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Welcome to Aperture Laboratory, a fan group dedicated to Valve's Portal series! If you are an avid fan, please join the group! Any and all supporters of Portal are welcome here!


:bulletblue:Rules and Regulations!:bulletblue:

:iconcubelaplz:Code of Conduct:iconcubelaplz:

Like any other club, we encourage politeness and don't tolerate any spam and haters, be it in the front page or in personal messages to other members (agent47crows: although we're not gonna check your private messages, no no!). A warning will be given on the first offense. In short, just be nice and respect your fellow Portal fans (agent47crows: you monster)!

:iconcubelaplz:Submissions Policy:iconcubelaplz:

Here at Aperture Laboratory, we are open to pretty much any form of Portal fan art, be it Garrys Mod or fan fiction. Just make sure to add the appropriate mature filter on your deviation if necessary. Although we have a folder for doodles and sketches, we strongly encourage you to share your best work!

For both favorite suggestions and the group gallery, please submit your art to the correct folder. Art in the featured folder will be picked exclusively by administrators.

You must be a member to submit work into the gallery, and the limit is 3 deviations per day.

Admins are required to vote whether the art should be added to the gallery. In most cases, it should be accepted with no problems within a day or so. In the off chance that your deviation sits in limbo for more than a week, re-submit it.

In the rare case when we decide that something may be too explicit (e.g. violence, sex) to be showcased in the gallery, the artwork will either be declined or requested to add the 18+ mature content filter.

There are some things that we won't tolerate, however. Aperture Laboratories does not endorse plagiarism in any way. Gmod aside, we do not like submissions of images which belong to someone else. Blatantly taking an official picture from Portal and putting a filter over it, for example, is prohibited.

Nor do we accept work that is submitted by someone other than the original artist. We understand that there are a lot of awesome Portal fan art outside of the Deviant Art community, but it is the artist's choice whether he or she makes an account and posts it here. To summarize: don't steal other people's art, or you will be sent to the Redemption Line!

:star:New Rules!:star:
To prevent cluttering in the Literature folders, we will only be accepting the first chapter of a multi-part story.

The gallery will be periodically reorganized. Submissions with the following qualities will be archived in the Doodles section:
  • Works in progress
  • Photographed at a skewed angle (Designs and Crafts exempt)
  • Made in the dA Mural program




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Hello everyone! I just finished up the last of my finals, so I have some time to reorganize the group gallery at last! This will entail:
  • Archiving works that are WIPs, doodles/sketch dumps, photographed at a skewed angle (Designs and Crafts exempt) to the new Archives folder, or made in the dA Mural program
  • Combing through the folders to see if there are any incorrectly submitted works I overlooked during the first pass
  • Going through the Literature folders to check for multi-chaptered pieces. Everything save for the first submission (i.e. Chapter 1 or Prologue) will be deleted to prevent cluttering.
  • Going through Design and Crafts folder. If there are multiple submissions for the same project, I will hand pick a few that best represents it and delete the rest. Once again, this is to prevent the folder from getting too cluttered.
    • Adding entries to the featured folder

    If you have any questions or concerns, please PM me or drop a comment in the main page!

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ShadowOfDorkness Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm doing a fundraiser for Extra Life to benefit local Children's hospitals by gaming for 25 hours in a row.

As part of the fundraiser, I'm raffling off a few items, the big one being a Companion Cube shadow box signed by Ellen McLain (voice of GLaDOS)! 

Portal Companion Cube Shadow Box by ShadowOfDorkness  GLaDOS by ShadowOfDorkness  

Anyways, please check me out at to win a piece of art that any Portal fan would be envious of!
Ava1860 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Artist
Hey everyone! Check out my Portal RP in the link! Seriously I only have one person in this rp and I could really use some support.....…
Kaipo-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so where would a pic of me with a ASHPD go?
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Norolink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I'm very sorry for submitting my artwork twice. I accidentally threw it in the Caroline and GLaDOS -folder instead of Chell, so I submitted it again to the correct folder.
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racemaster45 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist
I've made a picture which is a mix of Gmod and a drawing I made on Photoshop.
Where should this go?…
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