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WIP PREVIEW: Lara Reborn Contest Entry 1 by Eddy-Shinjuku WIP PREVIEW: Lara Reborn Contest Entry 1 by Eddy-Shinjuku
THIS PREVIEW IS SEVERELY RE-SIZED FOR VIEWING PURPOSE ONLY, THE REAL ARTWORK IS ABOVE 7000X12000++ pixels, that in layman's term is the print size that could cover an average bedroom door.
WORKING HOURS: 120+ hours and counting


A - Closes up of Lara, I'm going for details and textures. All is there, the compulsory glistening, bruised, bloody, and dirty skin. Detailed hair, face, etc. etc.
NEED to work on her expression, she looks like she's enjoying the sadistic environment too much, good for her, but it's makes the environment not as dangerous as depicted. Or perhaps this IS her playground....

B - A low res of the overview of the artwork (don't mind the flattened feel of it), don't want to give away too much for now as things are ever changing :D
still has lots of improvement needed in terms of the 'depth of field', background correction, and color complimentary etc. etc.
I also feels it's lacking the bad guys, this new Tomb Raider game are swarmed with them, so they are integral in the picture. I am thinking of them chasing her and having arrows and bullets wizzes close to her...

C - I'm going with the Fibonacci spiral for composition to give flow, the conventional rule of thirds (3x3 grid) is great, but a tad static and lacks dynamism for something 'action-y'. I need strong elements of cinematography.
For the lack of experience, I make up of it with math and geometry :thumbsup:

To my viewers and friends, I've been very busy despite the inactivity @ dA.
This work is massive. The effort is equivalent of 6-7 of my latest artworks jammed packed in this one piece.

The stakes are high as heaps of talented artists are joining this contest. At my current skill, I wouldn't stand a chance; I need to reinvent myself, far beyond my current artworks - so I took a crash course in matte painting lessons and other intensive painting "bootcamps" to pretty much 'level up', resulting in me missing entirely @ Deviantart. Hope to come back after mid March.
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nequioze Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
120 Hours ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7000x12000 px !?

O[]O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It so long and SO BIG !
But This picture is super-super-super beautiful.
ps. i saw the hours u work for this picture. even me. i already give up since 10 hours first....
ps2. my English is not good. if u not understand. Pls for give me T^T.
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear this! Hope you've checked out the completed work: [link]
though it has been reduce in size for easy view in Deviantart. If you have the time, do view my 2nd entry: [link]

Since it was a competition, I was willing to spent 2-3 hours every night for 1 month to complete it, unfortunately the judges didn't chose it. ^^;
So a little sad it didn't make the semi-final.
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Whoa...you really wanna win, don't you? I thought you were among the elite already...but now you're putting all possible effort into this, and I really want to see the end result. So keep at it! When's this due anyway?
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Got 2-3 days left before the deadline, hope to wrap it up today :nod:
Well, I think you know (as my Watcher for a while now) that Lara renditions are the reason I got into making arts, you can say I bet my entire craftsmanship just on this piece :nod:
I can't afford to lose now, major distraught will be subjected if this fails, and that makes me nervous already lol :faint:
The other entrees I've check are proper awesomeness, I'm already feeling a hint of sickness in the stomach haha
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alberic-cheneau Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
hi eddy it is you who has made ​​this illustration and you m told that you were there not a professional but an amateur let me tell you a lover is a very sacred even the one of the best
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are too kind like always :D
This is my first entree, my second one is more epic than this, you'll get to see the WIP on Sunday/Monday.
Again, I'm not a professional, I'm just pragmatic lol
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AkunichiTaiga Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!!
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amirulhafiz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
7000x12000px??? my god that was big!!! my biggest artwork I ever done is 7000 px max and the saving process was pain in the ass!! I love how lara look in this, that details!!! and the chaotic atmosphere is sick!! even though there is so many things in this composition, Lara definitely is center of attention here, my eyes goes right to her!! you probably want o fix her expression as you mention above, make her more aggressive, like she going to kill somebody.

its a good things that you take a matte paintings lesson, it definitely show in this artwork :).
and yes the stakes are high, I already seen a few entry that way too cool compared too mine. even thought there is very small chances to win, to tell you the truth I learn hell a lot of stuff from making artwork for this competition, so really its a good learning experiences for everybody :)

My God I just can't wait for this game!!! probably getting this game on saturday!!
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The high res due to 300dpi/ppi, at a web browsing ppi of 72 it would be under 6000px. I wasn't sure what the rule meant by 'printable', so to played it safe and gone with 300.
Yup, coincidentally I upgrade my PC rig with up to 16GB ram, so it managed to keep up with the document size, which just hit 3GB :faint:

Yes, the expression determines the whole piece; right now she's looking quite juvenile lol
Btw, from observations I figured this new Lara likes to pose in this unusual contorting way, she twists, slithers, and keeps very low center gravity lol, which is far beyond the classic barrel-rolling elegant gymnast of the 'old' Lara ;p

I LOVE IT! Here it tells the viewers that she's edging forward while being evasive of danger - it's something that I picked after watching hours of the gaming footage huhu; IMO it's really fitting - she adapts this animal-like movement sort of to speak.:nod:

YES, get the game quick! It will definitely inspire during the final days of the deadline :D
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amirulhafiz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I see, my PC can't support such a big file, my maximum psd file only 400mb further than that make my pc hang like crazy! and I keep max 5 to 7 layer. 3Gb I am pretty sure it takes forever to load in my pc lol

you right, I watch the gameplay, and the way she dodge an attack is very different from previous TR game, less elegant and more realistic I must say. God, the more I watch her, the more I in love with her, she is so beautiful and sexy even covered with dirt and blood. its like 3 years I waiting for this game and finally it come to an end!!
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