- Hover the game titles to see the previews -
- Download link at the bottom of the journal -
Dear Raiders, we’re thrilled to announce that after long weeks of preparations we are finally ready to launch our first grand art contest!
You do know all these gorgeous promotional artworks, don’t you?
And do you know how those were created? All these masterpieces used to be very rough sketches once, like this:
Many of you definitely know how fascinating the process of an artwork’s creation is - how the idea turns into a sketch, how the sketch turns into a breathtaking artwork. Tomb Raider Empire offers you a chance to walk in the shoes of creative directors yourselves and invites to join the contest
So what are you to do here? As the name suggests, you need to create a promotional artwork for your favourite Tomb Raider part!
The team of Tomb Raider Empire made 16 rough sketches (2 for each part). Your task is to choose one or two and breathe life into them using your tools of the trade! Disclaimer – note that this is CONCEPT art and some of the sketches aren't exact copies of events that took place in the games – they're artistic interpretations of locations and actions with some details added. However, each sketch contains enough to indicate the scene by which it was inspired. The sketches are there also to help you with proportions and perspective in your artworks.
A contestant is to choose one or two of the sketches
and develop the concept further.
You can NOT
change the poses or omit any of the objects that are present on the sketch.
add whatever you feel like to the given objects and develop the concept in the way you see it, also meaning you CAN
change the perspective to some extent (if it fits the composition better, depending on how you will further develop the concept), but the pose and main idea must remain the same.
You may NOT
download a sketch file and then continue working on that very file (color/overpaint/manipulate it in Photoshop or any other software) – you have to create your artwork from scratch (redraw it yourself) using the sketches as references!
Accepted media – ALL MEDIA ALLOWED
– that means digital, traditional, traditional and digital mixed (no collaborations allowed, the work must be solely yours), photomanipulations, cosplay, etc. - Note about Cosplay and Photomanipulations – if you feel like the given concepts are impossible for you to develop through cosplay only, you are allowed to photomanipulate your Cosplay photos to make them fit for this contest! However, if you use stocks without permission or without crediting them, your entry will NOT be accepted!
Here is the preview
of all the sketches! (download button for full size is in the bottom of this journal)
Hover over each game title!
Tomb Raider 1/Anniversary
The number of allowed entries is 2 per person.
We have many sketches but choose your favorites and enter only with your finest work! It can be two versions of one sketch or one version for two different sketches. The piece created for the contest should have a note in the artist’s comment saying that this is the entry for the “I am the creative director of Tomb Raider” Contest and have a link to/avatar of the group.
The piece should be created for the contest specifically, no old artworks can participate.
Your entries should be submitted to the Contest folder.
The final date for submission is October 18th 2012, 00:00 CET
. You’ve got two months to complete your masterpieces. To check how much time is left simply check the front page of the group where you’ll find the countdown ticking off the minutes to the deadline.
And the most anticipated part, the prizes! Download the pack of all the sketches in full size here