Miniac did such a cool video!

by Roman aka jar

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Tutorial: Wargaming - Painting Eyes

by Donnerknall

Hi everyone,
this is Sebastian,
dropping my first article into the jungle.

This article is aimed for players who paint whole armies. On MV we are thinking to give this a new category in our tutorial section.

Here I show how you can easily paint eyes on every figure that look good in the end.
There is no comparison to the eyes here.

First paint the face in your basic color, as much that only the eyes remain. 

Now take a white one and color the eyeballs.
You don't have to be 100% colored, just make sure you don't paint over the eyeballs.

Now take a black shade and apply it all over the eyeball. 

Now hold a slightly damp brush with the tip in the eye.
The brush pulls the shade out again. Just make sure that he doesn't pull out the shade completely, because there should be a delicate black line. You can repeat the process until you like the result. Usually, however, it is 1-2 processes. Let the rest of the shade dry. The shade still lay over the eyeball and now makes it look a little more toned.

For the pupil, I got a black XS pen from a stationery store. 

The pen has the advantage here that you don't have a brush tip and you can paint the pupil quite accurately. No paint dries away, no consistency problems and the color does not run. Just make sure that you have the pupils looking in the same direction.

At this point the eye looks pretty good and is enough for any army. But if you want more, you can of course also set the highlight. Take a small brush and use white to paint the highlight half in the pupil and the other half in the eyeball.

Human Face 2
This topic handles prominent spots during painting a busts face.
Article that brings you thoughts and examples on how you can paint eyes.

Above you can see tutorials that are connected to this method for gaming models.

Best Wishes and enjoy!

What does painting mean for you?

by Roman aka jar

'What does painting mean for you?'

Some years ago I was visiting my friend @alfonso_giraldes_banshee for the first time in Madrid. Back then we already realized how much we have in common when it comes to teaching miniaturepainting and a view on art. We decided to make a video on the topic with strong words on what painting means for us. Answer in the comments what it means for you!

I recently visited Alfonso again in Spain,
while I was teaching two seminars and also recorded a tutorial video for the @miniatureartacademy that will be released soon. We both thought it is the right time to show this video now.

happypainting - fucksmoothness
different words, same meaning ... enjoy! And stay tuned!

FIN: Orc Kong & Project Insight

by Roman aka jar

0rc Kong
- 2020
Spira Mirabilis, Sculpt by Lucas Pina


Travellers know about these rumors of the Monkey Mountains. They heard tales of all sorts of apes and monkeys guarding an enourmous treasure. These are only tales and many expeditions journeyed to the depth of the jungle heart. No man has yet returned and all talk about the ancient treasure is just rumor. Many more will travel there, no one will ever return, because what they usually see is a horde of wild Gorillas, Chimps, Orangutans and all sorts of monkeys beating the life out of them to protect their treasure. It is said they are not only Monkeys, they are a different kind of breed, but no one knows more about this tale. End of the story.


Project Insight
I started to paint this wonderful sculpt during a two day private coaching with Sebastian as a demonstration piece. You won't believe it, but I started with fingerpainting my ambience colors to it, like this:

#01 Fingerpaint of atmosphere idea

#02 Watercolors on top for the larger plan of skin variation

#03 Including base colors in both ideas

#04 working on detail and contrast

#05 put in more time and repeat detail and contrast several times

Hope you like him and the little project insight!
You can find him also on Putty&Paint:

This bust is for sale!

Keep on happy painting!

Review: Private Coaching with Eugene

by Roman aka jar

"Roman has perfected the craft of an artist but, just as importantly, he has mastered his approach to teaching and coaching. This includes everything from the way he gives feedback to his flexible creative approach. He has changed my perspective as a painter and I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him."

- Eugene

Good Morning everybody,
another session of private coaching teaching passed. This time with Eugene.
I want to thank Eugene as he travelled from New York to little Augsburg in Bavaria to learn from me.
This is a true honor and I am really happy I was able to make him happy with the two day coaching.

"I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. The session with you has completely changed my perspective as a painter. Beyond just inspiring me, it has connected me more deeply with my painter's voice and spirit. Our conversations and you sharing the small treasures in your studio with me also made it feel special.

Finally, you were right about the studio, it has the Mojo. Even if our next session happens in your new space, I won't soon forget the MV Bunker (my nickname for it :)).  

Thank you for everything, it meant a lot to me." -- Eugene

approached me with several different topics that he wanted to learn:

- to paint more in a vision of ambience, instead of color recipes
- how to tackle skin and hair
- how to connect colors together while building up paintjob
- interesting, dramatic light situations
- a healthy, rewarding workflow

... and of course we tackled it all on a bust
by Journeyman Miniatures!
Thank you, Eugene for the will to learn from me and the splendid talks about painting, life and the world. It has been a pleasure meeting you and I am looking forward to next time ;)

Keep on happy painting!



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in your very own private coaching session, do not hesitate to contact me for further details via

Plans for sessions in the first half of 2020 are in the making. I will be there for you and your personal growth as a painter! Know that the first half of 2020 is filling up with private coachings already.

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by Roman aka jar

MV Team: Johannes

by Johannes

Name: Johannes

Job: Finance Coordinator

Painting: Since I was about 12, but with an 10 year break in between

Media: Mostly acrylics, currently Schmincke and Scalecolor

Brushes: Broken Toad and Windsor&Newton

Airbrush: I'm not very skilled with it and use it mostly to throw colours on things

Miniatures: I love Dioramas and themed armies in 28-32mm scale, but also paint Busts and larger figures from time to time

Inspirational Miniature Artists:
Roman Lappat, Josua Lai, Raffaele Picca, Sam Lenz, Ben Komets.

And not a miniature artist, but traditional artist: Auguste Rodin. 

Gallery:   Putty&Paint   Instagram

my name is Johannes
and I live in a small town near Munich, Germany.

I bought my first miniatures when I was about 12 and started playing Warhammer Fantasy and was hooked from the first moment. Throughout my youth I played several systems and kept playing and painting until I stopped at about 20. In 2017 I bought some miniatures for the old times sake and soon realised that I really missed it and the happiness painting creates in me. Since then I delved back into miniature painting and-art more and more, visited several workshops and a private coaching by Roman.

I mostly enjoy creating scenes and dioramas, letting my vision become reality on a tiny scale. As an escapist, I love fairy tales, little stories and an overall theme of the "fantastic".

On the other hand I also love to play and paint miniatures for the sake of playing and looking good on the table. I especially am fascinated by themed armies and the ideas and relations of miniatures in context with the game you're playing.

Some miniatures for playing and my last themed army:

Miniature painting is my passion and I am truly excited and grateful for all the people I met and friendships that formed along this journey. And as a part of the Massive Voodoo familiy I am truly excited for the path ahead!