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Flashback GLaDOS by DeepChrome Flashback GLaDOS by DeepChrome
I realized after doing my concept of a humanized GLaDOS that I had been working off her Portal 2 form, rather than Portal 1's. I then realized it might be an interesting artistic challenge to see if I can make a Portal 1 variant of my humanization, and make it look like it could transition between the two games with only some cosmetic changes.

The fun part was figuring out how to make her look more like her first version - thus the gray and the personality Cores. The other thing I decided to try doing is suggesting that my humanized GLaDOS' long hair is grown out from the intervening time between Portal and Portal 2. :D A sort of computer Rip Van Winkle thing, I guess. So that meant I had to work out a short-haired variation of the personification's style. I really wanted to keep the duo-toned, "cover one eye" look, so that's why it's the way it is here.

I originally wanted to go with the style of my more literal GLaDOS humanization from a little while back, and put them on her back, but it just didn't want to work with this design. I then realized since her jacket looked a little military that making a pair of metal shoulderboards and sticking the Cores on those worked nicely enough. She's pretty authoritarian in Portal, anyways. >_>;;

I think all in all it worked out well, and looks believable for something that could transition into Portal 2. (I know I didn't show the bottom of her labcoat/smock, but basically I envision it and her legs looking the same. :shrug:

Sorry for the sorta blah color on the background - I just could NOT pick a color that wouldn't clash with the Cores, her complexion, or her jacket. :dead:

GLaDOS and Portal are copyright Valve.
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Random101Man Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that, is my the most favourite concept of a humanized GlaDOS.

The choice of a military style uniform, which portrays her dominance of the underground abandoned aperture science, with the cores on her shoulders, is absolutely mind-blowing to me, and shows what she's in charge, she's the one with the high rank, no one messes with her.

Well, except for Chell that is...but GlaDOS still rules!
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
Elita-01 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ooooh I really dig the hair and the suit on this, the shoulder area especially. I agree with the comment below me, it's not something I've seen before and it really is refreshing.
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I really wanted to try and do something different from the usual GLaDOS humanizations. :D Glad you liked it!
AresComplex Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   General Artist
Wait a minute. This is wonderful! I've never seen this design from you! I love her hair and her suit design. It's a breath of fresh air to see something different instead of the same thing over and over again as far as android GLaDOS goes.
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D I really wanted to make my humanoid designs different since after a while, everyone's designs start to mesh together in my head.
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Wonderfully scary-looking!
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
CarlottaBlackwell Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If this is the real GLaDOS we have to fight in Portal, it will be extremely difficult to knock off the personality cores and not to mention to find them too since they are so small!
Meketaten Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is really interesting how completely different she looks between the two games. Nice job with the redesign!
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