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March 14, 2013
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Tomb Raider Reborn by Aameeyur Tomb Raider Reborn by Aameeyur
My entry for the Tomb Raider: Reborn Contest.

This game features a younger, more vulnerable Lara Croft; and that's exactly how I've decided to portray her in my painting-- by giving her the strong look she's always known to have, yet at the same time allowing this new, fearful and insecure expression visualize on her face.
I tried lots of gestures and poses to complement this.

From that I went for one showing her escaping a terrifying fiery situation.

She was painted pretty much entirely from Scratch. No screenshots/photographs were used for tracing/matting etc. I used my own photographs to add texture to her top and to make the gun. Stuff like dirt, blood, bandage texture, bow texture, wounds etc. were all achieved using dual brush. Needless to say I gave the highest importance to her facial features and expression (especially her eyes).

Many hours and nothing but passion was put into this piece. Hoping for the best outcome-- and for you all to enjoy.

Wallpaper Crop here:
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ToxicSnakeSkull Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When it comes to contests, i'm always torn. I look at the winners I think 'They're Amazing, deserving of their victory'; but then I come across some of the other contenders and think, 'Why wasn't this a Winner?!'. This has to be one of the best examples of the latter. Love 
Her body language is a symbol of her ever growing strength (the clentched fist, the Gun, the Bow), but one look at that face and you're reminded that this is still a vulnerable character fighting to survive against frightening and some might say impossible odds.
Also I love the direction you went with having her walk away from a burning forest, the idea that she leaves a bit of destruction in her wake - in my opinion it's almost as if she's saying 'I'm only human, but you threaten me and the people i care about, there will be Hell to Pay'. I'm probably reading too much into it, but that's just my opinion.
Skylilyart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
must have taken ages but its amazing <3 
luigixpeach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless :)
sabzlovingart127 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
This is beyond words.
GamerX54 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nadyestefania Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is so neat, i love the details, and her facial expressions, her face so beautiful.
slagjoeyoco Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
one of the few entries imo that really show that she's indeed still in her "beginnings", that sometimes fear can still get the upper hand over her - which is not necessarily a bad thing since it could've pushed her to what she became later. Wonderful work you've done here :]
MitarashiXP Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.....................................................................................................OMG...............................................*dies from epicness*
Tharki Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
nice work !!
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