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Tomb Raider Reborn by DouglasRamsey Tomb Raider Reborn by DouglasRamsey
Acrylic on hardboard, 18” x 24”

I wanted to illustrate something that hadn’t exactly been tried yet so this piece depicts Lara caught in one of the traps placed throughout the island where Lara gets yanked upside down and has to defend herself from this inverted position. Not a situation you want to be in, even on your best day.

The most time-intensive aspect of creating this piece was getting the details right. The game developers put an incredible amount of detail into their art design this time and I wanted to reflect that. But since I didn’t have the game itself yet, I spent a lot of time looking for reference at the Tomb Raider site. It seemed like every time I watched another piece of demo I’d see something that required a minor adjustment to Lara’s costume.

The most challenging aspect of the painting though was getting Lara’s expression right. Since she isn’t a seasoned combatant at this point, I wanted her to look both frightened and formidable, inexperienced yet determined to defend herself at the same time, which I discovered was not the easiest combination to pull off. I don’t even know if I did pull it off, but that’s what I was going for.
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dan-dano Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning !
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Graggzter Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome pose!
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:iconlesleigh63:
Distinctive style. It should be further up the line, going to fav to help it get there.
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:icondouglasramsey:
Thanks very much for that. I think submission popularity is partly dependent on how many groups it’s featured in, although this one wasn’t helped at all by the poor snapshot of it I originally posted. It's been replaced now with a higher quality digital capture.
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Emberblue Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! You totally have a signature style. I feel like I could look at one of your paintings and know that it is yours even without your name on it.
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:icondouglasramsey:
Really? One of the things that discouraged me from pursuing an art career was when I was a boy is that I didn’t know how to create a recognizable personal style. Only much later was I told that style isn’t something you consciously need to think about, it just comes out by itself. I guess that’s true, because even though I can recognize other artists’ work, I can’t see anything distinctive about my own. Thanks so much!
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Emberblue Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, it's totally true. You have a distinctive style. People tell me that I have a distinctive style...but I have no idea what it is, lol! I can't see it at all. I tried to create my own style and it didn't work.
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ArtisticAdventures Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work! I love the pose and the fact that its traditional art makes it even better...great job!
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:icondouglasramsey:
Thanks very much! I just like to do some things the old-fashioned way.
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