SBS: Viva la musica!

by Roman aka jar



Music.
Something so important in life.
It can lift you higher, push you forward or show you the blues in all its magic.
Music.



A step by step of a very unusual project :)


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SBS: Viva la musica!
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In the end of 2017

I got approaced by a newly made friend after I created a dragon as a birthday gift on comission for a waitress working next door to the MV studio.

You can find the full step by step about the dragon "Khaarzul" here:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2018/05/step-by-step-khaarzul.html

This comission inquiry was different.
Meant for a music lover who plays the piano.
He plays it so hard that it catches fire sometimes and that the cat sings with him.
This was my goal: to create a diorama with this exact message for Christmas 2017.


I found the right piano in an online puppet house store ...


I needed a big base for it ...


... beautiful piano to be destroyed and put together again, soon ...


... quite the beast ...


Concepting how I visioned and positioned a fire spitting piano ...




Allright, let's go  ...


I can't. I just can't destroy it ... :D


Finding other concepts for it to avoid chopping the piano to pieces ...


Allright,
straight forward. Kaboom!


Did I mention the cat?
Well I was searching my butt off for a cat in the right size and scale and pose for this. I did not find one. My good friend Robert aka muhani from Graz helped me with his sculpting skills and sculpted the cat for me.



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The cat and the piano were painted seperately ...



Of course the piano was pinned to the massive plinth ...


Sometimes I do ask myself about the beauty and strangeness of my job. Hairblowing a fire breathing piano to dry the primer ... mmh, ok :)



The beauty of black and white primer combined.


The start of the basic paintjob ...




On my way I was in need of large music notes. So I sculpted them using wire as a base ...


Placed them in the fire ... superglue, of course!


A wild paintjob.
Some of you might say it is too simple from the painting aspect. It was meant to be a project that makes sense from the clients and artist view in terms of time frame and money. Often there are reasons why something looks done a little quicker. This project was not about the paintjob. It has a different meaning and message, I bet you can feel the right vibe here.



I really enjoyed the look on my workbenc ...


Kaboom!

The cat was painted similar to the piano player's cat. I got provided with a photo of their cat and it was on me putting paint on top of Robert's unique sculpt.


And finding the right position in my concept and composition ...




I can not tell how good it felt to pull this off like this ...


A very unique and interesting comission I was happy to hand over in time for Christmas.
In a box ...


The feedback to it was just amazing and we really caught someone by surprise as he has never seen miniature art before. So personalized, so special. A real joy!






I hope you like this little insight into this project!
This was a very special project for me. It is always special when you just get approached by an idea. To work out the concept and set it up like this is something amazing ... thank you for your trust in my skills and the great team work!

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes
Roman

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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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