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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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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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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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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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LenzKist74 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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