September 15, 2011

Tomb Raider 30-Day Challenge Day 15: Favorite picture of Lara Croft

UPDATE: This month-long challenge has officially finished, but you're still welcome to post your comments below at any time. We'd love to hear what you think.

Official art, screenshot, fan art, you name it. Show us your favorite Lara picture. Sorry the comments here don't accommodate photos, but feel free to post links.


I don't know why exactly, but this is my favorite classic Lara image. Something about her slightly startled expression, the hieroglyphs in the background and the dramatic lighting.


And this is my favorite Crystal-era Lara so far.

25 comments:

  1. I also really like that swan dive shot, because I love watching Lara swan dive. Sometimes I go back to the Lost Valley in Anniversary just to dive off the top of that giant wooden waterfall machinery. My favorite personal screenshot of Lara is from TR2 with her standing by the head of a dead T-Rex and holding the two pistols I killed it with.

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  2. Bibiana, one of the regulars on my Facebook page, has kindly informed me that my first image pick comes from a commercial for TRLR which I had never seen before. Awesome!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWhPSul8toU

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  3. My fav pic of Lara is this one http://www.3dgamewallpaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/HD-Wallpaper-25.jpg Its Lara swimming in shark invested waters I think it really shows how fearless lara can be because I dont know any one that would even think about doing something like that LOLs

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  4. My favourite "modern" Lara picture is this one from TR Legend

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eKjPiwV-RVU/TU6BxdKycCI/AAAAAAAAHSE/wWCvK_CYLBA/s1600/tomb_raider_legend_71200534603pm103.jpg

    I think the Legend pictures and artwork are some of the best of the whole franchise.

    Regarding "classic" Lara, I have no doubt that it is the cover pictures of some Tomb Raider Chronicles editions. It's just different from what we are used too (at least at the time of the release). It wasn't Lara in her regular outfit, and it's the most intense and well designed cover in my opinion.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8uomOPUETrY/Sw3JvxZwOXI/AAAAAAAACkI/_igxH49tMEk/s1600/Tomb+Raider+Chronicles.jpg

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  5. There is one page from Tomb Raiders Traveler's Guide that has an image of Lara Croft that I really like. it's in this page. http://trinity.westhost.com/tomb/meteor/20h.html

    It's one of my favorite pose of Lara. I don't know where that image of Lara comes from, but if you play TR3 Lost Artifact you'll see Lara in that pose on the title screen.

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  6. Oh, by the way, I'd like to mention that my absolute LEAST favorite picture of Lara Croft is the TR3 desktop icon. She looks like an angry space alien wearing goggles and headphones. And why is her skin fluorescent yellow??? :)

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  7. I love the image of her pointing a gun at the viewer with 'Feeling lucky?' written in the corner... That always summed up Lara's character to me; witty, but dangerous.
    I couldn't find an image of it on Google so I decided to whack out the booklet that it was in and take a photo...

    http://i56.tinypic.com/xlxser.jpg


    I also love this one: http://www.consolemonster.com/images/news/tr_2_2.jpg

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  8. It's a shame I didn't comment before you, Alice in Wonderland, you could have just said "TwinPistol's avatar". :p

    So many fantastic renders of Lara to chose from (and some fantastically awful ones too; what the hell is going on with her hair in this one?: http://www.laracroft.tv/images/tr4/tr4-015.jpg).

    My favourite is the one in my avatar, Lara standing some sand with a machine gun (http://www.laracroft.tv/images/tr4/tr4-024.jpg), Lara getting shot at behind a wall (http://www.laracroft.tv/images/tr3/tr3-017.jpg) and Lara smoking a cigar (http://www.laracroft.tv/images/tr3/tr3-052.jpg). When I was the child, I refused to believe the last one was an official image - I thought Lara would *never* smoke.

    As for Crystal Dynamics, I love the Japan level splash: (http://www.laracroft.tv/images/tr7/tr7-render-013.jpg).

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  9. I love the one of Lara smoking a cigar. I love people (who are really quite ill-informed) who say "but an athlete wouldn't smoke cigars". Have they met any athletes? I like the cigar thing because it's old fashioned, un-PC in California and believable. Why believable? I know lots of posh gals who enjoy a nice Montechristo or Romeo y Julietta. (Believe it or not they also swear, drink and have inappropriate sex, but that's another story. Think Lady Zara Phillips.) I also like this photo of Lara Weller (also released by Core) which I believe is nick-named "Silver Lara"; http://www.tokakeriby.com/silverlarawellerface.jpg - I find it cool and mysterious. Finally, Thingy of Light was a dreadful film but I liked the bit with Angie on horseback, like this; http://www.tokakeriby.com/Lara_on_horseback.jpg . One thing is certain - Lara would definitely have been brought up to ride a horse.

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  10. My favourite 'old' era Lara pic is this one: http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lncntsUN5A1qiz6rfo1_500.jpg its the Tomb Raider Chronicles PC cover art :) i just like it and i think its cool and gives a mystery about her :) my favourite from the 'new' era is this: http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/lara-croft.jpg I think it shows her toughness and how she is always good for a challenge and that nothing can beat her :)

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  11. I love the Tomb Raider Chronicles cover art as well, Harry. It was on the playstation cover as well, and I cut mine out and stuck it to my school folder :)

    That's my favourite.

    Of the Crystal Era, I think all the level loading screens/save icons (such as the Ghana one Stella had or the Japan one Twin Pistols mentioned) are just gorgeous.

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  12. Also this!

    Best thing to come out of Legend was the art :D

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  13. Oh, Twin Pistols, I knew you had that one as your picture as well! Memory loss... Awful. I can't imagine what I'll be like as a little old lady ;D

    I love your blog btw, you're extremely funny :D

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  14. I don't have a link, but I think you will be able to tell. In AoD, on the box(I think), there is a picture that has Lara, she's hanging upside down from a rope, and is shooting zombie people from the sanitorium.

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  15. I love the "evolution" images that some people have put together, like this one:

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/lara%20croft%20evolution/jcdaddo/Tomb%20Raider/LaraEvolution2.jpg?t=1292892216

    Showing Lara in every game and some other stuff.

    I also like this one shot

    http://half-asians.com/img/rhona_mitra_13.jpg

    The very first time I ever say a "real" Lara ...

    Now, images from the actual games; I can't help but choose the one at the start of the first levels of Tomb Raider when she's watching the ruins and the shot is from behind and low, as if letting us know the great dangers, perils, puzzles and fun that was expecting us in there.

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  16. My favorite is an early promotional one (maybe used in magazines?) with Lara adjusting her gloves. I ended up making a wallpaper out of it utilizing textures I came across from Core's canceled Anniversary game. You can see it here: http://shift-illusion.deviantart.com/#/d1uoiww

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  17. she is beautiful and her all pictures are amazing..

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  18. The TR4 cover with Lara shining a flashlight around an Egyptian tomb while having a gun drawn sums up the TR experience and appeal for me, and I´m lucky enough to have a lifesize cardboard figure of that motive in my room, I´d prefer her to be holding a torch, as I just feel that is more "tomb-y", I know such a version of the pic exists, but I think the torch looks "off", the fanartist Nicobass at deviantart has created a great remake of that pic though: http://nicobass.deviantart.com/art/Lara-Croft-96-190523918?q=gallery%3Anicobass%2F13946957&qo=6 These are also nice: http://nicobass.deviantart.com/art/Lara-Croft-94-188155311?q=gallery%3Anicobass%2F13946957&qo=8 http://nicobass.deviantart.com/art/Lara-Croft-88-162363661?q=gallery%3Anicobass%2F13946957&qo=17 http://nicobass.deviantart.com/art/laracroft51-130704737?q=gallery%3Anicobass%2F13946957&qo=85 http://nicobass.deviantart.com/art/laracroft52-131983514?q=gallery%3Anicobass%2F13946957&qo=86

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  19. Lara falls from the sky trying to hang on the Rocky formation of forward, I liked that, besides that the Sun is reflected him as he falls, and an effect of high altitude, also I like the hieroglyphs, I think you like by the lighting, and of course the face of lara, but which I liked most it was that of lara falling, someone can not resist to write Lara Croft and Tomb Raider, you should put screenshots for different versions, as Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and of course, the two screenshots are legend, 7, and 8, not is that, whatever course that the 9 even in development.

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  20. And we all know write about lara, and I no I refuse to write 2 comments, and up stella's much written by lara, him and sent emails to travez of the form and not me hiso case to the suggestion that I answered, put your email address so that I knew not who I am, but not, hope that not this dead!!!!at least lara croft is the best, we already know his personality since we have played their games have many comments in the sleeve, but not is which choose, also have drawings of Lara, it was joke!, anyone draws better Lara Core Design, Eidos and Square Enix, but I don't think that it is appropriate the new appearance of Lara Croft, I believe that his faceIn the end, finish my comment.

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  21. Was it in French collection Lara Croft?, I had to use the translator because not is very French, but I surprised the collection of toys, should give them to a child who has played Tomb Raider, WoW!

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  22. I'll do a summary of the comments that I said that I did not entendiste. Image of the hieroglyphs: you liked this screenshot by lighting. Also the face of lara, the rare expression of lara. And the other TO MY I LIKED the effect of great fall. Trying to seize the Rocky formation of forward. Also for the lighting, the light is reflected in the Lara.

    In fact, you and sent messages and not did them case 3 or 4 weeks. Maybe you are busy.

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  23. Ah, rightly buffalo mein resembles lara as alien, and my icon has the blue disk, lara skin is grey, red jacket, seems to meat, and Red lenses. Perhaps it was a programming error, or it may be by the resolution of the screen.

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  24. This image from Legend is my favorite:
    http://www.allbestwallpapers.com/wallpaper/game/image/lara_croft_tomb_raider,_legend_1.jpg
    I love the way her hair looks, haha.

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  25. Underworld promo and Survivor promo pictures are amazing!!!

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