Rise of the Tomb Raider: the Official Art Book
From frozen battles to underground adventures, enter the modern world of Lara Croft
This large-format book is packed full of concept art for the characters, settings, weapons and props in the latest Lara Croft game.
The artwork gets room to breathe, often across entire pages or spreads. Mostly painterly, but with some stunning examples of photorealism, there’s inspiration here for any artist, whether or not you’re familiar with the game. From Mark Castanon’s opening portrait of a desperate, hunted Lara, right through to the final, epic cave scene by Brenoch Adams, the levels of expertise and imagination on show will take your breath away. It’s accompanied by a commentary detailing the design process, and there’s a foreword by Brenoch Adams, Brian Horton and Noah Hughes (the art director, game director and franchise director, respectively).
Given that the similar Tomb Raider: The Art of Survival is now out of print and changing hands for large sums online, you might not want to wait too long to get your copy of this one.
Authors Andy McVittie and Paul Davies Publisher Titan Books Price £30 Web www.titanbooks.com Available Now
Lara surveys the entrance of an icy cavern in the Siberian wilderness..