Recommended Posts

This is a continuation of the detective's story; check out the introduction, the next part, and the third part for more.

As a result of Castilo's news - that was the name of the miserable poltroon he had dragged out of the slimy well - Rhys Thomson set off for Nova Terreli. Here he had a stop in search of an artist.

27350145316_e178bcfab5.jpg

Rhys walked into the artist's shop. The artist was busily engaged in painting yellow flowers. Rhys, always the detective, instantly noticed the lack of talent. This was just a sheer copy-paste sort of thing. A monkey could have done quite as well. Evidently, he thought to himself, Mia wasn't much of an artist. She must have been desperate to take this disguise.

27312926981_36ca9c0826.jpg

Rhys coughed slightly. The sight of cherries on the table had reminded him of what his wife always said. "Rhys Thomson! Why on earth did you cut down that beautiful cherry tree!" Never mind the fact that it hadn't had fruit for three years and was a positive eyesore to any reasonable human being. It was always her "beautiful cherry tree" - Rhys focused his attention on the detective trail and tried to forget cherry trees.

The artist had turned around, and Rhys was pleased to recognize the description he had been given of Mia. A slightly different hair style, to be sure, but that couldn't fool Rhys.

27285622132_f231d76538.jpg

"What would you like?" Mia asked, a little coldly.

"What is your name?" Rhys asked.

"Roberta, the artist, to serve you."

"You lie. Your name is Mia, you are not an artist, and you have no desire to serve me."

Mia looked a little shocked at this abrupt and thorough denunciation.

Rhys went on, "In my experience, it is not usual for dead people to come back to life and become artists. Perhaps you'd be able to explain?"

Mia frowned. "What do you want out of me?"

"All I want is an honest explanation. Of everything."

Mia had recovered her self possession. "My name is Roberta and I am an artist. What more can I explain?"

Rhys stepped forward authoritatively. "Don't play dumb. I'm not here alone. With the help of your little crone Castilo, I could crack down with a warrant for your arrest anytime. So just do your thing and explain!"

27285581802_c4a750a0b6.jpg

Mia looked stunned.

Rhys smiled. He pulled out a small notepad and began patiently to extract information.

To be continued...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha! The detective story continues. Excellent.

I like your version of the painter's palette - and the tidy room is quite aesthetic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice scenette !

I like your version of Van Gogh Sunflowers in minifigure scale !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely little interior build with some nice artists details. The story is good too, but I feel like there is a hole in the story - tell me again why he was looking for an artist?

He sure has a very astute sense of lies - really sees right through her! Funny story - will enjoy seeing it continued! pirate_blush.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great interior, simple but very effective, as is the choice of background I really have learnt from Garmadon and you recently about how a build can be shaped by the choice of background colour - I am going to have to invest in some colours to go with my white and black backings.

In terms of the story, he is an extremely skilled detective, he is getting to the heart of this very quickly, who knows what he is going to learn though... pirate_wink.gif

BTW, I haven't said it yet in any of the detective builds but I love Rhys, the head and hair are super and the look really fits with the character as you write him. Top work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The story becomes only better! Great build as well, looking forward to the next chapter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moaaaar detective stories!! It is summer and i would like to read it again from scratch by the sea!!!

Great vignette too. Especially i liked the little trans light blue flower vase... A great design!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great continuation to your story, the detective seems more capable than I first assumed pirate_laugh_new.gif

Nice combination of MDF with RB for the walls, and the paint stand is clever pirate_classic.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The story continues! I like the way you designed the painting and canvas. Also the wall technique with the arches adds so much character to this build. Great job and I look forward to the next part of the detective saga.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some really nice techniques to see here. Especially the small table with the colours on it impresses me! Also nice job on the story!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent build and story, Kai! The reddish brown and medium dark flesh go very well together :thumbup:

Great furniture designs too pirate_classic.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all! Look out for the next installment soon(ish)!


Lovely little interior build with some nice artists details. The story is good too, but I feel like there is a hole in the story - tell me again why he was looking for an artist?

He sure has a very astute sense of lies - really sees right through her! Funny story - will enjoy seeing it continued! pirate_blush.gif


Thank you!
I intentionally omitted the detective's conversation with Castillo, because that would have told too much - but the gist of it is that Castillo put him on Mia's track (she isn't really an artist... more like a criminal... you'll have to wait and see... pirate_wink.gif ).


Great interior, simple but very effective, as is the choice of background I really have learnt from Garmadon and you recently about how a build can be shaped by the choice of background colour - I am going to have to invest in some colours to go with my white and black backings.

In terms of the story, he is an extremely skilled detective, he is getting to the heart of this very quickly, who knows what he is going to learn though... pirate_wink.gif

BTW, I haven't said it yet in any of the detective builds but I love Rhys, the head and hair are super and the look really fits with the character as you write him. Top work.


Thanks! Background colors can really add a ton and are very easy too - in fact, it's often easier to get really good pictures on color than it is on white!
I'm trying to keep Rhys' character fairly consistent over the stories - which can be a little tough as I'm writing it by fits and starts whenever I build the next part, and I'm not always in the mood to think up something for his wife to say... pirate_laugh_new.gif


Great continuation to your story, the detective seems more capable than I first assumed pirate_laugh_new.gif
Nice combination of MDF with RB for the walls, and the paint stand is clever pirate_classic.gif


Thanks! Yep, I'm getting some use out of that MDF right? pirate_laugh2.gif


Some really nice techniques to see here. Especially the small table with the colours on it impresses me! Also nice job on the story!


Thanks Elostirion! Small tables are fun! pirate_wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.