Community Contribution: “Braving the Caverns” by Ashley Quenan
“Two of the attributes that made Lara so appealing to me are her beauty and strength. I wanted to keep those characteristics evident in this portrait, but also present the uncertainty and even fear that Lara must overcome in the 2012 title. As an artist, I love to play with bold colors and strong lighting, and I felt that cave setting illuminated with a few torches would be a great way to incorporate my personal style in the piece. I didn’t want the colors to offset the foreboding atmosphere of the caves, however, so I opted to show the eerie human-sized cocoons that hang from the crevice and a menacing silhouette in the background.” – Ashley Quenan
About Ashley Quenan: Ashley Quenan is a freelance artist who specializes in portraits and figure drawings. Although she has her artistic roots in traditional media, Ashley now works almost exclusively in Painter and Photoshop.
She currently resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her boyfriend and their cat, and when she’s not creating art Ashley can be found studying for her second degree, playing video games, or updating her Tomb Raider fan-blog. [Ashley’s Portfolio]
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