Well for the first sight you can tell "It's not very original", battle between angel and demon, it's almost like 1283784657885947 time you see it. But for me it was the greatest challenge. Drawing armour and creating demon took a lot of effort, time and discipline. Especially when almost all the job was made by mouse, not tablet. If I would be original I'd create something like old nasty-looking black tree with beautiful flower, but I wanted to do something which would stuck me into thing I must work on I must develop and make slowly step by step. I took challenge instead of original idea.
Another thing is, I really like hybrid image of demon, at the beginning I had no idea how to create interesting look for demon. He had to be opposite of ideal creature which is angel- embodiment of all we think is connected with God- the ideal being. So we have conflict of Angel/Demon, Ideal/Chaotic being, Light/Darkness, they're fighting. And as the circle symbol I put here means that this fight don't have beginning nor end, it's just never-ending epic battle which we all know but not always keep in our minds.
This is my entry for the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, this is actually the first time I try to paint like this so I hope you will like it! I think one of my first memories of videogames I have since I was a kid, was seeing my dad playing the first Tomb Raider games, I always loved watching him playing and I also remember to always get scared whenever he was playing a BOSS stage ahah XD
So yeah about the drawing:
Originally this pic was bigger and it featured Lara with the Crossbow, but unfortunatly few days ago I saw an official poster that had the same pose, rain and etc... So instead of giving up I decided to focus only on the face, I think it matches her character anyways.
Please comment and give suggestion if you have any, I would really appreciate your opinion on this piece!
girl - [link] The owner of this image allows for free use. temple (background) - [link] The owner of this image allows for free use. Photos of the tiger, hours and pineapple are taken from stock of contest (Fotolia). sky - [link] (Fotolia) The remaining original pictures are my property.