"The Alchemist"

Bust by Spiramirabilis, sculpt by Lucas Pina.

Really enjoyed to create my vision for this amazing sculpt. An Alchemist experimenting with Fire, Earth, Water and Air. In my version I really wanted to give these elements important weight and demonstrating the different colors and properties for each of them, whilst still connecting everything in a magical blueish ambience. Was quite hard to wrap my head around this color scheme and keep it all in balance. The blue magical dots start to appear in the book, in the tree of life and mark every magical aspect he summons. Really loved to breathe life in him! Thank you Lucas for sculpting such great characters that sparkle my brain!

Hope you like my version!

Keep on happy painting!

Yours, Roman

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  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Magical indeed.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Steve! Happy you feel the magic that I want to transport!

  • John Cordiano

    Beautiful work!

  • Alex ✍

    Great job ❤️ Love the ”magic dust” idea! Very brave ❤️

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot! Sometimes bravery can be rewarded, sometimes it can be a true Horror :D

  • Francesco Thau


  • Iván Moles "Stuka"

    Great job! Congrats!

  • ohtekPLUS

    Gold! master!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you for your vote in this! Happy you enjoy my creation here!

  • Josh_Underhill

    Really cool..I love the sparks going from page to the shirt etc…I see an earthy tortoise, fiery salamander, watery fish and airy flask, is that right?

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Absolutely right, Josh. Happy that the storytelling works in how intented. Cool! Thanks!


    Nothing short of brillant use of colors once again. Trully inspiring work. Gold and Beyond.

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Magical, above and beyond reality!! Logical Gold for an Alchemist!!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Merci, Francois. Really happy you enjoy this work of mine!

  • Andreu "Morglum Minis"

    What a beautiful work! I love the idea of the 4 elements and how you have implemented it. At first I thought that the magic points were generated by the potion until I saw them coming out of the book. pure magic!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Ha! Got you. This was the Plan, to let this grow out of the magic he finally found in this old book ...thank you!

  • Ivan Hortal A.PLUS

    magical its the word roman. Perfect. I love it.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Ivan. Happy that you can feel it! Now to the next Pina :D

  • yjxbyby

    WOW!!  Amazing~~~

  • eric wolfs

    Really a great, great painting !!!

  • Archigrog

    Great atmosphere and wondeful paint!!! Bravo!

  • Clive Jackson

    Superb! Gold!

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  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    I like it~~! Very good~! Gold~!

  • Steve Brodie - Telford