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Farewell my dear Chell by iisjah Farewell my dear Chell by iisjah
Recently I finished both Portal games (thank you Steam and Valve for the sale xD - got them for less then 5 Euro xD)
And damn...those games really grabbed me - the story was surprisingly deep and engaging with great humorous writing 83

And as the story left some room for speculations I jumped right on them xDD

So without much spoilers here's Chell finally free from Aperture Laboratories going off into the unknown with her Companion Cube being seen of by Dr Doug Rattmann and GLaDOS.

I really love how this came out! I would even say it's one of my fav pieces created this year - the idea was so clear in my head - together with colours and such. Just needed to transfer it to paper :3

*And now my version of the speculations that I get behind by x3 (so kinda spoilers ahead)*

Drew those two (GLaDOS and Rattmann I mean) seeing of their little girl here.
For GLaDOS (Caroline) I support her being Chells mother - it just clicks with everything. The turret song in the end ( [link] ), but also Chell being on the ‘Bring your daughter to work’ day or the fact that her last name is stricken from the records (as Rattmann comic shows). It seems right.
And other speculation - the last seconds of the video when someone runs up the stairs (obviously human from the footsteps) and throws the Companion Cube for Chell - I will be thinking it’s Rattmann giving his only friend as a thank you gift/ guardian for Chell - as some speculate (me too xD), her adopted father :3
So I drew basically Chells remaining family seeing her off on her escape.

0.1 and 0.2 fineliners and PS5 colouring


art © Natalia Komuniewska
Portal, Portal 2 © Valve
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CountessHalcyon Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love this and love your description :D nice job!
InYuJi Nov 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
huh, now that you mention it, I should watch the ending and listen for those footsteps again. I actually thought he died after putting Chell on stasis sleep.
MajinNeda Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Autobot-Frequency Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. The closest we would probably ever get to him would be in one of his RatT Dens, where you could hear him though the wall. I wonder, though, could you maybe use noclip for a cheat and find him on the other side? 
Autobot-Frequency Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

...he in the awesomest character we never get to see but we all know he is still there. He just is.

iisjah Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes - the way Valve handled him was awesome - a mysterious helping hand :D
Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry....  ;-;

I seriously love Doug so much, but whenever I think of his story I want to cry.  Really amazing artwork, the feels are strong in it.  ;-;
iisjah Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*hands over an arm to cry on*

Yeah it's so friggin sad (...and filled with unanswered questions :V)
Thank you so much x3
NayruAella Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many feels. *tears up*
Lovely work.
iisjah Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*hands over hankie* Thank you!
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