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Forever Young? - Revamped by Forty-Fathoms Forever Young? - Revamped by Forty-Fathoms
Finally! I finished something and you guys will recognize this as one of my previous pieces that I did. I really wanted to see how well I've improved since 2009 and I think I've gotten a lot more detail and smooth in my art. You can also tell that my shading has become a lot more stylized and perfected. I'm very proud of this. I really like how I did the skeleton shading and the lighting contrast on Lara's skin. Feedback and comments are always welcome! :]

Utensil(s) Used: .7mm mechanical pencil, Q-tips for shading.
Time: Too damn long but considerably less than the original picture.
Listening To: "Dream on Dreamer" - Cascada


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P.S. If you favorited the old piece, it would be awesome if you favorited this one. That is, if you like it enough. >_<
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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SSX12345 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it! you should do your own comic!
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that's awesome! yes I can see big improvements in here, I like the shading in the skeleton and it's expression also I like the contrast.
keep your art coming and you'll learn new things in every new drawing you make! ;)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awh thank you so much gorgeous! That means a lot to me that you like it. This is the first piece that I've done this year and I hope I can continue the "success". :glomp:
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're most welcome dear! :hug:
that's what I like to hear from you! ;) keep it up and I'm sure you'll achieve your goal!
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Huh... what's that scratched on the skeleton's arm... and I don't remember Lara ever having fought undead skeletons...
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Have you played Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation? That's one of the games where she fights skeletons that are "undead". They even rise up through the ground (sand). The old picture (which I gave a link to in the description) was for a contest. Is Lara Croft forever young? Will she ever die? Even with "death's" embrace around her, she still looks younger than ever. And I used the TRVI model of her for the picture. The "scratching" says, "Kurtis was here" which was a character in TRVI, who dies in the game. It's also a joke as well considering I'm not a huge fan of Kurtis and it was speculated that Lara and Kurtis had a "romantic-relationship".
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Huh... well I guess I'm just not that familiar with the lore. ^^;

It does seem like the games did rather jump the shark by including those undead skeletons though, since the games are supposedly based in realism to at least some extent?
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
The Tomb Raider games were never based on realism. In the first game, you fight mutants of Atlantis. In the second game, you fight a dragon who was once a man. In the third game you take out a scientists who uses artifacts to speed up his "evolution" and takes the form of a massive, huge mutant, spider. In the fourth game, you have to defeat the god, Set after releasing him from his prison. The fifth game consists of stopping a demon when Lara's only 16 (roughly), recovering a artifact that has the ability to teleport it touches (more-or-less), capture the Spear of Destiny as it kills everyone else and retrieving the Philosopher's Stone or the Mercury stone while facing two other hunters that are enemies of you and the creatures that reside near the stone's lair. The sixth game was about stopping the thought to be extinct Nephilim race (the offspring of demons [fallen angels] and human women) from further continuing. Only the more recent games to some degree have been more realistic than the previous. That's what they are trying to do now though; make things realistic. I mean, a amazon-like woman, conquering everything in her path, all over the world, through creatures not known to us and getting the artifact that may [or may not] help these things to be possible, I can't really say TR has ever dwelled on realism. =p
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Okay then, I guess I didn't know that much about hte lore... certainly seems like things were far more out-there in the series than I suspected.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, TR has always been about mythology and raiding tombs and mythology is not really always realistic. I mean, the Norse believed we were created through the sweat under the armpit of a giant, more or less. So the equivalence of that, to a game that surrounds itself with mythology, you're bound to get a lot of unrealistic possibilities.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
True, but there's always the option of showing those mythologies to be no more than superstition, as tends to happen in IRL Archaeology.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
You also have to factor in that is a game after all. Unfortunately, it's not real life archeology. :|
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's pretty sexy.

I can dig that.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you! ;)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks wicked! You're skilled with geaphite pencils. :D
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awh, thank you! That's really sweet of you. :aww:
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TheTweedleTwins Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome! really great job!
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :thanks:
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TheTweedleTwins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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Garaladin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
You just gave me an amazing idea, I can't believe I've never thought of using a q-tip for shading, that's awesome! Also, this is awesome, great work!! :D Can't believe you use .7 mm though, I hate em, I gotta use a .5! xD
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, it wasn't originally my idea. A friend who used to be a user on here had some work that was really smooth and I asked him what he used to make such an effect and he told me Q-tips. The day after, I bought some, and I'll tell you the pricier the Q-tips, the better the quality for smoothing out lines is (always has to be the expensive stuff, right?).

I can't stand anything below .7m. .5m is way too small for thin for me. But then again, my lines are usually bold and dark. Guess, it's my style.

Thank you for commenting! :cuddle:
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Garaladin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Oh, okay, awesome! I can't wait to try it! I just like using .5mm cause most of my drawings on paper aren't very large- they're about 6 inches or so, so I need the smaller lead to be detailed, plus it just feels sharper. After using .5mm, it's hard to go back. And yeah, it's always the expensive stuff! I've always wanted to use those PRISMACOLOR color pencils! But recently, most of my art has been digital since I got a tablet. But hey, you're welcome! It makes sense you're the group's moderator! Awesome art!! :D
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah. Prismacolor pencils are so expensive but I can't deny they're awesome. I got some at a good price about a year ago. I hardly ever color but when I do, they're really fun to use. Tricky, but fun.

Well, I guess I'm the moderator. I founded the group and I do a lot of work within the group, so I guess you can call me that. =p Awh thanks. That's really sweet of you. :hug:
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Garaladin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Ha, well moderator's just the world I use xD Ha, and I wish I could find a deal! And cool, and you're welcome :D
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NCFireBolt21 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love the remake, I'm no critic when it comes down to writing this, but this is incredible just for using a pencil, q-tips and possibly tissues (for the shaded effect for the smoke out of the gunbarrel)...
Good job on this Sarah. :) :hug:
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I didn't use any tissues this time around. Just Q-tips. Thank you so much, and I'm really glad you like it! :thanks:
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