Cecil-senpai noticed me!
Mr. Cecil Baldwin, the voice of Night Vale himself, shared my illustration for his Episode 50 post! I am beyond honored. I found out about this during a blackout in my area due to a raging storm. I got the mobile internet on my phone to work for a short time, during which I was bombarded by messages pointing me to Cecil’s post. It was the light to that dark day.
And then I thought about how this was an image that started in my brain which I translated into a shareable medium with my hand and computer and these specific points of light somehow made their way to be processed by Cecil’s eyeballs and he felt something enough to want to save it into his computer and share it and I sound really creepy right now
I am having an emotion please assist
Hiro Hamada closet cosplay!
The Big Hero 6 Japanese trailer gave me a lot of emotions (it’s different from the US version; go watch if you haven’t) and I happened to have some similar clothes so this happened
I would like to watch the movie before really pursuing this cosplay but I really am excited, you guysssss
Okay so procrastacat and I were sitting in my den past midnight, drawing while re-listening to WtNV #50 and feeling weepy so we end up watching dylanmarron's video from Edmonton and then an unseen force made me do this and now I am sharing it with you
And we were laughing until we realized that the lyrics are appropriate for current events??
Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on
Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on
And now wE DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY
I remind you, he is a hero. I remind you that my boyfriend is a hero.
The Weather for WtNV #50 (Ghost Story by Charming Disaster) was brutal and gave me a lot of feelings so I tried to deal with them by drawing this. Spoiler: It didn’t help.
Happy Anniversary, Cecil and Carlos.
I also made a still version of this here.
The Voice of Night Vale
An alternate version to my animated portrait of Cecil.
I had let myself get a little carried away with that previous post. For this, I went back to my initial goal. I had hoped to create an image which would allow most people to keep their own ideas of what Cecil might look like, while also honoring the few canon descriptions. (That is to say: “a man”, “not tall or short, not fat or thin”, and he has worn a tie for at least one occasion.) I’m not claiming I was entirely successful as I believe that is subjective, but here is my attempt!
For the rest of the composition, I incorporated other iconic elements of our beloved desert town. The Glow Cloud
ALL HAIL, complete with a rain of dead animals if you look close enough. The gates of the Dog Park which appeared during Poetry Week. And of course, that familiar sight of a white crescent moon set against violet, which we all saw when we stumbled upon the weird wonderful world of Night Vale — and we fell in love instantly.
I apologize for my rambling and thank you for looking and commend you for reading all this!
Q:Honestly my friend, i think you should consider talking to the guys who made night vale and submit that cecil gif as a t-shirt design. i'd buy the shit out of it for me and my friends. please do this. i want to wear the fuck out of your design. thank you.
That is the sweetest thing I’ve heard about my drawing! (Especially the last two sentences.) There are no words for how touched I am.
I fear that as it currently is, the illustration I posted might not make for ideal official merch. It features some elements that are very specific to a headcanon type for Cecil (the hairstyle, tattoos, etc.) I appreciate that the creators don’t go into detail about Cecil’s appearance, so that fans can imagine Cecil however they want.
This was something I thought about while working on this drawing — Initially, I hoped to draw him in a manner that would fit the vague canon descriptions, so that most people could look at my illustration and still keep their image of Cecil.
For the version that I released, I admit I had let myself have a little too much fun and was a little selfish about it. I stuck to my own headcanon too much, and I wanted to try doing the moving tentacle markings as suggested by the lovely people I huddle with at my local Night Vale community (Hello, WtNV Philippines!)
However! I do have an alternate version set aside that would perhaps be fair to most Cecil headcanons and honor the canon descriptions. I will be sharing it in a bit!
EDIT: Here it is!
Goodnight, Night Vale. Goodnight.
When I hear him say this, despite everything, I feel like everything is going to be okay.
Here’s the first of many WtNV illustrations I’m working on. It’s been so very inspiring! I also have a static and slightly different version of this here.
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The Eternal Summer is upon us! Represent your OTP with these mix-and-match necklaces you can share with your best teammates!
The pendants are made of laser-cut acrylic. The spirit animal silhouettes are layered on translucent heart backings. (And yes, you are seeing it right — the butterfly is made out of metallic glitter acrylic!)
Some of the materials we need to make these are gone forever from our supplier, so we hope you’ll be able to get them while you can!
Stuff my friends and I made with our own brains and hearts and hands so that we can all wear our Free!lings as we get through this Eternal Summer!