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Magic Potions
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Published: December 2, 2014
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I am finally able to show this one again, officially this time. It's Magic Potions for the new D&D player manual.

Please know that you can get a print in the following link for the next 30 days, when the site will be revamped completely (for the better):


Now, excerpt from the official AD&D blog:

Art Director, Kate Irwin explains:

“The art on page 215 has a funny story. It was supposed to be just a few potions on an alchemist’s shelf but the artist (Cyril Van Der Haegen) made this magical full page image with EVERYTHING included. The description was simple:
"Alchemist’s shelf with line-up of iconic magical potions. We’d like each potion to look distinct. Here’s a list of how they are described in the DMG. Pick some that seem fun.”

The description went on to list 12 potions he could choose from, each with a short description. Obviously Cyril added to those 12 potions with tons of items, giving us one of those images that you can pour over and still find something new each time you open to the page.

This was originally a half page illustration, but once we saw the amount of work he had put into it and knew we would want to show it as a full page.
Finally, there were no sketches or concept art for this piece. Cyril turned it in basically completed.”

Image size
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maybebaby76's avatar
I would like information on who to contact about who to contact for permission to use the image
MAGIC POTIONS in a book that is now getting ready for publication. Any help would be appreciated.
My email: paul.pines@gmail.com Thank you.
OnlyHuman097's avatar
I was wondering if I could use this little set up for a book?
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Little-BeastyHobbyist Writer
Man, just imagine if a live cat got up there, the mess it would inevitably create would make a whole new D&D plot in itself.
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uhlrik General Artist
Your squid is escaping!
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This is one of the most amazing and detailed art pieces I have ever seen.
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fedtowolvesProfessional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! So many fantastic details. :)
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DamianKrzywonosProfessional Digital Artist
This is absouletely wonderful
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O-OrbisProfessional General Artist
Wow! So much detail, that pickled head at the top look gross but awesome haha nice job!
thereina's avatar
Oh my look at that ! I would give anything to have such a cool laboratory :D seriously amazing job here, the details and atmosphere are spot on !
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Goodness, certainly above and beyond the call of duty on those.  Now, to begin the window shopping...
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Wonderful placement of everything.
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SakuraFly101Student Digital Artist
Whoa this is just amazing! how long did it take? In fact, did you paint this? :D
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tegehelProfessional General Artist
Thanks. It took I think about a week to do all of it, probably 3 days for the base, and after approval, a few more days to add all the details. Something like that, I'd say. Maybe a week and a half...
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Your shop link isn't working. I'm very interested in getting a print of this piece.
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Soooo many awesome things to find!
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skiesofchaosProfessional Photographer
Alright, so who has been messing in my cupboards again??? :D Very well done indeed.
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finalfantasygamerStudent Digital Artist
There's so much to look at, it's amazing!
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BryanSymeProfessional Digital Artist
I love the little guy in the jar.
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