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reBORN by mkmatsumoto reBORN by mkmatsumoto
My submission to the Tomb Raider competition. I really enjoyed playing this game, and thus, I am so happy this competition came out. There are a ton of the submissions being entered into this contest that look so good, and there are so many great paintings/drawings of everyone's take on Lara Croft! It's awesome!

In my work, I wanted to illustrate what I thought was one of the most powerful part of the game: the moments in between all the crisis and action sequences. I thought the telling of Lara's loss of innocence and codependence were told in a fantastic fashion, and I wanted to convey that in my work. I think all the action is part of what makes a Tomb Raider game; but, I believe "Reborn" was more about Lara coming to terms with the fact that she is a "Croft" and has what it takes to push on. Over time in the story, her fears and doubts wash away, allowing her to survive all the odds.

EDIT: I went ahead and did my final touches to my painting, now that the contest is over. And I am going to call it "done" at this point. Thanks to everyone for their love and support! :D

Please do not use my art work without my permission. Thanks!
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AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! :heart:
Amrock Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
My jaw just hit the freaking floor, man.
BlackestFlame Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful piece, the colours and lighting got me from the thumbnail, it's one of the best things I have seen :nod:. The scene looks very cold but the picture is so warm :meow:. You drew Lara so wonderfully, her soft curves and expression are really calming. Your description is great and I do think it was these moments that allowed Lara to calm herself and gain her focus and determination. Honestly, I think this should have been one of the winners, especially considering the other submissions I've seen focused on the drama and intensity, it's probably my personal favourite, though I completely missed this contest so I'm not sure what it wanted ^^;. I would so love to have this in a large print/frame :), it almost brings manly tears to my eyes :iconmanlytearsplz:
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing Work! How i would like to paint like you!
denebtenoh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
awww... this is awesome!! I totally fell in love with your work!!
Andrufus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I would like to make a big poster with it. Would be awesome
Deathrebellion Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
In my opinion this deserved to win , great job :clap: :D
Giogiogio4 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Great job! was featured on The official facebook page
Kapalsky Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous attention to detail and composition.
thevelvetroses14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
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