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+Chell Design+ by DeadlyDie +Chell Design+ by DeadlyDie
And here is the coloured version! Done with Prisma markers.

A while ago I set out to design a Portal inspired line. Well, I did, but I've been going through a horrible spell of artists' block and couldn't accomplish more than rough sketches of my ideas. But today I finally just put myself in front of my sketch book for hours and this is what I got! I'm pretty happy with it. I mean, I'm more so proud of the drawing itself, being that I've been horribly unable to draw anything worth while lately.

Furthermore, I'm very happy with the design. It's not my standard (obviously there is a lack of Victorian goth elements to Portal, but I can forgive it because it's perfect in every other way) but I'm certainly pleased with it. I wanted to update Chell's wardrobe to fit more of the crisp, futuristic Portal experience, not to knock her orange jumpsuit and tank top, because she works that like no one else could. BUT I think I managed to make her ensemble more sleek with still keeping the soul of Portal with it. And adding a little bit of sexiness with some little peeks of skin here and there, because I'm me, and a little bit of reveal is hot.

I thought it was important to leave her shoulders and arms exposed. I thought the original tank top accentuated her obvious strength and toughness yet was still feminine, and I really appreciated that. She's a tone girl! So I wanted her to still show off her arms. BUT I didn't want to keep it as a standard tank top. So, actually, the first design element I had in my head for this design is I wanted her to have a razor back shirt! As well as the skin of her hip area to show. I was thinking Major Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell. I loved her strapless leotard with the belt going across her hips. I just loved those little triangles of skin. I think they're active and sexy, so I thought that element would be perfect for Chell.
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BenRG Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
After trying and failing to find a place in the global disaster zone that was post-Combine Earth, Chell agreed to Test for GLaDOS again but had a shopping list of preconditions. This nearly-indestructable Aperture Science Epidermal Enhancement and Protection Suit (ASEEPS) was one of them. It wasn't until a grumbling GLaDOS was half-way through the list that she realised that Chell was essentially asking to be given lots of different untested products to test. From that point on, their friendship was unbreakable.

Seriously, I think this is the sort of thing Aperture would come up with: It's tear- and cut-proof, disperses kinetic energy (making it essentially bulletproof against most infantry-calibre rounds) and 'breathes', meaning that you don't get sweaty!

Nice picture; I think that you caught Chell's essential nature in this: proud and determined.
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DeadlyDie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Aww, this is adorable! If only I could make it all of those things you said, especially it's breathing/wicking capabilities. Because I'm probably going to make it out of stretch vinyl, which doesn't do either of those things. XD

Thank you so much for the thoughtful and creative compliment!
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BenRG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Stretch vinyl? I'd have someone stand by with scissors to get you out afterwards!
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PheobeLeo35 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DeadlyDie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thank you~
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AliBlackWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
*shouts all the water she had it as a drink, but on the TV* OMFG!THISISAWESOMENESS! *kisses the monitor, ya icon*
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DeadlyDie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Heehee, why thank you for such the enthusiastic compliment! I hope your screen is okay after the shower of water. :3
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AliBlackWolf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
The TV? I don't watch TV as often as I did before, and is ok xD
NP.
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DeviouslyMoo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool. :O
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DeadlyDie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thank you :3
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