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Katie_Fleming
4th May 2010, 18:14
Just like most stores these days, I'm offering "relief" to those who can't afford the TR Art Book.

First up - my site (http://www.tombraiders.net/katie) has over 8,000 screenshots from the entire series - and that in itself is a nice keepsake.

Second, about 90% of the images in the book (minus the concept art) can be found at laracroft.tv (http://www.laracroft.tv/pictography/index.html)

It's all free, all TR, and you can print what you want and build up a collection if you haven't already :) :flowers:

Danielsun_
4th May 2010, 18:41
If I could i would give you won huge hug :)

Thank you very much for posting Katie you're the best :)

_Love2Raid_
4th May 2010, 23:48
Thanks!!! :friends:

Tombraiderchronicles.com has a lot of pictures too!

Max 28
5th May 2010, 06:00
Thanks Katie, that's a nice alternative indeed. :)

sanjosalt
6th May 2010, 21:06
I got the book, and it's totally worth it. There are a ton of little known facts written throughout both books. Repros of the images are great, but trust me, they don't equate to the whole experience contained within the pages.

It's the single best piece of media I've ever seen dedicated to a video game.

aussie500
7th May 2010, 02:39
Apart from the unseen concept art for TR1 nearly all the concept art can also be seen online, or for the last three games in the game itself. Below are just some of the artists and their sites, mostly for the last 3 games. The artists often only post a small sample of their work, most of the art we will never see.

Joel Boucquemont (Legend, TRA and TRU)
http://www.digitalpainting.net/

Michael "Rusty" Drake (Legend)
http://drakeimatombraider.blogspot.com/

Toph Gorham (Legend)
http://www.tophgorham.com


Paul Sullivan (TRA and TRU)
http://www.pencilprimate.com/gallery.html
http://www.pencilprimate.blogspot.com/
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=111431

William Stoneham (Legend and TRU) So much art done for Tomb Raider and we saw so little of it. :(
http://www.stonehamstudios.com/

Daniel Cabuco (Legend)
http://spectraljin.com/

Scott Anderson (Legend and TRU)
http://www.sra-art.com/crystal_dynamics.html

James Kenny (AOD and TRAE which was cancelled)
http://www.jameskenny.com
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=112473

http://jameskennyart.blogspot.com/2007/08/tomb-raider-10th-anniversary-concept.html

http://jameskennyart.blogspot.com/2007/08/tomb-raider-10th-anniversary.html


Ben Shafer (TRA and TRU)
http://www.benshafer.com/
http://www.conceptartblog.com/
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=194039687

Chris Piccolo (TRA and TRU)
http://www.christianpiccolo.com

Jens Holdener (TRU)
http://jensholdener.blogspot.com
http://jensholdener.com/

Justin Lamperski (Legend, TRA and TRU)
http://www.justinlamperski.com/

Seamas Gallagher (TRU)
http://seamassketches.blogspot.com/2009/01/tomb-raider-underworld.html

Zach Cox Did concepts for the DS version of TRU
http://zachtcox.com

Carl Yellot-Bilby
Environmental art for TRAE, there is other work in other sections as well.
http://www.polygonworlds.net/gameart/psp/index.html (link has since died)
http://polygonworlds.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/portfolio-tomb-raider-anniversary-edition/

Jon Rush models for TRA and TRU (Wii)
http://www.pig-brain.com

Aaron Gaines models for TRU (Wii) also worked on TRA
http://www.bigfuzzygoat.com/

Toby Gard Did the concept art and storyboards for the original game, which are mostly lost now, also helped out with the Crystal Dynamics games, and posted some of his marketing art concepts.
http://www.tobygard.com/page6/page6.html Site has also died, Toby prefers doing comics these days.
http://www.tobygard.com/page3/page3.html
Archived version of one page, the other is gone.
http://web.archive.org/web/20120318035647/http://www.tobygard.com/page6/page6.html



You can also see some of Toby's work for TR1 in the AOD companion, unfortunately the complete versions were never rounded up for the art book, more Tomb Raider art lost.

Yes it would be nice if everyone could afford a nice Tomb Raider art book to add to their collection, but for those who cannot afford it you can still see plenty of art that was in it and some that was not. Yes I brought the book, and am quite happy with it, I am also happy with my digital collection of art.

Jurre
7th May 2010, 09:06
Great set of links, thanks man :thumb:

Katie_Fleming
7th May 2010, 11:09
That is a great resource of links! Thanks for posting :)

Pulse
7th May 2010, 16:45
Thanks for all the links :D

this picture is awesome (i wish Atlantis had had places like this):
http://www.stonehamstudios.com/illustration/AtlanCave800.jpg

aussie500
9th May 2010, 02:00
I was a bit disappointed we did not get to see more of the pre-production art done for the Crystal Dynamics games, and yes especially that Atlantec temple. It seems Crystal Dynamics went for the more cold option rather than sticking with the lava theme from TRA/TR1. It seems strange, but the Norse myths do mention life being created when the the fire of southern Muspelheim and the cold of Niflheim meet. Maybe there is a reason for having 2 completely different forms of ancient technology.

Probably this thread would have been better off in the Tomb Raider General Discussion forum rather than the GOL one, but thought I would add the links, some fans might notice it in here.

aussie500
6th Jul 2013, 03:00
I always thought this topic was in the wrong section, but will add a new link in keeping with my first post.
Paschal McGuire, another artist from AOD.
http://paschalmcguire.wordpress.com/home/2d-main-page/concept-work/

Brenoch Adams (Tomb Raider 2013)
http://brenoch.blogspot.com.au/
http://www.brenoch.com/ Nothing there yet but there probably will be