It is made solely in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq, so it is hand drawn, although digitally.
Hi, I couldn't find any mail or contact so here is my request : Could I use this incredible Myst Map with a poem about the game ? I'm writing several "videogame poetry" for a the great french online litterature review "Remue", you can find my other poems here : https://remue.net/joachim-sene-ecrire-avec-l-algorithme That would be great. The map will be partially displayed and moving randomly above the text, as shown in the picture. Thank you ! Naturally, I have added your name and a link to this page. (Publication due this weekend is everything is ok)
In a word, Exceptional! As a life long Myst fan and age explorer, I can say that you've rendered the geography of Myst Island accurately to within inches.
Your use of shading and color to render the geography really makes the image pop and gives a clear sense of high points and low lying areas of the terrain.
The texture of the parchment reflects Myst's "weathered" look and frames the composition nicely. The thin, fading band of color to denote water around the edges of the island is a nice touch.
Your use of color makes this work more than just a map but also an artistic composition that captures the fine detail of the various structures of Myst.
Your annotations are a fine font that matches the feel of Myst's calligraphy nicely and doesn't just make this work a fine artistic composition but a handy reference as well.
I have drawn many maps of Myst Island from this same perspective, myself, but never have I seen it rendered as well as this.
Just a little thing: maybe it would be good to show the imager room as well
Again, really fantastic work!