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Review: Private Coaching with Pascal

Discussion in 'Friends of planetFigure' started by MassiveVoodoo, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. MassiveVoodoo New Member

    Aloa Jungle,

    today I want to share with you another review of a two day private coaching I was teaching to Pascal some weeks ago. Pascal and I enjoyed great two days in the MV Studio and went in depth into making Pascal a better painter who understands much more about painting after the coaching.

    Myself & Pascal

    I soon want to give word to Pascal himself who described his coaching experience with me.
    Two things I want to say at this point: Thank you, Pascal for trusting my teaching without being to another workshop of mine so far and thanks for the good chats about life and such. Secondly, I am always amazed what hands on teaching can do to painters. That is why I love it.


    Pascal says:

    "The experience of my coaching at Roman is difficult to put into words. But I'll give it a try.

    I had no idea what to expect. Well, I already knew a little bit from reading the reviews and the reports from friends who had already attended a workshop at Roman. But I've never been to a Roman workshop and only knew his work.

    But then why the coaching and not another workshop?

    My first problem was that I was stuck on my trip as a Miniature Painter. On the one hand, my miniatures say well and I had a lot of experience with painting. But for me they didn't work as an overall picture. On the other hand, I did not progress in developing my own style.

    Since these two problems are already relatively specific. So I thought that coaching would help me the best. So ass bomb into the cold water and off to Augsburg.


    To my impression of coaching, of Roman and the time in the studio:

    As I said, the whole thing is difficult to put into words. But I'm doing my best;)

    From the time I arrived until the time I left, I never felt like I was attending a workshop or just being there to learn. I know that sounds strange, but personally it felt more like visiting a friend to paint for two days. Which is really strange because I really learned a lot in the two days and didn't know Roman before.

    Even though we spent a lot of time with color theory, atmospheric formation and material science, I never felt bored or overwhelmed by all the knowledge that the novel shared with me. The calm and relaxed way of conveying these topics and the practical work really impressed me. Getting something told is one thing. But to convey the material in such a way that it can be used immediately and that it "clicks" in the brain with every work step, that is a skill that only a few really extraordinary teachers have.

    At the end of the coaching, the bust was 95% finished and I was really overwhelmed by how good it looked. Also of the effect when you looked at it. It's amazing what you can get out of a miniature if you don't fix individual areas of the miniature and paint them according to a color recipe, but look at the miniature as a whole and adapt the colors to the environment and the lighting conditions.

    The coaching got me out of my blind alley and gave me a real creativity boost.

    Many many thanks again to you Roman for the great time, the great discussions and the help to continue my journey as a Miniature Painter. "

    Thank you so much for such nice words, Pascal.
    They will also arrive to the readers in german below the next load of photos ...

    Pascal brought some of his cool models he did prior to the coaching and we took the chance to do some good photos of them:




    German version of Pascal's Feedback:

    "Die Erfahrung von meinem Coaching bei Roman ist nur schwer in Worte zu packen. Aber ich versuch es mal.

    Ich hatte keine Ahnung was mich erwartet. Naja gut ein wenig wusste ich schon durch das Lesen der Reviews und die Berichte von Bekannten, die schon einen Workshop bei Roman besucht hatten. Aber ich war noch nie bei einem Workshop von Roman und kannte nur seine Arbeiten.
    Aber warum dann das Coaching und nicht ein anderer Workshop?
    Mein erstes Problem war, dass ich auf meiner Reise als Miniature Painter festhing. Zum einen sagen meine Miniaturen zwar gut aus und was das Malen anging hatte ich schon einiges an Erfahrung. Aber sie funktionierten für mich nicht als Gesamtbild. Zum anderen kam ich nicht in der Entwicklung meines eigenen Stils weiter.
    Da diese beiden Probleme schon relativ spezifisch sind. Daher dachte ich, dass mir ein Coaching am besten weiterhilft. Also Arschbombe ins kalte Wasser und ab nach Augsburg.
    Zu meinem Eindruck vom Coaching, von Roman und die Zeit im Studio:
    Wie gesagt das ganze ist schwer in Worte zu packen. Aber ich tue mein bestes ;)
    Ich hatte von der Zeit meiner Ankunft bis zum Zeitpunkt meiner Abreise nie das Gefühl an einem Workshop teilzunehmen oder nur da zu sein um zu lernen. Ich weiß das klingt komisch, aber es fühlte sich persönlich mehr an als würde ich einen Freund besuchen um zwei Tage lang zu malen. Was echt seltsam ist, da ich wirklich eine ganze Menge in den zwei Tagen gelernt habe und Roman auch vorher nicht kannte.
    Auch wenn wir viel Zeit mit Farbtheorie, Atmosphärenbildung und Materialkunde verbracht haben, hatte ich zu keinem Zeitpunkt das Gefühl mich zu langweilen oder von dem ganzen Wissen, welches Roman mit mir geteilt hat, erschlagen zu werden. Die ruhige und gelassene Art von Roman diese Themen zu vermitteln, sowie das praxisnahe Arbeiten haben mich wirklich begeistert. Etwas erzählt zu bekommen ist die eine Sache. Aber den Stoff so zu vermitteln, dass man diesen gleich anwenden kann und es bei jedem Arbeitsschritt „klick“ im Gehirn macht, das ist eine Fähigkeit die nur wenige wirklich außergewöhnliche Lehrer besitzen.
    Am Ende des Coachings war die Büste zu 95% fertig und ich war echt überwältigt wie gut sie aussah. Außerdem auch von der Wirkung wenn man sie ansah. Verblüffend was man alles aus einer Miniatur rausholen kann wenn man nicht einzelne Bereiche der Miniatur fixiert und sie nach Farbrezept anmalt, sondern die Miniatur als ganzes betrachtet und die Farben Umgebung und den Lichtverhältnissen anpasst.
    Das Coaching hat mich aus meiner Sackgasse rausgeholt und mir einen richtigen Kreativitätsboost gegeben.
    Vielen vielen vielen Dank nochmal an dieser Stelle an dich Roman für die tolle Zeit, die tollen Gespräche und die Hilfe meine Reise als Miniature Painter fortsetzen zu können. "

    Pascal's final result of the coaching was achieved
    on his first bust ever:







    Thank you for the cool two days, Pascal!
    Keep on happy painting!


    If you want to learn from me
    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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    about upcoming group workshops via this banner


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