Review: Private Coaching with Christian

by Roman aka jar


Another private coaching review dropping in ...



This time Christian
took the chance to stay for a two day coaching after participating in the OSL masterclass. Our topic for the coaching was to approach the principles on how to paint atmosphere.

We did some great plans prior to the real bust ... a good plan is always best!



Instructor: Roman Lappat


My Advanced miniature painting class, a class that takes my students deeper into my brain, after the famous Beginner's Class.
The subjects are getting more complex in this class. It took me about three years to extract the concept out of my own learning process to make this class another eye opener for every miniature painter who wants to raise his skills.

Main topics:
- Learn to paint atmosphere in a Miniature Project
- Learn to keep everything in your project balanced in harmony
- Doing a simple, but effective conversion to make your model unique
- Learn quick and effective rules creating amazing gaming bases
- Learn to paint skintones
- Learn to paint the colors 'black' and 'white'
- Advanced Color Theory
- Advanced Blending Techniques
- Advanced Happy Painting Methods
- and more!

Student level: Advanced
For this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.


Wolves

Christian ready to tackle the bust ...

Not forgetting its hat!

Questions were answered on the spot!

The magic MV sunsets ...


... put Christian in the right ambient light for an example photo.

After some hours of explaining the theory behind my very own observations on the subject atmosphere and helping Christian to tackle his bust with the proper plan I was really proud to see the outcome.





Thank you Christian for your visit and being such cool dude!
I really enjoyed to hear your "click" moments loudly in the MV studio! A true pleasure. Thanks for the great chats about life and the beautiful color that we spoiled.

Keep on happy painting!
Yours
Roman




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Seminar information! Updates!

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle,
time for a seminar update and little news ...



Some time has passed, that year is racing fast
and I am enjoying teaching a lot in 2018.

Right now there is a small summer break before I head to the US for the NOVA Open 2018. You might have realized that I am taking things slower this year and take breaks off from work here and there to enjoy and live my life. It is very important for me this year. This being said you will find me teaching all over the rest of 2018 and can check back with seminar dates via the seminar roadmap 2018 that is updated regularly. I also will work more on my paintjobs as soon as the summer heat did pass by in the studio. It is truely no fun at the moment.
That roof is on fire and the studio is under it,
melting brains, drying paint too quick.


Following you find all actual updates on the seminars,
including the Advanced Class' english PDF. All students enrolled yet for this 6/12 will recieve an email shortly.

Quick overview   
- here are the dates and topics for 2018. Red are upcoming seminars,
green
are the ones in the past. Check for the reviews on the green ones.


Update:

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!



  • 13 January (1 day): Object Source Light Masterclass (in German) Review
  • 2 - 4 February (3 days): Beginner class (German) (Download PDF) Review
  • 23 - 25 February (3 days): Basing class (English) (Download PDF) Review
  • 9 - 11 March (3 days): Beginner class (English) (Download PDF) Review
  • 16 - 18 March: Basing class (German) (Download PDF) Review
  • 7 April (1 day): Zombie Speed Painting Masterclass (German) (Download PDF) Review
  • 28 April (1 day): OSL Masterclass (English) (Download PDF) Review
  • 12 May (1 day): Painting a Space Marine Masterclass (German) (Download PDF) Review in preparation
  • 29th June - 1st July (3 days): Beginner class (German) (Download PDF) 17/25  Review in preparation
  • 13th -15th July (3 days): Advanced class (German) (Download PDF) 8/12 Review in preperation
  • 20th - 22th July (3 days): Beginner class (English) (Download PDF) 8/16 Review in preperation
  • 3rd - 4th August (2 days): Material Masterclass (German) (Download PDF) 9/12
    INCOMING:
  • 5th -7th October (3 days): Advanced class (English) (Download PDF) 6/12

  • 27th-28th October (2 days): Color Theory Class by Alfonso Giraldes (English)
    16/16 waiting list: 5

    organised by Roman & Alfonso. Important PDFs for students:

    Introduction Alfonso Giraldes

    Tools & Material & Student guide

    to sign up write an email to jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com
  • 23rd - 25th November (3 days): Beginner Class (German) (Download PDF) 32/32 (0)
  • 1st December (1 day): Zombie Speed Painting Masterclass (German) (Download PDF) 17/17 (0)
  • 14th - 16th December (3 days): Basing Class (English) (Download PDF) 9/12

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 or via PDFs.
Thank you!

See tons of reviews on recent coachings and seminars drop in the jungle via the next weeks!
Happy painting to all of you!
Roman
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Review: OSL Masterclass, Augsburg, Germany

by Roman aka jar


Ever wanted to learn how to paint Object Source Light (OSL)?


Well, Roman's one day masterclass on the subject is the place to learn it. Find more information on the seminar via Roman's curriculum:


Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Saturdays (one day)

I usually do not teach masterclass seminars, but when I do these seminars focus on one subject, because they aim to teach you to master a certain topic. This Object Source Light (OSL) Masterclass
all about light sources from objects and about the "how to" place them and the "why" behind it. After this seminar you can transport these into your projects easily.

Main topics:
- Understand the principles of OSL
- Learn how to include them on different materials
- Learn about different time slots when to include these effects in your projects

Student level: All






We did meet up in the MV studio ...


Some brave students who were ready to learn and master OSL. Roman took them through his seminar schedule and everybody was busy. At the brush and in the brain.






The first lessons were learned on these glowing fellas ... Kame-Hame-Ha!


The second object of studies were these bigger orcs ... Object source light?


This gang of painters got it!

Kame-Hame-Ha!

Keep on happy painting!
Yours
Roman

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If you want to join up for a seminar in 2018, check back with the roadmap of seminars:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.de/2017/11/mv-workshop-roadmap-2018.html
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Review: Private Coaching with Margot and Kyle

by Roman aka jar


Aloa,


it has been said enough times. It is review time on Massive Voodoo.
So much happened the last couple of months. Time to look back!

After the Duke of Bavaria
Margot and Kyle visited me for a two day private coaching session in the MV studio. Not has it only been a great teaching time, it also were some great days of friendship. Together - with me in the lead of the seminar - we looked in depth on the subject "How to paint atmosphere!" ...


Kyle, me, Margot


Instructor: Roman Lappat

My Advanced miniature painting class, a class that takes my students deeper into my brain, after the famous Beginner's Class.
The subjects are getting more complex in this class. It took me about three years to extract the concept out of my own learning process to make this class another eye opener for every miniature painter who wants to raise his skills.

Main topics:
- Learn to paint atmosphere in a Miniature Project
- Learn to keep everything in your project balanced in harmony
- Doing a simple, but effective conversion to make your model unique
- Learn quick and effective rules creating amazing gaming bases
- Learn to paint skintones
- Learn to paint the colors 'black' and 'white'
- Advanced Color Theory
- Advanced Blending Techniques
- Advanced Happy Painting Methods
- and more!

Student level: AdvancedFor this class you should be prepared with an advanced skill level. You should know about zenital light,basic color theory, contrast range and how to create a blending.


Not all during these two days was about cake.

There was stuff to learn ...

... like how to apply strong atmosphere.
First in your brain, then on the figure.


Then there was cake again.
No, this is bread. Wonderful bread.

This is cake. Wonderful cake.

More cake please!

After cake, it was painting time again.

For Margot it was also not only learning to paint atmosphere. She tackled her first bust in acrylics as she usually paints with oils and wanted to learn more about the way to paint nicely with acrylic paints.





The results of both my students were wonderful.
The theory part took quite the time on the first day and then there was too much cake.
On the second day we were able to bring my student's bust this far and I was a happy teacher enjoying the process of my students.

Margot's first go with Acrylic Paints.


Kyle's Hussite Warrior put into a dense forest ambience.

Thank you both for your trust in my teachings
and the great time spent together. And the cake. And the bread. And the good talks.


Happy Painting!
Yours
Roman

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NOVA Open 2018 approaches fast!

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle,

only a handful of days left until the NOVA Open 2018 arrives on the horizon :)



Like every year we got information for you about the great event on the US East Coast that is NOVA OPEN. MV Members go there since three years now and all we can tell is that it is getting more and more exciting every year! Check 2017 Nova Open review here!

Massive Voodoo members 
are mainly known there for their seminar work, happy painting spirit and judging Capital Palette and this year the NOVA Open has amazing talent lined up again for their seminar offer.

Beside tons of talent from the states this year will offer you not only one european guest teacher - that is me, Roman Lappat - this year they even got two: Alfonso Giraldes aka Banshee will teach there too this year! Additional I will be offering my first stateside two and and a half day Beginner's Workshop up front the NOVA OPEN, which is sold out it with 30 students. Thank you all!
This is gonna be epic!

I can not wait to see you there for maximum hobby fun!
Roman



These are the seminars that I teach this year:
26th - 28th August (3 days): NOVA OPEN - Beginner Class SOLD OUT!
- 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


NOVA Open Charitable Foundation
Raffles

You want to help support the good cause of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation? Raising donations for breast cancer research and doctors without borders and more?

Then take part in the raffles. No matter where you are on this planet you can be part of it - thanks to all artist doing great work for this great cause!








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Link to Website: http://www.novaopen.com/
Link to NOVA Open Store (registration): http://novaopenstore.com/
Link to Seminar Page at NOVA Open Store: http://novaopenstore.com/Home/EventContainer/15

Link to NOVA Open schedule: http://www.novaopen.com/schedule/