For most of the characters, this was the first time I’d drawn them, or at least the first time in this particular incarnation. Their looks haven’t had a chance to settle; even their personalities haven’t necessarily gelled yet.
With that in mind, let’s play How Many Inconsistencies Can You Spot?
A short list to get you started:
1. Beta!Timothy has two ahoge. Also, when did he get so short?
2. Beta!Sparrow’s wearing fancy jewelry. Maybe she borrowed it from Bianca.
3. Also, she has glasses! Probably stole those from beta!Miranda.
4. [fill in your own…]
Going to start bringing back some old BICP art, too, in the name of keeping this blog from getting too off-topic.
A very serious Welcome to Night Vale magical girl AU. (The gratuitous Japanese in the title translates to “pretty-boy speaker/orator”.)
When Cecil Palmer was just fifteen years old, he met a talking (and floating) cat who told him he had special powers…and that it was his solemn duty to use them to defend Night Vale against the ancient menace of Desert Bluffs. In return, he gets a magical self-cleaning frilly outfit — absolutely free!
Dana, his future successor, is currently an enzetsuka-in-training as Sailor Chibi-Voice. Her Shining Cell Phone Wand is a few power-ups away from matching the size of Cecil’s Eternal Welcoming Broadcast Scepter, but it still packs a punch.
Carlos…doesn’t know what the hell is going on. He keeps having these mysterious blackouts, and one day he manages to catch one on videotape, and apparently he’s been transforming into some fancy outfit with a lab coat and a mask before running off? Could he be that vigilante who keeps appearing at Sailor Voice’s battles, delivering flowery one-liners, and throwing test tubes to distract the monsters just in the nick of time?
Cecil, meanwhile, has a dilemma. You see, that handsome scientist he keeps accidentally bumping into around town is so beautiful, and has perfect hair…but the totally-dreamy Lab Coat Mask, who always has his back when he’s Sailor Voice, also has perfect hair. How will he ever choose between them?
(…If anybody else wants to write this, or draw more of this, or do anything with this, you will be showered with adulation. Just want to throw that out there.)
…okay, if I had a standing mike, I would cosplay Sailor Voice (Cecil). Yes, yes I would.
Do it, do it! There are plenty of SM cosplay staff tutorials — maybe try to adapt one of those? I’m sure an actual standing mic would be too heavy to drag around a con all day anyway….
Updated (but crossposted for the first time) illustration of AU!Cecil from He Says He Is An Oceanographer.
When Seacil the mer-creature loses all three of his hearts to Carlos the marine chemist, there’s only one thing to do: find a spell that turns him temporarily human, and use the next three days trying to get the kiss that will make the change permanent.
His ability to pass for human is shaky. (For one thing, walking on fewer than six limbs isn’t easy.) But he’s very enthusiastic about ocean science, and Carlos is already lending him clothes, so it can’t be much longer until Carlos falls in love too. Right?
First of the sketch requests! For brashlyashley, who wanted to see Cecil babysitting Megan Wallaby, and doing each other’s nails =)
Retooling some old pictures to fit my most-likely-settled Cecil headcanon, and re-queueing accordingly!
I wanted to draw different people, and I wanted to draw fanart. And I love original characters in fic, like Carlos’ team in “He Says He Is An Experimental Theologian”. So here we go.
Adriana and her iguana daemon. Practical, forthright. PhD student studying portals. Particularly adept at Night Vale survival.
Brad and his hamster daemon. The team’s photographer and optical physics PhD student. Shy, quiet, absolute sweetheart.
Carlos and his armadillo daemon Isaña in their office, taking apart time pieces. Good hair. Perfectly imperfect. Head of the
Cursed FieldNight Vale project.
Next up: Dotan, Emily, Fleur.
Ahhhh these are wonderful! And there’s going to be a full set? I’m so excited <3
Another piece of OC-heavy Night Vale fanart. I came up with a set of siblings for Carlos for the Hunger Games AU, then decided to use the same group in the His Dark Materials AU: now all grown-up, and with a few kids of their own.
(When you have a pack of OCs, you want to come up with a lot of names, fast, without thinking about it too hard. So except for Carlos and the siblings, all of them were named after Pokémon game characters.)
Parents: Mamá (raccoon) & Papi (common shelduck)
Sister & husband: Lena, 35 (straw-colored fruit bat) & Wes (vervet monkey)
Sister’s kids: Dawn, 14 (jeweled curly-tailed lizard); Lucas, 13 (white antelope); Rosa, 9 (unsettled)
Brother & wife: Mike, 32 (maned wolf) & May (okapi)
Brother’s kids: Brendan and Ethan, 7 (unsettled); Nate, 1 (unsettled)
Sister: Azalea, 28 (tocororo)