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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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:icondrawinggirl13:
drawinggirl13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh my glob this is so beautiful
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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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:iconkittyface27:
kittyface27 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredible
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:iconcrimsomnia:
crimsomnia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if you get a notification for this but - featured: crimsomnia.deviantart.com/jour… :)
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:icongossj10:
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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:iconstarbuckjr:
StarbuckJr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Ingenious! 
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:iconchi-ves:
Chi-ves Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really amazing! Very creatitive. :D
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:iconthedirtydemondays:
thedirtydemondays Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!
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:iconcrimsomnia:
crimsomnia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General 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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:iconmeneiyos:
meneiyos Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fucking amazing.
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:iconelyhumanoid:
elyhumanoid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
This is genial and soooo beautiful!
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:iconoragamiknight:
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is simply beautiful 
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love to buy this in a large size, by the way. Is that possible?
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy cow that's amazing. I love the close-in detail, lighting and symbology.
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:iconalexander-syros:
Alexander-Syros Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
You've gone to mothereffin town on this one! Wow!
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:iconjotvelzet:
JotVelZet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
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:icontrishdeluna:
trishdeluna Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
oh my god it's the most beautiful Pixel Rose Heart Heart 
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:iconanubisdhl:
AnubisDHL Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconyuikita-sumaki777:
Yuikita-Sumaki777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glorious 
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:iconaquaspace:
aquaspace Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, just WOW
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:icondragonx81:
dragonx81 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic:)
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work my friend and big congrats on the DD, it was well deserved.
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RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This must have taken forever  XD  I BOW TO YOUR AWESOMENESS!
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:iconb13visuals:
b13visuals Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
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:iconb13visuals:
b13visuals Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pleasure was all mine!
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Gorgeous work :D
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you like this artwork, cheers! XD
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Excellent work! :aww:
You're very talented. :rose:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the support! It means a lot having being new to digital arts! :w00t:
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:iconle-meridian:
Le-Meridian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ! Little feature le-meridian.deviantart.com/jou... for your beautiful work :iconkissmeeplz:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you heaps for the support! :w00t:
I appreciated giving this artwork exposure in your feature I am a dummy!
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:iconwandering-doctor:
Wandering-Doctor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Amazing
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your time here! :w00t:
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:iconxchamir:
xChamir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Nice picture :D Look my profile and comment :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconangel-tsuki:
Angel-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconhobbitsclapping1plz::iconhobbitsclapping2plz::iconhobbitsclapping3plz::iconhobbitsclapping4plz:
:iconhobbitsclapping5plz::iconhobbitsclapping6plz::iconhobbitsclapping7plz::iconhobbitsclapping8plz:

CONGRATS ON YOUR DD Eddie-san!!!!!!!!! :iconmonkeyclap:

AND CONGRATS ON OVERFLOWING WITH AWESOMENESS :iconbravoplz:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Woah the hobbits are cheering for me :faint:

Ah it never felt soo rejuvenating getting this honor from dA, they acknowledged the power of sakura petals finally!!!:shakefist:
I think this art deserved it than all the rest of my current works, it has pure merits than the other fanboy ones.
I hope this inspires you in some ways even if you're not a fan of Tomb Raider, this art is the most sincere-rest and no-nonsense expression straight from the heart to date by yours truly, I guess I'll be back at doing my regular stuff haha 
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Angel-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY!!! Yes it did! yay!! go pink petals! :icononicheer:
I'm so happy you drew this straight from your heart. :heart: that's so nice and it's it's inspiring in ways unimaginable! it told me that original ideas, creative ones, fan art which is not a ctrl+C and ctrl+v can achieve great amount of love too.
you have shown me thru' your art that what i try to do, taking vague ref pics and drawing famous characters in not their famous poses infact not their poses at all can also bear really really sweet fruit. I will continue to draw for my love to draw alone. of course i will do some ctrl+c ctrl+v now and then (infact this year, i guess i'll only have time to sit and draw easy ones :( ) Nevertheless, i adore all your drawings , you're humility, your everything and i will be inspired from you and your art forever and always. :heart:

p.s: i'm extremely sorry for the late reply. i was hung up in many other things.
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:iconceriselightning:
ceriselightning Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, THIS IS BRILLIANT! You sir, are loaded with talent! This is a gem of an artwork!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks immensely for this! :iconbigmeowplz:

Yeah sometimes you gotta get 'art-sy' once a while especially for us fanartist, we ARE in an art site lol

The little Laras was forever to finish, look at them going hehe! :D
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:iconmalerkatastrophal:
MalerKatastrophal Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
¡Increíble!
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:iconsking-trf:
SKing-TRF Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Breathtaking, this is awesome!
And congrats for the DD :hug:
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:icontonare:
tonare Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant idea and great work!!

Congratz on the DD. :clap:
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:iconzombieslayer337:
ZombieSlayer337 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
HOLY MOTHER OF AWESOMESAUCE
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:iconrockernaut:
RockerNaut Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I doubt anybody will get this, but all I think of when I look at this is Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps because I gave the deer un-deer-like human expression; plus, cropping at nose level leaves a lot of room for imagination - certainly that of a big sheepish smile that goes with the eyes. ;p
And the eyes being big too may have contribute to it.
Either ways I tried to depict attitude in this critter, maybe that created the similarity, thoughts? :D
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:iconrockernaut:
RockerNaut Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
All you said above and the fact that Chopper is an avid fan of cherry blossoms
His own private Jolly Roger sports them
Amazing work, keep it up
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so cool and well thought out that I don't even feel like making fun of it lol
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