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Tomb Raider - Contest Entry by stevegoad Tomb Raider - Contest Entry by stevegoad
My Entry to the Tomb Raider contest. I wanted to focus on more of the game as a whole, something that tells a story. Something you wouldn't mind hanging on your wall. So I looked at all the screenshots and came up with this. Good luck everyone! Since there's still time before the deadline I might tweak this some more..

Created with ArtRage 4
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:iconthe-bloody-wolf:
the-bloody-wolf Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This is such a beautiful art. It indicates what the game is about and what Lara had gone through. Good job, you really deserve it! :)
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate that!
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:iconforthepeople123:
ForThePeople123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is a winner in my eyes! Don't pay any mind to what others say. You ARE a great artist, whether you win or not. 
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:iconpaine128:
Paine128 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   General Artist
This is really good!
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:iconmynameisluxanna:
MyNameIsLuxAnna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The is beautiful!! Absolutely smashing!!
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:iconchan625:
chan625 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Like a movie poster...awesome!
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:iconeynla:
Eynla Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
When I see your work and the winners' works I seriously think there had been a problem when they picked them :/
Yours is really powerful and the Lara you made looks exactly like the one in game in my opinion ! I really don't understand why you weren't picked this artwork is gorgeous :)
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:icongans68:
Gans68 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
эх, Ротта жалко.
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sydneytyler Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. You really seem to understand Artrage 4 better than most folks. I, myself, am in the process of learning all its tricks. Any tips for getting the best out of the program? Seems like the oil paint tool is the fan favorite.

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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, actually I tend to use the airbrush,watercolor, pastel,ink pen and sticker tool the most. If you adjust the settings on your airbrush by increasing the hardness and lowering the opacity and pressure it creates the perfect painting tool in my opinion.
The only time I use the oil brush is if it's thinned, try setting the pressure to 50%, thinners to 88% and loading to 100 and you'll see what I mean. It creates a "build up" effect as you paint, the default settings puts way too much paint and either digs into your paint or creates undesirable impasto.
Try adding a new layer, adjusting the layer's texture setting to use "cel", then use your watercolor brush on that layer. I love that tool because it picks up the color underneath and blends, if your paint gets too washed add another layer and keep adding. I used this process on Lara's face to get the smooth painterly areas and blood/smudges.

I use the art brushes in the sticker tool a lot for texturing but if you play around with the settings you can actually mimic brushes you're familiar with in programs such as Photoshop. Here's a nice tutorial on custom brushes in ArtRage, [link] if you follow the basic guidelines you can start customizing your own brush to do some really unique stuff.

There's more to this program than people give it credit for, it's pretty powerful if you spend time in it. Hope this helps :)
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:iconsydneytyler:
sydneytyler Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree; ArtRage is a powerful program that's a bit underrated. It just takes a bit patience. I mainly use the pen, pencil, watercolour, and oil paint tool (with plenty of thinner. The thick pigments are a pain to blend, as you already know.) I currently have trouble painting flesh tones and textures, but I'm sure I'll get there, especially since you gave such great tips. Thank you so much for replying wholeheartedly. :thanks:
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:icontheangrybee:
theangrybee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
damn... I thought yours was pretty sweet.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah I was bummed too, I really appreciate it though. :)
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:iconnecronomicon32:
necronomicon32 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats such a cool piece!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconbassamgaillany:
bassamgaillany Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Perfect ! Love it !
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it.
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:iconviolet-wynd:
Violet-Wynd Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Still one of my favourites.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww thanks, much appreciated!
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:iconcelefin:
Celefin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Book cover! Certainly something that could do well as merchandise design. Or as others have said, a poster-ad for Tomb Raider - The Movie. and as for Lara's characterization, I'd say spot on. A recent deeply traumatic experience that brings forth the necessary savageness of a survivor. Looks like she could say something along the line of 'Them or me...? Definitely them.'
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that means a lot!
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:iconhikari-studio:
hikari-studio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
realy amazing..... good luck!
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DiegoLlorente Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, someone has uploaded your drawing to different websites with your sign erased from it. Here's a link [link] where you can find several drawings (included mine) modified and erased by the same mother****er. I know that the one who uploads it is allgamesbeta.com. I know it because he has done the same with other drawings of mine. I can't contact him because the website has no contact info. I thought you would like to know it.
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:iconameysha:
Ameysha Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_O
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:iconconceptcat:
ConceptCat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the colors. <3
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:icondave70s:
Dave70s Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing. Really love the way you considered the space for everything, gives it that extra feeling of tension and excitement. (It goes without saying that your way of painting and highlights and shading are excellent) Always enjoy looking at art like this!
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:iconjonasdero:
JonasDeRo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is among my top 3 favourites in the contest so far, really hope to see this up with the winners :)
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:iconenforcerr:
Enforcerr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
its good who is the creature with the diamond on his face? is he from the game? also im wondering why everyone is facing the right except the guy with the gun?
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GingerAnneLondon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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BLACKapostate Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Now this would be an epic poster :D
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it. I was thinking along those lines since they said the winning piece would be made into prints.
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:iconfefe20906:
Fefe20906 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This should win.....HANDS DOWN! It's just so gosh darn perfect!!!
Best of luck to you!!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks, much appreciated.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GJ
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconmonsterkingofkarmen:
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem at all.
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:iconschmoo15:
schmoo15 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this one is awesome!! Definitely one of the top submissions I've seen!! Good luck with the contest :D
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
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:icon13598:
13598 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool! Good Luck
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate that.
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Lesleigh63 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
It's lovely work, but I wonder if it would have been better if she wasn't holding her arm to give a less recognisable pose.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :) NOOOOO don't make me re-edit! NOOOO. Just kidding. :) Yeah maybe the arm down to where she isn't covering her chest.
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:iconabremson:
Abremson Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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sketchman1981 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is great. I am going to attempt an entry, though I'm not the best at color, so should be interesting to try it. doubt I'll do this well.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :) Awesome, best of luck! Sure you can, remember victory starts from within.
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:iconaerlixir:
aerlixir Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic man:)
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it. :)
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ASZSephiroth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I hope you win it with this amazingly wonderful piece!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
as always, thanks man. :)
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