okay! all done!
this secret santa is going to equiinerd, who said they liked Chelley and Blue Sky! I’m sorry I picked a scene that people have illustrated the hell out of, but i always wanted to try drawing it.
i hope you like it! have a holly jolly holiday
AAAHHHHH I LOVE THEM
After finishing Blue Sky - Chapter 11 art:
Hahahaha oh god this is so true XD
Okay, headcanon time! So, I have this headcanon that after the events of Blue Sky, Wheatley would start collecting bugs as pets, name them, and watch them out of curiosity. However, I think that he would be pretty terrified of these little creatures with six legs, so he’d trap them in little jars and observe them from at least a foot away. In this picture, Wheatley is just chillin’ with his pet grasshopper, Dave.
Chapter 11: The Oracle
This is a piece I have had in mind for a long time. Just reading about Wheatley and Chell dancing gives me “Chelley” feels. I have to confess: I was not a “shipper” before Blue Sky and in the past I thought that shippers were rather flighty, BUT I have been converted! Forgive me my fellow shippers; I am one of you now. WHEATLEY AND CHELL FOREVER!!!! <3 <3 <3
Also, in light of the recent parallels with Beauty and the Beast that have come to light, this scene reminds me a lot of the dance in Beauty and the Beast…
"Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast”
Actually as I was working on this, my roommate, who is probably really tired of me talking about Blue Sky but is also a big Beauty and the Beast fan, saw my initial sketch and asked if I was drawing more crossover art and I was like, “Nope. They actually dance in the story :D” Pretty awesome to say the least. This piece was also inspired by the song “Central Park” from Peter Jackson’s King Kong movie soundtrack. It fits so beautifully (it’s the music during the ice skating scene). You can listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEa3sB-Zdxg Just skip ahead to the 3:15 time mark and enjoy the feels :3
I know a lot of people envision Foxglove as this lithe little redhead, but I’ve never been able to see her as anything other than a half-terrifying enormous maternal force.
I forgot how much I’ve missed rendering things! I’d like to add some more background to this, or touch up some spots, but… yeah! I’m pretty happy with this- what do you guys think?
i haven’t seen other renderings before but yes i do agree she comes off as something much… bigger.
diggin the shadin on this yo
#garret am i still pretty
#you love me don’t you
The tags are cracking me up. XDDD Reblogging for Marsh’s awesome art!
I could have sworn I shared this one already, but I guess not! Whoops. *grins sheepishly*
As much as I adore your freckled ginger cutie Pizza, when I envision Fox in the story she’s more like this, an all encompassing, reassuring force, benign but with hidden depths and power. I would love to see more versions of Foxglove - maybe with different stories to tell about her too. ;-)
Well Waffles. We got coffee, we got donuts. We’re ready for whatever you throw at us!
not-quite-normal, rubitinmyeyes, me, and marshtwain. Your group leaders.
Profuse apologies for no doubt butchering your likenesses yet again haha. Faux support group posters courtesy of zabchan
The founding members of our illustrious Support Group, ladies and gentlemen. <3
A while ago a random benevolent LJer recommended a portal fic to me. Blue Sky by Waffleguppies. And you guys, I cannot even BEGIN to fangirl hard enough for this story. It is beautifully written, intense, moving, funny. Everything good. So, SO good.
I do a little chair-dance every time I get an email notifying me of an update, haha.
I was inspired to do a bit of fanart, not only by the story itself but the fantastic banner artwork by marshtwain.
I threw some color and shading on my sketch :3
"There’s something sweet
And almost kind
But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
But now he’s dear, and so unsure
I wonder why I didn’t see it there before”
We do what we must, because, we care.
(chose the Chiquita sticker because believe it or not, I did one of my graphic design internships there.)
I’m going to print this out and hang it on my wall to comfort me in times up need.
Aka whenever waffle updates.
Hahaha, yes. Now we just need pamphlets and anniversary chips for every 24 hours we can go without getting choked up about video game characters.
HAHA OH MY GOD I love that this has become A Thing
I love that it’s A Thing too :D
Thank you Zabchan, for another amazing Support Group poster. This one is especially wonderful and feels inducing, because it’s SO TRUE. *sighhh*
Probably one of my favorite chapters, because here is where Wheatley finds his calling, his ‘place’ so to speak in Chell’s world and every time I read it I just get this wonderful fluttery feeling of happiness for him. Oddly enough the song ‘Go the Distance’ from Hercules pops up for me here, because now he feels like he ‘belongs’ now. Just…gah! And then there’s Foxglove’s introduction as this ‘giant thing’ (made her a giantess obviously) and his initial fear of her, but then working together to make things work and finally working together to save everyone. I tend to think, if he had stayed an A.I, they might have been good friends later on.
Oh wow, this is just beautiful.
I love this chapter too, Wheatley realizing his talent and finding his calling in life makes me so happy, not only for him but for me as well, because if he can find his place then so can I. :)
i guess since, where i live, lettuce and carrots and broccoli are winter vegetables, up in michigan they can grow them in the summer. i dont know. if that’s true, then maybe cucumbers and tomatoes would have a hard time.
I love Domestic Chelley, seeing how they would go about their average day (bringing in the wheeeaaat) just makes me terribly happy. :)
what? i’m actually drawing again?
yep, and it’s a human wheatley, inspired by wafflestories’s portal fanfic ”blue sky."
(which i totally recommend, by the way. that marvelous thing got me to finish the first portal game and buy the second.)
What a cutie!
I’m so glad Blue Sky encouraged you to play more Portal, that’s fantastic :D
Chapter 10: The Broadcast
I think I may have pushed Photoshop to the limit on this one :P So many colors! I really wanted to do a piece showing what Wheatley’s “Code sight” looked like :)
AWW YIS that’s awesome :D
I’m so glad she liked it!