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I think it's groovy! Looking forward to the new book.
Looks like fun, and I think you can jazz it up by tweaking the composition. You've had to Egyptianize the bugbear's face for us to see the effect the dust or smoke is having on him. That's really what your picture is about, so you need to move that to center-stage, I think, and not so much the alchemist and his crazy outfit.