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Caroline OFFLINE by Yutaki Caroline OFFLINE by Yutaki
GLaDOS ONLINE

This was the picture I drew for Degari as my part of the Portal Secret Santa on Tumblr (^0^)/
I really hope she likes it x3

I also made a Video of the Drawing on Youtube. It shows the picture Layer by Layer and my usual procedure of Digital Drawings :3 I was asked to make one again so hopefully you find it enjoyable^^

Drawing this picture was SO much fun ^0^
I'm a huge Portal Fan for at least one year now, but sadly due to all those commissions I can't find the time to draw decent Fanart for the game, even though I have a lot of ideas and sketches^^"
That's why I took the Portal Secret Santa as an opportunity, which kind of forces me to draw xD
And I was really lucky Degari requested exactly the kind of Portal Art I just love! Rather Dark things including Wheatley or GLaDOS, or something fun with Atlas and P-Body ^0^ I made quick, small composition sketches of a few ideas I had. I liked 6 of them and honestly I would've loved to draw all of them for Degari! Unfortunately I had to choose one uxu The only good idea with Atlas & P-Body was the first to go. In the end I had two ideas of GLaDOS. One very realistic drawing of her getting ripped from her chassis into this red pitch and trying to get out one last time but robotic arms holding her back and then this rather a bit surrealistic drawing of Caroline and GLaDOS.
Also Degari requested the original robotic forms of the Characters! I'm so lucky since most humanized forms of Wheatley and the others are in a rather cartoony style which would have been difficult to draw to me^^" I love all designs by others but when it comes to drawing myself I really prefer drawing the original designs! :3
Hopefully I can find the time to draw a few more Portal Fanarts ^0^

Anyway, this one was pretty difficult, that's what made drawing it so enjoyable though^^
I draw a lot of semi-realistic and realistic sketches and also enjoy it, yet I prefer drawing in an Manga-ish Style and usually only finish and upload those drawings. So this is the first time I actually colored a semi-realistic human, digitally not to mention. I think I had most difficulties with the plants though aside form Caroline's Skin. uxu I love drawing electronics, cables and such but as soon as it comes to organic things I fail pretty hard OTL
The Composition was pretty easy though, as well as the Backgrounds. Drawing the cables took some time as well as the hair but I think it came out okay^^
The Colors match very well by accident and add to the composition I think this is the aspect I like most about this drawing ^0^
There are a LOT of small things I'd like to correct but I think I'm finished. I usually have a point when I know the drawing is finished and I reached it at 160 Layers xD

I hope the message or the meaning of the picture is clear...?
It's about Caroline and how she became GLaDOS by force. That's why there is blood running down the cables from Caroline to GLaDOS. Also above the line which separates those two everything is organic and natural which changes to the Aperture Science environment, but since GLaDOS still has some traits of her former self left in here there are still some organic things left here and there. Also it looks pretty o_o
There are some more things I put thoughts into but I don't want to spoil everything^^

I can't wait to see and read all the other entries of the Portal Secret Santa ^0^

Materials: Pencil, Eraser, Cheap Copy Paper & Paint Tool SAI (Sketch) Paint Tool SAI (Lineart & Color)
Layers: ~160
Time: ~60 Hours

I really really hope you like it! :heart:

GLaDOS & Caroline (Portal & Portal 2) Valve
Caroline OFFLINE Me (Yutaki)

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Part of the 100 Picture Challenge
Theme: Memory
I still have to draw 79 Pictures
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:iconanonymous-koala:
Anonymous-Koala Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Very emotional.
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh, thank you so very much Q//w//Q
And thank you for the fav too! ^0^
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xXsolar99Xx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
This is beautiful! Very well done!
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeeek, thank you very much >//w//<
I'm glad you like it!
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Riazana Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wooooowww 0o0 .... at first glance it's already a stunning piece of art. beautiful, man. beautiful piece of surrealist fanart. well done! 
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhhhh, Thank You Q//w// Q
I am so happy it is viewed as surrealistic since that what I wanted to draw! I love surrealistic Art >w<
Thank you for the super nice comment and the fav too! :hug:
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taranee4545 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know what write. Hmm 1.This is Awesome 2. Agh! Bird! Bird! Kill it! It's evil! 3. 60 Hours? But That Was Worth It :). I'm very GLaD :) Yeah, I write 2 citation from portal XD :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, Thank you so much Q//w// Q
I'm super GLaD you like it uwu
And no worries, I speak a lot in Portal quotes too xD
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doctaoctobus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
rest well little Caroline...
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:icondoctaoctobus:
doctaoctobus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
This makes me think, don't know whybor what... just think in a good way 
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh wow, thanks QwQ
That's actually the nicest comment I ever got on this picture since it's always my goal to make people think! QAQ

Thank you so much for the two comments, they really made my day ^0^

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:icondoctaoctobus:
doctaoctobus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
no prob ... you're a pro for me. :dance: revised 
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:faint:
Thank you so much Q//A//Q
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PrincessPurplePie Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow o_o! This is AMAZING :love:!
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh, thank you so much QwQ
I'm really glad you like it!
And thank you very much for the fav too u//w//u

Though what's up with all the favs all of a sudden, was this picture featured somewhere? o//x//o
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PrincessPurplePie Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
No problems :D!
I really love this! All the little details, and especially the blood that runs down along the cables :love:. Its genial!

Yeah, I think it was featured in a facebook group or something, but a friend sent me the link here :lol:
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhh Thaaank youuu QAQ
I just really love drawing details and electric stuff >w<

Oh, okay I see, I was so confused why it got so many favs again all of a sudden, thanks for telling me ^0^
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PrincessPurplePie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
No probs :D! I've been looking through your other stuff and I think you're an awesome artist :D! Definitely worth a watch ;P

Hehe, no probs, again ^^
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank youuu Q//w//Q
I really don't know what else to say, your words make me super happy QAQ
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PrincessPurplePie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe, you're welcome :D! Just keep up the good work ;D!
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Halcyoncore Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg epic!
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, thank you very much >w<
For the comment and the fav too ^0^
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rubyrouge649 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely astounding! The symbolism is beautiful. I admire the amount of work and effort you put into this :heart:
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for this kind comment! ^0^

Yes, I tried to put many symbols in it, because the game itself has so much thought put into it, it's really astounding x3

I'm very glad you like it, I love putting effort into fanart for this game QwQ
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Tyky64 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's awesome :iconilikeitplz:
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, thank you very much! ^0^
I'm really glad you like it QwQ
And thank you so much for the fav and especially the watch too! QAQ
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Tyky64 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh,you're welcome :3
you are very good :dummy:
I really liked this drawing ºwº~♪♫
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again Q//w//Q
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Tyky64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
QwQ you're welcome
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Ok, I have to say dear, HOLY CRAP I'm so sorry for taking so long to getting round to commenting on this, but honestly, it's just because every time I clicked on this my jaw would just drop and I just wouldn't even know where to begin in terms of commenting on it, it's SO GODDAMN PERFECT AND AMAZING AND EPIC, JUST, AUGH. :heart:

I-I'll try anyway, though. Good gosh. This was such a sudden thing to see from you, I'll admit, since you mostly do traditional, but I should've figured your eye for crisp, clean lines and details and super-soft shading would be even more obvious in your digital work!!! The insane level of detail here is what blows my mind, as always (and at 160 layers--GYAHH!)--the lighting on the leaves/ivy, the blood and cables, the cracked texture of the machinery and the texture of it, the lighted buttons and the check-mark, the little symbols in the bottom-right corner (which are adorable and hilarious, by the way xD) and just, just, just, GOSH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS, AUGH!!! AND IN PARTICULAR THE TEXTURING/SHADING/PERFECT ISOMETRICS OF THE METAL FRAME ON THE MIDDLE-LEFT, YES, THAT THING, THAT THING. a-and that sky and moon too, those birds, just, AUGH EVERY TIME I LOOK I SEE SOMETHING NEW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH~ :heart:

This is seriously an incredible piece, and a really, really amazing piece to see you do. What a great way to round of 2012, huh?!?

I, I, I know I haven't even covered half of everything you put into this, but I just, I'm just gonna sit back and stare at it for now, okay?? ;-; Be DAMN PROUD of this piece, darling, it's incredible!!! :heart:
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!! QAQ

Oh Gosh, I can't take this super nice comment, I literary couldn't read through it in one try I would've exploded of happiness Q//A//Q
THANKS!!! :tighthug:

Oh and nonono, don't worry, I'm glad you comment at all, because you really don't have to and such a long comment too...! QwQ
Ahhhh you're too friendly Q///Q

Ahaha, I can imagine this was something surprising to see from me^^" I usually only come around coloring Mangaish and rather cute things and I enjoy these but I hope I can find the time to draw more like this too >w< The aspect of drawing this digital though was difficult but it fits this picture way more than Traditional I guessed^^ And I'm really glad you like my digital work QAQ I'm very self-conscious of those because I'm afraid they might look ugly color wise on other people's desktops OTL I don't know why but I'm constantly afraid my desktop might have very strange color settings so on mine it looks fine but horrible on others. So stupid I know xD

OH GOSH I'm so super super happy you like all these things, you don't even know! TAT I tried to put more detail into this so I'm glad they look good >A<
(Little Secret: That Metal Frame was the most fun to color only second to the white walls in the BG >///> I just love drawing things like that uwu)

Again, I can't thank you enough Laitma!
This comment is so super sweet it made me cry QAQ
Thank you so so much!! :heart:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW DEARIE YOU MORE THAN DESERVE IT, AHHH!! :heart:
But, please do take care, no exploding, even from happiness-!! ;-; Stay in one piece!

But hahah, I think, most things end up looking okay on most computers? There's always a little bit of stuff off but, it's alright. My computer is finicky too, I hate these new LED?LCD? screens, the technology isn't right and so some colors get washed out. 8(

But seriously, this looks AMAZING, and I'd love to see you do more pieces like this~!!! :heart:
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOUUUU QwQ
I really don't know how I deserve such nice comments but I'll gladly take them uwu
And I'll try to stay in one piece, though if I don't answer messages anymore you know what happend xDD

I sure hope so ^.~
I usually use my fathers PC to adjust the colors since there colors are pretty even^^
And yeah these new screens are pretty strong with the color blue, at least mine is uxu

I hope I will be able to draw more like this uwu
Takes a lot of time but it's fun ^0^
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Laitma Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhh, I don't know if it's the same problem at all, but my scanner always scans in my blues super-bright and saturated and obnoxious! D8 It drives me nuts, ahahah.

But AWWW HUN SERIOUSLY, YOU DESERVE IT, AND THEN SOME~! ...Please don't explode, noooo~ ;-;
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps!
Things like this annoy me too, I feel your pain xD

Okay, I'll try not to explode QwQ
Thanks >w<
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AgentLeon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sience isnt fun withot cianide and this picture!
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much fur this comment! uwu

Haha, I actually first read "Science isn't fun without Cyanide IN this picture" xD
So I googled what Cyanide looked like until I saw I misread your comment |D
Again Thanks for this comment it made my day due to my stupidity ^.~
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AgentLeon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
always ready to serve: )
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Really shows the tragedy of Caroline.
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this friendly comment! ^0^
I'm glad you like it! ^.^~d

Yes, even though Caroline didn't interest me too much while I first played Portal, the more I dealt with the Game and thought about the characters the more she actually won over my heart. Just thinking about being forced to become a computer or have your mind ripped out of your body to store it digitally is quite terrifying! D:
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite indeed. Lol im kinda writing a fanfic about that.
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh really?
Cool, would you show it to me, I'd love to read it ^0^
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I'll upload it eventually I actually just started it yesterday. :lol:
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, then good luck with it ^0^
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stabkamay Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
why does this remind me of frankenstein's monster :C
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:iconyutaki:
Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I don't know, perhaps because it's similar...?^^" A bit?

Thank you very much for the comment! ^0^
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stabkamay Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
np!
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Kenny123663 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bloody awesome!! ^^ I really love the overall mood of this pic. Excellent job!
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Yutaki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, Thanks a lot! ^0^
I'm really glad you like it x3
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vanilla-creme Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely wonderful. You really captured the concept with your piece. Thank you for sharing this. c:
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