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We understand the lights by lily-fox We understand the lights by lily-fox
Cecil and Carlos cozy up, featuring their anniversary timepiece (a WeWOOD, as I think is Carlos’ style).

This is inspired by Jen Mundy's work (don't look right away, or mine will look like twelve times poop comparatively). I realize I have a long way to go before I can do what I want to do, but I feel like I'm doing okay for not having a tablet. It's busy but cozy.

materials: ink, paper + PS8
music: Grimes, "Genesis"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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BBMacToma Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Halloween colors!!!! My second favorite color scheme. :D I LOVE the clouds and crack/chasm thingy.
sc-campbell Nov 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You don't have a tablet and you still manage this? You're doing great, can't wait to see what you do with a tablet!
i love this more than pie. 
sunshinemayflower Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see this and all my mind can say is, Awwww!.  In a sort of "I could srsly cry" tone.
Love the peaceful warmth between them, the way Cecil is holding Carlos' left hand with his right, and touching his face with his left.  Wonder what Carlos' right hand is doing? ;)
I love how those embers are floating up from between them, like something really special is happening, like you're seeing the energy hidden behind their calmness -- and then the green light just enhances that feeling.  There's some really wild energy going on between them right now, without either of them having to say anything.

Again, :iconiloveyoutooplz: 

The small green aurora...when I look at it really up close, it reminds me of something to do with digital sound.  Was that intentional?
dustiphoenix Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got to see the thumbnail of this (my computer was being funny, at least it thinks it's funny. I disagree.) right before leaving for the Ohio shows. But you know what? The warmth simply emanating from those two made me feel enough at ease for such a long journey (Cinci is seven hours from my house, driving). I can't believe I'm about to quote a four year old, but earlier this year, Tara's little boy Gabe said this about Kaydence and why he wanted to grow up to be ten times the size of his daddy to protect her (again, his words): "We have the same heart". That's all I can think whenever I see this. 
lineCra Oct 22, 2013  Professional Artist
I hate to admit it. But its due to your lovely lovely piece portraying our well loved radio host Cecil and visiting scientist Carlos that I gave in and began listening to 'Welcome to Night Vale.' I'm glad of this distraction and find Cecil's voice wonderful to listen to while driving. Thanks lily. :hug:
SimoneHovac Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes perfect. This is EXACTLY my headcannon Cecil and Carlos. I am also digging the Grimes 
CourageKarma Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I found this while at school today, then forgot to email the link to myself. So I just spent half an hour looking for this and I'm so happy that I found it again!!!
It's beautiful by the way. I really like your style, the surprising simplicity but careful detail is amazing. I really like how you drew the clouds too.
Psychdelia Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww this is so adorable!! I think this is my new phone background, omg. 
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