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A fleeting glimpse by shoomlah A fleeting glimpse by shoomlah
Maybe it makes me a bad Myst fan, but I've always had a simmering hatred for the Falling Man. I love the symbolism, I love the idea and the iconic nature of the imagery, but the actual silhouette looks so bedraggled and poorly-vectorized over the years that my artistic brain can't wrap itself around it.

I've played with the idea of doing a piece based on the Falling Man for years, but I think this is the only time I had a solid enough composition to finish it up. Atrus would, in actuality, be holding the book as he jumps into the fissure, but I was too in love with the idea of him reaching out for it in the darkness.

I really do need to do more finished Myst art,
-C

(Photoshop CS5)

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:iconyorozuyagaren:
Can I borrow that sleeve concept for a DnD character?
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shoomlah May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ha, sure!
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BlueBreegull May 13, 2013   Digital Artist
How have I not favorited this before? I saw it years ago on a Myst website and fell absolutely in LOVE with it! gaahhhh atrus

<3 <3 <3 forever
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Zevimaru May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist


Thought this was from Lost Empire of Atlantis ;x;!
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sonny-chi Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconspazattackplz::iconspazattackplz::iconspazattackplz: honestly, thank you for this. my god. i love myst so much and a lot of the people i know/talk to don't know about it :iconcryforeverplz: i just love the angle and the colors :iconloveloveplz: and also how he's falling. it's so romantic :heart: in the 'fantasy-like' sense, haha
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shoomlah Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much! Always fun to run into other Myst fans. :D
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sonny-chi Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! :iconheehee-plz: yeah, the games are amazing. i love the different worlds and all the architecture!
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:iconprofessorlawl:
I LOVE your Falling Man. Love. ♥ So. Much.♥
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:wave:

This amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link]
:iconhappydayplz::glomp:
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Lachoneus Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it! Good composition. Takes me back. Thanks.
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