So here's my entry to the competition now. I have pretty realistic expectations, but I tried my best and I'm happy, because this is as far as my skills will take me at the moment! I have pushed myself further than ever in this piece - I absolutely hate painting rock and always tried to avoid rocky backgrounds as much as I could, but here it was required. xD
... close-up it probably looks too rough round the edges.
Photoshop Elements 7. & Wacom tablet, countless hours and endless frustration.
Working on this and looking at the new game have made me fall in love with Lara Croft's new incarnation. She's absolutely gorgeous.
Good luck to everyone participating in the contest! You guys make beautiful art and whoever wins, certainly deserves it!
Inspired by the new Lara Croft. I had started it only a couple days before the contest deadline, so I figured I'd take my time with it and make it into a piece that I really loved instead of hashing out a halfhearted contest attempt.
I felt emotionally impressed by the new image of Lara, she looks like a real person. She feels weak and at the same time has enough strenght to survive and overcome all severe challenges. That's exactly what i was trying to depict. I Had a great experience and a lot of fun while doing this.
Please leave a comment to support me up, and good luck to everyone. Thank you so much
This is my participation to the tomb raider contest. It was reaally fun to work on it, as much as painful, hard, awesome and time consuming, but I learned a ton. And as scared as I was, I managed to finish it for the deadline, yay! Hope you'll like it! Tell me your thoughts on it!
Woot, finally finished this and since I got a date left, I may or may not do more touch ups. This is my entry for the Tomb Raider Reborn contest. This was a tough one, I originally was doing a different piece and got halfway through it and decided that it wasn't working, so I saved this one about 15 days ago and spend nearly 30 hours on it (watched through 2 seasons of White Collar, caught up on Castle and Psych as well ).
After watching the trailer and some game play from 3E youtube videos I really wanted to show the various elements, dangers, and even doubt in herself that Lara overcomes and survives.
Referenced from game walkthrough on youtube, game trailer. I used myself as a reference pose for Croft (so handy to own a functional bow and camera )
Tomb Raider owned by Square Enix Ltd Art by me
please NO stealing. Due to the rules I can't watermark or put my signature.
::Edit:: For some reason I forgot to turn visiblity on for the background temple peaks in the upper left corner, so now it's finished
::Update:: This piece was featured in Game Informer Magazine, July 2013, Issue # 243 -- [link]