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VOLCOM20lovesLARA
14th Jan 2014, 01:16
hey everyone :)
so the other day i was browsing through the
official wishlist thread for TR10, and stumbled upon
a very interesting topic to me. that is the subject of
Lara's hair for the upcoming sequel.

as everyone has obviously seen, Lara's hair was transformed
from her signature braid into a beautiful messy ponytail. now for
TR10, there are some who want to see the braid make a comeback.
however, i personally think that CD should merge the two.

the image below is a sketch i drew up last night. if you look at the second image, you'll see that i fiddled with Lara's locks and made a hybrid of sorts. i think that it'll kill two birds with one stone for the animators. seeing as they could create beautiful flowing effects with the Tress FX technology for the ponytail. while still being able to focus on all the small details of Lara's face.

so, please don't be to harsh about the sketch! i'm only an amateur! :o but please feel free to share your thoughts on the idea :D

*EDIT: i took down the older sketches because they really bothered me, and didn't really show what i had in mind. :)

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/volcom20_photos/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/volcom20_photos/media/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg.html)

Driber
14th Jan 2014, 01:25
Not sure if I like this idea, but I commend you on your creativity! :)



Edit: I don't know why, but your sketch of Lara reminds me of Ursa from Superman II :D

Jurre
14th Jan 2014, 01:28
I'm sorry, but I don't like that very much. I am more than alright with the ponytail, and on occasion hair down.

larafan25
14th Jan 2014, 01:43
I am here for a braid/ ponytail hybrid.

I like the one yu have in the OP, though I would pull all of Lara's hair back into the pony, not just the bangs. So have no loose strands around her face, and then have the braided pieces pulled back into the pony. It's sort of like the COL ponytail:

http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/movies/images/tomb2.JPG

Pulling Lara's bangs back, into the pony and braiding some little strands would give her some edge, which would be nice.

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
14th Jan 2014, 02:20
Not sure if I like this idea, but I commend you on your creativity! :)

thanks for the honesty Driber ;)


I am more than alright with the ponytail, and on occasion hair down.
i would be positively elated if they let her have a moment with her hair down :D



http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/movies/images/tomb2.JPG

Pulling Lara's bangs back, into the pony and braiding some little strands would give her some edge, which would be nice.
that's exactly what i was thinking! i just think it could be a modern twist on her style without going overboard. i was originally inspired by Lorde's look in the music video for 'Team'.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/volcom20_photos/lorde-hair-exclusive-feature_zps02751cd2.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/volcom20_photos/media/lorde-hair-exclusive-feature_zps02751cd2.jpg.html)

larafan25
14th Jan 2014, 02:24
^Your version, is like a reverse of Lorde's hair, in which the partings in her hair is where Lara would have braids, right?

I really wouldn't mind that at all. :D

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
14th Jan 2014, 02:28
^Your version, is like a reverse of Lorde's hair, in which the partings in her hair is where Lara would have braids, right?

I really wouldn't mind that at all. :D

i just noticed that! :lol:
but yes i believe either could be amazing :D

a_big_house
14th Jan 2014, 10:24
Yeah, I'd much prefer either not both, it just seems like to much imo :)

Metalrocks
14th Jan 2014, 13:09
i think the pony tails is just so much simpler to do. i personally think she looks so much better like that.
nice sketch btw.

Caesum
14th Jan 2014, 18:56
Personally, I think braid was the best, especially in the Angel of Darkness. It's one of Lara's most iconic characteristics since 1996, I don't get why Crystal Dynamics want so hard to replace it. It won't make her any more original, pretty much every woman character in video games has either short hair or a ponytail.

CakeLuv
14th Jan 2014, 19:36
Personally, I think braid was the best, especially in the Angel of Darkness. It's one of Lara's most iconic characteristics since 1996, I don't get why Crystal Dynamics want so hard to replace it. It won't make her any more original, pretty much every woman character in video games has either short hair or a ponytail.

We have tressFX, so no braid evah :C

Rai
14th Jan 2014, 19:44
I think a thin braid combined into a lose hairdo can look pretty. However, the look given in the OP looks too severe around the face
(sorry :o). I prefer a fringe/loose hair gently framing the face and I think it suits reboot Lara like that. If CD ever chose to give Lara a braid, it should be a thick in one braid down the back, with still a fringe and loose side hair, so the braid isn't too severe.

RybatGrimes
16th Jan 2014, 02:39
We have tressFX, so no braid evah :C

tbh I think a tressFX braid would be beautiful, I can just imagine it. ;_;

And to the OP, sorry but I don't much like that hair style. :\ I think it'd be nice if there was a little of both? If she'd go back and forth between the two every game or so, or even in the same game, if there's globe trotting, she could have the braid on a few missions, and the pony on another few? I just want the braid back.

PallasAthene
16th Jan 2014, 03:40
Your design definitely reminds me of her hair from the movies. I'm open minded about Lara's hair tbh. I've liked pretty much every game, movie and comic style. I only disliked her standard, non-tressfx reboot hair because it was an over-layered, stiff mess and would basically have been a mullet if you'd seen her with her hair down. I mean, she had those weird, short under-layered bits that came down from behind her ears. Who has that? How would that even work on a long-haired person? Under-layers aren't a thing :lol:

Personally, I think a modern-looking, quite loosely done braid would look absolutely stunning with tressfx. Especially if it had some pieces around the face to soften the look. Can you imagine how beautiful the realism could be of a braid that realistically slides around over her back and shoulders with the weight of real hair?

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
17th Jan 2014, 23:47
I think it'd be nice if there was a little of both? If she'd go back and forth between the two every game or so, or even in the same game, if there's globe trotting, she could have the braid on a few missions, and the pony on another few? I just want the braid back.
that would be perfect imo :thumb:
it would keep it interesting with each stage of the game


Personally, I think a modern-looking, quite loosely done braid would look absolutely stunning with tressfx. Especially if it had some pieces around the face to soften the look. Can you imagine how beautiful the realism could be of a braid that realistically slides around over her back and shoulders with the weight of real hair?
i truly love the sound of that! :eek:

Woogiemush
25th Jan 2014, 06:47
I would love to see the braid back. But, the ponytail is just fine for now.

Side note: Woo-hoo! 20 posts!

BridgetFisher
30th Jan 2014, 17:36
nice sketch! I like how her hair blows in the wind like shes on a mountain on an adventure! It really captures spirit of Lara Croft for me.

*I think its weird in the game we cant choose if we want a ponytail, braid, hair down, or other styles. This is 2014 and there is no customization, I find that very strange indeed.

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
30th Jan 2014, 17:40
nice sketch! I like how her hair blows in the wind like shes on a mountain on an adventure! It really captures spirit of Lara Croft for me.

*I think its weird in the game we cant choose if we want a ponytail, braid, hair down, or other styles. This is 2014 and there is no customization, I find that very strange indeed.

thank you :)
and yes, i feel the same way about not
being able to pick & choose which style of hair
she wears throughout the game

_Ninja_
30th Jan 2014, 19:25
Why would it be strange? It's common practice outside rpgs.

CakeLuv
5th Feb 2014, 14:06
Why would it be strange? It's common practice outside rpgs.

It'd be strange if you could actally choose...

pomeranianpuppy
9th Feb 2014, 15:28
I am here for a braid/ ponytail hybrid.

I like the one yu have in the OP, though I would pull all of Lara's hair back into the pony, not just the bangs. So have no loose strands around her face, and then have the braided pieces pulled back into the pony. It's sort of like the COL ponytail:

http://www.webwombat.com.au/entertainment/movies/images/tomb2.JPG

Pulling Lara's bangs back, into the pony and braiding some little strands would give her some edge, which would be nice.

I want Lara to have this style, it's much more sleek and modern than her current one

BridgetFisher
11th Feb 2014, 09:32
I want Lara to have this style, it's much more sleek and modern than her current one

Nice choice, its a good style, sleek but deadly looking! A nice Friday night going out sorta style to rock those tombs! No tomb raider ever gave us any choice before but today every game has customization, so Im excited to see what Tomb Raider does, or doesnt... I just hope people dont skip out because of no customization, that is a deadly phrase in the gaming business today!

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
14th Feb 2014, 08:36
I just hope people dont skip out because of no customization, that is a deadly phrase in the gaming business today!

i completely agree! i'm happy with anything that CD has to offer
as far as TR. they always make great stylistic choices :D

Benovine
20th Mar 2014, 11:49
I actually think that looks rad, and totally like how Lara would style her hair!

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
28th Mar 2014, 08:13
I actually think that looks rad, and totally like how Lara would style her hair!

i also took what everyone said and applied some changes.
the braids aren't as harsh at the top, but rather more to the side

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/volcom20_photos/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/volcom20_photos/media/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg.html)

BridgetFisher
29th Mar 2014, 03:50
i also took what everyone said and applied some changes.
the braids aren't as harsh at the top, but rather more to the side

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/volcom20_photos/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/volcom20_photos/media/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg.html)

Whoa, seeing it come to life looks great! Lara looks very tribal looking, like an adventurer out in the wild. For me it really shows her eloquence and restraint while conveying shes ready for anything. I tried to picture it in my head, but this is perfect, thanks for sharing :D

Jen_Raider
22nd Apr 2014, 11:29
A braid would be more practical, and in TressFX it could look amazing! I'd quite like to see half braid (along the scalp) and then into a ponytail. Win win for everyone and it would look cool.
Or side (fishtail?) braid, but then there would be the Katniss comparisons...

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
12th Jun 2014, 20:50
Whoa, seeing it come to life looks great! Lara looks very tribal looking, like an adventurer out in the wild. For me it really shows her eloquence and restraint while conveying shes ready for anything. I tried to picture it in my head, but this is perfect, thanks for sharing :D

thanks so much, i just like the concept because
it's just a little different than what she's done in the past :)


A braid would be more practical, and in TressFX it could look amazing! I'd quite like to see half braid (along the scalp) and then into a ponytail. Win win for everyone and it would look cool.
Or side (fishtail?) braid, but then there would be the Katniss comparisons...

true, but Katniss & Lara can be hunting sisters :D

Scion's_Eye
13th Jun 2014, 22:25
I personally love the braid the best but I don't mind the ponytail. Just happy and grateful that they didn't make it too modern and had her wear a bun or something =___=

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
14th Jun 2014, 06:40
I personally love the braid the best but I don't mind the ponytail. Just happy and grateful that they didn't make it too modern and had her wear a bun or something =___=

yeah, i think a bun would most likely throw the entire
fandom into a frenzy. and not in a good way. :gamer:

daventry
16th Jun 2014, 17:41
Should the Hair on the New Model look like this, Short with a Ponytail

Scion's_Eye
16th Jun 2014, 18:14
^ no. Looks like TR turned into Resident Evil.

VOLCOM20lovesLARA
30th Jun 2014, 08:34
Should the Hair on the New Model look like this, Short with a Ponytail
http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/064/a/2/LC_Outfit_x03_by_legendg85.png

an interesting look. however, i personally don't think that SE
would use it. only because it kind of resembles Amanda's
hair from the front :(
but definitely a cool concept! :thumb:

LaraCroft04
8th Jul 2014, 14:42
i also took what everyone said and applied some changes.
the braids aren't as harsh at the top, but rather more to the side

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q121/volcom20_photos/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/volcom20_photos/media/IMG_0001_zps7725c9f2.jpg.html)

I love your sketch, great work ! For some reason your drawing reminds me of Jack from mass effect, I think she would have looked stunning with hair like you have drawn.

As for the hair for Lara, I really like the idea. It's fresh and interesting, a nice combination of both the braid and the ponytail and it looks great ! I'd like for Lara to have a few different hairstyles in game, and it would be great for this to be one of them.

Tihocan
9th Jul 2014, 04:52
true, but Katniss & Lara can be hunting sisters :D
It will happen. My sig says so.

I hope that the classic ponytail will somehow be "introduced", but then we can set it to be classic/2013 hair as desired.