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UNDERWORLD LARA: Two Is The Way To Be- Tomb Raider by Eddy-Shinjuku UNDERWORLD LARA: Two Is The Way To Be- Tomb Raider by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS6: Painting, Airbrushing and Photoshop Post-processing.
18 hours +/-


- Watched 'The Tourist' [link] and I based the face on that classy and gracious Jolie look in this movie. Yes, coincidentally she 'was' Lara Croft but this has minor influence to do with it; it's a look I wanted to capture. Especially the lips :nod:
- Tried to keep her looking 'video game-y' or 'Pseudo 3D' here and bridge it with touches of realism. I believe TR: U Lara has strong grounds in the VG realm, so it's best to celebrate her as a VG Icon in 3D form instead of attempting to fully depict a realism render of her.
- I moved away from the gritty and outdoorish theme and went all vogue in this piece. Just a tribute to encapsulate the beauty of this VG icon where we spent most time ogling the rest of hers lol.
- I've made these effort to promote the new Lara Croft in my gallery, but I had this nagging feeling why it's hard to convinced everyone of her - I just remembered her predecessor, the one that got me bonkers about 6 years ago in the game called Tomb Raider:Underworld! :thumbsup:

CREDITS
- Skin and hair brushes by castrochew: [link]
- Lips painting tutorial from calaymo: [link]
- Heaps of textured brushes from IMAGINE FX issue July to September
- Hair brush from Para-Vine: [link]
- Anjelina Jolie screenshot from 'The Tourist' for lips/mouth references
- Tomb Raider: Underworld screenshots from Crystal Dynamics official website for face references.
- Alison Carol Tomb Raider promo art for attire (harness) references
- H&K USP Match 9mm pistol references from Google
- Will add more soon....

DO CHECK OUT MY TAKE ON THE 'NEW' LARA IN THE UPCOMING TOMB RAIDER 2013 GAME:

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:iconbigbigz:
BigBigZ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
i be dam, this way to epic! and her face is right as it should be ;D
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GabeCroft Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
wow! :D
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:iconnewboldworld:
newboldworld Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Superb! :-)
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:iconjoanao:
Joanao Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
how do you make this draws?
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:iconjoanao:
Joanao Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
how do you make this draws?
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:iconcate397:
Cate397 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing.
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:iconlaurathestrange97:
LauraTheStrange97 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
So amazing, especially eyes and lips *__*
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:iconang3ll:
ang3ll Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Oh my, your Lara! She's so awesome! *.* :heart:
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:iconsyahilla:
syahilla Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She so beautiful!:heart:
nice work!!
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:iconfuinurcroft:
FuinurCroft Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Love it!
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:iconmscheetach:
MsCheetach Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
It's beautiful!
Really,really good!I love TRU!<3
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:iconjaviermicheal:
JavierMicheal Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So In love with this Image
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I supposed there are heaps of things from the 'old' Lara that didn't quite carried out to the new one, certain finesse and grace are part of them among many ;p
Having said, the new LC is justifiably hot ;p
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:iconjaviermicheal:
JavierMicheal Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I see, I think she only hot cause men and women close to her age now can relate lol.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I supposed her age speaks to the demography of gamers where more could relate to her; plus young people felt awesome that their role model is close to the age as them.
I highly believe this reboot is a positive move, now it's up to the developers to make her the Lara we know of in the squeal:nod:
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:iconjaviermicheal:
JavierMicheal Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YEah, keep it original and classic like the older games with this new lara too....Give her all around human qualities and all that haha
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Imagine her with braided ponytail in the next game :squee:
Certainly Square Enix wouldn't want to look back at the past games, so I don't think she'll look like the classic LC anytime soon, unless in DLC ^^;
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JavierMicheal Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well square enix is just the producer not the games director crystal dynamic makes the game
still
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:iconcamedorea:
CameDorea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I lack of words... She's just... beautifil :love: :love:
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:iconnibi-mari:
Nibi-Mari Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
She has black girl lips. Do you like black chicks?
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Heh the old guns a slingin seems more accurate in the new game than the "Im' a delecate little flower" thing. Awesome work here
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:iconlove-lara-croft:
love-lara-croft Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Photographer
sweet and sexy)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The 'old' Lara always looks gorgeous :nod:
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:iconlove-lara-croft:
love-lara-croft Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Photographer
you super)
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:iconelistraie:
Elistraie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
The hot woman, sexy :)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you like the artwork, many thanks for viewing! :w00t:
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:iconklinone:
klinone Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work ! It looks really epic my friend :)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for viewing this artwork! XD
Much appreciated your support! :w00t:
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:icon77shaya77:
77Shaya77 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah! she's perfect! :O
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many many thanks for your beautifully kind words! :w00t:
The classic Lara still is gorgeous :nod:
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tofu-fairy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow well done ! it looks so realistic o: i like it ^_^
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you like this 'classic' Lara artwork! XD
I figured not much artist has painted a realism TR: Underworld Lara so I thought it was great to remind of how gorgeous she was ;p
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:iconwangqr:
wangqr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow this is amazing :D i love the details u put in on the skins~ great job!!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for liking this artwork! XD
You can check the credit list for the brushes I used for this art, they're pretty neat if you are into portrait paintings :nod:
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:iconwangqr:
wangqr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh lots of useful brushes i see, ty for reminding :D
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StarvingPenguin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait for uncoming game!! super pic! very sexy))
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome for digging this artwork first of all; and yup, I'm dying to see this new Lara, let's see if the reboot live up to it's hype :w00t:
Having said, I just want to play the game despite good or bad ratings :nod:
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StarvingPenguin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it will be great game! This spring we can enjoy many cool games such as new Dead Space and Bioshock, but mostly i'm waiting for new TOMB RAIDER))) So, we have to wait some time and decide if we like new Lara)
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dead Space 3 release date is in just two day! :squee:
Bioshock and TR most probably be back to releases. Spring should be awesome, Crysis 3 if you are into it is coming soon :nod:
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StarvingPenguin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My XBOX is BURNING!!!)):boogie:
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That art means a huge amount of work, 18 hours!? thumbs up, i clearly can't devote so much time for one draw, even for the best.
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous croft
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great that you dug Underworld Lara, many thanks for the view! XD
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A real pleasure
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RocketDesignRE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Watch stole your work:[link]
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the heads up! XD
I also found my other stolen art: [link]
The original: [link]

Yeah these mofos never learn, for them dA is like Photobucket or Imageshack. I have no problem for these fools to upload them, it would take them a thousand years to even paint stuff, but cutting out my artist signature on the artwork means no one can tell the real artist is :no:
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RocketDesignRE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Can leave already denounced the profile;), I love you art and style.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes awesome for you support! Much appreciated that tremendously :iconohjoyplz:
I've donated enough point for you to get a 3 months Premium Membership, do check it out :w00t:
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RocketDesignRE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very very much man, i love you ;)
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problemo :D

Do use it to the fullest extent; you can feature up to 10 artwork in the front page for a start :nod:
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