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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:
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Amrock Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
My jaw just hit the freaking floor, man.
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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:
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EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely Amazing Work! How i would like to paint like you!
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denebtenoh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
awww... this is awesome!! I totally fell in love with your work!!
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Andrufus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I would like to make a big poster with it. Would be awesome
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Deathrebellion Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
In my opinion this deserved to win , great job :clap: :D
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Giogiogio4 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Great job! was featured on The official facebook page
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Kapalsky Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous attention to detail and composition.
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thevelvetroses14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
AMAZING
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