I've had this one sitting around as lineart for a while, mostly because I wasn't entirely happy with my earlier humanization for SHODAN. So here's a new one, mostly inspired by my having SHODAN as my desktop wallpaper for the past two weeks. I realized that her face looked like it was made up of cables, and the "hair" was basically cables. So I thought....this woman would totally be made up of cables smooshed into something approximating a human shape - sufficiently creepy and unsettling to suit SHODAN. I also put in a bit of an homage to the Borg Queen in that stretch of chest and neck being visible too.
Jade Harley's Dread Shuffle skirt from Homestuck is also an inspiration for SHODAN's bottom half there. Hehe.
Anyways I really liked the idea that SHODAN (as referenced in ~MuriraRK
's GLaDOS has an Ex
comic) also has this thing for trying to get humans to join up with her, and always get killed by said humans when they realize she's just a manipulative, evil, digital b*tch...
Okay GLaDOS is way less of one than SHODAN, relatively speaking, but still... >_>
But I thought it'd be hilarious if my character and GLaDOS had a few things in common: finding the completely ridiculous irony in SHODAN having a humanoid
form of any kind. Ahahahaha.
GLaDOS is copyright Valve
SHODAN is copyright Looking Glass Studios and Irrational Games