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Android GLaDOS and Caroline.

Haven't used my watercolours in quite a while, and I enjoyed painting this. I'm a little disappointed with how it came out, though.

It didn't scan well at all, the background was originally a pale beige colour, but it got almost completely washed out so I had to add this texture so that it wasn't just empty. I want to re-paint the bg tomorrow or when I get the chance, because using the texture kinda feels like cheating.

Oh and I just felt like making GLaDOS' hair like that - it's not a permanent change. I just wanted her to reflect Caroline better.

Pose reference is from *SenshiStock
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the-LED Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Beautiful! The emotion is pretty fantastic and I'm 100% jealous of your ability to draw the human anatomy. Wow. You're my favorite. :)
gemiemma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww..the whole backstory of glado's was cute and sad.
this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Artist
Amazing Amazing Amazing! I love Caroline's face and hair--the contrast between human and android is awesome!! Your textures, colors, and lighting make this piece incredible!!
TwinklePowderySnow Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, thanks very much! UvU
QueenOnewMilady Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hadn't taken much thought to Caroline after I finished the games.
FeathersOfFlame Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What would Caroline say if she could see what she'd become?
HongsiTiMa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
amazing ;_; it's so beautiful... great coloring and texture. I very envy your talent!! ;_;
bloodwolf8 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How do you collor that good with watercolours!? :D
but really how do you do that? i have problems with colloring with them..and i really want to learn it
fauxpromises Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Got referred to this from a fanfic. Really, really nice. I like them sort of looking like sisters, that's how I imagine their relationship to each other.
MusicalKate Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Photographer
This is gorgeous :')
BenRG Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
They were more alike than anyone was willing to admit. The fact was that everything GLaDOS was had existed as a potential in Caroline.
NBVega Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny you should say that, because I'm toying with the idea of writing a story where the core of GLaDOS is in fact [REDACTED].

Just kidding. Caroline's brain, upper spine, heart and eyeballs suspended in a tank of preservative fluid hooked up to life support machines and a giant super computer neural interface. I keep having this idea of Chell "looking behind the wizard's curtain" and discovering the horrifying, tragic truth behind the monster that is GLaDOS.

Awesome picture btw.
BenRG Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
That wouldn't explain PotatOS, which was apparently just based off of a tiny circular chip (which I imagine is the central chip of the AI - something like that was probably inside the Cores' bodies too).

I'm pretty sure Cave explained what was done in his last message. They literally mapped Caroline's brain pattern onto some kind of electronic storage media like a musical recording on an flash drive chip. Total digitisation.

Oddly enough, I wonder if Caroline survived the process. There's no automatic reason why it should have been fatal unless they needed to remove the brain and put it in some kind of scanning apparatus (not beyond possibility). However, if it was possible to survive the process the possibility emerges of Caroline/GLaDOS dialogues during the early days of the project before the first Neurotoxin Release Incident.
NBVega Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, but what if the tiny circular chip was merely a wireless transmitter connection to the hidden brain core? Aha!

Cave mentions his intention to map Caroline's brain into a computer, but he never specifically states that it worked that way. What if they failed in that attempt and had to resort to more "drastic measures"

Could still happen. :D
Willowwolf23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
Lt-Gen-Braginski Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Phoebe097 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy Aperature Labs Enrichment Center, batman! :icontardbatman:

Absolutely stunning, the poses looks so natural and just plain great. GLaDOS almost looks human without being human- and that's no small feat brother :)

thatonikid Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Chell is so...hnnng....
chekus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
She was is so beatiful!
SCHNAUT Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love how you draw women. >///<
It's fun looking at the faces (the lips and eyes are awesome).
I wanted to ask what kind of paper you used for this but then I read that you used a texture.
Also lovely shading, most of all GLaDOS' hair :love:
law-ra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you need to start selling this as prints. NOW.
PotassiumK Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty... I like the softness of it - watercolors are lovely!
GentleOceanMichuru Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gah, you're so good at anatomy. :heart:
CaptainBrower Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Caroline looks a bit like Kelly Clarkson XD This is beautiful I love your Portal work. I should love to collab with you one day :hopeful:
thisisliss Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   General Artist
Someday I'm gonna have faved all your gallery, honestly, you rock!
kioasakka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
This is amazing! (I didn't even know one could actually paint well with watercolors XD) Caroline looks so warm and wholesome and beautiful, even more so beside her cold counterpart. You did an excellent job with this piece :)
Chocolate-kitten5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Seriously? Water colors? What magical art planet are you from?
CaptainButano Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really, really good!
you handle the watercolors quite better than me (sigh...)
Good job!!
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Jadey-The-Shadow Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just too amazing... like... I don't know whether to be ecstatic because of how awesome it is... or angry because I'm so unbelievably jealous of your abilities... haha you're just too awesome for your own good~:heart: that's what it is! happy Valentine's day by the way!
Jeanjim77 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice draw, it's a kind powerfull (often used in french for the draws) nothing to say more but : it's beautifull!
LittleDemonInside Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
-facepalm- I forgot to put down what I thought about the picture, sorry.

What I like about this piece is that even thought GLaDOS looks a little different from your normal depiction of her, her reflecting Caroline works. That said, GLaDOS still looks distinctly how you normally depict her, only slightly altered. The same but different... does that even make sense? Sorry.
I like the dark background contrast to their bodies and the watercolor effect. =)
LittleDemonInside Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
We know what Caroline looks like? o-o To the internet- away!
RA-SE-N Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Aww. So pretty!
Razgriz25thinf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This Caroline almost looks like my sister. But much, much nicer.
Coromell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! I like that you kind of adjusted GLaDOS's look to mimic Caroline's a little bit.
AnonymousSong Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Ahh~ This is amazing! From the expressions to the coloring to the posture to the name! I love it all! :D <3
Emmalyn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! :D I love the soft textures and colors.
grim-dude99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
So much symbolism...:noes: I love it...
Bubblysprite3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is beautiful! Be my art sensei *bows*
Evil-Poptart Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I'm really speechless with this one!! I caught over on Tumblr a little while ago, it really did make my afternoon to see this. Everything about this is beautiful, the skin tones, how both GLaDOS' hair and Caroline's looks, Goodness girl, lend me some of your skills over the interwebs LOL <3
ResidentEddy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice .u. this is actually good especially with the whole thing entitled "reflection". It really fits.
vaydraw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man, don't be disappointed, this is beyond great :)
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done here. I love the expressions and poses best of all the great things about this. Caroline's skin tone is gorgeous, and I love the hair on both of them.
ToniLStark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I love it!
adrianimation Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Question: Are you planning to do some Valentine's Day ChellDOS? O3O
rct777 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw aw aw its so pretty cries
you deserve all the award hueh
yumihyuga17 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
flipping BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! i love the soft look of the picture, you really did an amazing job on it!
EART1 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Are those Dr Dres that GLaDOS is so elegantly modelling?
Zosalot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so pretty! I love their expressions and the poses and also the feelings I get when looking at it. I bet everyone gets a different feeling! The colors are nice, dark and somewhat moody. Very nice!

I don't want to sound like a pervert but I also like how GLaDOS's butt came out. DX
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