News: MV Challenge 2020 - Updates!

by Roman aka jar

Hey tiny Astronaut Travellers,

as we can see in the world wide web the tiny astronaut project madness is real!
This is so beautiful and we want to encourage you to go on!

There are some updates on the Challenge,
please read carefully and find it all included here:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2020/04/mv-challenge-2020-beyond-your.html

The timeframe changed.
We extented it, due some shipping issues worldwide of tiny astronauts due Covid-19. Some are still waiting for their astronauts to arrive? You'll be on time!

The Challenge starts

15th of April 2020

and ends

November 23rd 2020 (Midnight Roman's time/Germany)

to give you all enough time to find the most interesting excuses to not take part in this time frame or to create amazing entries :) We plan to have all the entries uploaded and judged until 15th of December 2020.









As we speak, updates on the random prize pool have been made. More stuff for you to win randomly by just taaking part!

The Fan Award is in the making by Manuel: A sandmade Artwork of an Astronaut! And Roman adds one of his last limited Art Prints of the "Floating" to it, too!

Roman is collaberating with Momo Pügerl once again to bring the idea to life that EVERYONE who takes part in the challenge recieves a small metal pin with an astronaut! Stay tuned!


If you want to support
this challenge with a small donation from your company or brand, please do contact Roman via: jarhead(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com for more information!

Your brand/company will be included here with a link to your homepage.
Thank you!

You can also support us by dropping a jungle donation so we can ship out prizes, buy coffee to drink while creating the galleries and doing judging work, handling all the mails and such ...
Thank you!

Supported by:
MrLee's Minis
Massive Voodoo
Josua Lai Miniatures
Roman Lappat Miniature Art
Miniature Art Academy
Banshee
Journeyman Miniatures

Momo Pügerl
Nordlys Miniatures
Christoph Klingshirn
Kensho Miniatures
MV-Team Member: Sebastian
Abyssoul Miniatures
MiniWarPaint


Well, now it is time for you to spread the word and invite your friends to enter this beautiful challenge so we all can see as many creative journeys as possible.

What are you waiting for?
Go beyond your imagination!



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SBS: Alice and The Mad Hatter

by Daniele "Found" Trovato

SBS: Alice and The Mad Hatter




Helloooo :-)


So happy today.
I'm introduce you my last sculpture. My personal interpretation of Alice.

The Challenge

Every time I start a sculpture I always feel a feeling of unpreparedness and doubt.
I never know where I will arrive with the sculpture.


 Sculpting, at least for me, is not a linear process but is a continuous challenge of creativity, technique and interpretation.

Especially when the subject is Alice in Wonderland, things get tough and difficult.



I started looking for all sorts of references around the internet, bought books, reread the novel (I swear I really did) and collected photos of girls, cats, rabbits and hats.


The more references you have, the more accurate will be your work.

It was a real challenge.

The idea





As a joke I played with some clay....

The first rough sketch in NSP Chavant



Firstly I sculpted a very very fast sketch with some plasticine (I love Chavant medium NSP).
Nothing difficult just followed my inspiration and playing with the clay. 

Just to formalizing the idea.





After that I started to sculpt Alice ,



Started to create The Cheshire Cat with some Super Sculpey Original Blend -> baked -> some FIMO+Beesputty (50-50) .
Sometimes I add some mix quick to make the clay more sticky.


Joking with my little weird cat








After that I started also to work on Alice.




I love to sculpt the head separately because is the most important part and this allows me to focus myself 






Nothing definitive. Just Trying and testing.


For the body, I did the same process as the cat. I use Fimo Liquid to attach some fresh clay on the clay previously baked.


Before the details I have to "feel" the direction is ok.


Testing with the Cat. I changed the Alice's face almost 20 times. I wanted to create a different face. Not something people expected. Alice is a little bit ugly, with a dental appliance



Created the body for the Mad Hatter and put all things together just to see all the composition.








Sculpted the hand of the Mad Hatter with the WhiteRabbit separately


White rabbit...so little and tiny.



I use often my handmade tool to create some little sausage of clay (it is a piece of plasticglass because it allows me to see the sausage meanwhile I'm creating it)


The clock for the little rabbit 



I wanted to create not a perfect symmetric character. Something little weird.














Working on the details on Alice. 


Put the Rabbit with the Mad Hatter




The hands are always difficult to sculpt, at least for me



To sculpt the hat I used a little piece of aluminum paper with some clay on it


A little hole on the Mad Hatter's head.


aaaahahahhahahaha Mad time here



 Limited Edition bust

Alice and the Mad Hatter


designed and sculpted 
68mm 

Super Sculpey Original
FIMO Classic + Beesputty + QuickMix

I'f you'd interested to this bust please subscribe here






THANK YOU ALL :-)

Link and resources:



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News: Workshop & Private Coaching!

by Roman aka jar

Hello everyone!
You all know that Covid-19 started this year's teaching plans a bit rough and I had to cancel and postpone seminars, workshops, private coachings and shows. Some aspects of my job I love the most.

At the moment I am discussing dates with venues for rescheduled and new workshops for autumn to give everyone enough time to plan ahead. As soon as I got new information I will of course let you all know. Please stay safe, take care and let's all together avoid a second wave and lockdown.



Be sure to hear more about this soon!
I am also introducing a newsletter about my seminars soon!
Stay tuned!



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



MV Challenge 2020: Updates!

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle Painters,
while the Challenge is in full force and tiny astronauts start to travel all around the globe and even to further galaxies, there are some minor changes on the horizon that will be linked up to the main Challenge Post: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2020/04/mv-challenge-2020-beyond-your.html


When showing your work in progress
you can also use the hashtag #massivevoodoochallenge2020 on Instagram!

1. Entry Counter
After the first entries are dropping in, it is time to include an entry counter.
At the moment there are:  
6 entries

 
2. Judging Panel addition
As this challenge will be so creative and the entries so unique Josua and I decided that we do not want to carry that burden alone and asked our fellow MV Team members. Now new to the judging panel is: Hansrainer, David, Johannes, Sebastian, Philip!




Random Prize Pool Additions
Please check back with the main post on the Challenge to see the random prize pool and all updates so far!
Roman for examples adds one limited Art print of his recent illustration called "Floating"!


If you want to support
this challenge with a small donation from your company or brand, please do contact Roman via: jarhead(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com for more information!

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If you want to support

this challenge with a small donation from your company or brand, please do contact Roman via: jarhead(at)massivevoodoo(dot)com for more information!

You can also support us by dropping a jungle donation so we can ship out prizes, buy coffee to drink while creating the galleries and doing judging work, handling all the mails and such ...

Thank you!

Supported by:
MrLee's Minis
Massive Voodoo
Josua Lai Miniatures
Roman Lappat Miniature Art
Miniature Art Academy
Banshee
Journeyman Miniatures

Momo Pügerl
Nordlys Miniatures


Well, now it is time for you to spread the word and invite your friends to enter this beautiful challenge so we all can see as many creative journeys as possible.

What are you waiting for?
Go beyond your imagination!

_______________________________________________________________________________
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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