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Welcome To Night Vale by behindinfinity Welcome To Night Vale by behindinfinity
A friendly desert community where the sun is hot,
the moon is beautiful,
and mysterious lights pass overhead
while we all pretend to sleep.
Welcome to Night Vale.


:bulletpurple: These are just 5 out of a 10-piece photo set. See the rest on my Tumblr! :pointr: behindinfinity.tumblr.com/post…

series: Welcome to Night Vale
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin as Cecil Palmer
:camera: photos by Reskiy and behindinfinity

We've been meaning to incorporate more establishing shots for our shoots, to give viewers a better idea of the kind of setting our characters exist in. This series presented a great opportunity for us to try it out! Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast so it's a very non-visual medium for storytelling. Yet its world has a very distinct atmosphere, and we're given very vivid mental images through their words and music. My friends and I tried to capture the setting of Night Vale as we imagined it. Included in the set are images such as: A more realistic view of the WtNV logo. The Glow Cloud hurling animal carasses on the town below. Hooded Figures which one should not approach.

Fun fact: We took all of these photos at places that are a walking distance from where I stay. So I actually live in this Night Vale, ahaha.

Also, the second anniverasry of Welcome to Night Vale is coming up very soon! June 15! How thrilling!

Welcome To Night Vale by behindinfinity WtNV: The Voice of Night Vale by behindinfinity Welcome to Night Vale: One Year Later by behindinfinity WtNV: Nothing To Fear by behindinfinity

:bulletpurple: Since people often ask about this — Welcome to Night Vale is a dark comedy podcast about a strange desert town whose bizarre stories are told through the local community radio station. It's fantastic and you should give it a shot if you enjoy things you can't explain to your friends with mere words. You can listen to the episodes for free through your favorite podcast apps or here on Podbay from your computers.

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:iconautopilota113:
AutoPilotA113 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesomeness
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
totally awesome !!! :D
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VoiceActingChibi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity: how did you do Cecil's tattoos? They look REALLY well done!
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asteeg1412 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
These photos of yours got me into the series! Very much Thanks!!!
This photo is very artistic and mysterious. Wow.
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ShiverBug Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very emotional. Good job. And Jin's cosplay is really spot on.
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MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
All hail the glow cloud...
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SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing, dude.
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werewolf-hime1313 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to ask, where did this sort of looks/designs for Cecil come from? I've noticed a lot of people use this white hair purple tattoos etc look but I can't figure out where it originated from. I'll admit I haven't fully caught up yet (I'm somewhere in the 30s) but thus far he hasn't described himself...
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
The images come from the imaginations of fans everywhere :) I personally just imagined him with light hair based on his voice. And there was a mention of a necktie at some point, so from there I visualized the rest of what he might wear. The mismatched eyes are my own touch; just a little something I imagined as well.

I didn't think of the tattoos at first but I saw it on a lot of fan art and the idea really appealed to me. (Only I don't think they are actual tattoos, and are more like symbols that just grew on his skin one day due to some prophecy or whatever else makes sense in Night Vale.) I think the tatts are a nice visual feature that makes him easily distinguishable, and works as a good contrast element to the way he's dressed.
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werewolf-hime1313 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, okay. thanks. =^-^=
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RebelMyth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I'm going to be going to one of their live shows, I'm so happy! 
It's going to be glorious, one I finally catch up. Guess I know how I'm sending my first dew days of summer vacation.
How'd you manage the glow cloud?
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
That's fantastic news!! I'm sure it'll be wonderful! As much as I would love to go to one too, I am at a geographical disadvantage being on the other side of the world and all, hahah. I hope the shows keep going until a day that could be there to catch one! But yes, do catch up! The latest episodes are just whooooaaaaa you'll love it.

Oh, I was just lucky enough to catch the Glow Cloud passing by my neighborhood. :laughing: Nah, I actually would periodically check on the sky over the span of a few days, waiting for a cloud formation that looked worthy of being the Glow Cloud. And then I had animal carcasses thrown into the air- I mean, Photoshopped the rain of dead animals.
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RebelMyth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
A friend and I are going, itll be great! I'm backlogged on everything I watch/listen to, so many things...

Its a truly beautiful glow cloud.
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Fenerismoon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I've got to ask, are the dead animals being rained by the glow cloud photoshopped in, set up, or were you lucky enough to get animal-shaped debris being blown off the roof of the building?
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MetaCynth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I love that you're incorporating the atmosphere and setting into your cosplay. It really fills out the characters and showcases the photographer's talent. Stunning imagery.
And now I might go listen to these podcasts. Yet another fandom you and your friends have turned me on to :D
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
It would have been difficult to incorporate all these elements into a single photo, so I really do appreciate the value of having a photo set with establishing shots!

Night Vale is truly wonderful and unique! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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melondream Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I squee'd so hard when I saw this! I usually only see fanart where Cecil is an older gentleman (which is good since I have Ossan Moe), but it's also nice to see a younger/cuter version of him.
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
To be honest, my mental image of him should look more mature than I do, but I have to work with what I have! :lol: Cecil Baldwin isn't all that old himself, so it's not that bad to be a younger-looking Cecil, I hope! I'm happy you like my version, though! :D
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lennyboola Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CECIL!! WAHH HOW ARE YOU THIS BEAUTIFUL??
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BowtieZombie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Photographer
I love this so much. ;u; You make a wonderful Cecil. <3
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so! :thanks: I love the podcast and Cecil's character so I was happy to be able to do this!
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Night Vale, yes! <3
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WrathAndEnvy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
!!!!
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LittleDesertStar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMGlow Cloud, those eyes Sparkly eyes test 
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blueyoda7291 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
[heavy breathing]
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GraphiteHeart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nom nom amazing character nom nom!!!
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Supersonic-Gabi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES.  Oh my word, Jin. Also, did you actually draw the tattoos on, or did you edit them in post?
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behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
(Your Night Vale drawings are really cool!) I do draw them on as much as I can! If it weren't so time-consuming, I would want to add more! Of course sometimes the neat-freak in me can't help doing some cleanup on post!
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Supersonic-Gabi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I always wonder if anyone actually looks at my gallery and its amazing that someone as busy as I imagine you are, took the time to!

When I did my Cecil(ia, went for the genderbend because I wanted to see a nice version. It still needs work though.) I had a friend paint my arms with snazaroo... that was such a pain. I think something like the markers they use for tattoo outlines would work well, and they are decently cheap.

The work in post is not jarring by any means, it really just makes them look perfect. Such a hard balance to strike!
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Bansini Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally on dA! This is one of my favorite cosplays yet, mainly cause the tattoos look great.
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! I really enjoyed having the tattoos! I wish they'd last longer!
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Bansini Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read your tumblr tutorial on how to make them. If you used something henna, it would stay for about 2-4 weeks. Airbrush tattoos also last pretty long. I've heard of people using sharpies and DIY dye tattoos, but I've never used them myself. (:
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forimmortality Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Listening to an pod-isode right now ^^ Thanks for introducing this to me, Jin!
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
I'm glad my photos got you interested in the podcast! :D
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Vampire-Sacrifice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh this makes me so happy!
What a great Cecil, awesome job!
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   General Artist
Always happy to hear from Night Vale fans! Thank you! :D
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