Today is another Friday in October 2011, which means another talented artist has had their artwork join the other three pieces already displayed in the Tomb Raider 15-Year Celebration Art Gallery. This Friday, Brenoch Adams brings a more simplistic take on the infamous Lara Croft as his style contrasts rather differently to what has been seen already.
We have seen art from Andy Park, an artist on the original Tomb Raider comic book series, which represented the introduction piece to the exhibit. And earlier this week came two more pieces from Camilla d’Errico and Long Vo, who both share a more manga/anime style to their art.
Brenoch Adams is a concept designer who has worked in the video game industry for over six years, with his work being featured in a variety of publications, galleries and film festivals worldwide. He studied traditional illustration and 2D/3D animation at San Jose State University and worked as a snowboard graphic designer at Aero Custom rides before he broke out into gaming. In 2005, he was hired by Nihilistic Software as a concept artist working on Conan for the 360/PS3, along with a few other titles. Adams is currently working as a senior artist at Crystal Dynamics providing concept art for the Tomb Raider reboot.
It is quite beautiful, I must say, for how simplistic the detail of the environment is in this piece. The warm colors set the tone for his artwork that just captures Lara’s feelings as she looks out into the bay at her capsized boat. She knows she’s going to be in this for the long haul.
Adam’s piece, “Shipwreck Beach” was inspired by the island itself when he first got a glimpse of the Tomb Raider trailer:
“I’ve been locked up in Tomb Raider land for almost four years, and it was nice to step back and take a different approach to a subject that I have become very close to. The focus of this new Tomb Raider is about Lara’s metal and physical growth as a woman, but it is the island that ultimately changes her forever.”
All throughout October, eight pieces of artwork will be slowly revealed as this month marks the 15-year anniversary of everyone’s favorite tomb raider, Lara Croft. Be sure to head over to the official art gallery site every Monday and Friday of this month as a new piece will be revealed up until the end of this month.
Don’t forget, that in 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.
Who will be the next artist to be revealed on Monday? Only time will tell.
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