Random Cool Image: Escher / Portal Remix

Random Cool Image: Escher / Portal Remix

Once again I am back with a Portal themed fan creation … but it seems that the little puzzle game truly inspires creative works in a variety of media! This time it is a mix of Relativity by MC Escher with a bunch of imagery from Portal.

This is part of a larger set of art from a collection called ‘Fine Arts’ on Imgur

Here’s a nice gallery of video-game-themed fine art remixes, including this curiously appropriate Escher/Portal remix.

The collection has art including juxtapositions of classic arts with games like Mario Bros, Half Life 2, Grim Fandango … and of course Portal. There is some really cool stuff there from a variety of talented artists – check it out!

The artist who did ‘Relatively Portal’ is Kasper Filipsen, who has a DeviantArt site as well as his own page. Here is the description he gives for his work:

Relatively Portal

Our first 4 week project at school, I used about 5-6 weeks though, extra time both before and after the deadline. You can just keep adding so many details

When I was brain storming, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to create something that required more texturing than modeling, since I was pretty inexperienced with that, so I had to incorporate that somehow. I found a picture done by Escher called “Relativity stairs” and since I was also playing Portal at the time I thought the project would be perfect to test my skills on.

Everything you see in the picture was made by me, I took loads of reference pictures from within the game, but ultimately I recreated everything myself to get the style that you find within the game.

This is the result, picture took approx 9 hours to render.

Note: Added a picture that shows some of the different stages how I created this picture [link]

Edit: I made a very large version of the image available for download (22mb). So people will be able to get their own print made. Just don’t begin selling prints without my permission, or Valves for that matter.

Edit: Wow, daily deviation. Thanks a lot
And thanks for all the kind responses, always nice to see something you put this much time into get appreciated.

He includes a page showing the process for creating the final art. This is great stuff – I have always loved Escher and the remix using Portal textures just makes it even more delicious!

Source: BoingBoing

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