Be true to your Croft. Only when you discover what is inside can you properly react to what is outside.
Find yourself. Play your game.
The gesture of the hands on the statue is called a Mudra. Here the left hand or female hand is in the Abhaya mudra. Abhaya in Sanskrit means fearlessness, it symbolizes protection, peace, and the dispelling of fears. To western eyes, it looks like the gesture that means "stop." In both cases, this gesture implies fearlessness before a potential enemy. The Right hand is in the Dhyana mudra. This is the mudra of meditation, of concentration on the Good law, and of the attainment of spiritual perfection. It implies being open, absorbant.
Click on it again for a full size. Original file is 4500x3000 @ 300 ppi
Revision 01march2013: Fixed her left eye, the bandage on her right arm, added shadow of arrow onto statue and refined the statue's face.
Sketched, drawn and painted solely in Painter12 and readied for the web with Photoshop.
Design by me, Lara is owned by others. This was created for the Tomb Raider Reborn contest and is subject to rules and restrictions.