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Lara Croft: Birth of a Survivor by MirrorandImage Lara Croft: Birth of a Survivor by MirrorandImage
If you like it, commission me.

For a contest I have no chance in hell at winning, but I just had to try. In the beginning, gamer though I am, I never had much interest in Lara Croft because of, er, her proportions. The reboot of the series has me interested, and I may take the plunge and try it out (if I have the money). The video that was to be used as inspiration ended with "A survivor is born," and because the series is being rebooted the idea of birth was important to me.

And so we have Lara, bursting out of the primordial womb of the ocean at dawn, with the mysterious island where the game will take place looming behind her. This would take place at the beginning of the game, so she isn't as grimy as some of the footage indicates she'll get.

... There are so many things wrong with this pic I'm not sure I can list them all. One of her eyes it too low, her nose and mouth are off center, the waves around her look terrible, the MOUNTAINS look terrible, there isn't a reflection of her under the water, etc, etc, etc. I spent five(ish) hours on this yesterday and another chunk of time tonight. I'm to the point where I simply don't know what more I can do - either I'm missing something in my (tiny...?) skill set or there's I'm not skilled enough to do something or... I don't know what.

Critique me. I need the help. Tell me about Photoshop and techniques. Please.

So: what I like: The colors, the hair, the sky (a stock image on my harddrive, I don't know where I got it), the concept - even if it isn't fully realized.

What I don't like: see above.

Let me know what you think!

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WinterXBreeze Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
That is beautiful~ c:
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MirrorandImage Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, thanks! :hug:
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WinterXBreeze Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem, I love the lighting~ :la:
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