Tomb Raider Gets Artistic

on February 7, 2013 11:00 AM

Artists get ready because Crystal Dynamics has announced a contest sponsored by GameStop, Microsoft, and deviantArt. Fans will have a chance to submit their own interpretation of Lara Croft in the upcoming game, Tomb Raider. The contest will award the winner with $6,000, a custom themed Xbox 360, and have their artwork sold as a print on the official Tomb Raider store.

Crystal Dynamics hosted an art exhibit to celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary in 2012 and had commissioned eight original pieces by a selection of known artists. Andy Park of Tomb Raider comic fame contributed a piece that inspired Crystal Dynamics to tap into the creativity of the deviantArt community.

The prizes include:

1st place:

  • The winner’s work featured on a art print  sold on the official Tomb Raider store
  • Custom themed Xbox 360 console
  • $6,000
  • 8,000 deviantArt points
  • deviantArt digital artist backpack
  • Premium deviantArt membership for a year
  • Shirt from deviantArt store

2nd place:

  • Custom themed Xbox 360 console
  • $3,000
  • 4,000 deviantArt points
  • Premium deviantArt membership for six months
  • Shirt from deviantArt store

3rd place:

  • Custom themed Xbox 360 console
  • $1,000
  • 4,000 deviantArt points
  • Premium deviantArt membership for six months
  • Shirt from deviantArt store

The twenty two semi-finalists will get a Tomb Raider Limited Edition 360 Controller, three months of deviantArt premium membership, and 2,000 deviantArt points.

This contest is a great chance for fans and artists to show their appreciation for the series and get exposure for their work. Time to bust out those paint brushes or Wacom tablets and get to work.

 /  Staff Writer
Paul is what you would call a Jack of All Trades. He has an interest in programming and video games. He is also a capable artist, photographer, writer, reader, and an Ancient Karaoke Performer. He has been gaming since the late 80s starting with games such as Tetris and Arkanoid. His favorite genres in games include Role Playing, Action-Adventure, Rhythm, and Old School 2D Platformers. Books are another interest of his as his collection of books slowly overruns his living quarters.