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Chell+Wheatley 'The Stars Gone Dim by JasmineAlexandra Chell+Wheatley 'The Stars Gone Dim by JasmineAlexandra
I drew this with while listening to "Battle: Los Angeles" Soundtrack's "The Sun's Gone Dim" by Johann Johannsson. [link]

I ever thought that if there were a sad song that the robot's of Aperture might play, then that might be it.
I can imagine Wheatley walking by the turrets as they play the song...
Now I drew this with a couple of perspectives in mind...
Is Wheatley the villain? The tragic hero? Is this revenge or redemption? Is he saving her? Is she still alive? Is he rescuing her? Is he capturing her? Is he laying her to rest?


But the question I wanted to ask is....

"Oh...Wheatley what did you do?"

I do not own Portal or any of the characters. I am just an insignificant insect that is just a fan. All characters belong to ŠValve Corporation
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Critique by 24saphire May 25, 2013, 8:56:20 AM
I do rather like your vision and intention as to what you were trying to accomplish and I must say, your execution in regards to questioning the image is quite spot on. When I see Chell's bandaged lower-arm, I see an "eyeperture" (aperture eye) toward her wrist, implying that either Wheatley used one of his "eyepertures" from his body to try to keep her alive, or it turns out that Chell was a creation from Aperture Science. I rather like that little detail. As for two other choices, it needed more work. I listened to "The Sun's Gone Dim" and felt no impact. I tried "Exile Vilify", same conclusion. I tried many sad techno/electronic music, but they were too upbeat for this situation. The music needed for this piece requires instruments mixed with techno, but knows exactly when to be subtle. Aside from that, I don't like the design that you gave Wheatley: his structure does not make him look as trustworthy as P-Body or Atlas, his upper-torso gives the intention that he has muscles, when his lower torso is covered he looks fat...no..."bulky" is the better word to describe it; & his overall design looks way too complicated (again) in contrast to Atlas, P-body, or even the turrets. To be fair, though, GLaDOS' design is even more complicated than Wheatley's. However, her design contains a unique type of simplicity. Plus, if she is more complicated in design, then why didn't the scientists of Aperture Science create an anthropomorphic body similar to Wheatley's? But I digress... If there are two things that I like about his design, they would have to be his facial expression and his arm; his arm looks like it was made from a turret. Because it has an eyeperture, it would explain his motive (if he had one to begin with, of course). But, again, I digress... Aside from Wheatley himself, the attention to detail is magnificent, creating even more questions than answering them. Well done on that. Finally, I must talk about originality; the Chelley ship has been done before, but to imply that Wheatley killed Chell is quite a refreshing change of pace. The only other time I have have seen a similar instance of this concept was from the "Making Science" music video. Overall, I give this picture a C-, 70%. If you want that A, than I suggest You-know-who's body changed to a more slim figure and (this is for my tastes, personally) finding the right song for this piece. But make no mistake, I do like this picture.
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DarkRise99 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
i saw the song, so i automatically played it to get the feel of what you did drawing it. i must say its making me wanna cry my eyes out. very well done! for me its making me see as if shes dead, and wheatley is laying her to rest. makes me sad because i love chell D:
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RoflcopterPilot21 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Space
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eileenmh123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I just realized whats going on in your story. Wheatley was in love with Chell the moment they first met. When he came to wake her up, to the time he got corrupted, when he got banished into space, to this point here. I know Wheatley is the good guy in this picture because these two have been through so much in such a sort time. Thats why hes my favorite. Long live Wheatley. :,)
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Hawkfirecatt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
JASMINEALEXANDRA

Y U NO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED IN YOUR WAY?
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
well I like how people can be creative & listen to the cool stories they come up with... it is inspiring.
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Hawkfirecatt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I agree.
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BenRG Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
"I... I never wanted it to be this way!"

"What you want doesn't matter, Moron. It's what you do that matters... And what you did is THIS. Of course, you were made to get things wrong, weren't you? So, naturally, you killed your own saviour. Congratulations on that, by the way. You've done the one thing that I couldn't do."

"I... I want you to kill me now."

"No, Moron, that would be an act of mercy and Science isn't merciful. Besides... don't you think that I would want revenge for what you did to me... what you did to HER?"
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KardoWolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I listened to the song and it went perfectly with the picture. I agree, if the turrets did have to play a sad song that would be it. Great picture of Wheatley and Chell. I think Wheatley's the good guy in this picture. It's something about his body posture that just says "I'm the good guy"
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MetaXTiffcosplayer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My opinion of what happened: Chell was wandering around the facility and stubbled on a room of dormant turrets, she carefully creeps across the floor, and trips a hidden switch. Wheatley, who had been walking nearby but was unaware of Chell's current position, he hears shooting and runs into the turrret room, chell has managed to take out the turrets but is severely injured, she reaches out to Wheatley and collapses. Wheatley thinks that she is dead (she's really only uncounsious[sp?]) and sorrowfully he carries her out of the room. (this picture) He brings her body upstairs to a medical wing and Chell is cleaned up by the robots. He still thinks she is dead and tells him how he feels, thinking she's dead anyway and she can't hear him. She comes concious but doesn't open her eyes and she hears his confession. When he finishes she says only two words, "Me too." considering this to be a miricle Wheatley embraces her and weeps (figurativly) happily.
Great now I need to turn this into a fanfiction XDDD and my hand hurts like crazy after the LAST 20 fanfictions I wrote. :icondoublefacepalmplz:
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
wow... I love the story you typed out on this comment box....I love it! Pu tit up as a story pleeeease? It rocks so much!
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MetaXTiffcosplayer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha I'll try but my right hand is in a bandage. *carparal tunnel* >.< so I can barely write as it is. I'll do what I can though :)
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zoron246 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
ill go with whichever makes him the good one due to the way he is carrying her....most "bad" guys dont carry them that way, they do it by dragging or carrying by a limb or by the neck or head. :)
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Rudedude55 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hot
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linkpwns13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
android wheatley i can't
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galaxygurl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Save her!!!😢
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msfcatlover Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
All your questions went through my head when I saw this...I love how many different ways this could be taken!
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PyrosGirlfriend Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
chell! plz be alive! plz save her Wheatley! truly redeem yourself for every wrong youve done to chell in the past!
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HongsiTiMa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
OMG ;_; It's so great. I can feel tragedy about this work...
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Strickplayer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
she isn't dead is she?!
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Ngoc12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a picture!! It can say a thousand things and yet it's not verifying anything!!!
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evildeathbloody Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
The chest of Chell is strange, like if her head was leaning on her boob. It's strange.
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
actually she has her chin to her chest...it is a hard pose to draw...I had to redraw it several times...the blood doesn't help, does it?
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TheUpgradedModel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tragic hero, judging by his facial expression. And he's rescuing her. He was trying to protect her in a battle or something but she got hurt. Everywhere. She's alive, but barely. Unconscious but heart's still beating - slowly.

*sniff* Feels . . . ;~; But this is just . . . wow. And the song is so fitting. :heart: You are quite the artist.
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charmbeander05 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
o...m...g....this is sooooooooo wicked! o.0 the whole earre feeling in this plus the tragety yet question story about this.!!! nice work TC
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DaMushroom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Whoooooooooaaaa....epic. I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENED SO BAD!!! :icongivingupplz:
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jack104 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
OH I HATE THE NOT KNOWING! SUUUUUUUUSPENSE!!!!!

epic art by the way, it captures everything you said below-which means the viewers decide whats going on in their minds?
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
yes...in a way...

It is like the whole "is the glass half full or half empty?" kind of idea...
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jack104 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
ahhhh, i get'cha.
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