31.03.2015

Miniature Market - "our painted figures on sale"

Good morning together,

sometimes a painter need more room in his cabinet or want to separate his own painted collection.

Since today you have the chance to get a couple of our own pieces. If you are interested on a painted cabinet model have a look in our new section "our figures on sale"

http://dievincis.blogspot.de/2015/01/our-figure-markt-place.html


Sometimes we will post an Ebay link or only the pictures with a contact E-Mail address. If you are interested in one of our miniatures please don't hesitate to contact us :D

We will update this post regularly. So if you don't wanna miss a miniature have a look on this section ;)



 Cheers dieVincis

30.03.2015

Review Jar´s Beginner Class


Vor 2 Wochen hieß es mal wieder Workshopzeit in Blumberg. Nun mehr das 6. mal gab es einen schönen Workshop mit einem oder mehreren Jungs von Massive Voodoo in Blumberg. Es macht mir jedes mal aufs neue Spaß einen Workshop mit Ihnen auszurichten.

Dieses mal war Roman wieder mit einem Beginner Workshop am Start. Es gab diesmal sehr viele Ersttäter und auch wieder eine Menge Wiederholungstäter als Teilnehmer zu begrüßen.

Zuerst ein Dankeschön an meine zwei Helfer Philip und Reiner ohne euch wäre das Wochenende so nicht möglich gewesen. Reiner hat einen tollen Job in der Küche gemacht und ohne Philip wäre die An- und Abreise mit Kram fürs Haus, Bauchladen und Lebensmitteln eine echte Herausfoderung für mich allein geworden.

Das Wochenende war wieder einmal grandios und hat mir einen echten Push gegeben. Ein richtig guter Start in Hobbyjahr sozusagen. So geht es mir eigtl. jedesmal nach einem Workshop in Blumberg, besonders mit Roman. Es gibt mir jedesmal richtig Energie und diese setzte ich aktuell um :-D

Richtig schön war es wie immer die ganzen bekannten Gesichter zu treffen und neue Leute kennen zu lernen.

Ich habe mich das Wochenende über an Sam Sandblast gesetzt (Update demnächst) und das Wochenende sehr genoßen.

Anbei ein paar Impressionen des Wochenendes.








Freue mich schon auf den nächsten Workshop hier an diesem Ort........

29.03.2015

Review Painting Workshop with Alfonso Giraldes aka Banshee in Augsburg




Good morning dudes!

One month has passed since the painting workshop with Alfonso Giraldes in Augsburg. For all of you guys who didn’t know the cool Reviews from Mr .Lee or MassiveVoodoo or I want to tell you something about my experience of this workshop.

To MassiveVoodoo Review 

For all of you who don't know Alfonso check here his Facebook page or his putty&paint gallerie

Before the workshop started I was a little bit scared because the whole workshop was hold in English. Will I understand all the things or can I ask the right questions? Lot of thoughts inside my head before the workshop started. But at the end I had no problem to UNDERSTAND all the things Alfonso told us. The biggest part of the workshop is color theory and the correct combination of colors (exactly that things I want to improve).
So a big part of the workshop is to listen Alfonso’s journey through the color world. And It reminds me at good old school times :).

I don’t know why but I think I must had a big shield over my head with big letters “ALFONSO PLEASE ASK ME, I WANNA GIVE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS” …. NO I WON’T :)… My English is good enough to understand, but too bad to hold good conversations or to give answers on such complex themes. So the most time of my answers I looked like Rajesh Koothrappali when he try to talk with girls :D. I really have to improve my English skills ^^
 

Ok back to topic :). I saw the list with all the participants a few months ago and I was so happy to see all those guys together a whole weekend! The painting level of all the participants was extremely high but I think Alfonso helped all of us a lot.

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Day 1. We began the workshop with some information’s about the main colors and the power of each main color red/yellow/blue in the mixtures. We got a lot of exercises to mix some different colors of our colorcollection only with the three main colors + white and black. A really great experience! 
After the first mix experiments we should choose two colors and shade it in a warm direction and a cold direction. Also highlight those colors in a warm and a cold way. WOW what a hard exercise! After a long time of paper painting and theory the first evening ends with a beer at Raffa’s home. 


Ok what I say after the first day? Why the hell I have such an amount of different colors :)? In the past I thought I’m faster when I use all the pre mixed colors but since that workshop I know how more comfortable it is to mix my own colors! You are more flexible because you have a much better control of the temperature and the saturation of the colors.
   
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Day 2. Moooore theory :D my head is exploding! So much informations and my hands wanted to take the brush and start painting the miniature. But noooo! MOOOOORE Theorie :D! 


Dejavu time! 2011 the Killercolor Yellow from Vallejo found his first victim :). Philip lost the fight with this diabolic color at the Paintingworkshop with MassiveVoodoo :D





2015 Vallejo Yellow struke back and try to kill Jonathan :D. This can't be a coincidence! Two workshops and twice the same color! Take care if you paint with evil yellow in the future :) !!!


Ok after several more exercises at 18:00 o’clock we were allowed to put some paint on the figure. YEEEAH!!!!  Its like you’re sitting in front of an really big hamburger with extra cheese a bread – beacon realation of 1:10 with a super extra smokey souce and a big cold coke. But you’re not allowed to eat that. You can only look on this beautiful  piece of food (ok I’m very hungry at the moment during the postwriting ^^) and with one commando you’re allowed to eat! This was the feeling of this moment :D.We painted until evening and celebrate our second day with some Mexican Food :)


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Day 3. More Color on the miniatures and some more theorie. Alfonso spent time to all of us and gave feedback about the colors and what we should change. And here a little suggestion, do never say to Alfonso that you think your shadow is done! NEVER! If you do..... Alfonso will pick your strongest ink or darkest color (you can't hide those colors because he will pick some from your neigbhour).... and he will sketch some extra strong shadows on the CORRECT positions. Have fun to blend them back! I know what I say and Roman too :D *bäääääm shadow*

But the coolest part of day 3 was the painting demo from the God of Colors itself :).


 (Photobomb Kyle :D)

Alfonso need only about one hour for this.... ONE HOUR!!!


Conclusion: I visited now nearly all of the workshopguys in germany. Alfonso was my first international workshopleader. All of the workshops from all guys have their own cool reasons to take part. But this workshop is really pretty awesome!
The workshop isn't for beginners in my opinion because the theorie is a really big and mindblowing part of this three days. But for advanced and pro painters it's really worth!
Sadly I couldn't realize the theory of Alfonso 1:1 on my miniature. But I will try all the learned things on a future project. Thanks to Alfonso for this awesome workshop, I will never forget you and this great experience!

Cheers Manu

28.03.2015

Wikinger für SAGA - Sven Lökken und seine wilde Horde


Hallo liebe Freunde des Malens und Bastelns,

heute präsentiere ich euch meine 4 Punkte SAGA Wikinger Horde an der Seite des mutigen Seefahrers Sven Lökken. Die Minis stammen, bis auf Sven selbst und einem seiner Hirdmen, aus der Zinn Wikinger Box von Grippig Beast. Sven habe ich mir aus der Plastik Box selbst zusammen gestellt. Sie dient mir demnächst dann auch um meine Wikinger zu verstärken.


Die Hirdmen (oder auch Veteranen) zeichnen sich durch mehr Rüstung aus, wo bei den Berserkern genau das Gegenteil der Fall ist. Damit hier auch alles schön jugendfrei bleibt und man sich vor allem jenseits des grossen Wassers nicht zu sehr aufregt, habe ich dezent einen Balken eingefügt ;)

Ich wollte das meine Wikinger so individuell wie möglich ausschauen, das führt leider dazu das man vor allem bei den Kriegertrupps nicht direkt feststellen kann wer zum ersten oder zum zweiten gehört.

Der erste meiner 2 Krieger Trupps - Bondi ist genau so durchmischt wie der zweite. Neben den Speerträgern sind hier auch noch Axtkämpfer drin. Spieltechnisch macht das aber keinen Unterschied.
Die Schildbemalungen sind aus einem Aufkleber Set von Little Big Men. Diese machen einem das Maler Leben leichter wenn man innerhalb von ein paar Abenden so eine kleine Armee bemalen möchte.
Demnächst dann mehr SAGA…
…verpinselte Grüsse Euer Tuskar

Private Coaching at Massive Voodoo

Last month it was time to get deeper into the miracles of painting skin ,to do so I went to the Massive Voodoo Studio.
After three workshops in the last year, I felt that I would like to get a bit deeper into the matter of painting miniatures .

It was the right decission that I didn`t do the private coaching last year cause I had first to handle the impressions of all those workshops in 2014.
For the private coachinb I had to focus on a specific topic, to make sure not only to scratch the surface .

After I  found a topic of my main interest which had been  color variations into skin,  I had to decide which bust I would like to paint. This wasn`t as easy then I thought cause I `ve got a lot of different stuff at home like I think  everybody here does ;)
Here are my first choices :

                                            Sorry ,this photo is a bit dark . It's an invisible german native on the left.

I decided to take 2 bust to Augsburg , the mongole warrior and the native german .
My first choice was the warrior cause I love the sculpt and the german was a reserve if there would be time to have a look for another skintone in cold ambience, but how you gonna see later there had been none :)

The coaching started tuesday at 10 am  and after a coffee and a cigarette , we sat together and looked at some references for me to choose .
After that it was time to have some fun with colors and theory .
My first mission was to mix some skintones out of the primary  colors . It sounds boring but it was really fun to see what you can reach with just three colors and this made me feel comfortable to try palying around with color variations.




After that I took my refrence picture and mixed up my basic skintone and started to throw it on to the bust .
That worked out great , yeaaah :)
Next step was to bring in some shadows from the lightest to the darkest , the same I did with the highlights .
Between this processes  I recieved regular reflections and tipps about painting the different volumes into the right shadows and highlights ,some tricks how to handle the brush to paint eyes and so on .Meanwhile Roman and Raffa worked on their own skin projects.
Here are some wip`s

                                                                                  My wip

wip from  Raffa

                                                                              wip  from Roman

Meanwhile they introduced me how to work in some different colors to make skin more lively.
Those colors had been glazed in. Afterwards I soften them out with the main tone of the skin color.


At the end I wanna thank Raffa  & Roman  for this wonderfull private coaching . I really learned a lot and went home with a loaded brush of inspiration .
It hadn`t been just a private coaching it was also meeting of friends . Big shout out for Bene ,Raffa and Roman you guys are awesome and I am looking foward for the next meet up.


Fazit :
If you wanna force you painting skill and getting deeper into a painting topic I can absolutely recommend this private coaching .
You gonna get instructions of 2 really talented painters and teachers.
I took profit out of two different painting styles Raffa is the physicist and Roman is the romantic .
If you wanna do a private coaching in future make sure to concentrate on one topic or at most two , cause you wanna make sure to get deep into the topic you choose. Otherwise time will be to short and you just gonna scratch the surface .

Thx for your attention out there and I close with Roman`s words : Keep On Happy Painting