The first one on left upper corner was done with my wacom and Photoshop, but the 3 others were drawn by hand on paper, so I'm quite happy because it's been a loooong time since I drew with traditionnal media !
This was just for practice, but I think I'll colorize the one with the gun and the one on left bottom corner
I rarely paint a background, but this time i want to challenge myself to do it... it take times, but Im satisfied with the result.. the original size is about 6000px wide and a lot of details in it . In the end i had to blur out the burned temple and some of the other detail because i want Lara to be a main focus in this artwork.
EDIT // 19 March // Just realized that the download picture here on DeviantArt is 72dpi, but my original file real size is full resolution at 300dpi
Wow. I thought I would never finish this on time ^^
So, this is my entry for the contest. I've started this piece few days after the contest starts. At the begining, I wanted to draw Lara alone, standing on the skull throne. But I felt like Roth was really important, because he pushed Lara to become a Croft. So I decided to add the guy too. Besides, he makes me think about Sully from Uncharted a lot, and I heart the character a lot so... As I wanted this to really look like a poster, I thought about a nice way to place each character/element of the background and added many details I heart.
/SPOILER/ I played the game only a few days ago, and I was glad to see Roth holding a rifle as much as when I saw Roth giving the second pistol to Lara too. Indeed, I already had drawn the sketch a while ago and had no idea that my illustration would be quite accurate ! About Himiko statue in the background : I planned from the begining to put this here, but waited to play the game before doing the lineart so that I can have references pictures. /SPOILER/.
I've spent many hours on this, maybe about 36 hours from the very first doodle to final illustration. This is a lot, but I have to tell that the picture in real size is 6969*11811px, that's why it took me so long Plus, I choose a different style from the current one I'm using lately, because many people already used a painting/concept style here on the contest. So, I wanted to show something different. And actually, this is the first graphic style I ever used, and this is my favorite too because reminds me the comic books .
Anyway, I enjoyed the game beyond the words (finished it a few days ago), and I had a lot of fun drawing this, thinking about all the good moments I had playing Tomb Raider. I think I would not have been able to do this without loving the game that much I'm glad Lara Croft is back, even if she's now very far from what we used to know.
All done with Wacom Tablet Cintiq21UX, Photoshop CS5. Textures are from my own stock (scanned Sandpapers and coffee stains)
Thank you hun for having pushed me so far with to your advices