Project diary: 1177 B.C. - 07

by David

Hey all,


welcome to page 7 of my project diary. If you're wondering what this is, please check the announcement post, in which I explain the motivation and general goals of the diary. At the bottom of that post, you will find a link to all parts of this series (constantly updated as soon as new articles are published).

Today focuses on the sea raider's skirt. According to the images, at least some of the sea peoples wore skirts or kilts that were ornated or sawn with multiple panels. While to my knowledge no information on the color of the panels or the lines connecting them has been passed down the three millenia since the sea peoples raided the Mediterranean, I liked those artist renderings that showed the panels in colorful red and blue, divided by lines of white. So, that's where I started - which, of course, had some of my friends (?) jest that he reminded them of an armed pool attendant. Well...

Before I started working on the kilt, however, I did a little bit of darklining along the areas where the kilt and the skin touch. This is an important step, as it makes it easier for the eye to "make sense" of the miniature and its parts - which is particularly important the smaller the scale. Once that was taken care of, including a little touching-up where the darklining went over the lines, I finally started working on the kilt. This started on the basic mid-tone colors I had laid down earlier: VMC Flat Red, Prussian Blue, and Deck Tan as the foundation for the white dividing lines. The little tassles (which are actually documented in the historical sources!!!) also received the red basic color.

In the process of shading and highlighting I started working on the reds, adding VMC Hull Red for the shadows, and Carmine Red, Bright Orange and some Sunny Skintone for the highlights. Again, I went back and forth, shading, highlighting, cleaning up mid-tones as I went. Once the reds had some "depth" to them, I worked a little on the blues, adding a mix of VMC Old Rose and Ivory for the highlights and some of the Hull Red and finally some black for the shadows. Then, I did some more darklining, and went back to the skin, adding a few glazes of Red over the whole mini to give the skin a little bit more "life". I also darkened our sea raider's feet with a blackish-brown glaze - a friend (who himself is not a mini-painter) suggested that to me noting that a guy running around barefoot all the time will have dirty feet. I always like such kind of detail and greatly appreciate my friends' interest in my hobby-stuff - even though it will most likely not be visible once the basework with all that water-effect is done.

Then it was time for the white parts of the skirt. As noted, I originally started with VMC Deck Tan as a basetone, but I realized that was too "clean" and neutral, and a little too bright for my taste. So I went back to my favorite basecolor for white: VMC Stone Grey, which is a nice light-grey tone with a greenish tint. I first laid down the new basecolor - carefully, so as not to cover too much of the red and blue panels - and then used Scale 75 Black Ink to differentiate the different parts of the white (especially the little piece of string that seems to work as some kind of belt). Then I quickly shaded and highlighted the whites, using some Neutral Grey for the shadows and some Ivory for the highlights. For the final highlights, I added a bit Schmincke Primacryl Titanium White into the Ivory.

And with that, I left the kilt alone for now. Thanks for reading. Next week, my project diary will center on the sea raider's fancy headdress!

As always, if you like what you read or have questions, why not drop me a line in the comments? See you in a bit!

Best, D.

Review: Private Coaching with Felix

by Roman aka jar


Howdy Jungle!

Time for another private coaching review.
You can read more reviews of private coachings here (man, need to update this list).

Recently, Felix was visiting me for a two day session with the goal to learn my painting approach, technical improvements and many tricks on the brush.

me & Felix




We had such relaxed, cool learning days together and Felix made a big step forward. Thank you for being such a cool, calm and kind person. I really enjoyed these two days and I was very happy to make you happy with the coaching. Thank you for your trust in my teaching skills, Felix.

This is Felix result after a two day coaching about atmospheric painting, including focus on true metallic metals, skintone, fabrics and how to combine it all together in harmony:




This is what Felix said about the coaching:

Privat Coaching 3.6.21

"For a long time I thought about taking one of Romans Workshops and when
I nally decided to take one, the whole Covid pandemic crossed my plans.
So no more meetings in groups. After quite some time of lockdowns I nally
took the opportunity and went for a privat coaching.

When I visited Roman in June, I was very excited to learn how to paint
everything I could imagine and I was wondering if I would learn how I should
place my brush strokes precisely to reach those goals.

But this was not entirely the case. He answered all my questions about
regarding technique and what so ever, but that was not the focus of this
coaching. And retrospective I am pretty happy about that. If someone would
have asked me one week later what i had learned i would probably have told
them about the ideas of volumes and materials and how to handle them. All
this is entirely true and i learned a lot about these topics, but now, several
weeks after the coaching, this would not do it justice. I feel like i learned a
new approach to painting that opened my mind and helped me break out of
my painting habits I thought were necessary and mandatory.

Of course I learned Romans approach of painting minis, colorchoices and how
to establish a desired atmosphere for my projects, but the most valuable
lessons I learned from the two days with Roman are studying nature and
real world objects for painting specic things, rather than following strict
recipes and tutorials, and having a more free approach to painting, colors,
and tools/ways to achieve what I want to do."

                                                                                         - Felix

 




of course we went through tons of theory first and took mostly the second day to paint on the miniature itself.

My plan was to teach Felix to understand and read colors better to answer his own questions easily ...


Thank you for coming, Felix!

Keep on happy painting!
Yours,
Roman


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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


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FM: Necron Royal Warden

by Roman aka jar

 

Hi!

I really liked the pose of this guy and wanted to paint a Necron for a while now.
Really old, gritty and rusted. So I did. Hope you like him! Really enjoyed the weathering on this ancient machine warrior. What do you think?

This miniature is for sale!
Feel invited to check back with my PDF cataloge via
https://www.romanlappat.com/for-sale









This miniature is for sale!
Feel invited to check back with my PDF cataloge via
https://www.romanlappat.com/for-sale




Wow! I even found two Work in Progress photos :D
Sorry that I did not take more for explanations.

Basic dark metal color applied with pigments all around
More silver!

So far,
Keep on happy painting!
Roman



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FM: Emalda Braskow, Cursed City

by Roman aka jar

 Hi Jungle,

here comes another finished miniature I did not show here yet:
From the depths of the Cursed City Game Box comes Emalda Braskow, painted to look awesome on the gaming table:

I decided to give her some bronze armour to fit my color scheme with the green base and environment. Using a reddish brown/green complemantary contrast here. Painting this Games Workshop Model was quite fun. Sadly she is only available once in that box. Could imagine crazy conversions on her.



This model is part of my NOVA Charitable Foundation this year and you can buy raffle tickets to make her yours and help a good cause, all raffle tickets donations will go to "Doctors without Borders". Even last year was not the best year when it comes to be a self-employeed artist I can not withstand my will to help this great cause. Check out NOCF Summer raffles:
https://www.novaopenfoundation.org/2021-summer-raffles

Ah well, she will be part of the fall raffles as I see now, BUT you can find three other miniatures painted by me for the summer raffles that go live today!






with a bunch of other fellow miniatures that saw my brush slap paint

Keep on happy painting!
Best Wishes
Roman

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Review: Private Coaching with Philip

by Roman aka jar

"I want to thank you again for the great day yesterday, it was super interesting and I learned a lot"
- Philip



Philip & me





 
 
 
 
 



What a day!
Welcome to another private coaching review.

This time Philip visited me for one day only, not the typical two day coaching.
He got the coaching as a birthday gift from his cool wife and it was intense and very cool!

When we figured out Philip's learning goal I asked him to tell me anything he wanted to learn and I would sort and plan the day to get the maximum out of it for him. This is his lot of what Philip wanted to learn:

  • Light and shadow (e.g. for armor and weapons) 
  • Soft transitions (blending with glazes, stippling, etc.) 
  • Painting techniques for NON Metallic Metal (NMM) and TRUE Metallic Metal (TMM)
  • Luminous effects (e.g. plasma guarantees, etc.) 
  • Paint entire armies (increase speed) 
  • Painting fabric (especially capes and coats) 
  • Paint the skin
  • Paint eyes 
  • Airbrush (cleaning, general tips)

Quite a lot!
Well, we managed to do it all :D

What a day! I managed to put it all in order to give detail explanations, training time and painting time for Philip. If you want to see more of Philip's miniatures check
https://www.instagram.com/auxminiatures/

As Space Marines are Philip's favourite miniatures we trained it all on Space Marine miniatures from Games Workshop.
Philip's painting style so far was based on GW's painting techniques that already do look
great on Marines ...


Miniatures on the table ...

After some theory it was time to understand a different method on placing highlights to a miniature:
Zenital Light ... Philip did very well and when he said "I saw so many tutorials and videos about it, but now after five minutes of theory I understood it completly" made me smile ...









my explanation piece ...


Thank you for your wish and trust to learn from me, Philip!
It has been a great day with you! Thank you for the good chats and your focus!
Happy Painting to you!

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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