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A Broken Heart by DeepChrome A Broken Heart by DeepChrome
For all you people who've played past Level 17 in Portal, and had to walk away from your new best friend burning in an incinerator.

This was going to be a raw scribbly kind of piece, but I kept putting more and more and more into it. Finally I gave up and smoothed out all the shading on the incinerator and Chell. A friend on Relic Forums named Salamander suggested the broken heart above the Cube's ghost. I have to say it was absolutely apropos.

I'm not exactly sure what expression I put on Chell's face. I was going for a weird mix of "Oh, good it's over," "Oh GOD I've done it!" and "I'm going to kill that insane computer." Not sure if I conveyed that correctly, so I'll just assume I left it open enough for viewer interpretation.

Oh wait, did I spoiler you? This was worse than finding out the cake was a lie?

I'm sorry. :(

*falls over*

I don't blame you.

*fzzt*
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somesingularperson Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol nice job
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I need to get back to doing more paintings instead of just drawings. But it seems when I art, it's the lines that come out first. Oh well. Glad to hear people still like my older stuff!
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pinkfurryhat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I was think a while ago... do you thik there is a relation between /city/ 17 and /chamber/ 17? idk just thought it was a funny coincidence... or is it???
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really have no idea. :shrug:
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DeanWinchester Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
just remember, the companion cubes don't actually talk to you.
And yes, the cake is a lie. :}

A friend of mine recorded himself playing the game and it was the funniest thing to watch, because he'd worked it through, and didn't make any mistakes or anything, and it's just...hilarious.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, that sounds funny, and yet strangely admiration-worthy. :D
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DeanWinchester Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
well, imagine you've never heard of the game, you've only ever seen a print out of a companion cube because your friend made one in pottery class. Then imagine you're exhausted and you can't keep your eyes open too well, and you're watching someone play it, jumping thru the portals at high speeds and you're actually getting physically disoriented.
But, I love the computer. :} Because my friend made sure you could hear everything the computer said to you. "Remember that time when we pretended I was going to burn you to death? HaHAhah" it was great.

So, I love your art, lol.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) Yeah Portal's a pretty crazy game. But it has a few homages to the classic video game (like a series of platform jumps, or getting over acid water) like Mario Bros and so on. :D
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Violet560 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Awesome work. ^^
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Wolf-In-The-Walls Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! Chell looks so sad....
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I'm not quite sure what expression she came out with, but I was hoping people would see sad in there, along with "damn I'm going to kill that crazy computer" and maybe some stuff they could interpret. I figured becuase it actually was fairly neutral in the end, people could bring their own impressions to it, and add to things. :D
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SgtHydra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
GOD!!!!! WHY DOES EVERYONE FEEL SAD AFTER BURNING IT!!!!!!!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea. Must be how GLaDOS describes it that does the job. :D
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SgtHydra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Got cut off.

I mean, what is so special about it that everyone, including myself, loves the darn little cube soooo much?

The thing doesn't speak a word. You're with it for 15 minutes only. So why?
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GarethLorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
I hate the Weighted Companion Cube. I never felt any affection towards it. I euthanized it quicker than anyone else. Just hit the button and dropped it in. It was just a storage cube with a heart on it.
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SgtHydra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Wow. I don't know if I should congradulate you or swear at you for killing my best friend :cry:

Either smarter than the rest of us, or a sociopath. Only one way to tell...

Killing kittens: good or bad?
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GarethLorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Depends. If the kitten is infected with horrible virus that will mutate into a horrible killing machine (like rabies) or that will slowly kill it in a painful manner (like Solanum) then yes. If it is your average house kitten, only kill it if you have a ranged weapon and it is charging towards you with dynamite strapped to its back. Otherwise, kittens are your friends. Except when they steal your cookies.
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SgtHydra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
That about answered it: Smarter than us all.
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GarethLorn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Naw, just a proud owner of the fratricide achievement.
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Masteronin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe. I know, so sad. :(
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I hated that part in the game, it was even worse when my brother screamed "OMG! You actually did it!!???"

Chell's expression seems to be that of sadness and determination to kill the damn computer.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. :)

Damn, your brother...that's a bit insensitive of him, isn't it? :no:
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
It was!!! I freaked out the second he did that, thinking that I over looked some way to keep my beloved cube.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe, sounds properly sadistic. :XD:
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t-B0n3 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
yea. this level sucked.. But this representation kicks ass! especially the way you've drawn the cube..
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D Glad you liked it.
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Akrotatos Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
i cried when i had to kill my only friend T.T
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hear Valve's going to do Companion Cube plushies someday. You can have your only friend back...in squeezable form!
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Akrotatos Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
im building a full size one in the garage
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Lafein Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just past that part TT_TT
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know. WHY must they have made the incineration take 30 some seconds rather than letting you dwell on it, and toss the Cube on your own time--if you even wanted to toss it? :(
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alcoraiden Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Holy crap. Hey, do you remember PaperStarships? Wonder if you could rip out the turret model from Portal and make PaperPortal things?

I suck at software (hardware major here), so I'm not sure what format the models are in, if they can be taken out, etc. and so forth.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know there are papercraft Companion Cubes out there. There's even one that has the potrusions and stuff! Dunno if anyone figured out how to do paper turrets. I'd make one if they had them, although the legs would be a pain to do OR glue. :paranoid:
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alcoraiden Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Yeah, I saw the papercraft Companion Cube. I intend to make it soon...and hang it from my dorm room door or something so people can fan-squeal over it.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D hehehe, it'll be interesting to see who fan-squeals, and who just tries to gank it for their own pleasure. :paranoid:
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Youngninjaz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
I miss my Friend the cube.
To me the look on her face say "I want friend back....Why did I burn him..."*tear rolls down face*
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. Some people have told me it looks like "Oh, I'm finally done with the damn thing"... :shrug: Thanks. :)
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Youngninjaz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
maybe I'm just putting my thoughts in....I want a weighted companion cube.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't everybody who's played Portal these days? :D Why else is Valve going to put out a Cube plushie soon?
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Youngninjaz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Yeah I can't weight to get one of those. until then I'm gonna keep working on the paper craft one I found.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know another friend who's working on an origami turret. I'll talk him into posting it on DA if he ever gets it worked out. :D
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yulii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
wow dc you have some talent right there :P this is impressive. :) great details
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Glad you liked it. I had fun making this.
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AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. Amy .. this is awesome... great job!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) Glad you liked it.
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Writer
But the cube was supposed to be forever BECAUSE the cake was a lie ; ;
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! ;_;
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the turrets. They're so cute. Now if I can figure out how to keep one from shooting me when I'm in front of it...yeah.
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