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What was supposed to be a simple skin material test turned into this awesome illustration based on the latest Tomb Raider!

I really enjoyed the chance to render again and it was so amazing how all my different skill sets came together to finish this piece off. As I worked on this image, I focused on primarily on creating motion and a sense of depth. As for the skin: I found the perfect bump maps and settings for SSS (Subsurface Scattering) to give it realism! The hair has also been completely painted by me with my tablet and I really surprised myself how much of a knack I have for painting hair. Now that I have my tablet, I couldn't stand dealing with that fake polygon hair... *shivers*... it had to be fixed.

Workflow: Posed in XPS 10 > Rendered in Blender Internal > Postprocessing and Painting Done in Photoshop CS6 
Time: About 1 Week
Over 100 Save Files

Credits:
Stocks by Pedro-Croft, Selunia, CHEYENNE75, and FrostBo
Brushes by lizard--queen, feniksas4, FrostBo, and ObscureLilium
Lara by ArmachamCorp, textures modified by me
Gun by TF3DM.com
Background and other resources by Katie Fleming from www.tomraiders.net/katie
If anyone has been left out, it was not intented: please let me know. Thank you!
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:iconlauraypablo:
lauraypablo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lara  Croft is the BEST!!!!!!!!!
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:highfive:
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Laracroftthebadass Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
I Love it :o
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :highfive:
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:iconlaracroftthebadass:
Laracroftthebadass Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Your Welcome

I mean You're.
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MyNameIsLuxAnna Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome I really really like this! I find to many pictures of Lara are very eye-candy oriented and I like how this shows her determination and strong female character!
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I agree, not many people appreciate Lara past her looks. However, based on your comment, I feel like I definitely achieved my goals for this piece. Thanks for the feedback! :)
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem...and I'm glad someone understands what I mean. :)
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course!
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know I hate to be self promotionary but there's this poem I wrote about Lara; about her struggle and determination and I'd be honored if you could take a look for me;
here's a link to it kingfishersilentarmy.deviantar…
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ObscureLilium Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for using my brushes in such an awesome piece :heart:
I love it :hug: I'm checking your gallery and you're amazing! Keep up this awesome work :love:
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: You're so kind. Thank you so much! :shuffelin: That really means so much to me! And thank you for those amazing rain brushes! :rain: 
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jodiesmind Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
so badass! awesome !
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Laughing Thanks!
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giantessrider Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic.  This captures the essence of the game perfectly in one shot!  Excellent work!
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, I wouldnt even begin to know how to do this. :)
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: It only takes practice! 
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JhoCorrea Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing!
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :highfive:
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doppeL-zgz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! this is epic! :O congratulations! ^^
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ExpeditionEndurance Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww: I feel really satisfied how this piece came out. 
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