Nice job!! Great looking scene; impressive, strong and beautiful model (very believable Croft) and, for the first time in hundreds of of archery pics (illustration and photography alike) here in DA, someone who seems to know her way with a bow. Congrats!!
Well you'll probably get a kick out of this, but I never shot a bow until that photoshoot when I decided to try it out for fun. I did my homework on the internet and researched a bunch of olympic archery techniques and form and tried my best to replicate it. I was a bit bummed on my last shoot though, when I got a really really cool looking shot but my form is all sorts of meh. It kinda ruins the photo for me. I still edited it and everything but I can't bring myself to post it because I know everyone will be like "FORM!"
Nice picture and photo-shopping skills. Just 2 suggestions/me being really picky. 1) Archery gloves, lara has one in the game its the two fingers thumb version looks pretty bad-ass. 2)In one of the comments you state that the "axe photographs like poo poo" have you considered griming it up a bit covering it in dirt , scratching it up a bit or rapping some cloth scraps/duct tape around it. This would give it some more character and cut down on how much light it reflexes.
I won't scratch up and rough up my climbing axe because it will compromise the integrity of it and I actually plan on using it for climbing one day. I'll just make a resin one for photos since I have all the stuff to do it anyways. I didn't know Lara has archery gloves in the game. I haven't gotten that far yet. Got any pics of those?
I could not find any images on line of the gloves. So I used my cellphone camera to get some pictures of them from the game. Will post them here on deviant art. Also its not a glove it a strap of leather wrapped around her hand.
Yeah I saw that. I just finished the game days ago and noticed exactly what you're talking about. It looks like she could have linen wrapped underneath that too. When I go to the convention next weekend I'll rig up something.
I figured that you would not scratch up the climbing axe, I figured out how expensive it was after I suggested the scratching up. As for the gloves I will be on the look out for those but in game I think you get them when you upgrade your bow to 50%.