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Tomb Raider Renewal by MelonieMac Tomb Raider Renewal by MelonieMac
I still need to work on a background, but this is what I've got right now.

Basically, simply stated, I miss the classic Lara from TR1-5. The other TR games just don't seem to portray Lara properly to me, and I fear we will never see classic Lara again, but at least I can dream and draw my own interpretations of her as well.

I'm very pleased with how this came out, though. It was a lot of work, but well worth it. Hope everyone else likes it, I definitely see it as a dramatic improvement from my last one. It seems that I've become a better artist nearly overnight. =p

And as for the frequent responses:

Yes, I know her boobs are supposed to be bigger. I drew them huge at first, but it looked silly, so I thought they looked more beautiful at this size.

I also am aware of the fact that she is really skinny, but that's how the classic Lara was. It's more of an art style than anything, so it's definitely not passed as realistic.

I think that's that for now. Again, I hope all of you like it, and I will be adding a background to this soon. :D

Lara Croft (c) Eidos Interactive
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cameron-18 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i like this it has a weird style to it and the lighting and shadowing is really good!
my favourite looking lara is underworld :) or legend i think she looks great in those games!
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CiaKonwerski Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I have always loved this picture that you have done Melonie. Great work. Keep it up. :D
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FrolicEgg Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree with your opinion of the classic lara,
but I also like the new ones (the old ones freaked me out :p)
And I think you've done an amazing job! The shadowing, her clothes,the hair, woooow
Something I could never do :p
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Blaise038 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Miss Croft is looking very good. *nods* Great job.
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kadryn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like your work a lot - great coloring and shading. I especially like how you drew her shorts!
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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TRGamer8 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
That is beautiful
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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danitiwa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting stylization here, though I have to be honest, she's a bit too skinny. The old Lara's arms were muscular, but she looks very light somehow here. Lara eats healthily and has quite large muscles, these are a bit small and her limbs are too spindly for my liking. Especially around the collarbones and neck, she looks more starved than muscular.

Although you did some beautiful coloring here, Next time you draw her though try and get less of a starved African vibe in it.

I hope you're not offended. :X
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good advice, thank you. :) And I'm glad you liked my coloring. :D
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danitiwa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You have real talent. It's just like most artists; you have stuff you can work on. :lol:

I know I do, like A LOT.
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I definitely have a looong way to go, but I enjoy improving every step of the way, it's exciting. :D Thanks again. :hug:
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danitiwa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
;)

I agree with you. It's sometimes frustrating but in the end it's all worth it.
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TRenTIs Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Oh wow. That looks fantastic!
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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LavinceLara Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
I like your drawing style.
She looks like TR4 Lara (The last revelation)
I miss that game =( I have it but it not works anymore.
Fortunately another TR games still works =) <3
Good job! ^^
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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LavinceLara Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
You´re welcome! =)
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KeithByrne Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've said before that I love this, and I still do. You captured the essence of Classic Lara perfectly. Maybe some day she'll come back to us. :D
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I miss classic Lara so much, it's nice to see that others agree. :D
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keiross Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah ha!

There she is! :D
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ChiChiKitty Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
I love it Melonie! You're so good at this type of artwork! :D
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009   Writer
Small boobs do indeed work better. Lara is lean and has toned muscles. Anyway, great pic!
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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NightWish666 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
awesome! don't forget make a shadow on the leg behind :D
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do, thanks. :D
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saccharinesweet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
I quite like this one :) The way the light reflects off the guns and holsters is so realistic. Her face turned out amazing, too. Well done!
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Heather. :hug:
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Ryu-Gi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Arms look really, really wierd...
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Camera11 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
You really pulled off the "classic" look with this style of drawing. Good job! :)
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactly what I was going for! Thanks so much. :hug:
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Ashley-Q Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks wonderful! I love the exaggerated style, especially with her big hips, and the coloring is fantastic. The lighting is very dramatic and adds a lot to the piece. Great work! :)
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :hug:

After drawing her waist so small, I made the hips even bigger after the roughdraft, because I thought it would look more curvacious and womanly. Glad you like it, thank you. :hug:
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shift-illusion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Absolutely gorgeous! I like this new style of yours Melonie! :thumbsup:
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MelonieMac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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