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Lara Croft by JoshSummana Lara Croft by JoshSummana
This is my entry for the Tomb Raider Reborn contest. Had a blast painting her! Hope you guys like it :D

This was also recorded so if you wish to see the process of the painting, check it out here...
Lara Croft Video Process

We have opened up a new store where my own (and others) artwork is now available for purchase if you're interested! This & more will be coming every week so stay tuned!! :) 

I really tried to make her look pretty and dignified, but not 'sexy' as she doesn't appear to be portrayed that way in the game after playing it (it is awesome by the way!)... hence why her chest isn't filling the screen lol! Had a LOT of fun painting all those little details at 100%+ zoom lol. Pretty chuffed with the way she turned out :). Best of luck in the contest everyone and thanks for all the comments, really appreciate it guys <3

Deviantart of photographer for reference is here amyagy.deviantart.com/
Proof of permission to reference i1207.photobucket.com/albums/b…
Model is Cosplayer LiliDin www.facebook.com/LiliDinCospla…
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Glorielfwings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the lighting and her expression!!!
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acrbarros Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw your speed painting video! you are insane!!! this is epic! 
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Poseidon8734 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the embers effect and how perfectly you made the proportions! 
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:iconto-be-with-the-stars:
To-be-with-the-stars Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist
This is absolutely amazing and beautiful!
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GabeCroft Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Beautiful! :D
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:iconnekomir:
Nekomir Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG Soo perfect!Junko Enoshima (Kawaii Blush) [V5] 
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Gifted4Art Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS SO IMPRESSINGG!!!!!!!!!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: Clap Clap 
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:iconrom0307:
Rom0307 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Very good works!
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LuchoMtz72 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Hello! Excuse me, can you share with us the brushes you use in your paintings?? My photoshop doesn't have too many :( thanks in advance! :D
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:iconmiaio:
Miaio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
i alaways love here! she is the best!
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:iconkakashiswhisperer:
kakashiswhisperer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the paint and the drawing :love:
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LocDogX86X Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
You made Lara look really Badass, Awesome Job !!
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Leoni-Fang02 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing job! This reminds me of Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games. I love the lighting from the sun and the flames. How long did it take you to draw this?
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Everyone says that just because its a woman holding a bow lol. Erm.... It took around 40-45 hours to complete over the course of 4 days.
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Leoni-Fang02 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Digital Artist
No problem! Lol, her facial features really do look like Katniss though as well. :) Wow, that's amazing. You did an extremely great job! Good luck with future works! :)
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Rockabell-Neko Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning~
I love how the light falls from behind her as well as from the embers beside her, this is really beautiful :love:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
This should have won an award. It's awesome and badass!
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:iconchiipichan:
ChiipiChan Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
awesome ! <3
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:iconhimori-ayumi:
Himori-Ayumi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome *-*
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:iconksop:
ksop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow that's awesome. :)
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconandresc0190:
AndresC0190 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really awesome!
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:iconjr-dept:
JR-Dept Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn awesome job you did there, I love the use of of color in this piece, outstanding.
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much :) Really appreciate it :D
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:iconjr-dept:
JR-Dept Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratulations! You've been featured in #Tomb-Raider-Groupies's Tomb Raider Reboot Article! Please consider favoriting and liking the article as well as check out the other features!
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Lunapocalypse Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't agree more with the folks above, this illustration should have been given the attention it deserves. This is a truly inspiring image, one that motivated me to enter the competition. Keep up the great work Josh!
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you :) Very kind words. There were a lot who didn't make it that should have :( ... nevermind... always a next time ;)
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Geekg1rl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
You should have been part of the semi-finalists. You can still sell it as a print, I'm sure you would have customers ;)
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SabertoothChikn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see how this didn't make it into the top twenty five. This picture is breath taking. I would be so sure that your picture would have made it there that I think the only logical reason yours didn't make it is because of maybe contact issues. I am just in awe of both how astonishing this picture is and how it didn't make it. Great work and it is a great loss for the ones holding this contest in my opinion.
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JoshSummana Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for that! Guess it just wasn't what they were after. There were a few others that didn't make it that should have. But no mind.... There will be more to come I am sure ... Contests I mean... not tomb raider contests lol
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ThePhoenixWave Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe your entry didn't make the semi-finalists ... it was superb.
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) ... can't win em all huh :P
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Fusas Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Great!
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:iconserzart:
Serzart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool!
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Newgirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
AMAZING. Love this piece and good luck in the contest. :)
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Mizidora Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Hi :wave:
Your art has been featured
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:iconjoshsummana:
JoshSummana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thank you :) awesome!
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Mizidora Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
My pleasure. :D
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Elucidator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Holy shit. Nice work.
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Arlequina1029384756 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
It's just... beautiful!
I hope you win the contest!
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:icondee-aye-bee:
dee-aye-bee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that BACKGROUND!!!!!
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onenine72 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Great work.
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daveartwork Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Definitely my favourite among the entries in terms of composition.
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:iconlai6:
LAI6 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THIS is reaaaally good! best of luck on the contest!
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:iconkittyalea:
KittyAlea Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really nice work
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skies-of-blue Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks brilliant! Really reminds me of Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games though :P
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:iconremyblas:
RemyBlas Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh come on, seriously? How can someone compete with this? That's it. Close the contest, you win.
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JR-Dept Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work, seriously :)
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