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Tomb Raider tribute (video process!)

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Published: October 9, 2016
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I felt the urge to draw Lara Croft. And then I realized it soon will be Tomb Raider's 20th anniversary! So this is my tribute. Tribute to the game that had great impact on my life. Tomb Raider I, II, II, V and IV especially were my favourite games in the early 00s. Atmosphere of loneliness among forgotten tombs fired up my fascination with ancient history and archaeology, which almost led me to studying archaeology in college. =P I was absolutely in love in the game and for many years I actively took part in Tomb Raider Polish communities, which resulted in having my own translation oficially included in the Polish localization of Tomb Raider Legend intro. :lol:

So yes, this is Lara Croft that I remember, recreated in my style. Preposterous big boobs and butt are mandatory.
As you may have guessed, I rather dislike the reboot. New Lara is not *my* Lara and I treat it as a completely different series with a new character. It's obviously more realistic and aproachable, but I don't care, nostalgia is nostalgia, you know. ;p

Thank you Core Design for enriching my choldhood. <3

Painted in Photoshop CC with Cintiq 13HD tablet while listening to Alonzorion's Tomb Raider let's plays in the background
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BlueesureHobbyist Digital Artist
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Ahh classic Lara :heart:
I was a teen when the TR games were released in the 90's.
Of course like any other teens at that time, I got a crush on her :iconiheartitplz:
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Amazing! Clap 
AprilCroft's avatar
Gaaaaah this is just adorable!
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I can't say I agree with your boobs and butts analogy, but I do love me some Classic nostalgic Lara. :p 
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Great work! I agree Core's Lara is the best Lara! :D
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Mesmerizing.... <3 
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I-Am-A-Flying-BirdHobbyist General Artist
Awesome, Lara is my favourite video game character
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NoekkvadisHobbyist Digital Artist
It gorgeous. The process video is amazing! Many thanks for that it was joy to watch it.
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SoleWorkerStudent Digital Artist
So round and cute lol
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MarshallMadnessHobbyist Digital Artist
This makes me so happy:happybounce:  I just adore seeing her again, makes me want to play the original all over again, thank for painting my favorite person the way she truly is.
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boxinggirls12Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're definitely not the only one who doesn't take to the "New" Lara. I'm going to write a journal on that as well since I tried out the "New" Tomb Raider for myself. B-)
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PervikHobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job! I really love it la in love 
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EngirishHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice....I miss Lara's braid
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Anako-ARTProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah, me too! :< Thanks! :)
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FelianeHobbyist Writer
20  years already ! My favorite game :love: Lovelyyyy Lara, so cute, and faithfull to her first (best) design :heart: As a coincidence, the opening music is playing  just now on my computer ^^ Very beautiful tribute !
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Anako-ARTProfessional Digital Artist
Wow, that's awesome! (with the music :D) Thank you very much :hug:
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Anako-ARTProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! c:
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AnastasiyProfessional Digital Artist
This is inspiring! Colors are really cool
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Anako-ARTProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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BlueEyedThunderHobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice drawing! You really captured the look of Lara. :)
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Anako-ARTProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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