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,
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