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Welcome to Tomb Raider Empire...

99% of the declined deviations is due to SUBMITTING TO THE WRONG FOLDER!
Before you submit, you MUST see this

”For every reason you have to give up and quit I have a reason to win. For every reason you have to stay on the ground after being pushed I have a reason to stand up and kick the one who pushed me.”

Which Lara hairstyle do you prefer? 

191 deviants said Classic braid
75 deviants said Ponytail

Did you know?

:bulletgreen: Lara Croft is in the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful human video game heroine.

:bulletpurple: When the original idea for the first Tomb Raider was formed Lara was an optional second choice character who would be selectable at the start of the adventure as an alternative to the original hairy-chested male character.

:bulletgreen: Lara’s signature pony tail was introduced due to the difficulty of rendering a full head of hair in-game.

:bulletpurple: Lara’s huge belt is used to cover up a point in the model where the polygons moved against each other. Without the belt it tended to glitch and look horrible.

:bulletgreen: Initially dubbed as Laura Cruz, the game’s protagonist was a South American woman with mercenary background. Name “Croft” came from a phone book. Several names were chosen from the book and put on a vote, “Lara Croft” took first place.

:bulletpurple: Sony PlayStation originally rejected the early versions of Tomb Raider asking for “more materials and a better game”. Today many analysts agree that Tomb Raider was significantly responsible for the initial success of the PlayStation platform.

:bulletgreen: The work on the original Tomb Raider game took 18 months and was developed by 6 people.

:bulletpurple: The front of the Derby Studios building where Core Design worked on the game was later used as the front of Croft Manor.

:bulletgreen: If you took all the copies of Tomb Raider that were sold and would pile them one on top of the other you would get a building 27 times higher that the Eiffel Tower.

:bulletpurple: Lady Croft got on the covers of 249 magazines (the number is according to year 2007 statistics).

Rules of the Lady of the house

:bulletgreen:WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?

How and where do I submit?

- To submit a deviation click on „contribute art“ and then in the drop-down menu pick the appropriate folder.

Or visit our gallery and click on the plus (+) next to the folder to add to it.

– Here's a blog to our FOLDERS description and if you have any questions feel free to ask us!

Which is the submission limit?

- Our group is now quite big and we get a bunch of submissions on a daily basis. To prevent flooding in your inboxes the submission limit is now ONE deviation per week!.
Now be extra careful about where you submit because if you choose the wrong folder you will have to wait for a full week to submit again!!

:bulletpink: NUDITY ISSUE :bulletpink:

-Here is a link to our Mature Folder. For more information about the nudity issue read this blog

:bulletred:WHAT CAN'T I SUBMIT?

- Photomanipulations which are based on copyrighted images. For more information and exceptions about this rule please read THIS

- Works in progress (WIPs) if the progress is so little that you practically can't see what the picture is about. Present us only your finest works that you want others to see (like tutorials, walkthroughs and similar)


- XNALara works that:

:bulletyellow: Contain mods which have nothing to do with Tomb Raider or even go against its nature (E.g. blonde hair, lacy stockings, outfits from other games, etc.) Using a TRU morph for a render doesn't automatically make it TR related.

:bulletyellow: Don't show time and effort from the artist. Anyone can create an image just by using a few clicks and call it a day. Make sure your pictures have a good concept, background, pose – anything that makes it interesting and appealing to the viewer.

:bulletyellow: We do not accept models as separate downloadable items, they need to be used in a render.


- Poor documentation – meaning bad scans and photos of your drawings, doodles on lined paper, etc.

- Submitting to the wrong folder – if you accidentally submit to the wrong folder, please withdraw the deviation and submit to the correct folder. Otherwise we will decline your submission. Please note that such folders as Digital, Traditional and Comics have subfolders. You submit to one of the subfolders only, not to the main ones.

- Few versions of one and the same artwork. Please choose the one you like the best and submit it to the group.

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Some fresh piece of news has just came in. Earlier today at Gamescom Microsoft's Phil Spector confirmed that the controversial exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider "has a duration", though he declined to say how long the timed exclusive will last and whether or not there will be other platform releases. Spector only mentioned that CD is free to do wherever it wants with the game as soon as the exclusivity deal ends. Does this mean there will be other platform release? How long this "timed exclusive" deal is gonna last? Who knows.

You can read the full text of the statement, as well as some more details, HERE.

Hello dear raiders,

Looks like the dark times are coming for the considerable part of TR gamers.  Crystal Dynamics just made an announcement that is pretty much shocking.

Rise of the Tomb Raider game coming Holidays 2015 will be available for Xbox only.

That’s right PlayStation and PC users, we’re out of the boat on this one. Why? Crystal Dynamics gives some vague explanations that this decision is going to help to make TR franchise one of the strongest ones in the gaming industry and put it on top of action adventure gaming. Unfortunately PC and PS users are not invited to this party.

You can read the full text of official announcement right here:

CD reassures the fans telling that they’re not giving up other platforms completely and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (coming to stores this December) will be available for all the platforms.

To cheer you up a bit there’s some amazing Temple of Osiris PlayStation demo. Looks like this is all that’s left for the most gamers.

So what are you gonna do about it, loyal TR fans? Are you gonna buy an expensive gaming platform just to reunite with our favorite heroine again? Are you gonna write petitions to Crystals? Or maybe you’re a lucky Xbox user or don’t care about the new game at all? Let us know in the comments below!

UPDATE: Sign the petition against this madnessHERE!

Stay strong,

and happy raiding… if we get any at all.


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Famous Tomb Raider Artists here, on dA

Toby Gard is an English computer game character designer and consultant famous for creating iconic video game character Lara Croft. Originally employed at Core Design, Toby designed the original Tomb Raider video game released in 1995 along with the character Lara Croft. His work on the game included building and animating most of the game's characters (including Lara), animating the in-game cutscenes, storyboarding the FMVs, and managing the level designers.

Andy Park is a famous comic book artist, illustrator and conceptual artist working in the entertainment industry over 14 years. He’s collaborated with such famous studios as Dreamworks, Lucasart, EA, Activision and many more. Andy was pencil artist of Tomb Raider comic books from issue #1 till #20 (1999-2001). The visual image of Lara he has created remains the most favourite one among fans. Andy became a huge inspiration for many people and when looking at TR fanart the most common phrase to read is “Inspired by Andy Park style”.

Adam Hughes is an American comic book artist who has worked for companies such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. He is most commonly known for his stylized renderings of women, super heroines, damsels in distress, figures in fantasy. Adam provided cover art on Tomb Raider from Top Cow Comics.

Joe Jusko is an American artist known for his realistic, highly detailed painted fantasy, pin-up, and cover illustrations, mainly in the comic book industry. Jusko painted the 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards, the popularity of which has been credited with initiating the painted trading card boom of the 1990s. His fully painted graphic novel Tomb Raider: The Greatest Treasure of All won a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators.

Randy Green worked for several advertising agencies as an Artist/Art Director while dabbling in comics on the side. During this period he mostly collaborated with Dark Horse and Image before pursuing comic book art full-time and producing content for Marvel, DC Comics, and others. Top Cow’s Witchblade was Randy’s first extended run on a title and opened the doors to many other opportunities, including contributions to Tomb Raider and a creator-owned title – Dollz – which he hopes to return to in the future.


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knightofnorthshire Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
What happened to Lara's parents?? been ages since I knew... I have Lara Croft in my files, so I want to correct in the timeline of the image...

Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there!

Lara has two biographies. According to the original one (Core Design times) her parents disowned her because she didn't want to be part of upper-class British society. The Manor she's leaving in Lara inherited from her aunt.

When Crystal dynamics took over Core they decided to change her bio for some reason. According to this bio Lara and her mother were on the plane when it crashed in Himalayas. They both survived and trying to find help discovered ruins of some temple. Lara's mother activated some portal there by accident and got teleported to Avalon. Lara and her father were searching for her since then. Lord Croft went missing when Lara was 17 and presumed dead.

The rebooted version changed Lara's bio again, but her parents were not really mentioned there. All the game has revealed about that is that her father was dead at the moment of the events happening in the game. Her mother wasn't mentioned at all.

You can read Lara's full bio here if you want =>…
knightofnorthshire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
TheRessen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thanks for the request for my Lara sprite...!
Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
Giallo1972 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the invite! :)
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome aboard, happy to have another loyal TR fan with us :hug:
Medusa1893 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey guys! I've been so curious about this since the new trailer has almost a braid look to Lara. Could you someday do a vote to see what people in the group prefer more: classic braid or ponytail? :)

Just curious. :)
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there!

Oh, I'm sure everyone would prefer a classic braid :D But that's a cool suggestion, I think we'll definitely make a poll! :heart:
Medusa1893 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm in the braid boat! But I'm curious to see the community's view. It'd be awesome! XD
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