June 28, 2009

New Lara Croft Banners: Pick Your Favorites!

Lara's Rival by Will Turner and Ramiel - click for full-size imageI'm very pleased to unveil three new "Stella's Tomb Raider Site" title banners featuring comic book-style Lara in action. This brings the total to 12 banners, all drawn by the brilliant artist Ramiel, whose work appears on tombraiders.net courtesy of Atlantis Studios.

Atlantis is a professional art studio dedicated to developing high-quality science fiction, fantasy, and action-adventure comics and graphic novels, specialty illustrations and storyboards for film producers and video game developers. Tomb Raider fans are probably most familiar with their Tales of Lara Croft comic art fanzine. To see more of Ramiel's work, visit Atlantis Studios or subscribe to the Tales of Lara Croft at PlanetLara.com. A special issue featuring "Lara's Rival," with original story by Will Turner and illustrations by Ramiel, is now available in PDF format.

The trio of new banners show Lara putting a boot to a Viking thrall....

Our heroine closing in on a precious treasure, while a four-legged predator closes in on her....

...and Lara wielding Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir against an ancient foe.

(Please click thumbnails for full-size images.)

I love them all, but my favorite is still one of the first banners I commissioned: the one showing Lara in her PVC catsuit fighting the laser-wielding robot. How about you? Check out all 12 banners here and then vote for your favorites in the poll below. (You may choose more than one if you like.)

Or post a comment. Which do you like? Do you prefer comic book style or more realistic artwork? Any ideas for future banners?

12 comments:

  1. they all have their own little charms, but the tiger looks so angry and lara's bum looks fantastic :P and im a gayer so thats saying something!

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  2. I would love to vote on a banner but all I get is blank page.

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  3. Tomb Raider 2 remake?????? interesting!!!

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  4. iDrifter: Do you mean you get a blank page when you open the link to the page with all the banners, or the place where the poll should be is blank? The poll itself requires javascript to display, so if your browser is older or has javascript turned off, you may need to fix that. If the page with all the banners is here: http://tombraiders.net/stella/images/blog/banners/all_banners.html. If you have a slow connection, it may take a while to load. Sorry. :)

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  5. stellalune: All my system is up to date. Connection speed is fast, damn fast. All of the browsers I use experience the same problem. They include Firefox, iCab, Netscape, and my primary browser Safari (4.0.1). Perhaps I'm using the wrong OS.
    Anyway, I found a way around the problem. I change the number in the link URL and was able to view the banners. Slow but effective.
    BTW I chose #8 because she was the best looking ;>)

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  6. iDrifter: I'm not sure what you mean by the number, since there aren't any numbers in the link, but I'm glad it worked out. And, yeah, Lara's a little cross-eyed in a couple of the illustrations, but I think it makes her more human. I go cross-eyed after a few hours on the Xbox. ;)

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  7. Stellalune: Sorry, the numbers I'm referring to are the numbers in the banner thumbnail links.

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  8. I like the one where she's weilding Mjolnir. I love that weapon.

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  9. I like 2, 8 and 9, but the catsuit also reminds me of Trinity in the Matrix, which is one of my favorite movies.

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  10. This poll is really cute! I'm gonna to go with the first one. The skull beast looks way too cool! Anyway my Da says Jolie is a lot prettier in that cartoon.

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  11. Wow!
    I like this post great work indeed well don keep posting.
    pvc banners

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  12. Crawling into the Tombs indeed a rocker! It's got great color combination and intense aura.

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