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Steampunk Portal by Risachantag Steampunk Portal by Risachantag
I was sitting around at Swancon, chatting with friends, and the idea of Steampunk Portal came up. ...and we got thinking, how on earth would you make portals in the early industrial era? Oh crap, you'd have to *dig* them, wouldn't you? With your steam-powered pick.

And well, Portal, being made by Valve, available on Steam? It just kind of needed to be done.

By the way, I've finished Portal 2, but please refrain from spoilers in the comments as others may not yet have done so.

Also in my Steampunk Portal themed series:
The Gentlemanly Escort Cube
The Wheatley Dumbwaiter Service


Time: About 7 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos tablet, cgtextures
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:iconvorekitty:
VoreKitty Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, doesn't just make her jumping into where she jumped from?
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:icononeartisticlegend:
OneArtisticLegend Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, the result will make it so she is continuously jumping through the whole forever. If that makes any sense. You can do that if you play portal.
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GeoLudvikIV Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome
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:iconzglove:
ZGLove Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Nice! 😎
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:iconthepeacefulgraphman:
thePeacefulGraphMan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dude..... this roksCURSE YOU! 
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:iconberserknote8:
BerserkNote8 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2015
It looks like Chell in a Half Life setting (even though Half Life wasn't Steampunk) Great work!
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Snowfall-The-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
now that is totally awesome!!
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:iconanony-mous-14:
anony-mous-14 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
from the looks of it you did this picture without playing the game 1st, either that, or you don't know how the portals work, or the blue one isn't connected to the orange one... which is heresy
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Risachantag Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Because heaven forbid the exact same rules of Portal don't apply in a low tech steampunk world. Also, it's parodying official art: www.sidequesting.com/wp-conten…

I really shouldn't NEED to say this, but of course I've played Portal & Portal 2. I don't do fanart of any game that I haven't played and loved.
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thedarksiren130 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
socoolscoolsocoolsocoolsocoolSOFRIGGENCOOL! :D
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:iconvenjix515:
venjix515 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
EPIC, THE INDUSTRIAL AGE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE POINTS IN HISTORY!
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:icontheclockpunkraptor:
TheClockpunkRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!!! I LOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEITLOVEIT!La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la 
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:iconvetrox-tera:
Vetrox-Tera Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So that's a pickaxe or something, but logically why would you need the paint. I know it symbolizes the different portals but why would you paint it!?
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:iconulylla:
Ulylla Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Personally, I feel they are the iconic colours of the game, that's probably why. Also, it's always difficult having to think of something truly unique. Why, what would you use?
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:iconvetrox-tera:
Vetrox-Tera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well yea they are iconic colors for the game, but what's the point in painting them if she's trying to escape, right?
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:iconulylla:
Ulylla Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I understand your point, but sometimes, art doesn't have to make sense, it's not always realistic, this is fan art.
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:iconvetrox-tera:
Vetrox-Tera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Well yea. Art is not always realistic. But in a logical sense it wouldn't make any sense. Anyways, it's just art...
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:iconjghgrh:
jghgrh Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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:iconartmaster543:
Artmaster543 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a video game (forgot the name).
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:icongilamasan:
gilamasan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
so i imagine these aren't portals. did she bomb the walls?
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:iconmagangel:
MAGAngel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FANTASTIC Caramel dansen emote 
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:iconlunaterasu:
Lunaterasu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I LOVE IT ALLLLL
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:iconm0n0cr0me:
m0n0cr0me Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I didn't much like portal, but your interpretation here is hilarious
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:iconcgman:
CGMan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Very fun painting!  And well-made! :la:
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:iconcavezzel:
Cavezzel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
"God save the potato."
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:icona-gray-phantom:
A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
That's not thinking with portals.
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:iconzeusthunderer:
ZeusThunderer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That's her steam-powered vibrator she's carrying there
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:iconspex9000:
Spex9000 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015
I love the concept of digging the portals, its different and creative.

Very nice work. :iconclapplz:
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:iconfat-frumos:
FAT-FRUMOS Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
LoL
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:iconthe5thbender:
The5thBender Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! if Portal 3 was like this I would deffinatly play it
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:iconmemusicman:
memusicman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
YAAAAAAAAAS
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:iconaaronchevelle:
AaronChevelle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
dang
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:iconzathraya:
zathraya Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice piece and a really interesting idea.  I wonder what the game would be like with a steampunk style.
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:icondragonroseart123:
DragonRoseArt123 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Really cool!
The colors, shading, and overall everything is great!
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:iconcasylum:
Casylum Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
gAH! I love it! <3
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:iconrobmizen:
RobMizen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Artist
This makes me want to rent portal again! Great job!
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:iconmatakoura:
Matakoura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Awesome!!!! Beautifully done! I love the concept, the pose and the texture especially - nice!!!!
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:iconcurt-rabbit:
Curt-Rabbit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it! Nice Steam punk concept! Great job!
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:icondevorad:
Devorad Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Woow, genial
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:iconkerorogunso2468:
kerorogunso2468 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not gonna get anywhere that way... lol
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:iconsnifys:
snifys Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
<font><font>genil</font></font>
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:iconlozzdragon:
LozzDragon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
such a portal 2 game
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:iconbanggoeslazor:
BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Dem Boots
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:iconafk-man:
AFK-man Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Good idea. My brother would kill for that kind of picture because of the steampunkiness.
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:iconn-ink:
N-ink Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! :la:
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IFuckingLoveMilk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//"God save the potato"//
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xXMinezillaXx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
When I first saw portal my question was "How do I get me one uh dem portal guns Drooling Tard ". Now it was easly changed to"How do I get that futuistic pickaxe things La la la la "
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:iconeom01:
EOM01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow what a beautiful piece of art!
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Cat-Box Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
AWSOME
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