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Tomb Raider - Surreal valley by Matchack Tomb Raider - Surreal valley by Matchack
here's a work I've submitted to the gnomon workshop contest, I imagine it's one of Lara Croft adventures - it would be nice to play this kind of a bit twisted game :)

EDIT - a lot of texture work and defining details, colour corrections etc. I think it improved. I still want to work a bit on character, though.
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Given 2012-04-04
Tomb Raider - Surreal valley by ~Matchack
The suggester says: "...great Tomb Raider fanart, really far from the usual artworks we're used to see about this game. I really like the composition, the dreamy effect of this surreal background and the high amount of details the artist put in it!" ( Suggested by DameOdessa and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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microscopi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Pretty amazing stuff, I think if you can pull off thumbnails so well lighted and detailed like you do so well when you color them they must look epic!
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Saimain Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm without words.  This is the coolest thing I have ever seen, and a truly astounding painting!  Do you sell prints of this, by any chance?  I would love to have it on my wall to stare at every day!  :heart:
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laokation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You broke my brain.
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absolutejackass Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mindfuck! Love this picture!
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Codemaster000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
this is my favorite found it on suicide sheep's channel amazing
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jaymeefox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
is that waterfall like sideways???  
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
amazing.
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
This is beautiful, and I love how you don't notice anything weird with the background until you turn your head a little bit and you're just like, "Wait a second. 0_0"
And then it becomes epic!
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pirate1802 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mother of god :O
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xelb73 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
wow!
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ocReaper Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very unique idea! And amazing implementation! ;)
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Matchack Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank you :)
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Zero-Optix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this but i dont think it fits the Tomb Raider game. Take Lara out and its still a stunning piece that would be in a fantasy genre. nice work!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
very fine work
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drewhoshkiw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Submissions for this contest have to be after a certain date, so since this is an old work from before the contest, it would be disqualified.
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:iconmatchack:
Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Yes, probably.
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
After playing the game I think that this is a great image to express the mystery behind the story's events and Lara trying to make sense of them... I love it. Good work!
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Thank you :)
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MeyeCool Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
epic
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sgtcrackers Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Lara should let her hair down more often! But adventuring would be harder if hair is constantly in your face. This is amazing!
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BWS2K Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I enjoy this, but I'm not sure why. It feels very... Lara-ish? Nice work!
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hikari-studio Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The art is fantastic even, however is said that art already participated in another contest, called gnomon workshop contest. If I remember one of the rules says that art has to be specially made for participation in the contest. This is right or wrong? The art is worthy of winning. But it is a valid art?
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
In that case, I'll be disqualified, if they will stick to the rules by the letter. I was hasitating if I should submit or not, I thought what the hell. We'll see soon enough. THank you for your consern.
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hikari-studio Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
good luck!!! Your art very amazing!! you very big Artist!!! =D
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Kitsumeo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very interesting composition, did you paint the waterfall/water first and than flipped the piece to add the elements like Lara, the tree and lightning adjustment to make it work for this composition?
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
No, I painted the whole piece like it is, flipped for extra polish at the end, to make the landscape more natural
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kalath666 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you should be the winner . such a unique piece
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
As I see other works - it's also slightly off-topic :) thanks for kind words nevertheless :)
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benthegr8 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
i give up.
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:iconmatchack:
Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Never. give. up. :) I never did. And I'm still fighting, too, so much amazing talent all over the world, trying to earn my place here :)
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benthegr8 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Gonomon is so awesome, but so far away haha. But yeah, if they keep this entry, which they probably will, id say uve won, definitely a front runner. Im trying but I cant speed paint yet.
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
NO need for speed painting, take your time and do the milage, learn the basics - there's tons of them - and you'll get there.
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darkspeeds Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply amazing. My favourite so far. It's clever, beautiful and has that wow factor. Good luck dude!
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thank you
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AlexFam Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :X outstanding !
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PORS24 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
is it an optical illusion?
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
No, it's a river running on a wall and she can't believe her own eyes. :)
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PORS24 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
how creative, u manage to show fantasy into the game. goodluck
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tetsuosdream Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"must be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work"
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
It was made long time ago and actually suited the contest pretty well, it's my own creation based on the assets provided on the contest page. The only thing about it is that it was done before the contest. No problem, I'll be disqualified at most.
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tetsuosdream Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I know it was done a long time ago...I think I have it saved as a desktop image. Blew me away when I first saw it. You have some wicked kicking art man! Just wish you had done something original for the contest is all. But then again if you had....I think everyone would just have to pack their bags and go home crying. Hehe.
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mwoloshen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Did you ever consider actually making an image for the contest?
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:iconmatchack:
Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Yes. Lack of time, unfortunatelly. I entrered on last notice, since i actually made a piece not so long ago, that suits the theme perfectly.
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Silverene Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I think that you can only post work produced for this contest, not edited or anything.
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Matchack Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
It was made long time ago and actually suited the contest pretty well, it's my own creation based on the assets provided on the contest page. The only thing about it is that it was done before the contest. No problem, I'll be disqualified at most.
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bandro Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
awesome!
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trentjones Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is great! The distorted really is an excellent twist!
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trentjones Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Reality*
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