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A long silence

By JohannesVIII
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There's a giant gap between Sirrus' two journals on Spire. Something like eight or nine unwritten years. I always thought it was a bit... frightening. Who knows what went through his mind during all that time?
No wonder he went so insane.

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Finally able to paint that strange color Spire has (not blue, nor green either). Finally.

A4, watercolor pencils on brown paper.
Myst (c) Cyan & Ubisoft
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AdvanceRunHobbyist Digital Artist
makes me want to fire up the game and start playing. I brought Real Myst from the official site. they use a game client .but it works with Reshade : so you can adjust the graphics a bit more using that in the game folder.
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Whooaaahhhh the colors in this are amazing. You nailed it. I love the papers blowing across the page. And watercolor pencils? I am just impressed all around here. o_o
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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J'adore tout particulièrement la perspective de celui là... :)
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah j'avais presque oublié ce dessin là.
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Ha ha :D Je déterre les vieux trucs, désolée...Eating Worms 
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This is so beautiful! I sometimes forget what watercolor can do!
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, watercolor pencils :) It's a lot different, in fact.
Rhythm-Wily's avatar
You're making me want to get water color pencils myself.
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Your painting is amazing! Not so realist, but very poetic. Poor Sirrus  (even if he was the bad guy) :(
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Spire is definitely my favorite age. This age is one of those few that really stands out! Its actually very unique. Most of the other ages in Myst are islands in endless oceans of water. This age and the age Ahnonay from Ages Beyond Myst are some of the few ages that had a lot of imagination behind them.

I understand it would be hard to capture what you see in the game onto a piece of brown paper with A4, watercolor pencils. I do think however that there is not enough green in this particular view that you have drawn.
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
I just like this view, that's why I drew it ^^
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So many time has passed and the Myst series still has awesome and immersive graphics.
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
The graphisms of the first one are a bit dated, but compared to the other games of the time, "a bit dated" is an amazing thing to say.
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HitaryuuHobbyist General Artist
Yeah, i noticed that too. i was espacially suprised when he wrote he didn't even knew he had a sister...
fist thing he thought was to use her
Sheesh, he was crazy.

very nice anyway ^^
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^^
Probably because he was jealous.
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HitaryuuHobbyist General Artist
yeah of course he was.
And he wasn't only jealous. When I get jealous I don't go after the person and try to literaly steal his body.....
Sheesh....
^^ haha

anyway, i love that game, i actually just finished it (finally)
What's your favourite age? :meow:
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Haven AND Spire and really dislike Serenia. xD
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HitaryuuHobbyist General Artist
ah yes, i don't really like serenia either.
i think the creatures and life at haven are awesome, but for the sound effect, landscape and light effect, i think spire is better.
the myst is nice too ^^ (tomahna)
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Agent-G245Hobbyist General Artist
I used a calculator on the journal entries and the gap between them. Sirrus was imprisoned for exactly 20 years, and it was 9 years before he started his 2nd journal.
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htilden42Hobbyist General Artist
I never really did like Myst IV as a game, but your MIV fanart really captures what I did like about that game; the atmosphere and the backstory.
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JohannesVIIIHobbyist Traditional Artist
As much as I love the backstory, there's things I don't like at all in this game (the amulet, the whole Dream thing, Catherine's memories who freak me out because she sounds horrible and a few other things).
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