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REBORN LARA: PRELUDE -Portrait (Tomb Raider 2013) by Eddy-Shinjuku REBORN LARA: PRELUDE -Portrait (Tomb Raider 2013) by Eddy-Shinjuku
This is my take on the new Lara as far as the face is concerned. Going for a bit more exotic look as I believe this would be reminiscent of the classic Lara, which I think kind of lost a bit in this new Lara.
This is conceptual per se, though the reference I closely pay attention to is the in-game character's look, which somewhat pretty different then the promo arts and trailers IMO, so I took this liberty to try to create the look I would imagine the 'in-game' Lara should look like with more definition.

This is a portrait derive from the original work:

- Hair and skin Brushes from
- Hair brushes from
- Screenshots for reference from the 'Crossroads' Trailer, the previous 'Turning Point' trailer and the promo arts for apparel references.
- Irina Shayk for facial reference because I read that she was modeled for this new Lara, and I found her surprisingly fitting. In of the promo art, (not the karate kid one) the brownish/sepia toned one, she resembles the model quite convincingly IMO.
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First can I start off by saying...this piece is simply gorgeous. I'm a big fan of sticking to the fundamentals of a character when creating lucrative fan art, unless you feel you are fully capable of changing the character just enough to make them better. I think you did a good job at making her look positively sexy. On a the technical side, the only thing I would have chosen was another background. This one is all right, but I don't think it brings her out enough. I like the realism of the skin and shirt fabric. Beyond the easier concepts to grasp like shading and lighting, you have truly proven you have something else by your implementation of texture and colour skills. Her face is very attractive, I like how her mouth isn't closed, and how mesmerising her eyes are. Her hair is done superbly as well. Good job on this one.
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GmodXnalaraArtworks Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Perfect!! Very nice pic. I love it. :)
MasteroftheWicked Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
This was a great game!
timmywheeler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
u should allow critiques
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, I've enabled it!
|If you don't mind, do school me as I'm eager to learn :w00t:
timmywheeler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
quite the contrary, as far as this being just a simple portrait piece i think you really nailed it. As far as the full body one, I really wouldn't have rated you as high. but i think you are nearing masterhood of portrait skills.
timmywheeler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn. amazing work done here.
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for finding this art and appreciated your time checking it out! :w00t:
Glad that you like this different take on the 'new Lara', cheers!
BrendantheWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Nice job! Lara looks awesome!
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear that! Thanks for checking out this alternate take on Lara! XD XD
hoggys2much Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Wow that is just totally incredible.

Lara is looking totally amazing.

Fantastic work.
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