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Chell and Wheatley belong to Valve. Human alt!Wheatley design mine.

God damnit, Wheatley, stop being so fun to draw! I would like to make ONE picture without you in it! Just one! I would also appreciate not being hit with inspiration just as I'm getting ready to go to bed, and not having to stay up until nine in the fucking morning finishing your picture! Stahp it!

I will learn perspective if it's the last goddamn thing I do. Clothing folds, too. Perspective and clothing folds. I will persevere.

This picture is set the morning after, if you know what I mean.

And I'm going to point this out because it's my favorite detail in this picture: That's Wheatley's shirt Chell's wearing. Because yes.

EDIT: Now that I've actually slept and can manage coherency, I just wanted to share a bit of head canon that doesn't really make it into the drawing, but knowing it's there turns this into my favorite picture ever.

Alt!Wheatley isn't very comfortable with his body. You'll notice almost every time I draw him, he's wearing loose clothing and is covered almost from head to toe, and when he's not he's clearly nervous and embarrassed.

So for him to be completely unselfconscious snuggling in just his boxers and socks shows how comfortable he is with Chell, and ramps this picture up from "cute" to "HOLY FUCK THE FEELS" for me.

EDIT 2: Fixed a couple things that were irritating me. Changed the color of Wheatley's shirt, fixed the steam from the coffee mugs, put more effort into the couch, and trimmed Wheatley's hair. I'm now 2x happier with this picture.

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NeliaNens Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
<3
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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msfcatlover Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
asdfghjklmbcz...
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
INORITE?!
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Aryashi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Oh god, he looks so happy... And Chell leaning up against him is too cute for words. :)
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a last-minute decision to change her pose -- she was initially just going to have her legs over his. But I picked this way, and I think the picture is better for it.

Wheatley's expression is the reason this picture is my new favorite.

Well, that, and the fact that I drew a couch that didn't look like a hot bag of ass for the first time in my life.
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Aryashi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Well I'm very happy you changed your mind! Also, that is a petty sweet couch. :)
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I edited the description to include what I was thinking when I drew this.

Because the feels weren't feely enough.

(And that couch marks a major milestone in the "shit I can draw without it looking stupid as fuck" category.)
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Aryashi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Couches are haaaaard.
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I derped so hard on this thing... I spent about fifteen minutes trying to find a good couch stock image to use as reference before I realized I am literally seated directly across from my own fucking couch not ten feet away (I sit on the easy chair).

I felt fucking brilliant. :dummy:
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Aryashi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I know what you mean. I once was trying to find a lamp to describe for a story. 30 minutes bathed in its glow before I realized I was an utter idiot.
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just glad I didn't have any witnesses. My boyfriend already has a low enough opinion of my intellectual capacity -- he knows I'm smart, but I do so much stupid stuff that it surprises him when I say or do something intelligent.
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ilovewheatley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the clothes, the details excellent, and I'm rather fond of the body hair on Wheatley. XD Dunno why but it looks pretty cool.

Pretty cute as well.
Also I know what you mean with the drawing at 3am thing -_- I normally stay up late and then when I'm just about to sleep I suddenly thing 'Fuck this is a great idea!' And then stay up another few minutes -____-

But anyway, urm... Good job~
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to get a little more realistic in my drawings, and most men have body hair. It's also another method of characterization -- how much, how thick, how it's shaped, etc. A thick coat is a sign of hypermasculinity and virility, where a lighter spread can show a more sensitive nature.

Thank you very much!

((And I tend to stay up for hours -- I got the idea for this at about three or four in the morning, and didn't finish it until nine. It sucked.))

((Totally worth it.))
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ilovewheatley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've got a very good style, it certainly looks realistic, but in a cartoony sense if that, well, makes sense.
Interesting... I have a bit of a love hate relationship with clothes: I love to draw them, they hate to be drawn.

Np~

((Same, mostly I blame my friends in America and boyfriend only sending my one message a day via notes at around four, but mostly Youtubes fault. Any particular reason you get stuck up at these bizaro hours ^^;))
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, it does. The blend suits me -- it's far enough away from cartoon that I feel I can take it seriously, but still enough that I can get away with crazy expressions and poses when I want to.

I actually prefer drawing semi-naked people. I'm getting better at anatomy, and it's a lot more fun to draw than clothing. I'm generally disappointed when I have to go back and put clothing on once I've got the poses down.

My boyfriend works nights, and I'm a night-owl by nature.
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ilovewheatley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here, though I've gone into Anime and Cartoon. Its awkward and weird but suits I guess, plus it means getting away with the occasional stupid picture.

Same! Semi-naked is so much easier, or I guess more fun in a way. Mostly because I have quite muscular characters and its fun to draw them showing off, plus its fun doing all the little muscle details.

Agreed on the night-owl, though thats again down to my closest friend who lives next door, she can stay up all night and always sleeps round mine, its like I've adopted her, so I have to stay up with her.
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anime was where I got my start -- I'm trying to get away from that, though. There's nothing wrong with it, but the style just doesn't suit my needs anymore.

Details make my world go 'round. It's the redeeming factor of clothing for me. I slip in something subtle that really makes the picture, though hardly anyone ever notices it. I could probably do the same thing with backgrounds, but fuck backgrounds.

Ah, I remember being "adopted" by friends back in the day...
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ilovewheatley Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I started out Cartoony, then Anime, now... Well I'm not sure what it is. I'm sticking with Anime for now because my style is mostly jokey, so it suits more. Plus its fun, anything serious I do goes more into my writing which I'm much more passionate about.

Oh god I hate backgrounds, if I got the chance I would never do a background in my god damn life -___-

Yes... Well she's not doing too well, she's easy when it comes to sex, started drinking and smoking, parents don't care for her much, so urm... I'm sort of her mother right now.
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... Don't know how to respond to that. Um, hope she gets better?
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MisterTotality Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is very sweet. I like how they both have disheveled hair, and they're both wearing satisfied expressions. Chell looks positively adorable! I like the way she's seated on the couch, and how she's casting an expression to all the viewers.
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

I had a lot of fun designing the "just-woken-up-after-a-good-night" looks, so it makes me happy that it's noticed and appreciated. I especially liked how Chell turned out -- she was much easier to draw this time around.

I had intended for her to be looking at Wheatley, but I guess I didn't get the iris high enough. I thought it was fine, but now that you've said something, I can't unsee it. X(
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You draw clothing folds way better than I do! :) Without a fairly exact reference, that is.
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but only because I've learned a few basic lines. I can't "see" how the cloth would fold, so I just scribble and keep what looks good. It irks me.
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Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, at least the end result looks good. heheh
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me happy because of the head canon I created when I drew it (I edited the description to include it).
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ZeroTheChimera Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute!!!

I hats when I get that urge and inspiration to draw at like 3am. So annoying...
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

It's happened three nights in a row so far. It's starting to get irritating. XD
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ZeroTheChimera Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I bet. Happened to me about twice this week. Both on school nights too.
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AnnabethRide Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness so cute!
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mvtk42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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AnnabethRide Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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