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Contest - Winners will be announced tomorrow!!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 18, 2012, 5:42 AM
Skin by pjuk and Pencil-Stencil

- Hover the game titles to see the previews -
- Download link at the bottom of the journal -

Dear raiders, the judging of our first grand art contest is almost complete :la::la:

We will be announcing the winners tomorrow, Nov 11 2012, so make sure to check for a journal update!! Nervous much? :eager::eager:


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.

:bulletblack: A contestant is to choose one or two of the sketches and develop the concept further.

:bulletblack: You can NOT change the poses or omit any of the objects that are present on the sketch.

:bulletblack: You CAN 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.

:bulletblack: 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)


:la:  Hover over each game title! :la:

Tomb Raider 1/Anniversary

Tomb Raider 2

Tomb Raider 3

Tomb Raider 4

Tomb Raider 5

Tomb Raider 6

Tomb Raider 7

Tomb Raider 8

:bulletblack: 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.

:bulletblack: 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.

:bulletblack: The piece should be created for the contest specifically, no old artworks can participate.

:bulletblack: 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!

First place

:bulletpink:An exclusive Tomb Raider T-Shirt of the requested size with a collaboration artwork from the admins Inna-Vjuzhanina and Pencil-Stencil
:bulletpink: A copy of Lara’s Reborn mug
:bulletpink: 3 months of Premium Membership on DeviantArt

(click for full view)

Second place

:bulletpink: A collaboration commission from Inna-Vjuzhanina and Pencil-Stencil
:bulletpink: 2 months of Premium Membership on DeviantArt

Third place

:bulletpink: A collaboration commission from Inna-Vjuzhanina and Pencil-Stencil
:bulletpink: 1 month of Premium Membership on DeviantArt

All of the prizes are provided to you with love and devotion from each member of the Empire crew:

So what are you waiting for? Grab your pencils and brushes, tablets and cameras and let the magic happen! Happy raiding and make your own luck! :salute:

Download the pack of all the sketches in full size here

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alessandra2000 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   General Artist
Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
coolxnalara Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
And as u r talking about prizes,what if the winner lives in far country from ur's?
Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It doesn't matter where the winner lives, the contest is open for everyone which means that the prizes will be shipped to wherever they need to be :D
coolxnalara Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Do u mean that we have redraw it and then submmit it?And we can not use the photoshop.?So from where we can paint it?:?
Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course you can use photoshop. You can use absolutely any media for this contest - traditional, digital, 3D, photography, whatever. What you can't do is work on one of our sketches which were made by us - you have to make your own work based on those sketches, using them only as references. I don't know how to explain any clearer, everything's also been written in the rules - when you download a sketch for example, you may not open that sketch in photoshop and then color it. You have to draw your OWN drawing and then color, but it has to be based on our sketch to have the same concept and pose, but you're allowed to add whatever you want to it. Please reread our rules, might make things more clear, thanks :D
Jaquina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks very much for the new deadline!!! Thats great!!!! :D
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome! Now you can peacefully finish your entry :)
florecande12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you so much for the new deadline!!!! i was looking for this because i donīt have enouch time and im very stressed... my next artwork is an excuse for relax :D
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome! Now you can peacefully finish your entry and I hope it will help you to relax indeed :) Take care of yourself, don't get stressed. :blowkiss:
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