Review: OSL Workshop, Augsburg, Germany

by Roman aka jar


"Oh Shit … Lightning. What has been the swords of Damocles for me over a couple of months, turned into a valuable piece of my toolbox in just one day. Roman’s style of teaching and his talent to guide his students through the process in a way they not only learn but understand the lecture was the key to master this topic. I was skeptical at first and a bit afraid of the complexity of Object Source Lighting. However Roman's demonstration as well as the approach to first practice the basics before approaching a more complex scene helped me greatly. One day later I checked if I could recall what I had learned and was very pleased with the result."

- Sebastian




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



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Hey Jungle,
One day after the Speedpainting Masterclass it was time for another one day seminar. This time it was all about OSL (Object Source Light).

We've met up in the wonderful school building I am able to use a room in. Most of my students did the class on the prior, but two students changed. Hopefully nobody would be too exhausted from these fifteen minutes calls the day prior :)



Models for the two stages of learning to master OSL were well prepared.


In the first round a lot of theory was content for my students on how to understand light sources and how to transport them to their miniature projects. After this we painted a first test model for studies.



After lunch break we came back to check with my explanation on how to implement this knowledge to a figure with colors. It is really important in this stage to break down the different steps to understand them in full.



Round 2 results:




"Der Kurs war echt super Ich habe die ganze Zeit nicht wirklich gewusst wie ich ein vernünftiges OSL hinbekommen soll, dank deines Workshops is mir vieles jetzt klar und ich kann mich auch an OSL versuchen und weiter Arbeiten." 
- Hansi




"Noch mal besten Dank für die beiden Workshoptage. Das Wochenende war wieder eine perfekte Mischung aus Freude am Malen und Lernen in einer super Atmosphäre und ich freue mich schon auf weitere Workshops in Augsburg."
- Christian 


It was a real pleasure to see you all understand this topic.
Thanks for joining the workshop and making this a beautiful weekend!




Keep on happy painting!
Yours
Roman




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Hamburg, german language

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Augsburg, german language
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Review: Speedpainting Workshop, Augsburg

by Roman aka jar


"One thick coat?
What seems to be the new trend to quickly paint up armies cannot match the results of Roman’s speedpainting technique. Instead of slapping on paint with the hope the result looks decent enough to play with, Roman showed us how to achieve a prominent miniature that shines on the tabletop. After one day of intense coaching each participant was able to paint a figure in just 15 minutes, which is a little longer than the drying time of some hyped paint."



- Sebastian
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Good Morning Jungle,

following up is a review on my recent held Speedpainting Masterclass in Augsburg, Germany in german language. This one day seminar aims mostly on painters who want to get rid of their grey armies and learn a technique that allows to paint a gaming model in fifteen minutes.

It is a one day workshop and we tackled Zombie miniatures from the boardgame "Zombicide" in 28 mm.Of course, the learned techniques can also be used on different gaming models.

Preparations

I got ready to welcome twelve students from all over Germany. Not in the studio this time, furthermore finally back in a classroom. In a classroom I will always wear my famous Roman-teacher-focused-duck-face, you know!


"Ich wollte mich auch nochmal für die Kurse bedanken. Ich habe sehr viel in der kurzen Zeit gelernt und wahrscheinlich das wichtigste mal wieder: Mut. Einfach ausprobieren, was man sich grade vorstellt oder was man schon lange probieren wollte. Die Kurse haben mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht und der ruhigere OSL Workshop nach dem Speedpainting war definitiv die richtige Reihenfolge ;-)" 

- Carsten

Well, 
we started off with little preparation on Zombie models. Then I explained important points on what to look out for and quickly did my first presentation, painting a Zombie in fifteen minutes with the alarm clock.


Handouts were passed out to be able to follow the process ...


Another Zombie was painted as a demo and another fifteen minutes explanation with a spontaneous touch of intense atmosphere. I decided to paint a little bit more on this miniature by the boardgame "The Walking Dead" after the fifteen minutes ...





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 Speed Painting Masterclass is all about speed, efficency and zombie hordes. 

Main topics:

- Learn to paint a Zombie gaming figure in about fifteen Minutes
- Speedpainting techniques and training
- Learn these techniques on Zombies, but learn how
to put them to your other gaming figures too

Student level: All





The hallways were silent as everybody was pushing his skills in focusing on more speed and bravery while painting fast and applying the certain method of speedpainting.


Music helped!

Special Guest: Lea.
She always thinks of everything I forget. Like coffee, self-made cake and just enormous good vibes!


Told ya, cake!


Told ya, bravery!




"Ich möchte mich für den super Workshop bedanken. Er hat mir sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ist wie immer gut durchdacht. Die Herangehensweise ist mal genau das Gegenteil zu dem, wie ich die letzten Jahre gemalt habe." 
- Sebastian






"Noch mal besten Dank für die beiden Workshoptage. Das Wochenende war wieder eine perfekte Mischung aus Freude am Malen und Lernen in einer super Atmosphäre und ich freue mich schon auf weitere Workshops in Augsburg."
- Christian




Skills were trained and we put the alarm clock to less and less minutes ...





We slowly arrived at fiveteen minutes per piece! Training and a drill seargent is the key!


And when the time gets less, you have to make such a face while painting. It does speed up the process for 17 seconds on one model. Promised.



Well,
in the end we had quite the number of Zombies on our table after this one day workshop.
It was beautiful to see the progress in speed and focus on important quality aspects in each student's line of models.








I want to thank you all again for a nice weekend and your trust in my teachings.
That was tons of fun and I know you are dreaming of my calm voice telling you confusing stuff about painting and you might even always hear that mysterious fifteen minutes thing calling you :D

Muhahahaha!
Happy Painting to you all!

Best Wishes
Roman




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2018
Augsburg, german language 
Augsburg, german language

2017
Forchheim, german language

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Musica

by Roman aka jar

Review: Private Coaching with Patrick

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle,

recently I enjoyed a visit from Patrick for a two day private coaching.


Patrick asked me to show him the basic principals on painting non metallic metal hands on. First we went through a lot of theory that is needed as a foundation to understand volumes, light, material properties and color. Then we applied it to several different objects on miniatures to understand how to use this knowledge.

Building up a foundation ...
 


It was quite interesting and exhausting for both of us. Usually I am not painting much non metallic metal  but it was interesting to see how far I was able to push Patrick on his first in depth nmm work. I am looking forward to see his process from now on and can't wait to see his cool gaming models shine.



Me and Patrick


Testing ground!






This felt stupid!

 

Understanding different shapes and volumes!



This is what Patrick said about his coaching:

"If you ask a painter about his paint-nemesis most would probably answer: Non metallic metal
Over the last years I was able to teach myself a lot of different stuff when painting miniatures.
I was even able to get some medals at Herzog von Bayern in Ingolstadt.

But I always wanted to improve further, learn something new and so on.
So I kept studying other miniature painters and how they did certain things or did try to find my own ways of painting certain things. At some point I came across NMM. To me this seems like something of a final boss like in videogames. I have always been amazed at how cool this technique could look at a miniature.


With the release of the Primarchs from Forgeworld and my total affection for Sanguinius and the Blood Angels I knew: Buddy, at some point you need to master that technique


So I prepared. I looked at minis and tried to replicate the process. Watched tutorials on how to do it.
But no matter on how much I did practise, the result was far from what I wanted to achieve.


At a certain point I knew I needed someone to help me.
I didn´t know Roman personally at the time. I only knew he was a judge at Herzog von Bayern and a buddy of mine already attended a few of Romans coachings / workshops.


So I wrote him and we quickly found 2 days where we could enjoy NMM to the fullest.
From the first minute I arrived at the massive voodoo studio I felt at home and it was a really pleasent atmosphere. We started with some theoretical stuff on how objects react to light and the grisaille technique. Roman was well prepared on how we would approach this.
After we had some lunch I applied the grisaille technique on a miniature. So I went over the mini and looked at each segment and what shape it had. Depending on that I painted lights and shadows as previously learned.

Roman would regularly look over it and give me some advice on what to improve.
By the end of the day the miniature was almost finished and I could see where we were going.
The next day was the real deal. Together we painted gold and silver nmm. For gold we used a Sotek totem from the Lizardmen which had a ridiculous amount of individual surfaces. I wanted a challenge and here it was. After that I painted a Space Marine with this technique. Time was against me and 2 days of nearly nonstop painting took its toll. I was exhausted :-DD
 

But I achieved some good effects and this Marine would act as a "training ground" before I start on a real miniature.


Conclusion:
I had 2 great days with Roman. He is a great host and an even better teacher.
He thought me all the things I need so I can now practice them more and soon will be able to achieve the NMM results I
desire.

Besides that I really enjoyed our talks about our private lives, what we had achieved, what lied ahead of us and so on.
 

I can highly recommend him and his coaching." 
                                                                                                                          - Patrick




Well, not everything needs two thin red coats :D

More training!


I also started some serious NMM for explanation.
Well, far from finished, it still misses lights and contrast and environment reflections, but it is fun.



Thank you for your trust in my teaching skills and the unusual topic!
It was fun learning together with you and beautiful to see your progress!

Two tired painters from winding their head around NMM ...


Keep on happy painting, Patrick!

Yours,
Roman

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Even though my schedule for 2019 is already full in terms of private coaching, we can slowly start making plans for sessions in 2020. I will be there for you and your personal growth as a painter!



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