This post will go over my GQ inspired magazine cover featuring “Lara Croft” and see whether I followed through on my intentions for this piece.
This piece was intended to set a different tone for the last pages of my A3 art book as they weren’t linked to the pure concept art style of the first pages in the book. So I designed this as a divide to set a different mood/ tone.
I do feel like I have succeeded but this piece did spiral out into something bigger that I’m very happy with. I made the painting of Lara Croft separately and only made sure that she was facing towards the viewer, other than that I didn’t take into account any magazine layout whilst painting her.
Here are some development images of the process of creating this entire piece.
In terms of eye movement, I did take any thought with that as it isn’t a concept piece like most of my other paintings. What I can say is that the eyes are drawn to her head and curves around her arm leading to her hand in a circular motion before moving down the body like my Artorias painting.
This has to be my favourite piece of all time as it is by far my best painting being a hyperrealism piece and doubles as a magazine cover. It’s also a good example of all of the skills I’ve learnt from GIGA compiled into one piece showing Graphic Design, Illustration and Game Arts.
I also got it printed in gloss which was nice.