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I realised it's been a long time since I did any Tomb Raider fan art, and it's about time I did Lara some justice! :)

This picture is one I've had in mind for years but never got around to doing.

Tomb Raider 2 was one of the very first PC games I ever played, my sister and I used to watch my dad playing it when we were very young, and when I was 8 years old I was determined to be just like Lara when I was older.

Well, obviously that never worked out... but Tomb Raider 2 is still one of my all time favourite games, and I can still remember when I first played the underwater levels and got eaten by great white sharks! :XD:

Edit: 25/04/12 Updated image with a slightly bigger, improved version. :)

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Lara Croft, Tomb Raider is Eidos Interactive

This artwork is Tansy Appleby 2011
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ofimpossiblethings Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Love the attention to detail and the way it isn't overly sexualised. Fave'd.

(The Last Revelation was what introduced me to video games, and I was absolutely the same as you at eight. Know the Tomb Raider nostalgia feeling, believe me.)
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm very glad that you relate. :) Tomb Raider was what got me into gaming as well. Lara appeals to women too, not because of her overt sexualisation, but because she is a strong and inspiring character. When I was 8, I wanted to be Lara Croft. :XD:
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Please make this a print, I really love this and would totally buy it and put it up on my wall. :heart:
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been thinking about doing it for a while, but seeing as you asked, I will. :-)
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billiedoesntlivehere Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This is... beyond amazing... Crazy beautiful, well done!!
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SteffiSyndrom Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
That's amazing!
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SSX12345 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All I can think of is praise! Kudos :clap:
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Animerulesdaz Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is this painting or oil pastels
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Animerulesdaz Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woooooooooowww.....u killed this piture like a boss....nothing more to be said....u rock
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Aerotaz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Loving the update... :-)
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Ericaust Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is fantastic work! i thinks it's the best lara pic i've seen so far! it's so detailed, all the shine and wetness!! great work!! i'd like to see more lara from you!
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I have a couple of other Lara pieces that I've done since this one, but I may be working on another new one soon. ;)
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MrRabLo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student
Its perfect! Love the water effects, and her beauty face...Congratulations!
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, the water effects were a challenge, but fun to do! :D
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Lodchen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing work has been featured :heart: here [link] :aww:
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature, it's very kind of you! :)
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Lodchen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
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alineshenon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fine work!!!
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hatshep2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Wow, this is fabulous!!! I, too, grew up watching my dad play TR and wanting to be like Lara. ;) I love these games and the character of Lara and this is a really great representation of her. Thanks for sharing! :)
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, this is my best representation of her, so I'm really glad that you like it too, TR2 was a big part of my childhood! :D
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Athora-x Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
the wreck of the maria doria was my favourite level in TR2 :D

can't tell you how much I love this, her face is perfect <3 <3
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I loved them too, really spooky atmosphere, created by the light and the colours. :D
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Lodchen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I love it!
The colours are great!
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Zpartuss Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
It's awesome.....TR II was definetly one of the BEST games in the entire series...
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Woww!!
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ang3ll Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
magnificent! wonderful artwork of Lara <3
(TRII ... i grew up with Tomb Raider, thanks to my sister ^^ she would play until late at night, in holidays even if the both of us were almost asleep. great good memories, you have made Lara with no flaw)
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's the best compliment anyone can give, thank you! :)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
You should make this a print! I really really want to buy this soo bad! :D I put it on my wall and everything! :D
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shift-illusion Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
This is beautiful. TR2 is tops in the series for me as well. :)
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showns Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Remarkable, keep it up. :D
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Kary90 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Wow, incredibly realistic lara! I have seen many artworks about her, but I think that lara, if she was real, would had this face. Stunning :)
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I spent a long time trying to get the face to look how I wanted it, but I'm very happy with the outcome. This is definitely how I'd imagine Lara to look like. :)
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Kary90 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
You're welcome. You have impressed me:clap:
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Benlovesbeyonce Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is really amazing! Because of the graphics in Tomb Raider 2 you don't get too much of the wet and dark feel like the level should be! But this captures what the moment should be very well :D well done! :D
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Jedd-the-Jedi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning work - I agree about XNA poses being too commonly passed off as art, when it's paintings like this that deserve attention. The water reflection work is sublime, and I like her expression too - looks a little like Angelina Jolie, which I always like in Lara. And, a good friend of mine here on DeviantArt goes by the username "Forty Fathoms"!
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tansy9 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) The water was a challenge, certainly something I've never tried before, but I was pleased with the result!
Yeah I liked Angelina, so I tried to reflect some of her in my Lara. :)
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Sterrennacht Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Wow, just wow. I love this, great work! Especially her expression and the wet effect, brilliant!!
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XNAaraL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Perfectly !
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KeithByrne Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably my favourite piece of Lara artwork ever. You captured both the atmosphere of TR2 and the personality of classic Lara perfectly. Amazing work! :+fav:
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lulubell11 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
outstanding
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cgtombraider3 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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donovinci Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow! absolutely beautiful! I love it!!! I am soooo glad you decided to do this after so long. It just pulls be right back to my memories of playing TR2 all those years ago. I really love the use of cooler colours to really sell that underwater look. Also the shark in the background is a great touch!
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Meldelen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tomb raider 2 was epic, the best sequel :heart: and this piece is so wonderful, you did awesome :heart: i can remember this part, sharks freak me out :XD:

lovely, beautiful, awesome :la:
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donatien1740 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Words can't describe how brilliant I find this picture :love:
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MrKleber Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow I love this! :love: Great job!
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JAMsEye Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
TR2 is also my favourite game of the series so far. Despite it's lo-graphics, the tense was there and the underwater levels were so scary as well. As other fellows said, you've rendered the intense atmos--fear (:D) of the levels through Lara's face. An instant :+fav: to me!
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raccooncitizen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Absolutely gorgeous! :love: Your colouring skills are really impressive!!
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WorldOfBanana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
This is amazing, you have improved so much.
Beautiful, the face is just, AMAZING. :D
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BiscuitDude Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haven't checked you art out for a while tansy, but now I'm glad I checked back now. Tomb Raider 2 is one of my all time favorite games, been playing it since it's release and I always come back to it, just to relive those great moments I had playing it so many years ago...or only a few months prior, I'm sure you get what I mean.

Forty Fathoms always scared me senseless and this picture just reminds me of that part in that very same level when you run by the ship portholes and the camera pans out to an area filled with barracudas and great white sharks. Your art style is timeless and I love it.
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