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Portal 2 Fan Animation Turns GLaDOS, Wheatley Into Human Characters

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Posted on September 25, 2012 AT 11:29am

Although Portal 2 characters GLaDOS and Wheatley are mere machines, their respective voice actors made both characters feel complex and human. Now, one talented animator has taken them a step further.

Artist enquaynay has crafted a couple of incredible videos based on Portal 2, taking scenes from the game and stylizing the characters in a unique interpretation.

Wheatley, originally a small orb-sharped A.I. drone, now looks the full part of a bumbling sidekick, complete with glasses, twitchy mannerisms, and exaggerated facial features.

GLaDOS is starkly different, a tall statuesque figure with a face that closely resembles her mechanical profile.

It’s extremely impressive to say the least (especially for hard-drawn animation), and the overall animation at work here definitely has a “Don Bluth” sort of look to it. There’s also a second bonus video, with pencil tests of Wheatley shown at later points in the story.

Check out both videos below, and give the rest of enquaynay’s YouTube page a look while you’re there—we sincerely hope this isn’t her last video game-themed project, especially not with this take on Portal 2‘s cast.

Source: VentureBeat

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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