Musica

by Roman aka jar



Find my personal music playlists that I am listening to while #happypainting on youtube!

Review: Private Coaching with Sebastian

by Roman aka jar


Good Morning Jungle,

it is time for another review.

Earlier this year Sebastian, a well experienced student of mine visited me for a two day private coaching session in the MV studio.

Sebastian is curious about his lesson,
what else is he hiding behind his beard?


It started on a sunny day in Augsburg ...


And we tackled a long overdue content for Sebastian: 
  • Learn to paint atmosphere in a Miniature Project
  • Learn to keep everything in your project balanced in harmony
  • Learn to paint skintones
  • Advanced Color Theory
  • Advanced Blending Techniques
  • Advanced Happy Painting Methods
 As a teacher knowing Sebastian's progress and skill level I knew that this is exactly what would push him forward to more painting joy and freedom.

Some theory exercise on the subject

We soon tackled a bust by Life Miniatures.
Sebastian's choice and a great stroytelling bust.


Sebastian applied his clear vision
as a sketch to the bust. Do you know how important it is to have a clear vision to your project? Not only an idea. A vision that you see, feel and know how to paint it.











This is Sebastian's final version on how he took the bust home from the coaching. We did not finish it to 100% during the two days of coaching as I was asking so much theory knowledge :)


As I know Sebastian, the final version when he is done and has put some more hours in it will be incredible. Can not wait!

Thank you for two beautiful days in the studio, my friend!
Take care and keep on happy painting!

Best Wishes
Roman




Do you want  your own private coaching and all your miniature painting questions answered?
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Feel free to contact me via: jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com, please be aware that I am already making appointments for 2019 and that I am not fast in answering my emails. Thank you for your patience!

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


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MV Seminar Roadmap 2019

by Roman aka jar

Hey jungle painters,

Most of the seminars in 2019 will be held in Augsburg, Germany.
Some will be held by a travelling, teaching Roman.

Teaching curriculum:

https://www.romanlappat.com/curriculum

This roadmap is always under construction.
Soon I will add the PDFs to every seminar for further information and instruction to sign up. Stay tuned! So far you can not sign up, please wait for the details.

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

Quick overview   
- here are the dates and topics for 2019. Red are upcoming seminars,
green
are the ones in the past. Check for the reviews on the green ones.

You now can find so far enrolled student numbers behind the seminars.

All seminars in Augsburg will take place as soon as we got up to three students!

All seminars out of the MV studio will be organised by a local  organisator,
who will be in contact with you about seminar news.



Augsburg, Germany
// 8th February -9th February 2019 - 1,5 day Material Masterclass, german 0/12

Hamburg, Germany
// 23rd February 2019 - 1 day OSL Masterclass, german  0/18 

Graz, Austria
// 15th March -17 March 2019 -  3 day Beginner Workshop, german  0/28

St. Albans, UK
// 28th June - 30th June 2019  3 day Beginner Workshop, english  0/28

Arvika, Sweden
// 19th July - 21st July 2019 - 3 day Basing Class, english, special version* 0/16
*including an inspirational trip to an amazing car graveyard on Friday





And very important: NOVA OPEN 2019
Roman is teaching seminars in the US again this year. You will find him teaching exclusively at the NOVA OPEN 2019. More information soon!

Additional
to this I am preparing some special guest seminars in Augsburg again in 2019. Stay tuned for more information.
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If you have any questions or want to sign up please send a mail to Roman:
Soon!

See further seminar describtions below or via the PDFs.
Thank you!


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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 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!
Roman is planning on teaching at NOVA 2019 again.
Information will be added when available.



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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!

Classes in 2019:
None scheduled at the moment.

Musica

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle,

some of you might know that I am a big fan of the band "Wardruna" and I am really happy to hear that they will have a new album coming on November 23rd 2018 called "Skald". I can not wait for it.
It will show some skaldic versions of well known songs and new ones. I am really looking forward. Thanks for the hint, Mikkel.

In the meantime here is a superlovely version of one of my favourite songs from them,
Helvegen:



From their youtube describtion:
"Helvegen (here featuring Aurora) is a song about death, dying and remembering those who have passed. About crossing over and about letting go. It is a song about searching for lost songs and old traditions."


Find my personal music playlists that I am listening to while #happypainting on youtube!

MV Challenge 2018 is over!

by Roman aka jar



Good Morning Champs!

The 2018 Massive Voodoo Challenge is over.
We recieved entries until late at night yesterday and they are all beautiful. In both categories. Josua and I will have a hard time judging this.Thank you all for participating and making another MV Challenge a wonderful event with your amazing entries.


Marie Fleur: #18
Pinguins: #12


The upload of the gallery is scheduled for next week.
Stay tuned to see all these wonderful entries.
Josua and I will keep you posted on the process of judging.

Keep on happy painting everyone!
Roman & Josua

SBS: Water Buffalo

by Roman aka jar



Good Morning Jungle,
welcome to another step by step I got on my list t1o write.
That list is huge you can not imagine. Soon I will have a inspiring article about the "36 chambers of mastering the toothpick" for you, but I am stuck in chapter #34. Got to master it, until then I hope you enjoy the step by step insight into this project of mine I did in 2017.

Sculpt by: Jean Jacques Delorme
Thank you, Debbie for getting me one!

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This bust was a must to be painted.
In a miniature world packed with warriors, chainswords and boobs it is a beautiful thing to paint animals at peace. I do know that it is not a "water buffalo", it is a "cape buffalo". Yes I know. I still name this project "Water Buffalo" as it was the first project name I called out for it.

Want to know the difference between Cape- and Waterbuffalo?


It is not a very big bust for a big buffalo ...
it has just the right size.


I started this bust with doing a really wild first sketch in some green greys.
Wildly and joyfully slapped some white on it to get my idea sketched in.
Surprisingly I can not tell you any recipes or colors used. I mixed it all from primaries by Schmincke's Primeacryl.

I used some blue and green greyish glazes to calm down my initial energy output.


By using brushstrokes in one certain direction I was able to pull off the look of fur.


I needed more contrast so I slapped that in again, Whites and blacks. Bam. Bam.


Brushstrokes all over.

This stage was important again to get back control on how to display the busts volumes and shapes.



Fur has a growing direction. Keep that in mind.
I actually sculpted the fur with thick paint.



Fur.



After I recieved enough contrast
I wanted color back and imagined the buffalo in a very relaxed moment in his life. He is in the middle of a water area, tons of seaweed or whatsoever water plants available, everything is calm, he dips his heavy head in the water and crunches on, gets out, butterflies again on his head and hey he now stares into my camera. #WildlifeMiniaturePainting.

I glazed all colors in that I wanted. Browns, skintone-greys, blues, greens and more and used the painted contrast that I have painted earlier.


I decided for a part of wood
as plinth that I had lying around since a while and was a beautiful gift:
A piece of ancient wood roman's took to build a bridge. The bridge was renovated and some parts of the wood landed in the hands of a friend. He gifted me this and another piece and I knew that this bust had to be on a special plinth. I taped it to protect it from everything that I wanted to paint, still.


Well, I used some basing material, grass alike and did put it in place with matte varnish. How did I pick these spots? Well, I do not know, I just imagined the buffalo just raising his head out of the water and ... yeah :D


I still continued to push contrast. Now in smaller areas and more focused on detail work.


A lot of texture

was added after I checked back with references via google. Horns, fur, water buffalos that are cape buffalos.


Water is a highly reflective surface
and will create a bounce light back. Of course there is no water on my bust, but I wanted to create the magic by including a strong bounce light from all that green and tourquise beauty around his water spot.


From the top you can not see it!


I painted small animal butterflies
from the company "Busch" and dadded them to the buffalo.
This was the final work after the painting was done. I removed the tape from the plinth to see it in full and was really happy about the overall look. So happy that I had to make one butterfly land on the plinth to connect both in poetry.






In the end I did gentle color games with glazes of purple, orange, yellow, green, blues and painted the tourquise water reflection in his eye. Eyes are wet and are also a more reflecting surface than for example, wool.



Painting this bust
was one of the most enjoyable paintjobs I ever did.
I love animals, their grace, their pride, their instincts, their nature. They are so beautiful.

I took photos in the big photo booth and was really happy. Calm and happy.
I really loved this process.

You can also find final photos via www.romanlappat.com or www.putty&paint.com








It has been pure happy painting joy and I am thankful that this bust found a good home at a collectors home. Thank you for your support in my art, work and life, Sir.

I hope you enjoyed the process insight :)
Thank you for your time!

Keep on happy painting!
Yours
Roman


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