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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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Given 2013-06-24
:iconlordfufuberry:
LordFufuBerry Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
love this wallpaper, anyway I can get it without your watermark, or get a smaller one?
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:iconrazielanoyafunanya:
razielanoyafunanya Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool..
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:iconstellartcorsica:
stellartcorsica Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work!!
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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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:iconmitarashixp:
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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:iconuntouchablerobot:
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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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
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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:iconrebekahkroeplin:
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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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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:iconmisstsukii:
MissTsukii 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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:iconmisstsukii:
MissTsukii 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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