A Series Perhaps?
This Piece really didn't stand out to me or even talk to me until the release of the follow up.
As I said before, you are being very consistent with your detail and style. And again, Very Good Job.
The one thing that kind of stands out of place is the dog. I'm not sure what purpose he serves in this piece. He May hold a later role in this, but at the moment he just doesn't belong. If he was traveling with the alchemist, then shouldn't he be riding beside his owner?
I would like to see more of these picture. Perhaps you can start a series with this character and tell stories of his travels.