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Lara Croft - Tomb Raider by AndyFairhurst Lara Croft - Tomb Raider by AndyFairhurst
Thought I'd give the competition a go. More than anything though I did this for fun and to try and improve my foresty/jungly environments.

WIP and close-up - [link]

Painted in photoshop CS5 over quite a few days.

Thanks for looking :)

P.S Made her skin tones a little less green... made her look a little healthier and added some skulls and slight sun rays in the bg :)
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Shadow207B2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, but as an archer I have to ask why she is drawing her bow, unless she sees an enemy, drawing her bow the entire time she walks through the jungle would be extremely tiring, and would damage the bow.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
She's seen an enemy :)
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Shadow207B2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, my OCD can now rest.
Great work though.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol artistic license is a good thing

And thank you :D
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Agree. Her expression, her stance, and the fact she's draw that bow all says alarm. She's seen or heard something that frightens her. Those skulls on sticks wouldn't be reassuring! And I think you have a good jungle environment here. The mist and sunlight suggests heat and humidity, and you can imagine the soft song of the stream, and maybe the birds have just hushed up.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for such an in-depth comment! It is great to think people would try and interpret my work in such a way :)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
You're welcome! Most of the time, Lara Croft is shown as fearless and determined. Seeing her fearful and uncertain, before she acquired her skills and experience, is interesting.
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Vagatha Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Perfect
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Lara looks good, but I really like how you cast your jungle; I like the uncharacteristic apprehension on her face. The setting reminds me of the backgrounds seen in the original "King Kong." You expect that jungle to keep going and going. I know this might sound silly, but the terrain reminds of mountain scenes here in the Appalachians. You can see this scale of greenery in the deep mountain forests.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I did this before I actually played the game so the terrain is different in ways to the game but I am happy with it :)
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   General Artist
Oh my... the forest is beautiful!!
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:iconandyfairhurst:
AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   General Artist
you're very welcome :D
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Chameel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really amazing...
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Chameel :0
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elodie50a Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW this is truly AMAZING !!!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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metroidfannumber2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this would be a lot better being in the instruction manuel!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I could dig that! :D
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AOGRAI Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice scene... just past dawn?
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Time of day? Not really sure haha
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AOGRAI Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol... love it nonetheless. Good luck.
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JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've got a scene setup there. I think its a little boring but it looks nice. Also, I'm not sure if its intended, but there appears to be a manmade structure of a giant human head at the top of those stairs.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the boring comment :D Can't see the head.
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JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome asswipe, try not to die of boredom.

The head would be to the leftmost of the image at the top of the stair-like strucutre. There's a tree, which is slightly leaning towards Laura, growing out of the object in question.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you say...I think its a little 'boring' but it looks nice.
I say thanks for the 'boring' comment.

I get called an asswipe?
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JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what, I forgot I wrote that description. My comment is literally uncalled for. So, so sorry. My bad... asswipe
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks :)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I meant thanks for the comment where you say 'boring'!
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1Caribe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow! Great work!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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1Caribe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
You're welcome.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
superawesome.

The figure reminds me a bit of Katniss from the hunger games
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I can see how that could happen :D
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
both awesome females I believe :D (altough I do not know tombraider that well)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know Tomb Raider much better than The Hunger Games. Only seen the film.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a HUGE fan of the books, so certainly would recommend the books. Especially when you liked the film
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Legendary41 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Wow, this is so awesome. Real creative and great digipaint skills.
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratulations! Your piece has been featured in #Tomb-Raider-Groupies's new Tomb Raider Reboot Feature Article! Please considering favoriting and commenting on the article as well as checking out the other pieces featured! :heart:
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RachelFrasier Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice, I really wish Lara was bigger, or more focused on, she kinda gets lost in the image
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Normally I would have done just as you suggested...made her more the focus, but I wanted to try something different here making her environment more the focus with her a part of it. Whether it works or not I don't know. But I enjoyed doing it nevertheless :)

Thanks for your comment Rachel :D
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RachelFrasier Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that makes sense, It's a very nice piece though. Good luck in the contest!
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Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
This is great! I wish I was as good at doing background work!!! This is amazing and beautiful!!!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Fefe :D
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Sanskarans Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional
Killer work bro .All the best :thumbsup:
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Sans mate :D
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Zero-Optix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
good job! both you and added an environment around Lara instead of just going for the (.)(.) up shot- cheers!
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Zero :)
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