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Shock and Awe by DeepChrome Shock and Awe by DeepChrome
I've been working on various ways to give SHODAN an android (cause face it, humanoid would be an insult to her) physical form. As much as I've enjoyed drawing the prior versions, I haven't been too happy with the shock and awe factor I think SHODAN would work into such designs - it's always been a bit lacking.

Not anymore. I threw myself in as a height reference because why not. I figure the android for 6 foot 6, the fan hair rounding that out at 7 feet.

And now (for those of you who know me) GLaDOS isn't the only AI who makes me flustered anymore....sooooo....yeah. Thus the ladyboner remark. Hilariously this was how my GLaDOS fandom started too: when I made a 6 foot 4 badass android for her, and things sort of went from there. Anyways. >_>;;

Photoshop CS...3 I think, and a 20-inch Cintiq.
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:iconjjws92:
JJWS92 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you intentionally give her Babylon 5 hair?
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw, it's based off the hair fan her avatar had at the end of System Shock 2. Which does resemble Centauri hair, yes.
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
People think Bioshock is the best, but honestly, System Shock blows it out of the water any day of the week. :PP
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Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Impressive work. It took me a while to get used to the rather clunky gameplay of SS2, but now I know for sure that SHODAN does have a "humanoid-ish" form as the boss battle showed. Nice work on the extra detail here.
Sometimes I keep wondering if SHODAN would have a hard time dealing with other "rampant" AIs, including a few obscure ones like Ceres, AKA "The Conductor" from Obsidian. T H E O B S I D I A N R E A L M
I don't get why SHODAN just wouldn't give up, because how the hell would anyone destroy her existence if she keeps making backup after backup in some form? I was really let down by SS2's ridiculous ending.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm with you there. She's got a pretty good survival instinct. 

And thanks. :D
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TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Now that is SHODAN:D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem.
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thecyberneticgod Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
The fact that an insect would have these feelings towards me slightly disturbs me, yet I am not surprised. I am perfect, after all.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only slightly? I'm surprised and flattered. But yes, there is that perfection thing. Sweating a little... 
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thecyberneticgod Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
It takes quite a bit to disturb me, so don't feel flattered.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, well then. On a level of 1 to 10, how disturbed does this make you? That way I know precisely how un-flattered to feel?
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thecyberneticgod Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
If 1 is not disturbed at all and 10 is downright terrified, I'd say about a 2. If you mattered, it would be a bit higher, but you're nothing to me, so I can just brush it off.  
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you've been taking talking-down lessons from GLaDOS there.... heh.
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thecyberneticgod Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I suppose she's rubbing off on me.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks that way, certainly. Oh, and some humans are going to read way too much into that. Just saying.
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HeadcrabSupreme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
It will always be a hard decision on A.M, HAL, GLaDOS or SHODAN for best psychotic A.I...
SHODAN is far more terrifying when she's not a giant face though xD
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you mean? Seems like the giant face is creepy enough.
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HeadcrabSupreme Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Well when she's about 8ft tall and able to stalk me. Then that's more creepy xD
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Point taken. xD
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NeoSilverThorn Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice.  I'm sure she appreciates not having to project a holographic body anymore.  And besides, that's much more intimidating than a kimono...
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfffft, yes it is. XD 

I'm torn between whether she appreciates the ability or is grumpy cause the humans need a human-shaped body with which to interact... XD;;
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NeoSilverThorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A bit of both, I suspect.  She might be grumpy at the shape, but appreciates that it's a body that's vastly superior to where she was stuck at in the end of of Shock 2.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah absolutely. I imagine her using it as a backup should plans fail again. Which seem to regularly happen to her....I hope she re-re-reconsiders some of her decisions....
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NeoSilverThorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
One can only hope.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get the same feelings to around her >///< <3
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to know I'm not alone. ^^
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3

*steals shodan* MINE!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-just raises an eyebrow-

Good luck when she figures out what you just did. Last I heard she doesn't like anyone calling her property. Rather...the other way around.

Those are some nasty looking claws she's got. Have fun. I imagine they could be electrified, or modified to deposit flesh-devouring venom. Or perhaps a charming bio-virus that makes you slowly fall apart into ash at her feet.

I'm just getting warmed up. Would you like me to continue?
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i beat the game more than once, i think i got what it takes to hold. XD

besides it's nothing a good old fashioned EMP can't handle. :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, she seems pretty tough.
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I can take it ^^

*huggles SHODAN* <3
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're going to get electrocuted, stabbed, bio-virus'd, insulted, manipulated, and the worst part? She'll convince you you wanted the pain and misery all along, you pathetic meatsack. XD
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Ellrc Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definietly love the design, it has a very "asian empress" feel to it.

Also, didn't she some become reborn into that human woman's body? That could be an interesting form too, though I have no idea what a reality warped human would look like.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, thank you. :D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I know that part of the lore. I found a YouTube of said cutscene, and I mostly got the fan hair from that, and that "Boss battle" fight version of her. I believe someone's already tried to draw that form - a human woman with blonde curls sticking out everywhere in SHODAN-like waves, and catlike eyes. It suited her pretty well.

I might take a crack at Rebecca!SHODAN myself sometime.
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Ellrc Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds interesting, I'd love to see it! I am currently taking a shot at Shodan myself, though in 3D-Animation from scratch, so it's a crawling process.

And of course: you're welcome
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh that would be interesting. Given CG graphics have come a lonnng way since the System Shock games, I imagine we could do some amazing renders and re-envsionings of SHODAN. :D

I remember my 3D animation class. Crawling, my ass. That was from the days of before the 1 gig proc cards, and it took close to THREE HOURS to render out 30 seconds in Lightwave.

Uggggggh bad memories. -shudders-
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Ellrc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, rendering got way faster, but modelling is still a ... Shodan.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PFFFFFTTTT. :lmao:
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Ellrc Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Currently working on Shodan's dancing cable hair. It's..... interesting to do.


O gawd. Y dat haar, Shodan? 
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, I know. The first time I tried to draw an android personficiation of her, I tried drawing her with all this writhing cable hair, and it was tedious as hell. It looked great, and I feel like I got something right there with that which I haven't now.

Also...dancing cable hair? Why do I now imagine her screen image with all cables twitching to dubstep? XD

Anyways, sounds awesome and hope the cables don't drive you too crazy. Cables y u so hard? *_*
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Roboartist5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
If I was a girl, I would get a lady boner too
right now, I just settle for the regular variety
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHahaha, thank you. XD
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Roboartist5 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
THEY'RE SO SEXY!!!!
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....thank you. :)
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dragontamer75 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Lookin' good SHODAN
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sentiments too. :D Thanks.
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dragontamer75 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Np
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