Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists
|8 min read
1.8K
395
0
Recommended Journals
Digitally Delicious: September 26th
Digitally Delicious: September 26th Express yourself by daRoz (https://www.deviantart.com/daroz) Siren Empire by iancjw (https://www.deviantart.com/iancjw) TMK - The Machine City by sillypillow (https://www.deviantart.com/sillypillow) False Goddess by Dallas-Williams (https://www.deviantart.com/dallas-williams) light by marutomoi (https://www.deviantart.com/marutomoi) Souvenirs by Myst-A (https://www.deviantart.com/myst-a) BIG FRIEND... 80min. speedpaint by Byzwa-Dher (https://www.deviantart.com/byzwa-dher) Possible tutorial ? by EsbenLash (https://www.deviantart.com/esbenlash) Pixie Advanced by Verehin (https://www.deviantart.com/verehin) Ishtar and Rabbu by mariposa-nocturna (https://www.deviantart.com/mariposa-nocturna) Lightning Fast by TORONN (https://www.deviantart.com/toronn) Old Piano by Alicechan (https://www.deviantart.com/alicechan) Dreamscapef03 by noisecraft (https://www.deviantart.com/noisecraft) resting by bubug (https://www.deviantart.com/bubug) El Unicornio by LarissaRivero (https://www.deviantart.com/larissarivero) PleaseComeDownLikeAnAngel by phoenixlu (https://www.deviantart.com/phoenixlu) Drow by inSOLense (https://www.deviantart.com/insolense) Human Improvement Process CD c
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.    Introducing GinkgoWerkstatt (https://www.deviantart.com/ginkgowerkstatt) Hey there, my name is Anne—some people also call me CSS fairy - and I'm just a glitter spreading, CSS loving random person from Germany. DeviantART is part of my life since 9 years already. While I started with traditional and digital art, I am now doing kind of everything. I love baking, crafting (with plywood for example), designing and just giving new things a try in general. I am a communication designer, who just enjoys being creative in all ways possible.    CSS Fairy Scul
Make Ugly Contest Semi-Finalists
In the Make Ugly Contest, DeviantART and truth® challenged you to depict the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco through your submissions of the ugliest monsters, giants, mutants and undead art. Our judges had the gruesome task of identifying the top 40 ugliest truths which will now be sent to alexiuss (https://www.deviantart.com/alexiuss) to select the final four winners. Congratulations to the 40 Semi-Finalists below! The remaining 36 Semi-Finalists will receive: 1,000 deviantART pointsThree-Month Premium Membership Read Contest ArticleRead Official RulesBrowse Contest Entries :thumb374940929::thumb380140704: :thumb379997142::thumb380202974: :thumb380009117::thumb372
Popular in the last 24 hoursSee all
84.1K Views|1 Today
In the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!

The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
  • A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
  • 3-Month Premium Membership
  • 2,000 deviantART Points

Reborn Lara 8 by Terribilus  Lara Croft Reborn by Seraphartman
Ascension by transfuse  Tomb-Raider-Reborn by Sanchiko
Tomb Raider by Pencracker by Pencracker  Tomb Raider Reborn by Mineworker
tombraider option3 by kotian82  Tomb Raider Reborn by Keevanski
Lara BornToSurvive by Huue  Tomb Raider Reborn by Evil-Siren
Lara in the forest by hdy9108  +Lara by KatMiLo
Tomb Raider Reborn by DeivCalviz  Tomb Raider Contest: Real Life Lara Croft Part. 4 by trentjones
DhennisBalontongArt TombRaiderCompetition 3 by dhennisbalontongart  Tomb Raider Reborn by Enigmasystem
Chase by Hamsterfly  Tomb Raider by Charlie-Bowater 
 :bigthumb358019004:
Rebirth by alicexz  Tomb Raider by LeoNeal-CP

Please note: If during the finalist judging, any one of the Semi-Finalists becomes ineligible or is disqualified under the Official Rules, the Semi-Finalist judges will replace the disqualified entry with a new selection to be considered by the final judges.
Recommended Journals
Digitally Delicious: September 26th
Digitally Delicious: September 26th Express yourself by daRoz (https://www.deviantart.com/daroz) Siren Empire by iancjw (https://www.deviantart.com/iancjw) TMK - The Machine City by sillypillow (https://www.deviantart.com/sillypillow) False Goddess by Dallas-Williams (https://www.deviantart.com/dallas-williams) light by marutomoi (https://www.deviantart.com/marutomoi) Souvenirs by Myst-A (https://www.deviantart.com/myst-a) BIG FRIEND... 80min. speedpaint by Byzwa-Dher (https://www.deviantart.com/byzwa-dher) Possible tutorial ? by EsbenLash (https://www.deviantart.com/esbenlash) Pixie Advanced by Verehin (https://www.deviantart.com/verehin) Ishtar and Rabbu by mariposa-nocturna (https://www.deviantart.com/mariposa-nocturna) Lightning Fast by TORONN (https://www.deviantart.com/toronn) Old Piano by Alicechan (https://www.deviantart.com/alicechan) Dreamscapef03 by noisecraft (https://www.deviantart.com/noisecraft) resting by bubug (https://www.deviantart.com/bubug) El Unicornio by LarissaRivero (https://www.deviantart.com/larissarivero) PleaseComeDownLikeAnAngel by phoenixlu (https://www.deviantart.com/phoenixlu) Drow by inSOLense (https://www.deviantart.com/insolense) Human Improvement Process CD c
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.    Introducing GinkgoWerkstatt (https://www.deviantart.com/ginkgowerkstatt) Hey there, my name is Anne—some people also call me CSS fairy - and I'm just a glitter spreading, CSS loving random person from Germany. DeviantART is part of my life since 9 years already. While I started with traditional and digital art, I am now doing kind of everything. I love baking, crafting (with plywood for example), designing and just giving new things a try in general. I am a communication designer, who just enjoys being creative in all ways possible.    CSS Fairy Scul
Make Ugly Contest Semi-Finalists
In the Make Ugly Contest, DeviantART and truth® challenged you to depict the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco through your submissions of the ugliest monsters, giants, mutants and undead art. Our judges had the gruesome task of identifying the top 40 ugliest truths which will now be sent to alexiuss (https://www.deviantart.com/alexiuss) to select the final four winners. Congratulations to the 40 Semi-Finalists below! The remaining 36 Semi-Finalists will receive: 1,000 deviantART pointsThree-Month Premium Membership Read Contest ArticleRead Official RulesBrowse Contest Entries :thumb374940929::thumb380140704: :thumb379997142::thumb380202974: :thumb380009117::thumb372
Popular in the last 24 hoursSee all
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Comments
DoorwayOne's avatar
DoorwayOne|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can see a lot of effort went into these illustrations.  A lot of inspiration.
Reply  ·  
johnbecaro's avatar
johnbecaro|Professional Digital Artist
check out the article I wrote for this contest. Featuring most of the inspiring entries produce from this contest: [link]
Reply  ·  
Jheckman42's avatar
I am not doing anything with Deviant Art again. Bottom line it was fun creating my piece, but the way the contest was handled was very poor. Step it up next time DA staff and try and respect your community of artists.
Reply  ·  
ZombieSandwich's avatar
ZombieSandwich|Professional Digital Artist
I don't get why people are so upset with this contest. 25 very good entries were chosen.
And on top of that, everyone can clearly see that this was a marketing gig for the new Tomb Raider game. So knowing this, it is really up to everyone if they want to enter or not. Nobody forces them to.
Reply  ·  
ARKspeed's avatar
ARKspeed|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome... Love Your Hard Works Guys, ENVY YOU people :P
Reply  ·  
Drakenkaizer's avatar
Drakenkaizer|Professional Photographer
So it took the judges about 6 days to select 25 entries from a total of 5000. And it has been 8 days after and they have not selected 3 from a total of 25. Judges, get to judging. And I keep saying that not all 5000 images where judged, they just picked 25 and went "oh, we already have 25"
Reply  ·  
danieldupre's avatar
danieldupre|Professional Filmographer
5000 entries!? aint nobody got time for that! quick pick that sh*t!
Reply  ·  
Jheckman42's avatar
Agreed, very poor way for DA to handle their fan base and the community that makes DA what i is.
Reply  ·  
hikari-studio's avatar
hikari-studio|Professional Digital Artist
Worst of all that is happening in this competition, is to see team DA not explain or resolve these problems ... One art to be is subjective, But there was a briefing, there were these rules and totally disregarded ... will the company or even Brian Horton this knowing of these problems?

had over 5000 entries, I think it matters little, their duty was to see ALL ... not see is a sign of disrespect to the participating artists ... and the end result comes out tomorrow and the silence was what the DA gave us ...

I saw on the facebook fan page they posted the game's semi finalists, I still think it could this not go unpunished. not right, not fair ...
Reply  ·  
Jheckman42's avatar
Behind you 100% on this comment, I think they need to answer to the community. We may be wrong, we may be right( Im leaning towards we are right) but I think they need to answer for the way they handled their fans entries and the overall DA community.
Reply  ·  
tansy9's avatar
tansy9|Professional Digital Artist
Not impressed by the way DeviantArt staff have handled this contest. I think a lot of Premium membership paying artists will feel disappointed by this, and rightly so.

Good luck to the chosen finalists. At least Brian Horton will take the proceedings from here. ;)
Reply  ·  
tansy9's avatar
tansy9|Professional Digital Artist
I think that the issue here is not so much about the art that was chosen. Art is, and always will be, subjective, so there will always be debate where people disagree about what they like. Congratulations to the 25 finalists, some of which are most definitely deserving in my opinion. Others maybe not so, and I'm not afraid to say it.

I think what really bothers people here is that there was a clear indication of lack of commitment and imagination from the Deviant Art Judges.

To have included an entry in the beginning which was a blatant copy of original artwork clearly revealed that none of the judges were in any way familiar with the official artwork, nor cared it seems.

Why bother going through the process of drawing up a complex document detailing the rules of the contest if you're not going to implement them?
Oh no wait, someone was paid to write that document.

If we're operating along the lines of 'rules are there to be interpreted as you will', disqualifying other entries due to the presence of a logo seems incredibly harsh and somewhat hypocritical.

Also, it is not possible to view and assess 5000 entries in 5 days. It is a huge task yes, but when dedicated people are put to it, it doesn't necessarily have to be a tedious one. (Maybe give yourself more than 5 days? There's an idea...) :rofl:

I was naive to believe that DeviantArt still operates as it did 6 years ago when I joined; when DeviantArt was a site for amateur artists to display their works and get genuine feedback from a community whose sole interest was to nurture and encourage emerging artists.
Now DeviantArt is another corporate machine, like many other great web communities which have been ruined in such a way.

This contest was clearly set up as a huge publicity opportunity for Crystal, Square Enix and the game. DeviantArt allows them to freely 'advertise' to all artists in a non-intrusive way. In return the get cheap promotional artwork and vastly increased sales due to publicity. It's clever marketing.

As for the rest of the contest, it relieves me that the rest of the judging will be left to a genuine artist; i.e. Brian Horton who is very likely to recognise when work has been copied from official artwork.

Anyway, to those artists who feel disappointed by the selection I wholly sympathise with you.

To the DeviantArt staff: any credibility your site may have had is now lost on me. I won't be buying the new game, I also won't be renewing my premium membership. :clap: I'm going to dig out my old Core Design games which were made by a British company, back when games were made for enjoyment, not for commercial profit. :finger:

PS: Good luck to ~Sanchiko, my favourite of the selected finalists by far. :)
Reply  ·  
Pavel-Sokov's avatar
Pavel-Sokov| General Artist
Why is everyone complaining every contest on Deviant Art?
Make your own if you don't like them.
Reply  ·  
SethBrandon's avatar
SethBrandon|Professional Digital Artist
So many people are complaining because it is so clear to many of us, that this contest was mishandled on a massive scale!
Reply  ·  
Raimondsy's avatar
Now that comment was like a bomb.
Reply  ·  
MattValenzuela's avatar
MattValenzuela|Hobbyist General Artist
and the process of selection waaas....???
Reply  ·  
Hanzler's avatar
Hanzler|Hobbyist General Artist
I think the process was something like...

Digital painting, yes. Photomaniplution, no. Digital painting, yes. Digital painting, yes. Traditional art, no. Digital painting, yes. Traditional art, no and we meant no. Digital painting, yes. Digital painting, yes. Photo / cosplay, no. Hang about lets throw in a token photo. Digital painting, yes. Digital painting, yes...

This is meant as a critisim of the judging process, not the (obvious) quality of the works selected. It is not the artists fault that some sort of bias seems to be at play, concious or unconcious.
Reply  ·  
MattValenzuela's avatar
MattValenzuela|Hobbyist General Artist
I think like you about this contest...
Reply  ·  
tecnocida's avatar
tecnocida|Hobbyist General Artist
I tought the contest rules says we were suppose to find inspiration to got the main idea on the video they give us on the contest poster, these works don´t talk about the growth of the character
Reply  ·  
o0Daria0o's avatar
o0Daria0o|Hobbyist General Artist
bah! Can anyone see the resemblance between some entrances like this: [link] with this: [link] though the second one was no.1 on all times faves long time and didn't made it on the finalists and the similarities (as concept) are pretty huge for me... Where's the originality, or better, which one deserves more to be here, seen that the second one was the first one to post his entry? :O

Also this: [link] looks almost identical like this: [link] that again didn't made it and was long time on first page all time fav as well.... :O
I'm wondering what criteria the judges used, if they allow identical concepts on the finalists and picking only one from two....

Altough there are some great pieces that deserves to be here, not all deserves it though, even if they have 50k fav.
Reply  ·  
kinboiki's avatar
its because they only cared about the very realistic game looking pictures. the 2nd links you gave were very good and probably on the tops for us but they had a more cartoonistic style in the drawings. i think it is pretty lame that they only chose pictures that looked realistic game-like. their rules clearly state that it is a contest of "our invisionment of lara croft" it seems like they didn't even care about that rule in the end and ended up picking pictures that all look similar. im not saying that these are bad, they're beyond amazing drawings but it doesn't seem fair to put aside the cartoon-looking pictures because those too were beyond amazing. at least some of them including the 2 you said should've been finalists. at least.
Reply  ·  
SethBrandon's avatar
SethBrandon|Professional Digital Artist
If you like cartoon/comic book style check out my entry:)

[link]
Reply  ·  
Vlladan's avatar
Ok I really need to say this.All of this artworks are really awesome but there are at least tree of them that don't deserve to be here,not because they are bad (don't get me wrong) but because there were better works among other entries.For example I steel can't believe this guy didn't make it to the Semi-Finalists [link]
Reply  ·  
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
© 2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved