Hey everyone,
Just finished up my latest project and this was a big one for sure! I am very happy with the result, sort of proud of myself for even trying something like this and I had alot of fun making and painting everything.
It's a huge leap forward for me since I am not at all comfortable with creating a story. I really tried alot with this piece. I sculpted the pots, books and candles myself. The wizard alchemist is from the Pilgrims kickstarter by Zaba-Art and the small mushrooms, tiny snail and spider are from my husband who collected some GW grots :)
All the details are freehanded and I included some funny things in there. Most of those are the courtesy of my husband, who has all the wit between us two.

Alot of things don't make sense, are not even close to realistically painted or I made a choice to make some parts a little less polished to make the rest stand out more. I have to stop at some point though, otherwise I'm endlessly going to be able to tweak things and polish them more, and so on and so forth.

Please, let me know what you think and have a wonderful day everyone :)

PS: the pot on the shelf that has some milliput still showing is already fixed, noticed that as I uploaded the pictures xD
  • OrigalumPLUS

    Very good, kind and magic work! Vote gold!

  • Marc Revés

    Very nice work!! Thanks to share!!

  • Christoph KPLUS

    Extra points for the diorama your built

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you so much.
      He needed a story :)

  • Marius "Der Stone "Stein

    How lovely your work is!

  • girlpainter57

    Beautifully painted,  small thing,  really like the orange candles they look like oldie worldly tallow

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you so much.
      I started with an off-white for the candles, but that was too much the same color as the mushroom. So then they had to change, haha :)

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Lovely work ! Very nice to see this and great painting ! M congrats and Gold

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you very much! :)

  • Patrice-VincentPLUS

    Very beautiful paintjob for so nice a figure and scenery. Gold

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Magical, beautiful work! Love the books, my favourite is the “Snail Care” Book :D - beautiful project all over! Compared to your other nice work this is really a huge step forward into the unknown and big and you accomplished it really well! Such level of love and dedication in every detail. A wonderful diorama. Gold and Editor’s choice from my side!

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you so much Roman, that really means alot coming from such an absolute master like you!! :)

  • danielenocella1964

    Beaitiful. GOLD!

  • Gaëlle L'Houé

    Bravo c’est magnifique !! vote or

  • Steph.DPLUS

    GOLD ....

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Beautiful, wonderful work!

  • Archigrog

    fantasy and fantastic!

  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    Lovely work all over, the books are ace and the whole scene is very attractive!

  • TimPLUS

    What an amazing little scene, I love all the little details you have spread throughout!

    You’ve handled the balance between focal points, light and shadow and vibrancy really well!

    I really like the slash of warm colour you’ve added to the mushroom cap and that snail is terrifying!

    Gold and editors from me as well

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you so much!! I’m very glad you like it, I’m a little scared of ambiant light and didn’t really plan on including it this much. It’s nice to hear you think it looks good and adds to the scene without overwhelming it :D

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    Awesome job.  I love all the details you included in the scene, especially some of the book titles.  excellent work. Gold and editors for me

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it :D

  • Jesus Perez "MrRipper"

    Wonderfull Work, its a magical result !! Gold !!

  • MartinSporka

    The whole scene is amazing with lot of funny details! Reserved Editors choice, gold!

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you very much! ^^

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  • Egor Dolzhenko

    Definitely a gold! Among all other details the eyes are really transfixing, looking so lively and kind. Great work!

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you! I’m glad to hear that, the eyes were challenging to get into focus with all the rest going on :)

  • ohtekPLUS

    So cute! Amazing background!gold!

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you very much :)

  • Chris "Thor" B

    I absolutely love this scene, it’s delightful! The book details are fantastic, had a good chuckle while looking around the shelves :)

  • Peter (Chilwd)

    lov ot Miriam, awesome scene and paintwork!

  • Lukáš Hačko

    Now I have Mogus on the table and work at him. I see your paint on IG and it’s very lovely. Goood iob.