Just over a week ago I got a message from Meagan Marie of Crystal Dynamics asking me if I'd like to participate in the Tomb Raider 15th Anniversary Celebration. I was absolutely over the moon, it was such an exciting and precious offer. I almost didn't take it though. I was leaving for Venice for a week to relax that very weekend and I knew two days wouldn't have been enough time to come up with an idea, draw it, refine it, and just finish the inking, never mind the whole thing. But there's no way I could pass up this opportunity so I worked feverishly over the next two days and then when I got to Venice I worked feverishly to get it finished and I just managed to get it done in time for the deadline. I was so thrilled. It really is such an honour to have been a part of this and I can't thank Meagan enough for giving me the opportunity as well as my friend and fellow participant, the exceptionally talented Ashley Quenan, who painted the illustration that was first revealed.
Lara's been such a huge focus in my work for as long as I can even remember and this was just such a thrill to do. I'm ecstatic. So a very special thanks to:
And congratulations to all the other artists. All of your pieces were stunning.