Review: Private Coaching with Johannes

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle of Massive Voodoo,
some weeks ago, Johannes was visiting Roman for a two day private coaching.
Sometimes pictures speak more than words ...













Johannes did learn to enjoy painting more than before in these two days of the coaching. All based around color theory, a smooth work flow and the color compositional rules of athmospheric painting.
Johannes prepared the base for the seminar and we both improved it even more during the beginning of the coaching. After this we worked our way through heavy impact of color theory and painting techniques. Then we applied it. The project was not finished in these two days, but all of Johannes' questions got answered :)












Happy student, happy teacher :)







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Marie Fleur Entry Updates! - Information

by Roman aka jar

Hello Jungle friends,

I would like to excuse myself :)

While organising and handling
all your entries and mails for the MV Challenge 2018 I did forget some entries for the Marie Fleur and Pinguin Challenge. They are now included.


All entries - Marie Fleur:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2018/12/mv-challenge-2018-marie-fleur-entries.html

All entries - Pinguins:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2018/11/mv-challenge-2018-penguin-entries.html


If you are still missing yours,
please contact me with photos of your entry and forward your initial email to me via jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com



Judging Information
Josua and I will do the judging work tonight and we will annonce the winners of the MV Challenge 2018 between Christmas and New Years Eve. Stay tuned!

Review: Private Coaching with Jörg

by Roman aka jar






"I try to get some input once or twice a year by visiting classes or having a private coaching, hence it was about time to visit Roman in Augsburg again.

Deciding the theme for this coaching took me longer than usual.

Obviously it’s always nice to choose a bust or miniature and to paint it under the observing eye of a great tutor like Roman. You try to leave your comfort zone and learn something new. Afterwards you have something to remember those days in your display cabinet.

That being said I am just beginning the transition from beginner to intermediate level. I paint a lot, but mostly gaming miniature. 

Thanks to Roman & Massive Voodoo I progressed a lot during the last year, but in certain areas I had the feeling of standing still. 

In the end I decided against a big project and instead had chosen one main with three sub topics to touch upon without having a single project which would combine everything.

My main theme and sometimes still my biggest problem is getting the light right on various materials or body parts. I did choose cloaks (as an example for fabrics), Metals and Faces.

As a preparation I did choose some miniatures where we could try on certain parts. As well for the 32mm faces I purchased some heads from the company hornet in order to try there.

Further I did choose some recently painted miniatures as a demonstration of my current skills. This should give Roman a good overview and a starting point. 

As usual the communication with Roman ahead of the coaching was already excellent.

Finally the day arrived.

It is always great coming to Augsburg and seeing Roman. We started there with some detailed feedback about the bust and miniatures I brought with me.

Afterwards Roman explained his plan how to progress during the next two days and this did sound really good.

We started with cloaks/cloth and Roman explained during the next hours two painting techniques. Especially preparing the miniature with the Grisaille-technique had helped me a lot to understand forms and light situations. This is something I am pretty happy to add to my toolkit going forward.

We continued with faces. Here we painted three different examples faces in different variations/styles and as well this has laid a real solid groundwork for me going forwad. 

Finally we combined all techniques in one miniature and where working on NMM and metal reflections on the same. 

I got great feedback from Roman during those two days and I really had the feeling I finally understood certain things (thanks to my teacher). Romans preparation was really good(as always).  I liked especially that for every topic of the coaching Roman had an example miniature as well, where he showed me similar solutions/progress to my problems painted by him.

What should I say? It´s always great to have Roman as a teacher. His talent is excellent and his explanations are really a game-changer. Highly recommended and hope to see you next year again my friend!"


- Jörg


Yummy, yummy!











Thank you, Jörg!





If you want to join one of my seminars,
feel invited to check back with




Do you want your own private coaching and all your miniature painting questions answered? ________________________________________________________________________________ Feel free to contact me via: jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com, please be aware that I am already making appointments for early 2019 and that I am only quite fast in answering my emails. Thank you for your patience!

Inspiration: BBC History of Art in three colors

by Roman aka jar

MV Challenge 2018 - Marie Fleur Entries

by Roman aka jar



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.
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Allright ladies and gentlemen,
we are proud to present you the entries for the MV Challenge 2018, challenge part #02:
Marie Fleur! Sorry that this took us some time to bring them all up.

Quick information on judging:
Josua will visit me very soon in Augsburg and we will do the judging work together in front of one screen.


We want to thank everyone
for taking part and creating beautiful entries. They are all so beautiful!

Let's go! We will show one photo of every entry here in the jungle and in the end link up the full gallery with all photos! There is no particular order in the sequence we show the entries to you now, judging is not done yet, of course:


#01
Alexander




#02
Alexis


#03Conny

 

#04
David


  
#05
Demitri


 
#06
Forté


 
#07
Henrik



#08
Kaitlyn



#09
Kosma



#10
Lee A.



#11
Lee W


#12
Melanie



#13
Richard



#14
Sascha



#15
Sebastian



#16
Steffen




#17
Thorsten & Manuel





#18
Tomás




#19
Sebastian



#21
Davide

 
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These are all entries for the Marie Fleur Challenge. Thanks again to everyone who participated.
You can find the full gallery here!


If you miss your entry and you are sure you did sent them over than remind me on it. Organisation accidents can happen as we are all just humans. Thank you!


Stay tuned for more Challenge News and Results soon!

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