FM: Bruce Wayne

by Roman aka jar

 Good Morning Jungle,

time for another bust finished. Actually it is just a face.
A raw and brutal, energised, texturized paintjob I enjoyed a lot. Bust is a 1/8 face, showing Bruce Wayne by @grumpybearstudioindia


Bruce Wayne

2021

Work: painting
Scale: 1/6, Grumpy Bear Studios








"Why Do We Fall, Sir?
So That We Can Learn To Pick Ourselves Up."

- Alfred (Batman Begins)





I started this bust during my Skintone & Faces workshop for explanation purposes.
The process looked like this:







Bust is sold. In private collection.
To get more insight into my painting process, check:
https://www.etsy.com/de/shop/RomanLappat/


Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Roman

Review: Private Coaching with Andrew

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle!

As the new year starts I am still a little bit behind with catching up with reviews.
I think this is a good sign - it means a lot of things are happening and keeping me busy.

I got one really nice memory to share with you today:

A two day private coaching I had with Andrew




His learning goal in short:
Paint better and faster gaming Miniatures for his #wargames. I picked him up with learning a happy painting workflow based on atmospheric observations, pushed him through technical content and broke this knowledge down with him again to make him understand all my thoughts while I speedpaint a gaming miniature in 15 Minutes.



This was Andrew's learning goal:

Main Topic:
- visualising a painting plan (a vision) with including atmosphere (helps to achieve a happy painting flow big time)
- technical improvement on the way, increasing knowledge of zenital light and contrast use while learning more about the "color" works

Side Topics:
- Skintone Variations and when to include them
- Bravery while painting that leads to easy and beautiful effects


And it was a joy to teach him, even though our two days were intense as ... well, yeah.




This is what Andrew says about his coaching:

"I was happy and excited to meet Roman and to get master-painter wisdom from him. I didn’t have specific expectations, but I knew that there would be something important and eye-opening. And I was not mistaken at all!

These 2 days were intense but I had so many “klick”-moments ((c) Roman), when my sporadic unorganised knowledge and experience came all together with new missing “bricks” of wisdom and knowledge that Roman carefully shared with me. These all came with both theory and practice supporting each other in a perfect balance. I did a lot of things I haven’t done before at all, e.g. super-smooth colour transitions, work on colour saturation, mixing of specific colours from miniature paints from just primary colours, actual painting on paper (I haven’t done it since early school!!!). Well, I am a very happy miniature painter now :)

And I must mention the atmosphere in the studio - Roman makes you feel that you are not on a private coaching with miniature painting rock-star, but like you’re at home with your good old friend who is showing you new tricks and answers on any questions you can come up with. And I am very grateful for that. Now I feel loaded with new tools and I’m plotting already, how exactly to apply them in my endless projects.


Thank you Roman and I’m sure I’ll test your wisdom again as soon as I have a new bag of questions :)


                                                                          - Andrew
















Thank you for two beautiful days with a lot of #happypainting!
Thank you for your will to learn from me!
It has been my pleasure!



Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Roman


____________________________________________________________________________

If you want to learn from me
in your very own private coaching session, do not hesitate to contact me for further details via
jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com

Write me an email and we can make it work!

If you are interested in a private coaching session or the actual news on workshops, please read:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2021/06/news-workshop-private-coaching.html


_____________________________________________________________________
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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FM: Legendary Survivor

by Roman aka jar

Good Morning Jungle,


some good old Hasslefree Miniatures are back on my table.
I really love these sculpts by Kevin aka Hasslefresian. They always have such a strong character and are not overloaded with details.

I painted this guy from their postapocalyptic survivor range:












He was a lot of fun to paint.
I really enjoyed the object source light, the game of textures and reflections and painting the dark skin.

He will be a prize for an upcoming raffle on my Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/romanlappat.miniatureart/

As soon as my IG channel hits 35k Subscribers it is time to thank you all with a raffle of an original handpainted miniature by me. This is a legendary Survivor in 32mm by Hasslefree Miniatures ...
Stay tuned!

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Romann


News: Roman is on etsy now!

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle!

before I start teaching private coachings next week
and finish my holiday I got exciting news for you!

I am on etsy now!

With the plan to bring you fresh,
inspirational and insightful tutorials and step by step PDFs about my miniature artwork.


Why etsy?
Many of my older articles are here on MV's tutorial section and they will stay there for your use and inspiration for free.

To be honest I do not find the time to write many articles for free anymore, just because this job is my daily life. I teach, give lessons in private coachings, weekend workshops, paint miniatures for collectors and much more. The time needed to prepare and publish a large article that gives good insight and explains my processes properly takes a lot of time.


What to expect?

I do have many unpublished step by step articles that are ready to be on etsy, I am preparing new ones at the moment and will also revisite some of my older ones, combine them to a certain topic, will correct language issues and will invest time to explain the content with today's knowledge.

There will be artprints, art postcards and some upcoming 3d files!
Stay tuned!

Right now, these articles are fresh and new:

- The Game of Scale
- Old Barbarian SBS
- The Nightwatch SBS
- Frank von Stein SBS
- more to come!


Thank you for your support!
Roman Lappat Miniature Art on etsy!

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Roman

Review: Private Coaching with Harry

by Roman aka jar




Happy new year, Jungle!

It feels so good to start fresh into a new year full of new adventures and hopefully less Covid one day!
Let's hit the jungle drums with - still catching up - and another private coaching review!

Harry
visited me last year during some snowy days in Germany and
this is what he said about his coaching:


"Write reviews, assign stars, the degree of my satisfaction on a 5-finger scale. I can not stand it. Actually. This time, however, I was not forced to give the crispness of a delivery of French fries a galaxy of stars or to give the usability of a vacuum cleaner an appropriate rating for cat hair.

Yes, this time I want to write something.

I, Harry, am a military model maker and I want to breathe more life into my models with figures. My level of experience when it comes to figure painting is theoretically high and practically nonexistent. A friend of mine recommended a certain "novel" to me. And I thought: “What can go wrong?” I booked private coaching in a timely manner and traveled to Augsburg at the beginning of December. I came across a wonderful person and artist who was excellently prepared in didactic terms and who was an incredible help in my first steps. It was an exhausting and insightful two-day trip that inspired me so much that I immediately booked part 2. I can't show much productively yet, but the first results will be available in the next few weeks until the second encounter. Dear Roland - I will give you 6 out of 5 stars and I thank you for great conversations, perfect coffee and many aha experiences and lights that have come on in my head. See you! Not a threat, but a promise"


. - Harry



In german:

"Bewertungen schreiben, Sterne vergeben, der Grad meiner Zufriedenheit auf einer 5-Finger Skala.
Ich kann das nicht leiden. Eigentlich. Diesmal wurde ich allerdings nicht genötigt dem Knuspergrad einer Pommes Lieferung eine Galaxie an Sternen zu verpassen oder der Gebrauchsfähigkeit eines Staubsaugers in Bezug auf Katzenhaare ein angemessenes Rating zu verpassen.
Ja, diesmal möchte ich etwas schreiben.
Ich, Harry, bin Militärmodellbauer und möchte meinen Modellen mit Figuren mehr Leben einhauchen. Mein Erfahrungslevel was Figurenbemalung angeht ist theoretisch hoch und praktisch nicht vorhanden.
Ein Freund von mir hat mir einen gewissen „Roman“ empfohlen. Und ich dachte: „Was kann schon schiefgehen.“ Zeitnah habe ich ein Private Coaching gebucht und bin Anfang Dezember nach Augsburg gereist.

Gestoßen bin ich auf einen didaktisch ausgezeichnet vorbereiteten, wundervollen Menschen und Künstler, der mir bei meinen ersten Schritten eine unglaubliche Hilfe war. Es war eine anstrengende und erkenntnisreiche Zweitagesreise, die mich so begeistert hat, dass ich umgehend Teil 2 gebucht habe.
Produktiv kann ich noch nicht viel vorweisen, aber in den nächsten Wochen bis zur zweiten Begegnung wird es die ersten Ergebnisse geben.
Lieber Roland – von mir bekommst Du 6 von 5 Sternen und ich danke Dir für tolle Gespräche, perfekten Kaffee und viele Aha-Erlebnisse und in meinem Kopf angegangene Lichter.

Wir sehen uns! Keine Drohung, sondern ein Versprechen."


- Harry





Thank you, Harry for your kind words and your will to learn from me! I am looking forward to see you again in 2022. It has been my pleasure!

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes,
Roman


____________________________________________________________________________

If you want to learn from me
in your very own private coaching session, do not hesitate to contact me for further details via
jarhead---at---massivevoodoo---dot---com

Write me an email and we can make it work!

If you are interested in a private coaching session or the actual news on workshops, please read:
http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2021/06/news-workshop-private-coaching.html


_____________________________________________________________________
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.
_____________________________________________________________________

News: Butterfly for Hanna

by Roman aka jar

 

Hi Jungle,

are you looking for a wonderful little painting contest with a good cause?
Then you are right with this one - created by Peter aka  witnessmyminis



This is what Peter says about the contest:

"*updated* I had planned to do something when I reached 2000 followers, then something happened.

I recently lost my little sister to mental health issues; she had been struggling for a long time with her demons and she was too tired to keep fighting.

This hobby and community have been so important to me during this last year; it has opened its arms for me completely.
And when I was struck with this grief not only was the painting table my zen space, but some of you hobby people reach out with comforting words and helping hands.

I’m running a competition in hopes that I will get beautiful art that I can look back on to remember my sister, and even raise some money to help others that need help like she did.

My sister was very talented artist and creative soul I will add some of here artwork to this post, so you see what I mean. Something she loved to draw was Butterflies hence the theme.

Painting Competition. #ButterflyforHanna
-Any miniature, bust, diorama, etc
-Incorporate a butterfly in the paintjob in someway
-Use the #butterflyforhanna
Please tag me in any wip etc so I can follow the work.
-Deadline 28th of February.

Prize for the winner.*update*
Statue gold , silver and bronze from @romanlappat.miniatureart.

I will donate the price money to Avicii Foundation.
In your name and send the winner a certificate.

- some of you did however want to contribute with a prizes so there will be a raffle between all the participants once we are done .

Anybody that would like to donate also can do so by following the link in my bio. Please be sure to mark it with #butterflyforhanna so we can see the total amount donated after we are done.
Join the discord “the Brush coven” there will be a channel for people of the competition for showing wips..

Please follow my wonderful judges and spread the word.

Thanks in advance and happy painting!"



When I read this I really wanted to help and created these three trophies!

There also will be a Massive Voodoo / Roman Lappat surprise box in the prize raffle!

Keep on happy painting!
Roman

Inspiration: Wonderful words about our hobby and growth

by Roman aka jar

Hey Jungle!
Watch this ...






Such good and foremost important content in these gentleman's videos. Thank you both for creating them!

There are delicate emotions in this world, we all know them, we learn to deal with some, we do not understand others. All is individual. The pandemic did not make life easier, emotions not less. Fear sometimes, but what it also did is that many new people found their way to the joy that is miniature painting. To the joy, meditation and stress relief this hobby can bring.




We also have a big collection on articles about delicate topics about joy, motivation and happy painting in MV's Tutorial library!

Check them out
- reading is good for the brain!


A guide in theory on how you can increase your skills.

What does painting mean for you?
Alfonso Giraldes and Roman Lappat on this question ...

The Joy of Work in Progress
David talks about his preference to work on several projects at once.

Painting on the shoulders of giants - Learning by comparision
Hansrainer goes in depth into motivation and what learning means

Peter's development in painting over the years
See how Peter walked his way of the miniature painter

Thoughts about Painting Joy by me and many jungle visitors - check the comments!

Impostor Syndrom and painting
Guest author Petra goes deep in psychologic depths when it comes to painting.

This article focuses on winning and losing and the dark and light side ...

Painting/Project Motivation
Roman speaks about a project related motivation curve.

Project Ping-Pong
Bored with painting only one project. Learn to master the ping-pong game.

10 Golden Rules of Miniature Painting
Become a happier painter by following these 10 rules!



Enjoy and keep on happy painting!

_______________________________________________________________________________
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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