MV Seminar Roadmap 2020

by Roman aka jar



Hey jungle painters,

Most of the seminars in 2020 will be held in Augsburg, Germany.
Some will be held by a travelling, teaching Roman.



Roman's teaching curriculum:
https://www.romanlappat.com/curriculum

You can find this roadmap linked up
to the right navigation bar of Massive Voodoo :)


This roadmap is always under construction.

Every Seminar has an informational PDF to it to inform you about its content. Everything you need to know for enrollment. As soon as you are enrolled further communications will happen via email on the specific seminar.
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Reviews on Seminars
- get to know what is coming at you:


Beginner Workshops
Advanced Workshops

Special Seminars (OSL, Basing, Speedpainting, Material, etc.)


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Roadmap 2020 overview   
- here are the dates and topics for 2020. Red are upcoming seminars,
green
are the ones in the past. Check for the reviews on the green ones.

You can find so far enrolled student numbers behind the seminars.
All seminars in Augsburg will take place as soon as we got up to six students!



Actual planning on seminars in Augsburg, Madrid and New York for the first half of 2020.
As soon as information is available it will be linked in here.

First half of 2020___________________________________


Bern, Switzerland
 // 31st January - 2nd February 2020  3 day Beginner Workshop
german language - 28/0 - Information PDF

St. Albans, UK
// 16th - 17th May 2020 3 day Advanced Workshop
english language - 18/0 - subscribtion not open yet





If you have any questions or want to sign up please send a mail to Roman:
jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com




See further seminar describtions below,
in my curriculum or via the PDFs.
Thank you!

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Special Event teachings:
Available when ready!
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Jar's Beginner Painting Class
Instructor: Roman Lappat

This MV class gives you insight into Roman's way of painting and basing, his thoughts, the background of his inspiration and a lot of fun and happy painting. This class aims at beginners and advanced painters, but also pros are welcome. More Information on MV's Jar's Beginners class?

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Jar's Advanced Painting Class
Instructor: Roman Lappat

The follow up class to Roman's famous MV's Jar's Beginners Class. You want to go deeper? Here is the place to learn. Main topic: Atmosphere! Intense study on technique, light/shadow, skintones, the color black, the color white and much more!

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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".

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Jar's Skintone & Faces Masterclass
Instructor: Roman Lappat

In this two day MV masterclass Roman takes you deeper into understanding the wide variety on painting skintone and faces. After these two days you will never dislike your results in this topic as Roman shows you the magic that is behind a natural and convincing skintone.


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Jar's Material Masterclass
Instructor: Roman Lappat
This is an in depth two day seminar that takes you deep into understanding many different materials, to analyze them and extract their properties into your painting work. Most important in this class are the questions: "Why?" and "How?". This seminar will help you step forward big time in your knowledge about painting in general and in small scale.
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Jar's Speedpainting Masterclass
Instructor: Roman Lappat
Roman usually does not teach masterclass seminars, but when he does: These seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. In this class it is all about speed, efficency and zombie hordes.

 
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Jar's OSL Masterclass
Instructor: Roman Lappat
Roman usually does not teach masterclass seminars, but when he does: These seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. In this class it is all about light sources from objects and about the "how to" and "why" you can transport these into your projects.
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Jar's Space Marine Masterclass
Instructor: Roman Lappat
Roman usually does not teach masterclass seminars, but when he does: These seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. In this class it is all about the glory of Space Marines. Roman will teach you to convert your own Primaris Marine and shows you all tricks on his disposal on creating epic heroes.



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NOVA Open Convention: 
http://www.novaopen.com/
Multiple English language classes!

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Picster's Conversion and Sculpting Class
Instructor: Raffaele Picca

This MV class is Raffa's Conversion- and Sculpting class for Beginners and Advanced Sculptors. Learn everything important to convert with fun and sculpt with joy! Leave all that fear behind!

None scheduled at the moment. 

Inspiration: Weathering

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle, 

starting to show a collection of inspirational photos from my second car cemetery visit in Sweden from July's basing workshop - I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration ...









Yeah, that's not Einstein, but my dad ...


More soon!

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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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SMC Memories

by Roman aka jar



Everyone at the SMC, I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

SBS: Lady of the Lake

by Roman aka jar


"The Knights of the Realm needed him as the world was at a turning point.

The Lady of the Lake had to fullfil her destiny and wade into the holy water, summoning the Green Knight, the eternal warrior of peace. She was ready, even the water was a little bit cold. She had no fear. Slowly the bottom of the lake started to gloom in deep and rich greens. He was on his way and she was ready for the conception of the eternal green flame! Together they would bring back peace and harmony in their world."

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Welcome to another article :)
This time I will try to give insight into my workflow and process on painting my version of this beautiful sculpt by FER Miniatures:



Lady of the Lake?

Ever since I saw the sculpt for the first time I fell in love with its grace.
For me I easily saw a vision of my version ahead of me. Pretty used to the official legend around the the Lady of the Lake I quickly combined it with the one from Games Workshop's Bretonnian Knight's tale of the Green Knight. A story I was in love with since encountered it.

Chivalry in its pure form.

Step by Step 
Allright, I try to explain my steps to you to all the photos I have made. It is not an article about color recipes, rather more an inspiration of a workflow.

Vision

My vision saw her standing in the water of the lake. A glow from below as the Green Knight awakes and starts to ride through the water on his glorious horse. He is getting close to her to grab his metal covered fist around that magical sword that she presents. An aura of absolute chivalry is shining through the full valley of the lake and she stares in awe while fullfilling her destiny.

I had to start with green from below :) - just bam, bam ...


Wanted to feel magic there ... swwwooommmm!


Ok, great so far ...

as I have painted this all on black primer I knew that I needed some highlights. I decided to paint them in 'grisaille', like also used in this quick tutorial of a Deathwatch Space Marine.
Even there was green in already I did not care to use this technique on top of it. It helps me in this stage.

First on the clothes ...


More definition on the clothes and started with a very desaturated skintone with plenty of green in it.


I love this brush by Brokentoad. For me it is like a holy painting sword. It is out of production *cry*,
but they got a new series up. Still need to give it a try!



In this stage I decided for the hair color. Started to gently bring in some more skin color and sketched in her eyes and gaze. Not perfect yet, but I needed it to understand my vision properly.








Touched everything from below again with strong yellowish, saturated greens. I want that glow!
Now all the white paint comes into play as I sprayed severat thin glazes of green on top of it to tint it.



Where to go from there, you might ask?
I did too. Unsure about how to tackle the greens I went for the skintone. Brought her to life with adding more saturation in the skin and some highlights to the hair. Painting what I understand first, then back to the greens I hope.


The whites on top of the green where distracting me. I knew I want highlights there and everything is touched by the green aura, so I decided to spray a very powerful yellowish green from the top on the clothes to connect both.


Used the brush and worked more of the yellowish/green highlights in. Brought back the magic swirls on her clothes too with it.


I thought of some water reflections as beside I was also working on another project, when I started her and got inspired.


I even thought of spraying through this to get that ripple effect, but did not do it :D


I really started to love the powerful yellow areas of the fabrics that appeared ...


The skintone was still flat. So I knew I had to work much more on it. Check back with how the green light touched everything from below ... even in the detail of the head ring.

I did rework the sketch of the eyes, deciding to give her blue eyes with a green glow from below, of course. Green glow you name it!


I used a brush to rework the greens inside.



It is such a graceful sculpt from several angles ...



Touched the face with more time on my hands.
Stronger Skintone appeareance and reworked some highlight in the clothes and hair. Also worked a bit more on the magic thingy on her lower body part. Did not go for caustics of water reflection. Decided to go for some magic.

With my smartphone camera the yellows look much stronger.


Compared to using the big camera. I decided to add the sword and hands now to understand the full picture better.


Of course the sword was inclued in my vision scheme. Pow! Pow!


I decided to work more on the highlights.
Face. Hair. Fabrics. 
I want them more powerful in saturation and brightness. Also worked out details on the sword's light situation.


While working on the skin I decided to give her some freckles while doing skin variatons. Thinned down reds and browns mixed with skintone were used here.


In the end I did final tweaks here and there,
but called her finished rather soon as my vision worked out well and I enjoyed the final result.

I hope you like her too?














She is also on Putty&Paint if you would like to vote for her:
https://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/21474

If you want to make this unique version of this bust yours to collect my art and at the same time support me in my work, passion and life feel invited to check back with
my miniature art PDF cataloge!

Thank you!


So far from the depths of the jungle.
More soon!

Keep on happy painting!
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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