208 Chell [Redacted]
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Who’s played Portal 2 yet? Pretty much everyone?
It’s pretty damn good.
One of my favourite moments in Portal 1 was when you realised (looking through your own portals) that you are playing as this girl, Chell (pronounced like ‘bell’, not ‘shell’apparently).
Normally if you play a female lead, games aren’t very subtle about it – but with Portal you could of gone the whole game without knowing that and it’ll make no difference. And in her strange silent ways I think that’s what makes her such a great character – she could be anything.
I’ve recently been obsessing over the detail put into Portal 1 and 2, especially with Valve’s ‘Alternate Reality Games‘ they added to bridge the first and second game. This naturally led to a Portal themed picture. There’s been quite a bit of fanart already, so I thought I’d focus more on Chell herself essentially being a prisoner of Aperture Science. She’s just a little beaten up after some testing.
Bonus: I also did a variant with Source Engine style eyes…
This second picture is of Alésia Glidewell, who is the model that Chell is based on.