I like to think that decades in the future, GLaDOS regrets doing away with humans for her tests. Robots simply don’t have enough blood and guts. They don’t scream when you fill a chamber with neurotoxin, either. What a waste of a good experiment.
the original illustration this was based on was an Ernst Haeckel scientific illustration (this one, specifically) and the whole final thing is a zillion hours of ink and various ink implements, including but not limited to bamboo reed pens, Japanese brushes, cotton swabs, and my fingers.
HI, I’M REALLY MAD AT MY COMPUTER BECAUSE IT MAKES PHOTOSHOP RUN AT 20% SPEED AND EVERY BRUSH STROKE TAKES THREE SECONDS TO SHOW UP ON THE SCREEN SO I’M LITERALLY PAINTING BLIND AND I HAVE TO TURN THIS IN AS IT IS BECAUSE PHOTOSHOP IS PRACTICALLY UNUSABLE FOR WHAT I NEED TO USE IT FOR AND I CANNOT FINISH THIS PROJECT
I was kinda lacking inspirations so I asked Raiti for a prompt and she gave me “haze” so I rolled with it and came up with this!
“This” being a smoke spirit girl named Duma who likes to hang out around campfires and doesn’t leave until someone either tells her a good story or extinguishes the fire. However, if the story is too good, she’ll stick around even longer to hear another one and can only be deterred when the wind blows her away.