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Welcome to Night Vale. by cacogenic Welcome to Night Vale. by cacogenic
Alt. Cecil.
An animation Miru made for me very kindly.

On Tumblr in a Dashboard-friendly format! Please reblob from this link rather than reposting, I promise it looks much better! :)
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:icon80jet:
80jet Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love this! The art is fantastic, and I like seeing him with some other look than the chalk blonde everyone goes with :)
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
love the glowcloud here.
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun with the glowcloud and wanted to do something a bit different, using interior light and a stormier look rather than making it a big bright fluffy thing. :)
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queenofsalem Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. I have no words. You're amazing!
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
That's awfully kind of you to say and I'm really honoured you think so much of the work. Thank you so much!!
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:iconashbet:
ashbet Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
I absolutely *love* this -- you've captured the feel of Night Vale so beautifully!  (And the animation is very cool, too!)
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
That's a really amazing thing to hear, and I'm really glad you feel that way! Night Vale has such a unique feel, in part because of its ambiguity, so it's wonderful to hear that my interpretation hits familiar chords. Thank you for your kind words.
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rocknjade77 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
wow this is amazing~
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thank you very much!
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lainwiththedevil Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I just got into this series, and the atmospherics and color you made for this illustrate it perfectly to a T. :) Really beautiful work!!
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Gosh, thank you so much and I'm really glad the image matches the show's feeling for you! :) I really hope you enjoy the series!
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Pandadelic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love the philosophical pyramid and its offspring, very nice. And I really like the darker approach you took.
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cacogenic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
 Sorry for the delay in my reply, and thank you very much! Getting such a kind compliment about my take is really amazing and I really appreciate it.
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Angelchatter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoah this is so cool holy nuggets i'm in love...
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind compliment!! I'm really glad you like it! :) Sorry for the delay in my reply.
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:iconangelchatter:
Angelchatter Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no worries! I understand. I really like the piece though :3
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IWeaveDreams Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Really, really, really love this! I love that you've given this a darker vibe. Cecil always speaks about Night Vale in a cheery voice, but in reality, it probably looks something like this, you know? I love it. You're really talented. 
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cacogenic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I'm very happy you like this interpretation and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! :) I definitely felt the same. It feels like his reports start off very warm and lighthearted and become eerie as he carries on, so it feels a bit like he's offering a sanitised version but he can't stop the dark qualities from bleeding through. If it looks like something like that, I'm honestly really thrilled. Thank you!
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Emgee78 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Very cool.
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Thanks very much!
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LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
This is a much MUCH darker take on what is happening in Night Vale. I prefer the blonde, third-eyed Cecil, but damn this pic is great.
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cacogenic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I'm really glad you like it!

Hahah, for me, it was scenery and atmosphere that brought me into Night Vale, which is probably why I ended up drawing something like this; Cecil was an afterthought to fill the space. But I thought a gaunt, plain, face-made-for-radio sort of person would fit this sort of gritty and bleak depiction, and I had a desire to draw a character with many freckles, so I ended up with this sort of thing. I don't know how many ugly Cecils exist out there, but I hope he fills one small niche. :)
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AutisticArtHC Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh, I like the angel wings! It makes a nice alternative, since an 'angelic' bone structure would never work. (It would have to be arms OR wings, not both)
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cacogenic Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you like the idea.

Nightvale certainly seems like the kind of place where they're accept an awful lot of whimsy and nonsense as common knowledge, and then find fault with something like the anatomical impossibility of angels. Anything that helps to prove they don't exist. :)
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FlareHeart5566 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I love it!
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I'm really glad. Thank you! :)
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FlareHeart5566 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
No prob! It's awesome! :)
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Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Holy cow! This is amazing. I especially love the recording studio, but all of it is amazing.
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you very much! In hindsight I really wish I'd gone with a more old-fashioned microphone, but I'm awfully glad you like it. :)
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McAwesomee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow! best wtnv fanart i've seen yet!
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
That's incredibly flattering, thank you so much!
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Ramble-17 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Oh my god, what is this masterpiece? *^*
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cacogenic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Gosh, thank you! Masterpiece is too generous, but I'm honestly happy to hear a compliment like that. I hope I can keep getting stronger with these sorts of things.
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Ramble-17 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
That wasn't "too generous" pfft, IT'S JUST THE TRUTH. Deal with it, my dear.
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definitivelylucifer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Everything about this is perfect.
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
That's such a kind thing to say, and I'm honestly glad you like it. :) Thank you very much.
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definitivelylucifer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So far this is my favorite Night Vale fanart. I really like the picture of the glow cloud.
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cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thank you so much. :) I enjoyed doing the glow cloud very much. Although it's supposed to be colourful, I thought it'd be fun to make it look dark and grouchy.
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AlexMCopeman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING WOW
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
That's really kind of you, I'm very happy you think so. :)
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kgwriter Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Hehehe :)
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FordPrefectsTowel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Love it!! Such a different take and so grittty and cool!
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Hehe, I'm really glad if it comes across like that. The background music of NV is a lot of the atmosphere for me and it always makes me think of really murky, dim imagery and soft glowing light, so I tried to go with something like that. :)
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lovebesos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfection..
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
That's awfully kind of you - thank you very much!
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leedictator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Photographer
I am lost for words .. This is so beautiful I cannot even
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:iconcacogenic:
cacogenic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I'm really honoured if you think so, and I appreciate the compliment very much. :)
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Skeggjold-Oskdottr Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is so fantastic!  If I ever need to explain Night Vale, I'll present this.
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