Great explanations here!

by Roman aka jar

Hi Jungle,



this evening we put a spotlight on a really cool video by Vince Venturella, who gives great insight on how he creates smooth blends. Vince is also teaching a seminar at the upcoming NOVA Open 2018 in Washington D.C.

We hope you enjoy it and many thanks to Vince for the effort and work!







Keep on happy painting!

MV Zombie Community Project - Update #08

by Roman aka jar

Hi Jungle, 

what I personally enjoy when it comes to Zombies is that everyone thinks they are dead.
... but what if they have feelings?

Well, deep philoshopy here.

Raising the dead once more in Update #08 on this project after
MV Zombie Community Project - Update #07

 I am proud to say that the project is not dead even the jungle went a little more silent on it in the last couple of months. That is because of you all who help us make this project real!

If you don´t know what we are talking about you are welcome to check the link below, where the idea behind the project is explained. You will also find there a link to all the updates and names on people who are supporting us in this:


 

Update #01
Update #02
Update #03
Update #04
Update #05

Update #06 

Update #07

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In the meantime we recieved tons of painted Zombies from you ...
A beautiful thing that shows us how far we went already. Many thanks to all of you who support this crazy idea and I can promise you one thing: You will see it finished one day :)

Ok, time for updates

- as 2018 started crazy for me on private life changes I was not able to update you earlier. I am sorry for this fact. This was what I had to deal with to unpack and roll it out and glue to the already existing Zombie masses:





This looks so epic already:

Let's start:
Erik provided us with this little fella. He looks like that Zombie who has feelings, right?
Playing the party role in the hordes. Thanks a lot, Erik!


I am getting old it seems :)
Unfortanetely I wrote down all names from people who supported us recently on a piece of paper. I lost it. Now I am sitting in front of Zombie photos that I'll show you and do not know your names to it anymore. This makes me feel very responsible ... not. I am sorry. Postmen brought Zombies, Painters I saw on seminars and events handed me over theirs and students from my Speedpainting Seminar left a Zombie or several as well - I was just to distracted with life issues inside myself that I lost track ... :/


Please drop a comment below to point out yours and the post and list will be updated with your names.

#01 *place your name here*

#02 *place your name here*

#03 *place your name here*

Christian came up with this beauty.
Thank you!

We got the Joker and a Homer Simpson Zombie. Amazing!
but ... #04 *place your name here*

#05 Donal! These cops are so cool!

#06 *place your name here*

#07 *place your name here*


#08 *place your name here*

Thanks to Aurelie,
who left all her beautiful Speedpainting Seminar results for the good cause of this project - the ones with the black bases:


You will not believe it,
but in them meantime more Zombies arrived and I am already working on the next update. Holy moly, this year is racing along ...



Thanks for the support to:

Luis, Spain
Pigment Pirates Gang, Germany
Ole, Sweden
The whole group of students of Roman's Speedpainting Masterclass I
The whole group of students of Roman's Speedpainting Masterclass II (review soon)
Erik, Germany
Jannick, Germany
Matthias, Austria
Sergio, Spain
Chris, Germany
David, Germany
Sebastian, Germany
Martin, Germany
Andy, Germany
Kevin, USA
David, Germany
Nicolas, France
Yannick, France
Désiré, France
Nassim, France
Dimitri, France
Sebastian, Germany
Christoph
Fabian, Germany
Bryan, USA
Josua, Switzerland
Lucky, Germany
Mads, Denmark
Matty, UK
Martin, Germany
Klaus, Germany
Sebastian, Germany
Anthony, USA
David, Germany
David, Australia
Mathias, Austria
Frederik, France
Erik
Christian, Germany
*place your name here*
**if you miss yours, please comment**



Keep on happy gnaarrggllll!
Best Wishes
Roman

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If you missed it, the new Massive Voodoo challenge for 2018 is on ...

Musica

by Roman aka jar



Find my personal music playlists that I am listening to while happy painting on youtube!

Weekend Seminar ahead!

by Roman aka jar

Hi!

Today I am  is starting to teach
Jar's Advanced Class in Augsburg, Germany.
In german language still, but later this year it will be presented in english language.
Check the roadmap 2018 for details.

Here is a little info on the class via my curriculum:



Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (2.5 days)


My Advanced miniature painting class, a class that takes my students deeper into my brain, after the famous Beginner's Class.
The subjects are getting more complex in this class. It took me about three years to extract the concept out of my own learning process to make this class another eye opener for every miniature painter who wants to raise his skills.

Main topics:
- Learn to paint atmosphere in a Miniature Project
- Learn to keep everything in your project balanced in harmony
- Doing a simple, but effective conversion to make your model unique
- Learn quick and effective rules creating amazing gaming bases
- Learn to paint skintones
- Learn to paint the colors 'black' and 'white'
- Advanced Color Theory
- Advanced Blending Techniques
- Advanced Happy Painting Methods
- and more!

Student level: Advanced
For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.


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Reviews:
Jar's Advanced Class in Blumberg, Achdorf, Germany
Jar's Advanced Class in Augsburg, Germany
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If you want to know more about upcoming Massive Voodoo Seminars,
check the Seminar roadmap  for 2018 and do not hesitate to join up!

Happy Painting awaits!
Roman

Review: Private Coaching with Stefan

by Roman aka jar


Hello!
Time for another private coaching review.
Told you, there are some articles to write up for the jungle :D


This time Stefan from Austria visited the MV studio for a two day private coaching with me.

I know Stefan since a long time now.
As a member of the cool Pumpkin Painters from Graz, as a student on two of my beginner seminars and it was his wife's idea to set up the coaching as a Christmas gift.

Subject of our two day coaching was built around my advanced topic "atmosphere" that I teach often nowadays. But this coaching was not only about this. It went much deeper. My goal was to help Stefan being a happier painter. To understand that painting is something you can heal with. Not something that stresses you out and puts pressure on you. There is enough of this sort out there in life, when you are not sitting at the painting table.

We tweaked the base that Stefan had as homework a little bit before we jumped into some theory of colors, moods, atmosphere and in depth talks about life and painting philosophy.


Pushing through all the theory ...


When we started painting I wanted to chill out Stefan and he was eager to follow my lead to start painting the base with his fingers for sketching. Sounds wrong in terms of high quality miniature painting, but it ain't. It just depends on how much time you invest after this. Just the same with brushwork, but when you start a project and can laugh and paint like a five year old our inner child gets happy :)


We approached the model under the terms of painting dramatic atmosphere to the piece. Just do not look at the basic skin color and try to understand. You have to trick the brain at this point.



When Stefan continued the picture of our ambience began to show up. While painting and speaking about happy painting philosophy our topics were really interesting. We were able to mainly work out the upper area on the model. The project is not finished yet as going through the theory that leads to this and makes the "why" accesable for my student takes time. Some painters are faster, others slower. As a teacher I was very proud of Stefan's result in the the upper body area and I hope he will finish this piece.



We ended this coaching with some winter barbecue :)
It was truely close to the best winter barbecue I ever had.



Thank you, Stefan for two really amazing and interesting days :)
As a teacher I am really proud of what we both went through and I know that painting will be understood as something that heals, not puts pressure on you.


Best Wishes to beautiful Graz!
Keep on happy painting!
Roman

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Feel free to contact me for your private coaching!
I am quite packed up with dates for two day private coachings at the moment for the second half of the year of 2018, but might be able to find a spot for you. Of course plans for 2019 can slowly start too. I am looking forward to meet you in Augsburg and do some happy hands on painting with you. Additionally check back with the MV roadmap of weekend seminars to certain topics.

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You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
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Review: Private Coaching with This

by Roman aka jar


Time machine back to the early months of 2018.
It was cold. Beautifully cold.

Welcome to another private coaching review.
Quite the things to catch up with on the blog, but the pace is good and life goes on.
On the other hand it also means, if the mood is right to write something, there is plenty of material.


This from Switzerland visited Roman in the MV studio
for a two day private coaching session. This wanted to learn to be more free while painting, to paint more instead of cooking color recipes. The main topic student and teacher agreed on was learning to paint atmosphere and contents from my Advanced Class. I am happy to predict the outcome of this seminar in the meantime and I am happy to know that it opens painters eyes to the magic that is outthere to understand and to be painted. 

Main part on day one was theory. Tons.
We only started to prepare the bust with basic colors this first day. Theory is as important in understanding colors and how they play with eachother from application to harmony aspects.


This approached a model by Pedro Fernandez Works.
A sad looking Ogre. Timewise we did not finish the bust in the two day coaching, but tons of knowledge was gathered. From advanced color theory, a useful painting process order and painting techniques to in depth happy painting philosphy.

"In der Tat habe ich 2 wunderschöne und kreative Tage mit Dir verbringen dürfen. Der Kurs wird mir lange in Erinnerung bleiben." - This


A big thanks to This for two splendid days.
Not only the painting aspect was levelled up. Speaking from the perspective of a teacher I can say you always learn something new and refreshing yourself when spending two days together in the MV studio. We enjoyed some really deep conversations about life and I want to thank This for his wisdom he shared with me.


While This learned about painting, I learned about patience
and the meaning
of time.

Keep on happy painting!
Roman

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Feel free to contact me for your private coaching!
I am quite packed up with dates for two day private coachings at the moment for the second half of the year of 2018, but might be able to find a spot for you. Of course plans for 2019 can slowly start too. I am looking forward to meet you in Augsburg and do some happy hands on painting with you. Additionally check back with the MV roadmap of weekend seminars to certain topics.

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You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
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MV Challenge 2018

by Roman aka jar

Hello Jungle painters, 
it has been far too long since we challenged you, right?

MV Challenge 2017 was the last contest we held here in the jungle, aimed for you to make new experiences with waterbases and cool kids toys to paint. MV challenges will always aim to push you forward and by taking part we garantuee you to gain so much progress and happy hobby joy.

We ask you to show your creativity, show us your skills and put your knowledge to test, but most important: All levels of painters on their journeys are invited to take part. This ain't about winning cash prizes, this is about heart. Paint like you are and happy painting are the guiding words for this contest, but the topics are quite uncommon again.




Let us introduce these two challenges to you:

Josua and Roman came to the conclusion to set this up once more, this time in collaberation and support of Mr. Lee's Miniatures.

Both topics are very different in topics, but this time similar at the same time. It is all about
STORYTELLING. Marie Fleur and the Penguins.
These are the subjects. You create the stories.
You can participate in both in the given timeframe with one entry per category.

We will now guide you through the ruleset of this contest and of course show you what you can win if you pick up your brushes and basing skills for this magnificant tsunami of fun. In the end of this announcement you will find the overall rules for this event and MV's prizes that we got ready for you.


PENGUIN - CHALLENGE RULES

- Create and tell a story with penguins
- You are allowed to tell whatever story you want in creating small, big, wild or calm dioramas and small scenes. Your imagination is the only limit. Go crazy, go melancholic, go wild, go abstract, go beautiful in your creation.
- You are not limited in the size or shape of your base and can basicly  do whatever you like, if there is at least one penguin included. You can add other figures to your scene.
-You can use every penguin sculpt you want or even sculpt your own. If you want to support a good cause head over to Mr. Lee's Minis, grab a handful of Emporer Penguins and help us support sealeagcy.org



Design and Sculpt by Benjamin Taylor
Cast by Hysterical Games
Mr Lee's Minis is proud to bring another charity project to the community. Alongside Roman Lappat, and Josui Lai, we will donate £1 from each sale to https://www.sealegacy.org/donate for the conservation efforts of sealife! We will also put together a small contest to go along with these pieces in the near future! Cast in high quality resin, and supplied as 2 pieces. The large penguin is 30mm and the smaller one 20mm in size. Due to the size, some clean up or bubbles might need to be filled
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MARIE FLEUR - CHALLENGE RULES

- Create and tell a story with the sculpt of "Marie Fleur", sculpted by Benedikt Sedlmair
- You are allowed to tell whatever story you want in creating small, big, wild or calm dioramas and small scenes. Your imagination is the only limit. Go crazy, go melancholic, go wild, go abstract, go beautiful in your creation.
- You are not limited in the size or shape of your base and can basicly do whatever you like, if there is at least one "Marie Fleur" sculpt included. You can add other figures to your scene.
- For some inspiration you can check back with Roman's version of Marie Fleur.





Overall Challenge Rules

- Sent your entries in until October 15th 2018,
as soon as the calender hits the 16th on Roman's time (located in Augsburg, Germany) entries are not accepted. You will recieve a confirmation mail once your entry was checked. Please write your full name and adress to the email. We need this in case you will win a prize.

- For each challenge entry sent a minimum of three photos and maximum five photos to
   jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com- Please know that we are judging from your photos, give your best to present your entry and do decent photos.
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Entries who have been published in their final version before the contest ends are not participating.
- You are allowed to show work in progress photos.
- You are allowed to take part in both categories, but only with one entry per category.
 
Judging both challenges will be judged by the team of this contest, Josua, Kyle and Roman. 
All three are not allowed to take part in the challenge or if they want, then they participate "out of competition". Every other person interested in taking part is allowed to. Except Roman, Kyle and Josua, members of the MV-Team who are not included in the organisation are not starting out of competition and can participate legally.

We judge your creativity and the beauty of your entry in both categories.

By entering this contest you allow Massive Voodoo to use your photos for articles about this contest. You still own the copyrights, but you allow MV to handle them through their platforms. 



 

We have tons of prizes waiting for you. A big random prize pool prepared, but we will not drop everything at once at you.We will update the random prize pool during the active competition time.


Very important for us:
Speaking about the MV challenge: If you are someone still missing a challenge prize from last years challenge please write an email with your adress to: jarhead(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com

Life kicked me(Roman) in the nuts earlier this year and I put this task far aside as I was just not able to ship the last couple remaining parcels as I had significant other priorities. I am very sorry for this, but it is time to get things sorted out and if you drop me your adress again I get things rolling. Thank you for your patience on this! The jungle never forgets.
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PRIZES

In each of the challenge categories we will hand out three Massive Voodoo Medals:
Gold, Silver, Bronze. This makes six medals overall.



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The gold winner of the category "Penguin" 
will also receive the original artwork to the contest banners, framed and signed by Roman as a special super gift:


The gold winner of the category "Marie Fleur" 
will also receive the original artwork to the contest banners, done and signed by Roman as a special super gift:


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Special Jungle Raffle
Everyone who is taking part in one or both of the challenges will automaticly take part in a special jungle raffle to be able to win one of these prizes:

#01



#02
2x Set of four of Roman's miniature art posters (two times)

#03
Jungle Surprise Boxes 
Packed with love and passion we give away crazy jungle surprise boxes. Packed with tons of hobby stuff, miniature candy, colors and stuff you definatly find pleasing. This time we will introduce each box to you and part of its content during the next couple of weeks. Just a part of it as the rest is a surprise. Stay tuned!


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You want to support Massive Voodoo? 
If you like to support or say thanks the monkeys of Massive Voodoo in what they do, please feel invited to drop a jungle donation in their direction via paypal or check their miniatures they got on sale here.
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Are you ready? Now tell your unqiue story!
Tell your friends, tackle some paintpots and keep on happy painting!
Got some questions? Ask them via commenting this post.
We can only answer your questions here! To easily find back to this announcement we will link it up to the upper right corner of the Massive Voodoo blog. Soon!

Your
MV-Team
Responsibility on this event: Roman & Josua

Anonmious 2.0

by Roman aka jar

Good Monday Morning Jungle,

while I teach private coachings and weekend seminars I am always working on some projects for proper explanations. This one was a lot of joy to explain atmosphere on.

Sculpted by Alfonso Giraldes this bust is yet simple on the first look, but to be frank these 'easy' busts make a great canvas for wonderful color explorational paintjobs. Alfonso's bust, called "Anonimous 1.0" reached world wide fame as many painters outthere joined the train to paint up one with their personal touch.  Alfonso brings out version 2.0 now and expectations are high to see many great versions of this in the future.

https://www.bansheeartshop.com/
https://de-de.facebook.com/Alfonso.Giraldes.Banshee

I enjoyed painting mine and as I was a little bit out of painting training I used it for pure #happypainting color explorations. Of course with an interesting light situation to feel a little challenge.

Anonimous 2.0








If you want to see more photos, check back with
https://www.romanlappat.com/miniatures/anonymous-2

This bust is for sale.
If you want to support me in my passion, work and art feel invited to have a look into my PDF cataloge:


I was checking back with the work in progress photos I did if I got enough for an article and well ... no ... but I will show them anyway. Hope you enjoy!





Keep on happy painting!
Yours
Roman