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Masters of Destruction by Inna-Vjuzhanina Masters of Destruction by Inna-Vjuzhanina


Dedicated to all AoD fans, who despite everything and despite Eidos being greedy chickens who abandoned the plotline, keep creating amazing fanfics, pieces of art and many more. You guys are the most loyal and faithful ones I've seen. :salute: :heart:

Few words about the painting...
- Location: underground cities of Cappadocia (where the continuation of Angel of Darkness were to take place...).

- The creatures on the BG are not vampires :XD: (God, if Lara gets her hands on them they'll become extinct :XD:), but Nephilims (yes, I always believed they *have* wings).

- Those mushroom-like formations are based on actual rocks in Capaddocia => [link] They are actually above the ground, but contemplation of underground cities' schemes didn't inspire me much, those are just levels and levels of rooms, churches and passages and I needed some vast scenery.

I almost abandoned tradition of adding links to inspiration songs, but this time it's a must. Listening to it over and over again gave me almost the whole idea. Listen to it, it's awesome (and the title couldn't be more appropriate :D)
TSfH - Exhumed

Lara Croft & Kurtis Trent (c) Core Design (:heart:) & Eidos (:fork:)

P.S. I'm thinking to submit a little close-up on Lara and Kurtis. I dunno yet... :evileye:
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! It was the best Tomb Raider Game ever :heart:

Beautiful Artwork!!! And I love how you draw Nephilim*.* <3
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww: And damn true, that game was THE BEST! :heart: :la:
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome^.^ :heart:

oh yess<333 I so want them to continue it :) :dance:
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Miranda-Johnson Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh i wished lara and kurtis couldve continued they would make a great kicking ass team! lol. great painting!I think I've fainted. 
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dammit, I'm so sorry, my brain is totally sleepy, I mislead you. I thought this was a comment on my other piece which also depicted Lara and Kurtis and was indeed 3D. I totally mislead you, this IS a painting from a scratch. Pretty much crappy, but still :D Thank you again and forget what I've said in the first reply :iconmingplz:
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Miranda-Johnson Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i got what you meant hehe its ok x]
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:iconinna-vjuzhanina:
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

I know! They are totally perfect together. I will never stop wanting him back :iconcryforeverplz:

And now your question in the note started to make sense to me :rofl: This one is not a painting, this is one of my early works when I didn't really do art for serious, this was just silly stuff for fun. It's a 3D render with loads of Photoshop post editing, I started digital painting a lil later. :D

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Miranda-Johnson Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah i see! thats cool! 3D rendering and 3D digital art seems easier to me then painting for now xD
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Samu85 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Awesome! Lara & Kurtis are the best couple of the adventure games
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:iconinna-vjuzhanina:
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Totally agree with that :salute: And thank you so much :aww:
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amimizuno1994 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is perfect !!! ^w^
itīs really sad what happend to Kurtis :( hope he comes back someday <3
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :heart:

He was meant to come back in the next two parts of AoD, but since the project got closed down... :(
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amimizuno1994 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure <3

too bad i think the game was not so bad XD
he is perfect for Lara XD :icontearplz:
and i really like him >w< :icontearyguyplz:
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The game was totally awesome! But for the big guys it's not what matters, the profit it got didn't match their expectations, so here we go.

Yes, I couldn't agree more! Absolutely and totally perfect and I loved him to bits too :D
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amimizuno1994 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i know what do you mean v.v
and about the bugs and the controls...you have to get used to it thatīs it all XD :icondestroyplz:

haha glad to know iīm not the only one :iconpervplz:
XDD
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The controls were perfectly fine to me. With time I even found a special charm in the way you had to do everything smoothly. :D

You're definitely not the only one, that sexy smoking bastard besotted a legion of girls :rofl:
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amimizuno1994 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
same here :dummy:
oh i really remember when i playd this for the first time :'D
i died really much XD

awesome :iconicamecombinedplz:
he is just hawt
:iconimdarkplz:
:iconflexplz:
i mean he is so mystery and has telekinesis powers :iconpelvicthrustplz:
what do you want more? :3
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Your detail is awesome! Wonderful work. :heart: :clap:
Nicely done!
I love the poses and composition.
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:iconinna-vjuzhanina:
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my, this one makes me embarrass, it's so old :blush: Thank you so much for you comment! :heart:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
:heart: My pleasure~
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LittleBoazFly Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gosh*____* :heart: this is like sooooooo Amazing :heart:
You've created a real piece of Art with that*-*<3
I Love EVERYTHING<3
That's how AoD should have been continued :) :heart:
if they ever finish the game, they need to get you in the team!! :love:
you are brilliant<3
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, you're adorable, thank you! :heart: Now that I look at this piece again I realize that technically it's so crappy, but I still love the idea. I need to make smth. like this again, with much more improved skills. :D
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LittleBoazFly Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I think its so beautiful*-* :heart: but i'd be happy to see something like this with for improved skills :love: i bet it would look stunning<3<3<3
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spiritobscura Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Nice. Loved Kurtis in TR6:AOD. Hated how his story changed in the end. I wish they could change something about it and bring him back.
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Oh, I loved him too. Amazing character as well as storyline of the game. He was meant to come back since AoD was planned in three parts, but since Eidos decided that the game failed everything was cancelled... :icondarkrageplz:
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LadyArtsy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was such a good basis, I was so upset when they abadoned it, I think it made Lara a bit more three dimensional emotionally. I love this piece, very good work.
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, precisely! I can't describe how much upset I was also. AoD is forever my favourite part, the plot line was so fabulous and I simply adore that Lara's look. :heart:
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LadyArtsy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved Lara's attitude change and everything, I am looking forward to the reboot, but I am still indifferent about the Crystal Dynamics series, I was like eh.
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, she was amazing :heart: I've been watching watching with pure admiration every move and every line of hers...

Haha, wow, you're actually the first person I've seen who loves old TR parts and yet waiting forward to the reboot. :love:
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LadyArtsy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it just seems like a refreshing look on Lara, again to make her more relateable in which Crystal Dynamics in my opinion tried to do and failed. :dance:
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that's what I think too. It's just that people who adore old parts usually say that reboot is killing original Lara. Personally I think it's a great chance to see her in the other light and the idea to show how everything started is so thrilling and amazing. :heart: And yep, though I don't dislike new games, but can't help but agree that their "mission humanization" definitely failed.
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LadyArtsy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah my fav was the anniversary, I just adore the old games, so challenging and fun, I think they will bring back the challenge in reboot :).
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm positive in that. :salute: If they say that they really listen to what fans say then they will surely bring back the challenge in the new games.
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Clive4everLegal Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wow, this is beautiful! I haven't seen much AoD artwork here but the detail on this is amazing. Good job!
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:iconinna-vjuzhanina:
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :blowkiss:
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Clive4everLegal Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
You're welcome! :D
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seelengeil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Amazing. I love this so much and you're such a gifted artist.*adds to favorites*
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :blowkiss: And many thanks for the watch :love:
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NightWish666 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
WOW amazing piece! Must have taken you forever to make it!
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:iconinna-vjuzhanina:
Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :blowkiss: Ah, pieces with a lot of elements always take eternity :D
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NightWish666 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
well it looks great. And I found it quite inspirational because I am working on an aod2 comic book cover amd I was a bit stuck:D
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMGOMGOMG!!! :jawdrop: :excited: You're making AoD comic! :faint: :heart: I caaaan'w wait, with that amazing style of yours it must be looking totally mind blowing. And I'm really happy that I helped you with getting inspiration back. :aww: I had one more idea for this scene, with a lot of action... and I'm still not giving up on bringing it someday to life, but with that rhyno painting speed of mine you would already finish the whole comic before I do the outlines :rofl:
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NightWish666 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
lol I am quite slow as well, i have been figuring the comic's story for years! :D I am guessing I will need loads of help on it once I have the storyboard, and even with that u would be faster :p

Just curious, how long did it take for you to make the sky? The clouds and colour pallete is incredible! Did you use reference? Or custom brushes? I have tried to do clouds but I never managed to make them as softly blended
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
'kay, here they are=> [link] All those good as a base for clouds, but actual texture to paint with default half hard brush.
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, for years? Well then it must be damn good story. If you put so much work in it, it simply can't be anything less than great.
Yep, I bet you will. I figure it must be really hard to work on the comic alone. I mean normally there are 4 people involved in that (writer, pencil artist, inker, colorist) and you have to do that alone... Btw what about your "Fire Drop" one? You're not gonna abandon it, are you? :worry:

Bleh, honestly I hate the sky. It turned out definitely not as I was planning. I just got tired with the whole project eventually so didn't do much detailing on it. Anyways, yep, I did use reference for the colors. And the brushes... lemme remember... I guess those were some from one wonderful set I'm using. Some from this one => [link] And there's also one more set, can't find it right now, I'll look at the name of the artist when I get home and give you a link. ;)
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NightWish666 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I don't think I am abandoning Firedrop. I tend to finish my stuff even if it has been dragged around for a long long time. I just get tired of them and feel inspired to work on something else. :/ Which is definitely not the best thing to be doing.

And thanks for those! WOuld be very helpful.

BTW just another random question on the pic: Is it intentional that the nephilim look like Natla? :D Cause I have been thinking that Natla is a nephilim :p
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think that is definitely not the worst thing to be doing. I tend to do just the opposite - make myself finish whatever it is I started despite the fact that I'm dying to start smth. else and as a result simply rush to finish it. :D

Haha, no, definitely not. :XD: I just always thought that Nephilims must have wings and they must be some devilish-like, henc resemblance to Natla. :D
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AnnieCroft Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*O* O God! AoD NEED A SEQUEL!!!!! *cry*
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Inna-Vjuzhanina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Totally agree :salute:
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cemac Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
It is my pleasure to feature this amazing artwork in my journal "New Features for November 2011" [link] If you wish it to be removed, please note me and I shall do so.:heart:
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