Weekend Seminar ahead!

by Roman aka jar

Hi!

Today I am  is starting to teach
Jar's Beginner Class in Augsburg, Germany.
This weekend in english language and a small group of students travelling from all over Europe and even statewise will be arriving tonight. I am truely thankful for your trust in my teaching skills.
Check the roadmap 2018 for details.

Here is a little info on the class via my curriculum
and if you want to check back with reviews on this seminar you can find them here!




Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (2.5 days)

The word 'beginner' might be confusing to many first time participants of this class. It is not a class for 'only' beginners. In fact it is a class for every person, at every age interested in figure painting, whatever their experience level is.


'Beginners class' means that I give an introduction into my way of thinking while painting; in detail a lot of in depth theory is explained while extracting art concepts from art history lessons and putting this knowledge in practical exercises on miniature canvas. During the weekend you will not only learn to improve your painting skills, you will also learn to understand the 'Why?' behind everything. With that you will be able to teach yourself in your own hobby future by just recognizing what nature has to offer.


Main topics:- Learn to see your world with different eyes
- Introduction into basing composition
- Learn how to feel harmony in different aspects
- Important contrasts for figure painting
- Explanation about how to paint a light situation on your figure
- Understand colour theory and learn how to use it properly
- Learn about different materials, their unique properties and learn to paint them
- Wide range of painting techniques explained and used
- Learn to lose fear of doing something wrong
- much more!

My experience level in doing this specific class is high as I have done over 60+ hands on seminars over the last decades. Many of my students visit this class several times to manifest the massive amount of knowledge presented in one weekend.

Student level: All

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Recent Reviews:
Jar's Beginner Class in Augsburg, english language
Jar's Beginner Class in Augsburg, german language
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If you want to know more about upcoming Massive Voodoo Seminars,
check the Seminar roadmap  for 2018 and do not hesitate to join up!

Happy Painting awaits!
Roman

Great explanations here!

by Roman aka jar

Hi Jungle,



this evening we put a spotlight on a really cool video by Vince Venturella, who gives great insight on how he creates smooth blends. Vince is also teaching a seminar at the upcoming NOVA Open 2018 in Washington D.C.

We hope you enjoy it and many thanks to Vince for the effort and work!







Keep on happy painting!

MV Zombie Community Project - Update #08

by Roman aka jar

Hi Jungle, 

what I personally enjoy when it comes to Zombies is that everyone thinks they are dead.
... but what if they have feelings?

Well, deep philoshopy here.

Raising the dead once more in Update #08 on this project after
MV Zombie Community Project - Update #07

 I am proud to say that the project is not dead even the jungle went a little more silent on it in the last couple of months. That is because of you all who help us make this project real!

If you don´t know what we are talking about you are welcome to check the link below, where the idea behind the project is explained. You will also find there a link to all the updates and names on people who are supporting us in this:


 

Update #01
Update #02
Update #03
Update #04
Update #05

Update #06 

Update #07

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In the meantime we recieved tons of painted Zombies from you ...
A beautiful thing that shows us how far we went already. Many thanks to all of you who support this crazy idea and I can promise you one thing: You will see it finished one day :)

Ok, time for updates

- as 2018 started crazy for me on private life changes I was not able to update you earlier. I am sorry for this fact. This was what I had to deal with to unpack and roll it out and glue to the already existing Zombie masses:





This looks so epic already:

Let's start:
Erik provided us with this little fella. He looks like that Zombie who has feelings, right?
Playing the party role in the hordes. Thanks a lot, Erik!


I am getting old it seems :)
Unfortanetely I wrote down all names from people who supported us recently on a piece of paper. I lost it. Now I am sitting in front of Zombie photos that I'll show you and do not know your names to it anymore. This makes me feel very responsible ... not. I am sorry. Postmen brought Zombies, Painters I saw on seminars and events handed me over theirs and students from my Speedpainting Seminar left a Zombie or several as well - I was just to distracted with life issues inside myself that I lost track ... :/


Please drop a comment below to point out yours and the post and list will be updated with your names.

#01 *place your name here*

#02 *place your name here*

#03 *place your name here*

Christian came up with this beauty.
Thank you!

We got the Joker and a Homer Simpson Zombie. Amazing!
but ... #04 *place your name here*

#05 Donal! These cops are so cool!

#06 *place your name here*

#07 *place your name here*


#08 *place your name here*

Thanks to Aurelie,
who left all her beautiful Speedpainting Seminar results for the good cause of this project - the ones with the black bases:


You will not believe it,
but in them meantime more Zombies arrived and I am already working on the next update. Holy moly, this year is racing along ...



Thanks for the support to:

Luis, Spain
Pigment Pirates Gang, Germany
Ole, Sweden
The whole group of students of Roman's Speedpainting Masterclass I
The whole group of students of Roman's Speedpainting Masterclass II (review soon)
Erik, Germany
Jannick, Germany
Matthias, Austria
Sergio, Spain
Chris, Germany
David, Germany
Sebastian, Germany
Martin, Germany
Andy, Germany
Kevin, USA
David, Germany
Nicolas, France
Yannick, France
Désiré, France
Nassim, France
Dimitri, France
Sebastian, Germany
Christoph
Fabian, Germany
Bryan, USA
Josua, Switzerland
Lucky, Germany
Mads, Denmark
Matty, UK
Martin, Germany
Klaus, Germany
Sebastian, Germany
Anthony, USA
David, Germany
David, Australia
Mathias, Austria
Frederik, France
Erik
Christian, Germany
*place your name here*
**if you miss yours, please comment**



Keep on happy gnaarrggllll!
Best Wishes
Roman

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If you missed it, the new Massive Voodoo challenge for 2018 is on ...

Musica

by Roman aka jar



Find my personal music playlists that I am listening to while happy painting on youtube!

Weekend Seminar ahead!

by Roman aka jar

Hi!

Today I am  is starting to teach
Jar's Advanced Class in Augsburg, Germany.
In german language still, but later this year it will be presented in english language.
Check the roadmap 2018 for details.

Here is a little info on the class via my curriculum:



Instructor: Roman Lappat
Duration: Friday/Saturday/Sunday (2.5 days)


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.


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Reviews:
Jar's Advanced Class in Blumberg, Achdorf, Germany
Jar's Advanced Class in Augsburg, Germany
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If you want to know more about upcoming Massive Voodoo Seminars,
check the Seminar roadmap  for 2018 and do not hesitate to join up!

Happy Painting awaits!
Roman

Review: Private Coaching with Stefan

by Roman aka jar


Hello!
Time for another private coaching review.
Told you, there are some articles to write up for the jungle :D


This time Stefan from Austria visited the MV studio for a two day private coaching with me.

I know Stefan since a long time now.
As a member of the cool Pumpkin Painters from Graz, as a student on two of my beginner seminars and it was his wife's idea to set up the coaching as a Christmas gift.

Subject of our two day coaching was built around my advanced topic "atmosphere" that I teach often nowadays. But this coaching was not only about this. It went much deeper. My goal was to help Stefan being a happier painter. To understand that painting is something you can heal with. Not something that stresses you out and puts pressure on you. There is enough of this sort out there in life, when you are not sitting at the painting table.

We tweaked the base that Stefan had as homework a little bit before we jumped into some theory of colors, moods, atmosphere and in depth talks about life and painting philosophy.


Pushing through all the theory ...


When we started painting I wanted to chill out Stefan and he was eager to follow my lead to start painting the base with his fingers for sketching. Sounds wrong in terms of high quality miniature painting, but it ain't. It just depends on how much time you invest after this. Just the same with brushwork, but when you start a project and can laugh and paint like a five year old our inner child gets happy :)


We approached the model under the terms of painting dramatic atmosphere to the piece. Just do not look at the basic skin color and try to understand. You have to trick the brain at this point.



When Stefan continued the picture of our ambience began to show up. While painting and speaking about happy painting philosophy our topics were really interesting. We were able to mainly work out the upper area on the model. The project is not finished yet as going through the theory that leads to this and makes the "why" accesable for my student takes time. Some painters are faster, others slower. As a teacher I was very proud of Stefan's result in the the upper body area and I hope he will finish this piece.



We ended this coaching with some winter barbecue :)
It was truely close to the best winter barbecue I ever had.



Thank you, Stefan for two really amazing and interesting days :)
As a teacher I am really proud of what we both went through and I know that painting will be understood as something that heals, not puts pressure on you.


Best Wishes to beautiful Graz!
Keep on happy painting!
Roman

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Feel free to contact me for your private coaching!
I am quite packed up with dates for two day private coachings at the moment for the second half of the year of 2018, but might be able to find a spot for you. Of course plans for 2019 can slowly start too. I am looking forward to meet you in Augsburg and do some happy hands on painting with you. Additionally check back with the MV roadmap of weekend seminars to certain topics.

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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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Review: Private Coaching with This

by Roman aka jar


Time machine back to the early months of 2018.
It was cold. Beautifully cold.

Welcome to another private coaching review.
Quite the things to catch up with on the blog, but the pace is good and life goes on.
On the other hand it also means, if the mood is right to write something, there is plenty of material.


This from Switzerland visited Roman in the MV studio
for a two day private coaching session. This wanted to learn to be more free while painting, to paint more instead of cooking color recipes. The main topic student and teacher agreed on was learning to paint atmosphere and contents from my Advanced Class. I am happy to predict the outcome of this seminar in the meantime and I am happy to know that it opens painters eyes to the magic that is outthere to understand and to be painted. 

Main part on day one was theory. Tons.
We only started to prepare the bust with basic colors this first day. Theory is as important in understanding colors and how they play with eachother from application to harmony aspects.


This approached a model by Pedro Fernandez Works.
A sad looking Ogre. Timewise we did not finish the bust in the two day coaching, but tons of knowledge was gathered. From advanced color theory, a useful painting process order and painting techniques to in depth happy painting philosphy.

"In der Tat habe ich 2 wunderschöne und kreative Tage mit Dir verbringen dürfen. Der Kurs wird mir lange in Erinnerung bleiben." - This


A big thanks to This for two splendid days.
Not only the painting aspect was levelled up. Speaking from the perspective of a teacher I can say you always learn something new and refreshing yourself when spending two days together in the MV studio. We enjoyed some really deep conversations about life and I want to thank This for his wisdom he shared with me.


While This learned about painting, I learned about patience
and the meaning
of time.

Keep on happy painting!
Roman

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Feel free to contact me for your private coaching!
I am quite packed up with dates for two day private coachings at the moment for the second half of the year of 2018, but might be able to find a spot for you. Of course plans for 2019 can slowly start too. I am looking forward to meet you in Augsburg and do some happy hands on painting with you. Additionally check back with the MV roadmap of weekend seminars to certain topics.

_______________________________________________________________________________
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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