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TOMB RAIDER : Adventure found me by BlackCyanide-fr TOMB RAIDER : Adventure found me by BlackCyanide-fr
Here's my entry for the Tomb Raider Reborn Contest...
I hope you'll enjoy this artwork as much as I enjoyed painting it.

The Play Arts Kai Figurine from the Collector's Edition was very useful to draw Lara.
The bow stayed with difficulty hung on in the hands and the figurine did not stand... I had to pay attention not to give knocks in my desk to avoid that Lara falls ! :faint:

≃ 35 hours / 6 days
187 layers
Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Cintiq 21UX

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segasonic360 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't get why creative works of art like this don't win first place!

I entered an art contest for my city against kids of my age (13), and even though the judges said it was one of the most detailed drawings they've seen from my age, it didn't win.
My mom told me I shouldn't have just shown off my ability to paint and shade colors, but to tell a story at the same time!

This artwork is very stylized and shows the artist's love for different styles in their art. And it tells Lara's story in an amazing way!

The winners just seemed to make a scene look like it came straight out of the game (except for #2, I have no idea why it won). Alas, your artwork is great no matter what DA says! First place in my book!
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BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you  very much. I'm glad you like my artwork. :aww:

I totally understand what you mean, art is not just showing skills but also telling something.
I also found that some of the semi-finalists just showed an action scene without anything behind.
The one I prefered was from `alicexz (alicexz.deviantart.com/art/Reb...).
It's just showing Lara but there's something in her eyes and with the colours that gives a "psychological" impact to this piece.
Well, the one who win the contest is great though...

I think artists did their best with their skills, their own visions and their styles and I'm not going to criticize them.
On the other hand, the deviantart staff didn't seem to had a look beyond the third page of deviations.
Yup, I know there was more than 5 000 entries but that's not a reason, every one who entered deserved to be taken into consideration.

But now the contest is finished and no matter what we say, the result is here. So, congrats to the winners, and let's see the next contests ! ;)
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segasonic360 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)

That entry from `alicexz is another one that I was impressed with! It's true that artwork should include the impact it gives not only to the eyes, but also to the heart and the rest of the senses.

I'm glad you're taking the whole thing with a positive attitude :) Keep up the good work!
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RichardAlexander Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:0 I'd love this on a shirt !!!!!
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BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If only... ^^
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Grumpy-Owl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow really impressive ! Very nice work ;)
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BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:squee:
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peanutbk Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work, really captivates everything the game is about in one picture!
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BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I spent a lot of time trying to add as many details as I could without spoiling too much... ^^
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Shardival Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I really like this like-old-japanese-paintings style :)
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