too fast to understand and remember things. Give it a thought!

I have some personal anniversaries ahead of me. In October I will hold my 50th Jar's Beginners Class and my next upload on CMON will be my 500th. That is cool and I am looking forward to it. I found fun in painting again and do so behind the jungle curtains, prepare articles for you, Jungle Painters outthere.



Massive Voodoo Blog & Teaching 
Well, I am so happy of every comment I recieve these days and recieved in the past of other painters telling me how much Massive Voodoo influanced their own painting style. How much they learned from us in the past and I will get back to "teach" or let's say "sharing my experience". I do not want to force my painting style on others, for me it is important to give the right hints, tips and tricks to others to maybe guide them on their way to find their own personality in miniature painting and working with colours. Inspiration is what I am aiming for in my teaching and "lessons", but to find out what I mean you have to take a close look on MV,  into yourself and on your own brushwork in the next months ;)

Massive Voodoo Team
Well, I for my part wish that the MV gang gets more active again. I do not know why Peter, Phil, Bene or others do not show their work and talk about their experiences and I do not force them to do so. Maybe we see more of the others in the future, no one knows, but changes are on the horizon. For example, Mati is self-employed again and maybe he will show some balls to show his work again on MV. Sad news ahead too: Sanne is moving out of the studio in late August. She found a new place to stay which is a) cheaper and b) she will be sorrounded by more artists that paint on canvas. She was searching for more inspiration in that direction and found the perfect place to be in the future. We wish all the best to her and I am sure we will stay close friends as Sanne is just too cool to be true!

Massive Voodoo & Collaberations
Well, a lot of things happened in the past behind the jungle curtains and still some more are ahead of us. We will collaberate more intense with other hobby people, companies and even with some that are not even connected with the hobby of miniature painting. Totally cool and unbelievable, but more to this when the time is right, eh? I will not tell you until everything is settled 100%, I learned that in the past. I can only tell you it is absolutely time for BAZINGA!

Closing Words
Well, hard to find proper ones. I can only say that we will celebrate Raffa's and Anci's wedding today and we will party hard. Of course I am Raffa's best man and that is why my last weeks/months/year has been busy with that issue too. I am so much looking forward to today and when we wake up again we will run through jungle and smash some trees again.

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes
Roman

PS: If you like drop some congratz to the bridal couple via comment!
BTW: My cats are also fine!



PS:Madness Music if you like!

Musica

by Massive Voodoo

BANANALICIOUS 2 - Winners!

by Massive Voodoo



Hello Jungle Painters,

it is about time.

Today we present to you the winners of the most massive, most bananalicious and biggest online miniature painting contest there ever was so far. It was an amazing contest with 290 entries by 202 participants and we want to thank everyone who took part in it. It amazed us how many people got motivated to enter the contest! We want to thank you all from deep in our hearts!

Again we want to show you the galleries of all the entries:
Sculpting Category
Army Category
Special: Base
Diorama, part 1
Diorama, part 2
Historical Standard
Historical Master
Fantasy Standard, part 1
Fantasy Standard, part 2
Fantasy Standard, part 3
 

Fantasy Master, part 1 
Fantasy Master, part 2


Judging
Judging a contest which only offers gold, silver and bronze in each category was not easy and we finished it with all our heart, endurance and passion. In fact everyone of you who entered his/her miniatures he/she painted with all their passion deserve a medal. You are all bananalicious winners and heroes.

Raffa and Roman really had a though job to do. 
That is why it took us so long. We had many discussions, many relooks and revisits into the galleries. First on our own, then together as a judging team. We took our time, many decision were very close and in the end we came to our decisions. It is always hard to judge an online competition as you are judging photos. You can not take the miniatures in hand to turn them and look at them in different angles as you can do on a real live event. We had to judge the photos you all sent to us and we really worked hard to come to our decision.

We hope no one is angry with our judging work, as said with so many entries it is truely hard as so many of you entered wonderful miniature work. Sadly we are not able to give all of you feedback on your individual entries as the contest already kept us busy over the last half year and we are also happy to look forward to new events and crazy competitions for you all. We hope for your understanding. Big thanks to Cedric for his nice email yesterday night:

"Aloa Monkeys men, 
Judging is over, medals are on the way (almost)... I just wanted to support you for the next few hours. Really no matter if I win something or not, you've all my respect for your "coolness" attitude and contest. 

Cheers, Ced"

Did you enjoy the Bananalicious 2?
If you enjoyed the contest and all the work we did put in it to present all of it to you, please consider a jungle donation for all the cups of coffee we drank during these bananalicious times. If you enjoyed the contest, give us feedback via comments. If you enjoyed the contest, make ready for the next round of the BANANALICIOUS 3, coming in 2017.

If you are a winner, please ...
Sent us your postal adress via mv(at)massivevoodoo.com



And now to the winners! 
Big applause and congratulations to you! 



The Sculpting Category was packed with 29 entries and we enjoyed everyone of them. While we judged we aimed for the following criteria: Quality of the sculpting work, detail of the sculpting work, character + personality in your sculpt and quality of the photos you sent to us.


Gold Medal
Participant: Jae Chi Lee
Title: Dark Elf War Painter





Silver Medal
Participant: William Tsang
Title: Yim Kei
 
 


Bronze Medal
Participant: Patxi Dufur
Title: Unknown






31 entries arrived in this new bananlicious Army category and we are always amazed by how much love people do put in their armies. Decisions were not easy again and while we judged we aimed for the following criteria: Painting quality overall, presentation of the army, theme of the army, basework of the army and the quality of the photos you did sent to us.

Gold Medal
Participant: Brandon Palmer
 


Silver Medal
Participant: Nadia "River" Reka

 


Bronze Medal
Participant: Anthony Wang







The special:Base category was packed with 35 entries of pure miniature base awesomenes. Judging was tough again as there were so many beautiful bases but while judging we aimed for the following criteria: Quality of the base build up, complexity, creativity, composition of the base, paintjob of the base, athmosphere of the base and the quality of the photos you sent to us.

Gold Medal
Participant: Sergei Gusev
 


Silver Medal
Participant: Christoph  Blumenthal



Bronze Medal
Sebastian Gröger




Another big category was the diorama category part 1 and diorama category part 2 with 41 entries overall. While we judged this category we aimed for the following criteria: Complexity of the story that is told in the diorama, ambience of the whole piece, level of detail, paintjob of the whole diorama, quality of the build up, composition of the diorama and the quality of the photos you did sent to us.

Gold Medal
Participant: Corné van Delen
 
 
 

Silver Medal
Participant: Sergio Torregimeno



Bronze Medal 
Participant: Dirk Seidel





Judging this category was - compared to the others - rather easy as there weren't as many entries as in some other categories. That's what we thought. In the end it was also really though as you entered really cool 14 entries overall in historical standard. While judging we aimed for the following criteria: Overall impression of your display and its presentation, overall quality of all paintjobs in your display, uniform quality of your paintjobs, basework if present and quality of your photos you did sent to us.

Gold Medal
Participant: David Geißer








Silver Medal
Participant: Sergio Duran





Bronze Medal
Participant: Jorge Glez








Master Categories are always a pain in the a$$ to judge them as the quality of the entries is so good. It was no different this time and we had some serious judging work to do while finding the winners of this category with 12 entries. While judging we aimed for the following criteria: Overall impression of your display and its presentation, overall quality of all paintjobs in your display, uniform quality of your paintjobs, basework if present and quality of your photos you did sent to us.

Gold Medal
Participant: David Powell







Silver Medal
Participant: Lukas Wiggering





Bronze Medal
Participant: Juan Manuel Tena






The biggest category in this contest with 89 entries. Wow! This was totally mad to judge, but after some time we found what we were searching for. So many cool entries, part 1, part 2 and part 3.
While judging we aimed for the following criteria: Overall impression of your display and its presentation, overall quality of all paintjobs in your display, uniform quality of your paintjobs, basework if present and quality of your photos you did sent to us.

Gold Medal
Participant: Lorenzo Sasso
 
 


Silver Medal
Participant: Carlos Vidal
 
 
 
 
 

Bronze Medal
Participant: Jorge Glez
 
 
 


This was by far the thoughest category to judge as with 40 high class fantasy master entries it took us some time to judge properly. Part 1 and part 2 of the category can be found here.
While judging we aimed for the following criteria: Overall impression of your display and its presentation, overall quality of all paintjobs in your display, uniform quality of your paintjobs, basework if present and quality of your photos you did sent to us.


Gold Medal
Participant: Nadia "River" Reka



 


Silver Medal
Participant: Matt diPietro



Bronze Medal
Participant: Daniel Liefer



Judging this category was definatly awful for us as judges. Your all entries were just too beautiful. We gave our best and made our decision. It was really close to some other entries as it was in every other category, but no other category made us sweat like this one. This is why we decided to name three honorable mentions which were long time in our talks:

Participant: Diana

Participant: Juan Tena

Participant: Lukas Wiggering







BEST OF PRIZES
You can check back with the best of prizes here!
 
Best of Show
 Wins the Massive Voodoo brush box and a special unique bananalicious medal!

Participant: Nadia "River" Reka


Best of Base
Wins many great wood pieces to build more awesome bases!

Participant: Sergei Gusev

Best of Sculpting
Wins tons of BeesPutty and Masters of Anatomy book!

Participant: Jae Chi Lee


Best of Standard Categories
Wins the Painting Buddha special prize!

Participant: David Geißer


Best of Master Categories
Wins Figure Painter Magazine special prize!

Participant: Nadia "River" Reka

That's it! Wow! What a massive post, what a massive contest it was. Again we want to thank everyone of you Jungle Painters outthere for showing your skill, your bravery to enter and your joy in miniature painting. 

Congratulations to everyone!


If you are a winner, please ...
Sent us your postal adress via mv(at)massivevoodoo.com,
we will also inform you about best of prizes in the mail.

Please consider that we are celebrating a wedding this Friday and will not be able to respond to you before next Monday! Thank you all for your patience!


Many thanks to the BANANALICIOUS SPONSORS:




























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and:

H. M. (friendly Jungle Painter)


... to be continued!