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Lara Croft: Guardian of Light

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- Hello everyone! I have had this finished for awhile now, but I'm just now getting around to posting it, cause I'm lazy. =p Anyways, I'm really happy with how this turned out. My boyfriend actually inspired me to do this. We played a lot of GoL (Guardian of Light) awhile ago (he even suggested putting a skull over the temple, just like how they are hidden in the game) and I thought it was about time that I did a piece featuring an awesome off-series, Guardian of Light. I guess you can consider this a poster for the game. I kept it pretty sketchy because again, just like my previous jungle picture, The Golden Idol, nothing is smooth, or at least completely in the jungle and it was a lot of fun. I plan on some time in the future making a picture of Totec and Lara together. We have to be fair, now don't we? ;] Anyways, I hope you all like this and comments and feedback are always welcome! :]

If you would like to color this, please ask and I'll most likely agree that you can. :]




Utensil(s) Used: .7mm mechanical pencil, HB and Q-tips for some shading.
Time: Approximately 3-4 hours (A lot of planning)
Listening To: "Anti-You" - Blue Stahli

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ArtisticAdventures's avatar
Why am I just now seeing this? I want to color it.
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
I'm not sure if you could dear. It's so dirty and sketchy. :(
ArtisticAdventures's avatar
Hmm...what if I used the Force?...
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
You could try then. ;)
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InsaneKane87's avatar
New TR movie ? I hope Angelina Jole is playing her. Wonderful piece btw, i love the background :D
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Mhm, a new TR movie, but Angelina Jolie will not be reprising the role as Lara Croft unfortunately. The movie will be based upon the new, experienced Lara Croft in the new TR2012 game. Thanks again! :thanks:
MisterTotality's avatar
Good stuff here, Sarah. I'm really digging Lara's windswept hair and satisfied facial expression. One of the things which really catches my eyes is the vegetation. I like how you selectively emphasized some of the plants while making others kind of "quite." The plants right behind Lara, for instance, are there, but they're not shaded a lot like that tree next to her or the trees in the background near the temple. I think it helps give this more perspective.
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Well, I wanted to make it look like Lara was the focus of the entire picture but yet keep the foliage, the temple and the trees in perspective with the style. I worked a lot of the foliage, and it really makes me happy to know that someone noticed it. Thank you! :hug:
Jedd-the-Jedi's avatar
Great work as usual! It's a little sketchy, as you mentioned, but I don't mind. Great work on the background.
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Thanks and yes, the intention was for it to be sketchy, as said in the description.
Inna-Vjuzhanina's avatar
GooooooooooooooooL! :iconepiclaplz: God, you don't know how much I love this game. It's totally awesome, one of my most beloved TR parts, thought it technically can't be called TR part, but you know what I mean. :D Honey, that's such a gorgeous tribute to this awesome game! Totec's spear, Mirror of Smoke, that skull on the Mexican pyramid... :faint: :love: Simply amazing, and oh God, I remember all too well how my sis and I were doing impossible things to collect all red skulls :rofl: Amazing artwork, I'm glad someone payed a wonderful tribute to GoL. I guess I should do one one day too :XD:
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Yay! You noticed the Mirror of Smoke and the skull! Haha, I thought no one would noticed those two things. Thank you so much! :thanks:
Inna-Vjuzhanina's avatar
Of course I did! :D After all the pains we had to go through in order to get those it would have been a real crime not to notice those two :XD: You're welcome, hon. And I'm waiting for Lara and Totec drawing now ;)
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Ikr? Thank you again so much and I really need to get started on the Totec and Lara picture. :XD:
JericaWinters's avatar
She looks like she's up to something. :D
Nice pyramid background it goes well with the pose. Lovely art work!
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Thank you Jerica. The picture was frustrating because backgrounds are a pain in my @ss. =p
JericaWinters's avatar
It's hard to learn to love backgrounds but they enhance art so much that the boredom is worth it.
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Sadly, I'd have to agree. =p
JericaWinters's avatar
I wanted to add a bear rug to the Thor pinup but the animal rights people might harrass me.
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
Oh dear God. I mean, I love animals and I'm against animal cruelty and killing animals for the hell of it but back in the day, they did that for food and shelter. I think you could do it without people bothering you and if they do, I say, "F#$% 'em".
JericaWinters's avatar
Maybe I'll add a bear rug to give the image depth but I'm not sure how I'll handle the border if the black lines go underneath it.
Levia-the-Dragon's avatar
Ahhh, wonder what's heeping it floating there...
Forty-Fathoms's avatar
I do not know, just how the game does it. :shrug:
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