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Tomb Raider Reborn by TobiasWeinald Tomb Raider Reborn by TobiasWeinald
Well, this is my artwork for the Tomb Raider Reborn Contest.

What drew my attention to the new Tomb Raider was the more realistic approach with a more fulnerable young character that has to face a real extreme situation. I like storyline in which more or less ordinary people have to face such situations and grow. So I'm really looking forward to the game.

What I wanted to capture in my image is the moment when Lara has managed to survive already some of the smaller dangers of this forbidding place. She is at the end of her powers, lit a bonfire which does not keep her warm enough and she's about to break. But then she takes the knife and is just before the moment where she rises up to make her first step into accepting the challenge she's thrown into.
Well at least that was my original intention. If I managed to capture that is up to every single one of you.

I used Photoshop CS4 and my beloved Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch. Everything was drawn freehand, except the crushing waves in the background, for which I used some custom brushes made by myself from splattered ink and actual ocean waves. Credit goes to SenshiStock, for her very helpful pose reference: [link]

For everyone who's interested, there is a step-by-step documentation on this image online on my facebook page:
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xelb73 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
amazing !
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chimerikel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Her face says it all. Definitely top notch. Excellent job.
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TobiasWeinald Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you
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metroidfannumber2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this one's definitely gonna be the winner.
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TobiasWeinald Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, well thank you very much, but I kinda doubt that as there are really lots of awesome artworks out there. But I'd still be glad if I can make it somewhere under the 22 semi-finalists.

However, I did it because I like the character and the setting. Plus, it was a challenge and a good learning exercise for me. So no matter where I end up, I already took something out of it.
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metroidfannumber2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so it's more like a back of the booklet kind of art then?
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TobiasWeinald Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's not up to me to decide. I gave it a shot, the decision comes from the jury.
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :) ... I am currently doing my submission now :D.
Just curious.... When you submit it... for people to view... you don't have to upload it in fullsize do you? Other wise when they click on it... its just TOO zoomed in lol
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TobiasWeinald Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I uploaded it, there were several options about the size in which it will be displayed on the page. However, I did upload the fullsize file, so that the jury can take a look at the actual finished thing.
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh so you uploaded the full image... but people just cant view it at the full size?
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