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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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It's amazing
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Sketch-Zap Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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stolensoul12 Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the hatches make it amazing!
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Sketch-Zap Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you! That's the most time-consuming part, haha.
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Calicara 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 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 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 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 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 Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I know, but I want to have multiple styles. If that's possible...
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