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Everything about him was perfect by lily-fox Everything about him was perfect by lily-fox
The smile that enchanted Cecil Baldwin!

My friend Maria, who is a big fan of scifi/fantasy literature and Welcome to Night Vale, said she imagined Carlos as an Afro-Latino babe, which is cute because she is herself an Afro-Latina babe. I’m gonna try to draw her Cecil, too, because it’s way cute. I find the idea of dreads graying at the temple to be indefensibly hot.

P.S. Hey Kit -- I accidentally drew the man of your dreams!


[ reblog on Tumblr ]
materials: ink, paper + PS8 (fonts: Into the Vortex & Recorda Script)
music: D'Angelo, "Higher"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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doodlebugRP Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student
...well, I have to agree, his hair really IS /PERFECT?.
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I can't have Carlos being an Afro-Latin babe, because if Telly the Barber really did cut such perfect dreads as these, I'd find the show inadequate if every subsequent episode wasn't about the people of Nightvale rising up as one to dismember him.

I LOVE IT. :heart: :heart: :heart:
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moodyblues Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Dang, that smile.
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bethanyleigh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
This is probably my favorite rendering of Carlos, like, period.
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AvocadoPolymath Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I HAVE SEEN THIS ALL OVER TUMBLR

THIS BELONGS TO YOU?!?!?!?! THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE MOST PERFECT ART I'VE EVER SEEN. GOOD GOD CARLOS IS PERFECT. YOU REALLY CAPTURED THE PERFECTION EXPRESSED THROUGH CECIL'S WORDS. WOW
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
A lot of people are surprised that this is mine, except that my watermark and signature are right there, right on it!

I'm really glad you like this! :)
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AvocadoPolymath Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I meant was, I unexpectedly stumbled across your Deviantart page, and when I saw this I realized that YOU WERE THE ARTIST MY HEART HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR ALL ALONG :iconbigheartplz:
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Oh! C: Aww! Gee, that makes me feel all fizzy and good!
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AvocadoPolymath Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU DESERVE IT. Seriously, your WTNV art is the best out of all WTNV art. The Cecil you usually draw is just the best Cecil and this picture is just ohmygod ugh don't stop please
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dances-until-dawn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
This is absolutely stunning!
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KJGray Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh my god, LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE. :)
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ReturnofOlympus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why isn't this a print I need to buy it and hang it on my wall
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Oh! That's not a bad idea. :)
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:iconreturnofolympus:
ReturnofOlympus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes do that :D
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SkyGoddessofDoom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
HEADCANON ACCEPTED

(seriously that smile is too beautiful)
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Powalski13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsqueeeplz:
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jagyularr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SQUEEEEEEEE!
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh my, I love that grin. :heart:
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SP85 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Digital Artist
What a gorgeous illustration :heart:
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laydeepunch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
He looks like my dentist when I was 16. I would've married him in a breath.
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not really the way I pictured him, but he's sooo sweet! X333 Great job!
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yellowis4happy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Aboslutely adorable!
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Saw this on Tumblr and loved it! It's wonderful to see nonwhite versions of Carlos and Cecil. Beautiful work!
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aseariel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the man of many dreams, my goodness :star:_:star:
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JunkoSaotome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Another person who believes Carlos to be Afro-Latin@!

Do you visit me in my dreams? Because this is EXACTLY how i saw him(prior to his hair cut).

This is a great picture!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Thank you! Ha ha, yes! I've been sneaking around your dreams for some time now, leaving you Easter eggs.
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JunkoSaotome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD

And you're welcome! :D
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ReturnofOlympus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Homigawd he IS perfect *-*
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Atomic-Taco Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That looks like Whoopee Goldberg. 
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Way to be a turd, Taco.
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Atomic-Taco Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HIS IMAGE ISN'T CANON BUT HIS HAIR IS CURLY AND NOT IN DREADS!
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
ARE YOU SERIOUSLY GOING TO YELL AT ME ABOUT WHAT IS AND ISN'T CANON AS THOUGH I WOULD GIVE A HOT KEBAB
LOOK AT THAT SMILE
NOW GO SIT AND THINK ABOUT YOUR CHOICES
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Atomic-Taco Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I DID AND I THINK HE'D LOOK EVEN HOTTER WITH STRAIGHT HAIR.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
SO DRAW HIM TACO, DRAW HIM AND MAKE SOME UNDIES DROP
THUS, I CHALLENGE THEE
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Atomic-Taco Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh damn! Challenge accepted!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
he is really handsome!! i imagin him with wings & halo playing piano in the heavens!! XD..sorry though!
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marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I tumblred this. Thank you very much for showing such a cute Carlos :heart: 
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Kinova Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Ugh your illustrations. The BEST. I think I need to start Night Vale.
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Khiroptera Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWWWW HE'S SO CUTE AND THAT GRIN IS SO FRICKIN' ADORABLE AAAAUAUAGHJSGJD
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MangoButta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is perfection. Love the graying in his hair and those little hearts~
I'm actually one of Maria's nieces, Gena's sister, and aside from this being generally gorgeous, his face reminds me a lot of Maria. : D
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Oh hey! Tori, right? Oh wow, I love meeting more of your family. :D Everyone is so amazing and brilliant. :)

Ha ha, I was totally thinking of Maria's million-watt smile when I did this.
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MangoButta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks! We're certainly all goofy enough to be entertaining when we get together. XD
But yes, I'm Tori. Gena and Maria have both told me how awesome you are, but I didn't realize you had a deviantart as well. :D
You definitely succeeded in making his smile as cheerful and contagious as Maria's. :) 
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poisonedlipsofbliss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
I adore this! It's so so Perfect, Also I have no idea why, But when i first saw your Carlos, I swore I thought you had made a picture of Carl Sagan.

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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
There's a bizarre symmetry there, but I couldn't tell you how...
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iAmLovely Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can totally picture some strange night vale phenomn happening which causes Carlos to have a permant halo, causing him to try and study it.  Meanwhile Cecil would not even know what he is freaking out about, since he already thinks he looks like that.   
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
The Erikas would give it to him. Or maybe they'd just light it up. Gently smack him in the head as they passed in the Ralph's one day because they like him. Old Woman Josie would be like, "That? Pff, that's always been there. Get with it, science man!"
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iAmLovely Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I like that idea!  Making visible something that had always been there would also explain Cecil's reaction.  'Cause Cecil seems to be able to see what most normally wouldn't be able to.  He might not even realized anything had changed until Carlos started talking about it.  
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
And that is precisely why I think the third eye fancanon is so apt. Cecil has a special insight, and even a special literal sight that not all others in Night Vale have.
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iAmLovely Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time he does the traffic it just cements my believe that he has a third eye a little bit more.  
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tea-and-the-sea Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Might be my favorite version of Carlos to date. MUCH so excellent.
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