Welcome to Night Nails!

by - Saturday, September 21, 2013

Get it?! HA. So these were my first attempt at Welcome to Night Vale nails. They aren't terrible, though I wish I had used a finer brush to do the details with. Oh well, live and learn! For those of you that don't know what Welcome to Night Vale is, it is an amazing/inventive/creepy/hilarious/charming/eerie podcast in the style of a radio drama that you can listen to for free over here. Here's the official description:
Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide. Welcome to Night Vale.

This logo is the only confirmed visual we have for wtnv, so it's what I based my first design around. Wtnv goes out of its way to ensure we don't have set-in-stone visuals for any real aspects of the Night Vale community (including characters, settings, Desert Bluffs, etc.) so you're truly left to your imagination while you listen. Seriously, if you haven't clicked that link above to listen to this podcast, do it now. I'll even link it for you again here.

This design started with a gradient that went from Sinful Colors Dream On to Sinful Colors Let's Talk to Sinful Colors Black on Black. Once that was dry I used Black on Black and a small brush to paint the top of a house and some phone lines, as per the logo.

My accent nail is a base of Sinful Colors Dream On. When it was dry I drew the eye with Let's Talk, Dream On and White Acrylic Paint.

Detail shot of the phone line
I did the lowest colour of the gradient and the design in the same colour so they would fade into each other at the tip of the nail. I think it gives it a bit of a dark and eerie look, which is exactly what I was going for. :)

Detail shot of the rooftop
I also took some shots of the gradient + accent nail before I did the art on top of the gradient. Why? Because I wanted some plain shots of what is my favourite gradient to-date. Love it!

Look how gorgeous those colours are together!

It's been a while since I did fandom nails, and even though I'm not 100% happy with these they're still pretty damn awesome. :) A lot of the fandom creations and art for wtnv have been amazing, so these are my own small contribution to the community. I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for visiting! xx

(And seriously... Check out the podcast!)

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  1. These look great! I love how the details blend in with the darkest color of the gradient and also the color combination of the gradient itself =D
    I'm amused that you linked it not one or two but three times haha

    Goodnight, Night Vale. Goodnight. =P

    1. Ahahah... I wanted to make sure people could find the link if they wanted to! :p Maybe this post will get the show some new fans! :)

      And thanks! That was the original idea, though I wish I had taken some extra time to make the picture bits a bit better... Oh well.

      Maybe my next design will be an homage to carlos's perfect (pre-telly the barber) hair. ;P

  2. I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM!!! I saw the title of this post and freaked out! I just moved into uni and am about to put up my WTNV fanart postcards so these nails definitely fit the mood!

  3. I've never heard of this podcast before but it sounds like fun, I think I'll have to check it out :) These nails look great, the gradient is beautiful and you did a beautiful job on the nail art :)


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