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Rebirth by alicexz Rebirth by alicexz
Here's my entry for the Tomb Raider contest! I wanted to do a classic portrait of Lara (it was surprisingly difficult to get her face & expression right!) that fans of the game would appreciate, and tried to convey some of the intensity she is known for using dynamic colors and brushstrokes. Seeing all the amazing entries so far almost got me discouraged - but, I had fun painting this and it's an honor to compete against so many great artists. Good luck to everyone who entered!

Drawn and painted from scratch in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. No textures and no outside stock photography used for ref or otherwise. Done in approx a zillion hours. Full size 4800x6720px at 300DPI.

(I'm looking forward to getting this game for the PS3!)

EDIT: I wanted to share a wonderful comment from someone who played the game and was able to relate to this artwork (shared with the permission of ~King-o-Fools :)) "Though after playing the game, I don't interpret your dynamic brushstrokes and colors as Lara's intensity: If you haven't played the game yet I won't spoil anything, but its an "Origin Story". When you play it you'll understand, but I see your swirling brushstrokes like they're enveloping HER, like how she's forced to deal with the chaotic situation she's been thrown into. The blues make me think of the ocean water (since she's trapped on an island) yet also lead back to oh-so-innocent Lara and her blue shirt. The Black and reds portray the darker and more gruesome side of the storyline as well as a literal interpretation for blood which would relate to her experience with death in general." I really appreciated this commentary since it is exactly what I was going for!

Thank you so much to everyone else who commented too, I appreciate your support and am thrilled to be in the semi-finals!

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:iconbranden2013:
Branden2013 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  New Deviant
Huge fan of the game and now you. Great job!
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:iconmonomakh:
Monomakh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Beautiful artwork =D
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:iconmrs-pookie:
mrs-pookie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
awesome painting technique! perfect! ♥ :la:
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:iconpunker--rocker:
punker--rocker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You absolutely nailed her expression. Amazing work, as always!
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:iconcrazygobb:
CrazyGobb Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work ! :)
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:iconfrantico40:
FranTico40 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Very nice!Great job!👍👍👍
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:iconmariam-mahrous:
mariam-mahrous Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
it's wonderful..as a fan of the game, I totally appreciate it 
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:iconopet69:
opet69 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Wow! Awsome!
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:iconroadhound:
roadhound Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful..
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:iconcrusaide-nino:
Crusaide-Nino Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW O_O
Amazing!
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:iconking1cheetah:
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Amazing art pic Love Heart La la la la 
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:iconieatpaintthings:
ieatpaintthings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Artist
love it
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:iconkonokalakawa:
konokalakawa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
OH LA LA LA LA LA , I'm VOICELESS, that's amazing, I hope one day I can do that^^.!!! ^^
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:iconzevl:
zevl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Fine work :clap:
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:icondarkbluevelvet:
DarkBlueVelvet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Love it, is gorgeous!
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:iconjairachan28:
jairachan28 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the way her eyes look at and the expression of her face, awesome
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:iconmad5iftty:
Mad5iftty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
nice work
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:icontommo34:
tommo34 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god.. that's awesome! <3 Love TR series <3
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:iconladyazurfromalkemya:
LadyAzurFromAlkemya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Oh my, she IS gorgeous... First off, the painting style itself is amazing, from the scratches to the colors, it give a weird feel of realism and eeriness at the same time, it's kind of weird XD But very very beautiful to look at!
Then the look on her face, the design, her hair... There is something in it, I can't really say what but I sure can feel it. Especially when I look to her eyes. It is that look, that spark that got me. I really like it :)
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:icononeye-usa:
ONEYE-USA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I found the way to order one! Thank you!
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:icononeye-usa:
ONEYE-USA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Is this available to purchase? I have to have a print!
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:iconralfmayor:
ralfmayor Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
God...
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:iconawesomeciara:
awesomeciara Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
...I thought it was Katniss Everdeen at first but THIS IS AWESOME
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:iconbugrahekimhan:
BugraHekimhan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
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:iconyojo1992:
yojo1992 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I  decide   to   play   this  game,  because   of    your   intelligent    painting!
Thank   you   for   share.
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:icongwenchen93:
Gwenchen93 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ... your drawing style is so beautiful <3
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:iconneltharaku037:
Neltharaku037 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Alice, thanks for sharing such a masterpiece!

Bought the print version and now is on my wall :)

many thanks!
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:icongeraldcroft:
GeraldCroft Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Where can I buy the printed version
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:icongeraldcroft:
GeraldCroft Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thank you so much!!! Im getting the x large lol
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:iconreven94:
reven94 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
love that
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:iconjamie-nicole:
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible
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:iconkil-gores:
kil-gores Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I really wanted you to win!
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:iconsamanthascatty:
SamanthaScatty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
El mejor Fanart que vi del nuevo Tomb Raider
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:iconheracho:
heracho Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Excellent, thank you
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:icondavanart:
davanart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This piece of art has been featured in my journal: [link]
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LeonardoDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
FANTASTIC!!!
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KissTheRain3 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
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:iconsugarqyla:
SugarQyla Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Your art is amazing!
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:iconskittles24ize:
skittles24ize Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
of course you're gonna win!
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:iconlutpulla:
Lutpulla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like thie game and characters. it is good game ...
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:iconprometheanpenguin:
PrometheanPenguin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
amazing
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:iconabbyredcurse:
AbbyRedCurse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I love this piece!!! Amazing!!! <3
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:iconalinalalala:
Alinalalala Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L!
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
You've captured so many of the essences from around Lara.
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:iconjediz:
jediz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Alice, do you have some plans to make this print? I would like to buy one. if don't, be so kind to share with high resolution.... :)
I'm just wondering, you do not play the game before draw it! fantastic. this is really Lara's temper.
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:iconjediz:
jediz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the best one!
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:iconmichellehermes:
MichelleHermes Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so Epic!
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
It looks great but I don't feel any emotion from it
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