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Cycle of Life - Tomb Raider Reborn

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Photoshop CS6: Painting and Illustration
Working hours: 16+/- hrs


ARTISTIC POINTERS:
- The concept here symbolizes a divine spirit of nature in such a way 'blesses' Lara to evolve into a hardened survivor, literally as she branches out from the root of the antlers.
- Hypothetically, this is the same first stag/deer that Lara had to hunt and kill to ensure survival; just with the eyes to express, it's as if it accepts graciously of the sacrifice that was meant to be - hence the title.
- The cherry blossom trees which are part of the local flora springs life into this depiction, compliments the birth of the warrior almost ceremoniously.
- While painting this, I always keep in mind the theme of genesis, specifically, the deeper meaning of 'reborn' associated a lot with the new Tomb Raider, of how she became to the the Lara we know of.
- There are soo many Laras' XD Though the plan was to reflect the number of her age in TR2013. This is just to show when she has been 'initiated'.

CREDITS:
- Crystal Dynamics (Developers) and Square Enix (Publisher) for Tomb Raider.
- Epic Brush Set by DanLuVisiart used for everything in this artwork, especially the deer's fur: danluvisiart.deviantart.com/ar...
- In game screenshots for Lara and the deer references.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3200x1854px 3.17 MB
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
36 mm
Date Taken
Sep 13, 2012, 12:23:05 PM
Sensor Size
18mm
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© 2013 - 2020 Eddy-Shinjuku
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EdDraws18's avatar
God this is amazing!
3zer0rose's avatar
Really stunning!
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SilentMortal's avatar
Dude. DUUUUDE! This is...this is somethin' else! I have never seen such a imaginative concept! And all this dedicated to Tomb Raider...You make us TR fans proud! :D
Eddy-Shinjuku's avatar
Thanks!
I remembered when TR2013 came out it singlehandedly gave me the reason to pursue digital art, so I owe it to the franchise with this humble artwork.
That said, you should be psyched for the upcoming SOTTR! I believe they are going for a Aztec/Mayan theme this time around :)
HeartbeatOfMoments's avatar
Stunning. Left me speechless.
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Eddy-Shinjuku's avatar
Thanks! But I owed it to the reboot, can't imagine it any other way of how it came out :)
Antlurz's avatar
This is incredible 
LordFufuBerry's avatar
love this wallpaper, anyway I can get it without your watermark, or get a smaller one?
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oh my glob this is so beautiful
MitarashiXP's avatar
Dang....Eddy the message of this art of Lara ...is deep, spiritual in fact! :D 
It's beautiful~!
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this is incredible
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Not sure if you get a notification for this but - featured: crimsomnia.deviantart.com/jour… :)
gossj10's avatar
wow this has aload of thing going on in there wow ..i never stared at a work this much before lol great job :)
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This is really amazing! Very creatitive. :D
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The most impressive piece of Tomb Raider fanart I have ever laid my eyes upon :jawdrop: :clap: :worship:

:thumbsup: on the concept and execution, I love every single detail in it! Also thanks for the new wallpaper :love:
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This is fucking amazing.
hellenys's avatar
This is genial and soooo beautiful!
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