Another Friday has come upon us and within this October of 2011 we celebrate the 15-year anniversary of video game's most beloved franchise, Tomb Raider. Already this month we have seen five spectacular pieces of art that have been influenced by Ms. Croft's adventures and we will continue to share with you each piece until the collection of eight is complete.
The Tomb Raider art exhibit has brought together some amazing contributors, from concept artists to art directors, and we've had the pleasure of being treated to some of the best visionaries that have captured Lara's essence intensely.
The first piece added to this collection was Andy Park’s signature work that has inspired the new look for Lara. Long Vo and Camilla d’Errico had brought a more conceptual style with their comic book/manga influence, while Brenoch Adams joined the group with a very simplistic take. And earlier this week, senior art director of the Tomb Raider reboot Brian Horton added his artwork to the anniversary collection.
Today, Randy Green joins our group of artists with his piece, "The Crucible." Green has worked in several advertising agencies and has collaborated with comic book publishers Dark Horse and Image before pursuing comic book art full-time. His work has provided content for Marvel, DC, and many more.
Green's inspiration comes from the emotions that he never envisioned having until now:
"Lara Croft has always come across as a strong-willed, self-confident character. Here however, I imagined her at a point where that inner confidence must be forged into action and put to the test. She is shaken and unsettled by her current situation, but ready to face head-on whatever challenges lie ahead!"
Below check out Randy Green's "The Crucible." Click the image to enlarge:
There's something interesting in this entry, with the way her body is positioned and that expression on her face, again exuding an emotion that we've never really seen from Lara Croft before. The cool colors bring somewhat of a chill to the atmosphere, perfectly in keeping with what Lara must endure in her various situations.
With only next week to go and two more artists yet to unveil, the end of this 15-year celebration of Tomb Raider is coming to a quick end.
Be sure to keep up to date with Game Rant or the Tomb Raider website for all the new art pieces added throughout this month. Don’t forget that at the end of this month a limited selection of T-shirts and posters will be available to purchase from The Nerd Machine with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Child’s Play charity.
Tomb Raider is scheduled to release in Fall of 2012 on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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