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October 31, 2011
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Against the Elements by tansy9 Against the Elements by tansy9
So when I was asked by Meagan Marie, who is Community Manager for Crystal Dynamics, if I would like to contribute to the Tomb Raider 15 year celebrations, I was more than excited!

I loved painting the new Lara, as she is one of my all-time favourite characters to paint.

The image is available to download as a wallpaper, as well as other beautiful art from very talented fan artists. [link]

It was a real honour to be part of this project, so thank you to Meagan for selecting me to be involved! :)


Lara Croft, Tomb Raider © Eidos Interactive, Crystal Dynamics

This artwork is © Tansy Appleby 2011
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slagjoeyoco Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Really wonderful work ! - Just one question: what's up with the way she's holding that torch? Doesn't ruin it in any way, just looks a little...illogical ^^
n3rd2u Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That hair is gorgeous!
Crolossus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really great and it has some kind of a survival atmosphere. You nailed it! :)
chiefk2 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.. EPIC!!! You have such great skills, Girl.. I Commented on Another Piece, But, Definitely this one stands out from the rest. The composition and brush strokes are.. are.. are.. I Am Speechless.. Maravilloso.. I want to eat it with my eyes :la:
olafanderson Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Lara needs a really good knife!
BlackNRoses Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Maybe, something hasn't changed about Tomb Raider. It's hard boiled in its way, but now with drama. I love how much dedication has gone into it, but I find it (the game) quite unsettling. It's scary, but engaging. You don't feel much joy for discovery, but the urge to find out the reason to this madness.

After all, it's an origin story and a reboot of the saga.

By the way, your work is quite detailed and well-cared. I have nothing to criticize on it, since it fulfils its purpose quite well.

Before finishing, you should watch the last demo on YT. It's on the official channel. Don't get me wrong, but either it's the cloth and water physics, or somebody's tweaking Lara's proportions, again. --"
tZuB Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My God!!!
Jaquina Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love how she looks! :DThe impression in her eyes is amazing!
maati139pl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SefkiI Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, looks great
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