Early Development for Tomb Raider Underworld

Both of these pieces are early development sketches. The top one I was just trying to show the scale of the Kraken by having Giant tentacles with smaller and medium sized tentacles on them that from a distance maybe looked like hair or something and group them to look like a shape. The bottom piece was done for the Kraken Area before anyone knew what we wanted to do. It was kind of fun to explore different ideas that could possibly translate over. I wanted Lara walking toward the castle to be the first read and seeing the Kraken on top and surrounding it to be second and third. I thought it would be cool to hide the tentacles in the environment so you didn't notice at first that she just walked past a giant Kraken tentacle, this things taking up the entire cave!