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Lara Croft Reborn by IamUman Lara Croft Reborn by IamUman
Rendered in Daz Studio 3 and postworked in Photoshop.

The credits:
- Girl is Victoria 4.2 by Daz 3D.
- Face morphs by me.
- Her skin is Milan by Danae.
- The cuts and bruises on her skin are from Sisterhood Skin by Alfaseed.
- Dirt on the skin by me.
- The hair is Brooke Hair by Goldtassel and Littlefox.
- Necklace is from BettineJewls by Fabiana.
- The top is the Sports Bra from Daz 3D but retextured by me.
- The armstraps are also from BettineJewls by Fabiana
- The weaponbelt is from Dark Raven by MindVision G.D.S. and DarkStarBurning.
- Bow is from Arcane Archery by Daz 3D and Valandar.
- The belt skirt thingy is from Kazai by Val3DArt.
- Trousers are from Dark Raven by MindVision G.D.S. and DarkStarBurning.
- The shotgun is from the Firearms Pack by Sarsa and ARTCollaborations, I added some wear&tear to the textures.
- the knife-sword thingy is from Lost Land by Abraham, Danie & Marforno. It's actually a blade on one end and a hook on the other (you can't see the hook in this render, though) and it's got a sideways handle.
- the sticks are from Lost Land also, but the skulls aren't, I replaced them with skulls from Them Bones by Orestes Graphics
- Jungle is The Enchanted Forest by Stonemason.
- And the light in the forest is Rays of Dreams for Enchanted Forest by Dreamlight (although I hardly used it cause the rendering took so damn long).
- Somewhere in one of the renders also the UberEnvironment Light Shader by Omnifreaker is used.

I would like to thank all of the 3D-modelers and texture-artists without who I would not be able to make these renders. I would like to say a special thank you to Alfaseed, Stonemason and Mighty Mestophales who make the awesomest 3D-stuff.

The setup:
- Three renders: one with Lara and the skulls, one with the forest, one with fog effects. Combined in Photoshop.
- The render of Lara uses 4 Distant lights (1 brown, 1 blue and 2 backlights) and the UberEnvironment Shader.
- Everything is rendered with the default settings from Daz Studio 3.

The postwork:
- Combined the 3 renders in seperate layers
- lots of masking to blend the 3 layers
- Lots of retouching of light and backlighting with dodge brush
- Some Color Balancing (removed a lot of color)
- added some lightrays in the background
- added some sparkling lights
- darkened the sides
- tilted the whole image slightly

I enjoyed making this image nearly as much as I enjoyed playing the first Tomb Raider 17 years ago. Love the character. Love the series.

EDIT: I changed a bunch of stuff:
- changed the face, she looks younger now
- her eyes are brown now
- hair is lower in the back
- added wetness to the skin
- skin now has a bit of more color
- image now has more contrast (dark bits are darker then before)
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:iconan-old-otaku:
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice to see a hero that actually looks like they've been in a fight!  :slow:
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garycs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!
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The-Prototype92 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anywhere i can download your facemorphs ? 
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:iconsummerson:
Summerson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
So mush stuff have been put in there but it worth it! :)
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:iconpors24:
PORS24 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
the idea is perfect, sorry if i ask these, did you make collaboration with other artist?
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:iconiamuman:
IamUman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had some help from Alfaseed to get me started with the retexturing of the skin, but I did it myself in the end.
All the other stuff are just pre-made 3D-props... so no special collaboration there.
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PORS24 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
yah right, dont bother to explain, im just jealous, because i cant draw something like that, such a high standard artwork, i dont think i can do what you did, even in my lifetime. yah it is really gorgeous. i am so frustrated. im a loser.
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fluffgirl1941 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WONDERFULL
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratulations! Your piece has been featured in #Tomb-Raider-Groupies's new Tomb Raider Reboot Feature Article! Please considering favoriting and commenting on the article as well as checking out the other pieces featured! :heart:
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FuckOffffff Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I very rarely ever feel compelled to comment on 3D renders of people, they often look utterly ridiculous, the exception today being this one. You've done an excellent job. Well done. :thumbsup:
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Mickytroisd Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
A very beautiful art work, as usual. I love the composition. Good luck :-)
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Lexana Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to render her myself in poser and I wasn't sacrified. But after looking at your image, my render totally sucks. This is awesome! I think you chances to win are fantastic!
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fum316 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
The shirt is shorter then in the game. Oh, well I guess she just needed to vent out
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:iconiamuman:
IamUman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't want to blindly copy the game character. I'm not sure that it is the contests intention, but the description says: "Give us your interpretation of Lara Croft..." so this is my interpretation.
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:iconfum316:
fum316 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
:shrug:It's fine by me
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twosheds1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that's it. Contest is over. Nice try, everyone! Seriously, though, this is amazing. Great work.
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woow, she's amazing there ! :D
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AOGRAI Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job! Your girl is really packin' it! She one tuff girl to put down! Goodluck my friend and again love your lighting!
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great image. :jawdrop: Well worthy of a gamebox cover or even a Graphic Novel cover. Astounding work as usual!
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TswordZ Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Looks Great! Lot of detail and nice effect in lights.

But... don't know exactly why, but the first time I saw it, she remember me Leon S. Kennedy XD. Maybe the light hair...
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:iconiamuman:
IamUman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know Leon S. Kennedy. I had to google it. Maybe because he's also a 3D character?
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TswordZ Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Ah, my mistake. He is a character in the Resident Evil saga.

Don't know exactly why I found a similarity but anyway it's a good work :-)
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow!! Really cool!!
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:iconmobokeh:
mobokeh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Looks incredible! Extra nervous starting mine now after seeing this!
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RileyJr Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
hats off man! you've done a really great work! :)
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UltraViolet3 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
shytshytshytshytshyt...sooo amazing im cussing!!!!!!!!!!!!lol...faves ...but may i ask if its a 3d model or painting?and what software..i mean..i understand its rendered in daz studio..but if its a 3d model...than software?(i do autodesk maya).
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:iconiamuman:
IamUman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's 3D. The software ís called Daz Studio. I added some explanation in my comment.
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Ikke46 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Gorgious Lara!! Awesome render!
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:iconbgorilla:
BGorilla Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very intersting alternative version of dress and props ;) .me, I did not dare unveiled the navel.
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:iconiamuman:
IamUman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The original Lara always had a very visible navel...
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:iconbgorilla:
BGorilla Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, of course, I know, but I wanted to stick as close as possible to the version "REBORN" that I found the most interesting of all the versions .. moreover, by far.
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:iconiamuman:
IamUman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was also wondering if in this contest we were meant to stick as close as possible to the reborn character from the game.
In fact it would be a much more interesting contest if they were to ask the deviantart community to create a future version of Lara Croft and not one that is already designed by character-artists.

So I took the challenge of making a bit of my own version of Lara altough possibly this is not the intention of the contest.
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LmAnt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not bad at all!
I love it :)
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markdominic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
WOW
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