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Leap of Faith by NastyLady Leap of Faith by NastyLady
So there was this sketch -… - and I have to say I didn't want to finish it, as it looked pretty good as... well, as a sketch. Dynamic lines, etc. But it just begged to be coloured. And begged for background. And for some dynamic, multi-coloured lighting. (An you have to know that I'm reeeaaaly bad at the latter two. And not a master of overall painting either). But I have found this -… - interesting tutorial and decided to give it a shot. Came out better than I expected, to be honest. Reminds me of one of these video games concept arts for some reason.

The original file is huuuuge, especially for my standards. 3500px width, over three times more than what I usually work with. 
And you know, this is actually just rough colouring which was supposed to be neatly blended later. But I just love edginess, messy lines and sharp strokes and decided to leave it like that. But I messed up the perspective so bad.

What Chell is doing... is probably pretty much pointless. Unless the floor or whatever is down there looks more bendy and complicated and she has some sort of plan. 
Anyway, it looks good. Epic leap, determined face.. yeah.

And yeah, she has an Aperture Science Hoofheld Portal Device fixed to her leg because… she is not the unicorn type (besides, the ability to levitate stuff and general telekinesis would be kinda OP in the Aperture world) and holding a gun in hooves just seems a bit… well, impractical at least. And landing on three or two hooves? Nah.
(But I imagine that running with that thing is also quite uncomfortable. But if you are a pony in a world designed for humans you have to deal with some downsides of moving on all fours, right?).
I don't know why but I really like the inside of the blue portal. It's nothing particular, actually, but still looks very nice for some reason.
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This picture is very well drawn and colored. The lighting done here is fantastic and there is a huge sense of motion with the way you did the flow of her mane. You definitely captured the essence of Aperture Science here with the use of grays, bland walls, and the brightness of the teal.

The only issues I'm having is the context of her overall build. I'm asking myself questions like, "Does she land on three legs? (since I notice her left front hoof having the anti-gravity boots). Does she walk on two legs? Does she walk on three legs (she would hobble then)" I'm also having a hard time comprehending what those teal lines/spots toward the bottom right corner are. Are they lights? Are they mesh panels? Are they platforms of any sort? I've played the game so that is why I'm asking such questions. Finally, just outside the blue portal, is that the ceiling? Or is it the rounding of a tubular hallway?

Aside from these, phenomenal coloring job!
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PioneeringAuthor Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, man, I flung myself through portals so much in that game that for a while I honestly forgot which way was up and which was down. Anyway, I think you did a really good job drawing this and capturing the movement--very well done! :clap:
shyredd Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this. Portal and Portal 2 are probably my favorite games ever. <3 you have done a great job!!!
nuke1007 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
perhaps the device folds around her arm when she's running? yeah i'll take that. Hopefully this will let you sleep better at night :iconnastylady:
Krzysiek2222 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Wisp-on-Paper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous Portal pony crossover piece, NastyLady! ^^
TheMrMinish Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Arcolm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Ponified Chell. Pretty freaking sweet.
ihazPonies Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
I'm no expert and didn't notice any faults until I read what you said. I simply love the whole picture!
IlluminatiBready Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wolframclaws Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How fitting! I just started playing Portal 2 again.
Yamina20 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice rough. I've never played the Portal games but I love the actiony pony look. I will agree that the background perspective is off but I like the sketchiness of the whole thing. I feel it goes with a lot of your previous pony work. I think these images might help for future background work, if you don't mind me posting a few.
Khateley Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a pony Chell but who cares THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
RubyandLuna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dervonnebenaan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Awesome style. Sometimes less is more, so yes, in this case it was a good decision to leave it sketchy. Leaves more to the imagination.
DJP15 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
VERY awesome, a fantastic job you did here ^^
Acrinn45 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cool! This is gonna be my new lock screen picture on my laptop, if that's okay ^^
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
OH yeah this one is even colored! :iconlachoriplz:

I love it ^^ Her determined expression is great, and I raelly like what you've made with the portal gun.
faithassassin48 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love that game love mlp love this pic :D
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