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Graveyard of the Fireflies Candy by Nick-Ian Graveyard of the Fireflies Candy :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 146 15 The Red Turtle by Nick-Ian The Red Turtle :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 276 13 Armin: Finally, the Sea by Nick-Ian Armin: Finally, the Sea :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 433 17 Guts - Berserk Armor by Nick-Ian Guts - Berserk Armor :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 399 34 A Monster Calls - The Invisible Man by Nick-Ian A Monster Calls - The Invisible Man :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 1,781 47 himura kenshin by Nick-Ian himura kenshin :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 388 21 Kenshin - Readying for a Fight by Nick-Ian Kenshin - Readying for a Fight :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 522 20 Rurouni Kenshin - Purple, Red by Nick-Ian Rurouni Kenshin - Purple, Red :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 372 21 Aiko, Sachi, Punpun by Nick-Ian Aiko, Sachi, Punpun :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 144 7 Kaneki Vs Arima by Nick-Ian Kaneki Vs Arima :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 144 8 Ken Kaneki :Re by Nick-Ian Ken Kaneki :Re :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 243 10 Ken Kaneki - One Eyed King by Nick-Ian Ken Kaneki - One Eyed King :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 203 9 Bleach - The End by Nick-Ian Bleach - The End :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 177 15 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep - The Secret Bosses by Nick-Ian Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep - The Secret Bosses :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 481 34 Heneral Luna by Nick-Ian Heneral Luna :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 99 8 Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep - Heroes by Nick-Ian Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep - Heroes :iconnick-ian:Nick-Ian 321 44

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The Red Turtle
Wow. Studio Ghibli's "The Red Turtle" is simply a masterpiece. I get a feeling of zen while watching it. It's just calming for some reason. And the art style is simple but utterly gorgeous.

Here's my little tribute. Done in watercolors. While looking for sea turtle references, I found out some sea turtles do appear red. I thought the turtle in the movie is special (in terms of coloration).
Armin: Finally, the Sea
I'm happy for Armin. Sorry if the whole illustration is a big spoiler, but I wanted to capture that moment in the manga. In color. Also, I think I made him look too young here.

Guts - Berserk Armor
I'm into Berserk now. All that blood, the carnage, the mayhem! And the story - the "Band of the Hawk" and Griffith and how he fell... I like the idea of this one man, Guts, on a futile battle against unimaginably powerful beings. It really brings out that feeling of insurmountable challenge, fighting a losing battle.

But then magic is introduced to the story. And then... I don't know, it kinda ruins it for me. And the new characters are annoying. Maybe except Serpico. And also Gut's Berserk Armor is awesome.

So I made this. Done in watercolor.
A Monster Calls - The Invisible Man

“There was once an invisible man, who had grown tired of being unseen… And if no one sees you, are you really there at all?”

“And then one day, the invisible man decided, I will make them SEE me.”

“How?” Conor asked.

“He called for a monster.”

I feel a strong connection to the story because it reminds me of that time. The same thing that happened to Conor.


Just returned from another summer trip! But it's different this time 'cause I spent it with a group. Travelling with company does have its plus sides (the most important of which is that I can save a lot on lodging). I don't know how I managed to pull off being with other people on that vacation - I guess it was just a lesson of tolerance.

I was with students doing their on the job training in companies at Cebu. Cebu, though industrialized and filled with buildings growing ever higher, is also famous for its natural wonders and pristine beaches, and with the help of a very good friend, he was a Jesuit brother and a true Cebuano, we were able to go on a boat tour around Mactan - an area known for white sand islands and underwater sanctuaries that are perfect for snorkeling and diving.

The best thing about that trip to Mactan is that I finally figured out how to use a damn snorkel! (Thanks bro!) And I've become confident floating on deep water now and I can somehow maneuver along the surface, well, as long as I have a life jacket. I actually don't know how to swim (and I really should learn it!). 

It was my first time seeing a real underwater coral reef scenario. Prior to this, I only saw them in nature shows or in books. There's such a difference seeing the real thing. I don't know how many hours I floated on the surface just staring at the busy spectacle below me. The fish were fearless of humans. They even approach you expecting food. Guess they're so used to getting fed, it was a marine sanctuary after all. And we did feed them. We just put out scraps of bread, and they'd swarm you like the paparazzi. Haha! 

I did do some solo wandering in Cebu too. I visited far flung Oslob for the white sand bar in Sumilon Island and the majestic Tumalog Falls. I should've gone whale shark watching but I didn't know how to snorkel then. It was only during the Mactan trip that I learned it. And that happened the day after my Oslob trip. Isn't that funny? 

So yeah, pretty awesome trip. And as usual, I've posted all the sketches I made and also some paintings in one deviation - here: Cebu May 2015 by Nick-Ian :D 
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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
29 Earth Years (man, I'm getting old)

Current Residence: Zamboanga City, Philippines

Favourite style of art: Traditional.

Favourite cartoon character: Billy from Grim Adventures, Patrick Starfish, Stimpson J. Cat



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An-Equestrians-Heart Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to say, you're simply amazing. Your art calls to my heart! Your gallery holds so many fan-art based works that I adore whole-heartedly. Simply beautiful
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Nice gallery:) (Smile)
a-peridox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student General Artist
hey! you probably don't remember me but i used to be user kishex-nevarx (you followed me i think, which i honestly find surprised) and i just wanted to say hi! after a lot of years i decided to make a new account and upload my art... again. anyway have great day
SAINT6127 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
I really love you art, I wish I could that good. Great Job 😊😊😊😊😊
Traveler-san Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Your art is spectacular~!
Magnusmight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student
hi, one of your avid followers just wondering the lack of new artworks i really miss your creations 
OddStrange Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was just googling final fantasy guys in armor and I found your Exdeath Open the Void pic. I am super impressed by your work, I just cannot stress how freakin' cool your art is.
PictorIocus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Filmographer
OMG how come I hadn't seen your work so far!! As a KH lover... spot on! amazing
Hellyon-Works Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello there :) I really like your art, the details are amazing ! Have my watch and a llama !
todsen19 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Nick Ian, I'm really sorry for constantly asking this, but can you please reply to my Request note? :please:

My birthday is coming up in November, and I would really like to see something awesome! :la:
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