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I Am Not a Moron
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By Aradnom   |   Watch
Published: September 18, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Aradnom
Yeeeah I did some more fan art. What can I say, I loved the hell out of Portal 2.
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jimbobwhat's avatar
DONT READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE BEST DAY OF
YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOU'VE STARTED READING, DONT STOP. THIS IS SO 
FREAKY. 1 say your name 10 times 2. say your mum's name 5 times and your
crushes name 3 times 4. paste this onto 4 other games. If you do this, 
your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you read
this and do not paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 
DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR 
CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY 
WORKS
BirdGVee's avatar
BirdGVeeHobbyist General Artist
Uh, that is so ...sharp. I love it! :D
requiredwerewolf's avatar
Will you ever make this a print? D: Cause I want a copy of this in my room baaaadddllly. I love this piece so much <3
Aradnom's avatar
AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm, good question. I might actually. Been thinking of organizing a few things into prints, sooo... stay tuned.
Sekitonbo's avatar
"YES YOU ARE! YOU'RE THE MORON THEY DESIGNED TO MAKE ME AN IDIOT!!!"
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gryphonworksHobbyist General Artist
This is freaking gorgeous. D: Wish I could have it as a poster! Beautiful work, here. :)
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kateboatStudent General Artist
Absolutely brilliant. Stunning. There isn't a word to describe this but...
Brillistunniant!
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NinjaPixelizationStudent Digital Artist
This is amazing. I ran around my class showing everyone the moment I saw it. They were all amazed.
Aradnom's avatar
AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks, glad everyone enjoyed it. :w00t:
roman-rain's avatar
Sorry I can't give an official critique, so I'll just list it here:

Firstly, the background- amazing. Astonishingly fantastic- I love that it shows the out-of-shape panels, the potato plant and behind-the-scenes parts of the facility. What I find most striking is the use of colour and light here- how it combines the classic portal colours without seeming cliched. The textures are brilliantly subtle.
Secondly, the Excursion Funnel is wonderful- I love the style you've used, making it recognisable, but still unique to yourself, and how it blurs as it nears the edges of the art, enhancing the 3-D effect.
Lastly, Wheatley. I can not express my awe in the colour, lines and light used here. Much like with your Excursion Funnel, he is immediately recognisable, but subtly different. Amazing. I am now off to watch your profile and favourite your Portal art.
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AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the great comments. =D Took a few goes to get the color where I wanted it, started pretty subdued but I decided after staring at it for a while to just hit it with the color hammer and go a little nuts. Helps to shake things up when I feel like I'm starting to lose momentum.

Also thanks for reminding me what the Excursion Funnel is called because I couldn't for the life of me remember the name the other day and it was really bugging me.
roman-rain's avatar
You are so welcome!! The colour is my favourite part of this piece! :D

You're very welcome. I couldn't remember what it was called either. Wikipedia- what would I do without it?! :D
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ditistomzelfHobbyist General Artist
This is one of those works that could be a movie-poster or a dvd-cover
absolutely amazing
Aradnom's avatar
AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. =) Friend of mine said that too. If the chance ever came up to do something like that for Valve I'd be floored. Oh well, a man can dream...
Vanzza's avatar
VanzzaHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! How on Earth did you get it to look so crisp and clean?
You have probably answered this question before, but what program did you use?
Aradnom's avatar
AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks. Photoshop. I use a lot of real fast lasso selections and paint over them, it's a great way to get that jagged look. I also used Modo a bit to spit out lines for the panels in the back but I ended up tossing it when I decided to break the panels up and just did it by hand instead.
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Wolf-Shadow77Professional Digital Artist
That excursion funnel is gorgeous
Aradnom's avatar
AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so, I was kind of worried it wouldn't be recognizable. :phew:
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Crimson-FireCatHobbyist Digital Artist
Holy f- W- HOW. HOW. I JUST. OH MY GOSH. THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING AND. JUST. WOW. /so amazed she can only speak in CAPS
Aradnom's avatar
AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it. :ahoy:
walaboo's avatar
Wow, this is nicely done. Mind if I share this on my tumblr (with the source, ofc)? :D
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AradnomHobbyist Digital Artist
Go for it. =)
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