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Wheatley Laboratories by Sketch-Zap Wheatley Laboratories by Sketch-Zap
So I took forever to finish this, and it still looks ishy....
And I know the big letters spelling out "Wheatley" probably shouldn't be there, but the picture looked bad without them. Like, worse than with the Wheatley.

Anyway, this is my drawing of when Wheatley becomes the enormous evil computer. I realize now that I shouldn't be so hatch-happy. It is my curse...
I love Wheatley. Just saying.

I made a sketch of this in my sketchbook- it looks cool, but not as cool (haha this is cool?) as this. Don't steal it please.

Critique if you can. :)
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lydrv Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
It's amazing
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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stolensoul12 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the hatches make it amazing!
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you! That's the most time-consuming part, haha.
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Calicara Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Writer
If I could give you one critique it would be this. I really do like your crosshatching, because I know it is a very hard thing to master. I think you have captured the spirit of it quite well, however I think you may have gone a bit overboard.

Some places the cross hatching looks kind of clumpy and it's hard to tell certain things apart because of the lack of value change. It's mostly near the top with all the cords and stuff where it's really clumpy like that.

I think it also would have helped if you gave the background a midtone instead of just making it pure black. It kind of draws back that machine (sorry I've never played Portal XP) and makes the left edge a bit harder to make out near the top, and then the left edge of the blue camera thingy near the bottom.

I really like how you added Wheatley, I think it does help to make the picture feel more complete. It would also look more complete if you added some other random machines, or even sort of a metal texture n the background. Even if it's just walls it looks more realistic than total darkness. They can even be really dark walls, though considering there is some sort of light source I don't think it would be completely black them.

I hope that helps somewhat ^^'
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh I see what you mean. Hmm... Maybe I can redo the background. I think I understand what you mean, yeah, like maybe a midtone blue, something like this: [link]

And yeah, some of the hatching was messy because I was lazy and I stink at drawing straight lines on my tablet, haha....

And thanks! This did help. I like doing dramatic lighting, so I'll definitely keep what you said in mind.
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EVIE128 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :iconlaplz:
I love your way of shading and coloring, it looks so... comic-book-ish, if you know what I mean ;)
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! I can't really help doing anything BUT comic-y style... I should fix that.
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EVIE128 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, don't fix it, I love it! It's really YOUR style!
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I know, but I want to have multiple styles. If that's possible...
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My-lonesome Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lighting, but, ignoring the WHEATLEY, the edge of the floor where it meets the black looks just a bit too harsh. Don't worry about having too mush cross hatching, I don't think that's possible when you have lighting down already.

Is that potato GLaDOS on the floor or am I seeing things?
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And yes that is potato GLaDOS. Heheeeeee I had to add her.
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My-lonesome Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's one of the characters that I really enjoy, but would never want to exist in the same world with.
Did you see the science fair like poster in the deep part of the lab with the potato power project?
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAha, yeah, unless she'd be in potato form. Then I wouldn't mind her too much. There's more of Caroline in her.
I did see the massive tomato and the "bring your daughter to work day" but no like poster. I'm playing the commentary right now, so sooner or later I'll get back to it.
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, Calicara suggested I should change the background to a lighter color, and I agree. If I have time I might redo this with a background similar to this: [link]
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purplekayla Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
OOOooo I love the lights and the machine! The hatching definitely adds texture and interest to them. But I don't like the Wheatley. It's distracting and I think the drawing would look wonderful without it.
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Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wasn't sure what to do with the Wheatley. It was bad with the drawing, it was bad without the drawing. I might just redo this thing and change the background.
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