Sunday Musica

by Roman aka jar






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

Workshop & Seminar News!

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle painters,

important heads up our 2018 seminar roadmap:


  • Roman's material masterclass PDF is now available and gives you all information to not think twice for signing up!

    3rd - 4th August (1,5 days): Material Masterclass (German) (Download PDF)
  • Alfonso Giraldes weekend seminar in Augsburg is confirmed. 

    27th-28th October (2 days): Color Theory Class by Alfonso Giraldes (English)
    organised by Roman. Important PDFs for students:
    Introduction Alfonso Giraldes

    Tools & Material & Student guide

    to sign up wirte an email to jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com

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And very important: NOVA OPEN 2018
Roman is teaching seminars in the US again this year. Alfonso will teach there too!
Only at NOVA OPEN 2018.

Including Roman's first ever 2.5 days of Beginner Class overseas - do not miss this chance:




- 26th - 28th August (3 days): NOVA OPEN - Beginner Class
- 30th August (1 hour): NOVA OPEN - Introduction into Display Painting
- 31st August (4 hours): NOVA OPEN -Creating a story and compositon with miniatures
- 31st August (3 hours): NOVA OPEN - Dramatic Lightning
- 1st September (1 hour): NOVA OPEN - Introduction into Display Painting
- 1st September (3 hours): NOVA OPEN - Dramatic Lightning



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by Roman aka jar


Step by Step: Tesla, Infamy Models

by Roman aka jar

Oouuwwweeehhh, Jungle!
Time for another article that drops in the jungle.
I told you I got tons of things to tell and write. Not only about figures and color, but it just feels good to get things rolling again and of course Massive Voodoo's main content will be about figures and paint :)

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This time I want to explain to you some thoughts I made while painting up a wonderful bust of "Nikola Tesla" by Infamy Games.
My result looked like this - very colorful!
Brrzz!


Brrzzz?
Was just what I wanted to paint. Light. Object Source light that comes from the sculpt and the lightning and interacts with all volumes, shapes and material on Nikola. A big task and one that kind of made my brain explode, but the sculpt was calling for it.


I dived right in and placed my main colors to the figure as a basic quick sketch. The lightning very bright sky blue with even some white parts in it to sketch the main osl source. In the meantime all other elements recieved their basic look. Their look I thought they should have without the influance of the OSL.


I do paint rather freely
and place what I want to place where it needs to be placed. I do not search nor wait for a certain right moment for it. I just go with my painters instinct. Shadow here, small highlight there, cleaning up there, darklining there, as it comes.

Basic color of the true metallic metal parts in this photo:


As I wanted to have everything influanced via the lightning OSL I took some bright sky blue/white to highlight everything together. And look at this, it all connects to the lightning. I love this stage when a basic sketch starts to make sense.



Still some parts where missing, like the hair for example. I also used some darker blue to airbrush the bust from below. Sprayed as a glaze to tint the shadow areas it connects everything even more. Also going back to highlights after such a step. Push more into contrast.



I wanted to create the same final highlights in the lightning and on the figure as the osl should be the main light source on this bust. Everything has to go the same way to the color of the light.


Now he looked very whitish/blue all over. No wonder, because of what I just did.



I went back in and brought some more colors in the skin again. To make him look more alive. Some reds, magenta and purple glazes. They do look out of place right now, but are needed for further steps. Just follow your instinct and what it tells you.

I thought about connecting skin and colors from below a bit more and sprayed in a glaze of magenta from below. Strong and powerful tint.



On my thumb you can see the colors I used. Brilliant, isn't it?


Of course this was a little bit too much.

So I reworked the lights of the osl again. Wax on, wax off until your painters instinct is satisfied.


It went to whitish again so I reworked smaller areas with blue glazes again. Wax on, wax off until your painter instinct tells you ...


... it works. Your vision is clear.
Then continue with final detail work and clean ups to arrive at your end result.



If you look at his chest, hand and face you can see some lightning shaped highlights that I painted there. They do look random, but they ain't. They should simulate the brrrzzzz!! At least this was my plan while painting them without concern.




 Brzzz!


blue, purple, blue, white, purple, blue, white ... ahh brrzzzll!!




Awesome bust to paint.
The lightning gives a lot of options and it was quite the challenge to include it into the bust.

Painted as a comission for Infamy Games.
Thanks for the cool opportunity :)

"Nikola Tesla" by Infamy Games.

Keep on happy painting!
Roman

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Tip of the week

by Roman aka jar







Make plenty of Work in Progress photos.
All the time. Even if you do not want to write an article about it. It helps you to check back with what you have done during your painting session. Check back with your photos when they are calling you. See things you did not see while painting. Think about them. Take them in consideration. Let your head wrap around ideas and thoughts. Continue.

Keep on happy painting!


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Review: Jar's Basing Class - two

by Roman aka jar


Aloa Jungle,

like I said I was teaching a lot recently and still do.
After cleaning up the MV studio from a crazy wild Basing Workshop one the studio had to stand the second round of it very closely, timewise.

Basing is such a cool thing
that you can guide you to very intense miniature projects.
Of course I am not speaking of gaming bases, they can be an art of themselves when it comes to themed armies. Display bases. Bases that help to tell a story.

Bases that take the viewer on a journey.

I want to thank
 my students who took part in this class for trusting my teaching skills and travelling from far and close. Thanks to Peter who helped me organise this seminar.

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This seminar started with oupss!!!
Due life I missed to organise plinths, which is bad on a basing class where every student needs one.
I had to go to the tool store and buy some wood. Unfortanetely they only had 2,20 meter ready and I had to take the public transport with this wood bar. Felt like a celtic warrior waiting for the train and caught a lot of smiles.


Arrived in the studio with it.
Decided this will be the first tasks for my students :)


Still in my head ... wtf? :D

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Jar's Basing Class
Instructor: Roman Lappat


In this MV class Roman takes you deeper into basing. No gaming bases. What makes a good display base? Learn more about composition rules you can put to use while basing, learn different focused material aspects on the subject: "After the postapocalypse, nature returns".

Classes in 2018:


  • 23 - 25 February (3 days): Basing class (English) (Download PDF)
  • 16 - 18 March: Basing class (German) (Download PDF)
  • 14th - 16th December (3 days): Basing Class (English) (Download PDF)
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So first tasks first.
Cutting this big piece in shape like professionals. Do not forget your protection glasses to avoid hobby accidents!



Friday night was packed with theory.
A big load of it. My students got introduced into the theme and topic of the base. How to develop a story around a character and how to plan a bigger base with art history composition rules.

After the theory part was done we went straight into the night party time: Checking back on the learned composition rules and how to put them to a test in real scale:

First with a little chaos ...




Then with serious composition tasks by me
... my students did really well! Check it out!

So much fun, but at the same time a big learning curve.








On Saturday we took our plans, drawings and ideas and started building the bases. I introduced material in several stages and the bases grew and time flew by with good chats and fine music.

Saturday night results:







It was a true joy to see these bases grow.

On Sunday morning
we primed the bases after some final touches and were ready for the painting process. Nature strikes back! Massively!



We pushed through a sunny sunday and created and finalized our story-telling bases. Colors, nature, and detail love. So beautiful results. Happy students and a very proud teacher were able to see these born from a wooden plank:


Thanks to the supporters of this class who made the class wonderful due their help in sponsoring some of their products, beside Roman's crazy material collection:




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I want to thank the gentlemen attenting this seminar once again.
Again for being awesome students, for the wonderful time spent together, filled with good food, fine music and good talks about life and bases.


Life is your base,
you build it and can do it with composition :)

Man, Hansrainer!! Still makes me laugh out loud when I see you on the group shots :D


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Keep on happy painting!
Roman



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