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Cycle of Life - Tomb Raider Reborn by Eddy-Shinjuku Cycle of Life - Tomb Raider Reborn by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS6: Painting and Illustration
Working hours: 16+/- hrs


ARTISTIC POINTERS:
- The concept here symbolizes a divine spirit of nature in such a way 'blesses' Lara to evolve into a hardened survivor, literally as she branches out from the root of the antlers.
- Hypothetically, this is the same first stag/deer that Lara had to hunt and kill to ensure survival; just with the eyes to express, it's as if it accepts graciously of the sacrifice that was meant to be - hence the title.
- The cherry blossom trees which are part of the local flora springs life into this depiction, compliments the birth of the warrior almost ceremoniously.
- While painting this, I always keep in mind the theme of genesis, specifically, the deeper meaning of 'reborn' associated a lot with the new Tomb Raider, of how she became to the the Lara we know of.
- There are soo many Laras' XD Though the plan was to reflect the number of her age in TR2013. This is just to show when she has been 'initiated'.

CREDITS:
- Crystal Dynamics (Developers) and Square Enix (Publisher) for Tomb Raider.
- Epic Brush Set by DanLuVisiart used for everything in this artwork, especially the deer's fur: danluvisiart.deviantart.com/ar...
- In game screenshots for Lara and the deer references.
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MitarashiXP Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang....Eddy the message of this art of Lara ...is deep, spiritual in fact! :D 
It's beautiful~!
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UnTouchableROBOT Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
LOVE IT
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kittyface27 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible
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crimsomnia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure if you get a notification for this but - featured: crimsomnia.deviantart.com/jour… :)
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gossj10 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this has aload of thing going on in there wow ..i never stared at a work this much before lol great job :)
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StarbuckJr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Ingenious! 
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Chi-ves Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really amazing! Very creatitive. :D
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thedirtydemondays Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!
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crimsomnia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The most impressive piece of Tomb Raider fanart I have ever laid my eyes upon :jawdrop: :clap: :worship:

:thumbsup: on the concept and execution, I love every single detail in it! Also thanks for the new wallpaper :love:
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meneiyos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking amazing.
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