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Siquijor Dumaguete Trip by Nick-Ian
Siquijor Dumaguete Trip

The past two weeks, I went to the island of Siquijor and the city of Dumaguete.

Siquijor is a land filled with stories of the supernatural. They say it’s the place of witch doctors and mythical beings. But it’s actually a beautiful island filled with white sand beaches – there’s even one right there at the port!

It’s a laid back island. I can really feel the quiet, country life vibe going on, though there were lots of vacationers that time because of the Holy Week holidays.

Dumaguete on the other hand is more developed. It’s a city much like our own, but with its own unique charm. I really liked strolling along their boulevard and pigging out in the eateries nearby.

I walked a LOT actually and off course, I sketched while exploring these places. The black and white pencil and ball pen drawings here are done on the spot. Most of these are of islands I passed by during boat trips and the others are old historical cathedrals at Siquijor. 

The drawing at the bottom, the farthest right, is one of the places I really looked forward to see in Siquijor. It’s a very old balete tree. In Philippine myth, these creepy looking trees are supposed to house magical creatures and spirits. But when I went there, the tree was surrounded by so many tourists, taking selfies and dipping their feet into the water near the tree for a fish spa. But still, the tree looked ancient and mystical with all those intertwining branches and those roots that snake around its base like a labyrinth.

The colored painting above is of Manjuyod White Sand Bar. It’s based on a photo I took with my phone. I went there via bus from Dumaguete. I had to ask people around about how to go there solo. The official travel tours are a bit too expensive for me. Luckily I found a guy who owns a small fishing boat and agreed to take me there for a lesser price. Such nice people!

It was high tide when I reached the sand bar and the water was waist deep. It’s crystal clear! And it was a big expanse of white sand bar with shallow water perfect for frolicking and swimming. I must’ve stayed in the water for hours. Maybe next time I’ll catch it at low tide and really see the whole sand bar.

So there you go. Hope you enjoyed my sharing of this little summer trip. There are still a whole lot of beaches out there calling out to me and more scenic sights to sketch. I just wish I can afford travelling MORE.

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I discovered this crazy cooking themed anime called Shougeki no Souma. I love cooking anime shows - Cooking Master Boy, Yakitate Japan, Mr. Ajiko. For me, the best thing about them are the funny, over the top reactions to the food. Shougeki no Souma mixed that with sexiness, I mean there's tentacle action in the very first episode. It's really funny. 

I got new games too. Got a copy of Under Night In-Birth, an awesome 2D fighting anime game, and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Bought these during my summer trip. I'll tell more about that with the sketches that I uploaded here: Siquijor Dumaguete Trip :D 

Summer ain't over yet! I still have plans to got to more beaches. 
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Doomed - Chuck Palahniuk
  • Watching: Bizarre Foods
Under Night In-Birth by Nick-Ian
Under Night In-Birth
These are fanarts I made of this new awesome 2D fighting game I just got called Under Night In-Birth.

I've always wanted to get this game after seeing videos of it in Youtube. And I did! During another of my solo vacation trips last week. Oh, I'll put up a deviation about that too later.

All of these are done using watercolor and ballpens.

Some other thoughts about the game:
1. It has a weird title.
2. I like all the characters! And their ultimate moves are freaking awesome too!
3. My faves are Seth (the guy with the blue knives), Carmine (the blood guy) and Byakuya (not shown here).
4. Eltnum's fourth wall breaking dialogues are hilarious! (She's originally from Melty Blood)
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Tokyo Ghoul - The End by Nick-Ian
Tokyo Ghoul - The End
Well as expected, the Tokyo Ghoul anime didn't end like the manga. So, no epic Arima versus Kaneki battle... But, that emotional La Pieta scene in the end is a good change.

I was REALLY lazy with coloring this though, so sorry for how messy it looks (though it might have been intentional). Did this on two opposite pages of my doodle book.

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Tokyo Ghoul does not belong to me.
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A shortage of water for many hours everyday, long power outages also everyday, not to mention the HEAT! 

Yup. It's summer here in our beautiful place - Asia's Latin City... *sigh*
  • Mood: Steaming
  • Listening to: the eletric fan
  • Reading: Stephen King - Nightmares and Dreamscapes
I discovered this crazy cooking themed anime called Shougeki no Souma. I love cooking anime shows - Cooking Master Boy, Yakitate Japan, Mr. Ajiko. For me, the best thing about them are the funny, over the top reactions to the food. Shougeki no Souma mixed that with sexiness, I mean there's tentacle action in the very first episode. It's really funny. 

I got new games too. Got a copy of Under Night In-Birth, an awesome 2D fighting anime game, and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Bought these during my summer trip. I'll tell more about that with the sketches that I uploaded here: Siquijor Dumaguete Trip :D 

Summer ain't over yet! I still have plans to got to more beaches. 
  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Doomed - Chuck Palahniuk
  • Watching: Bizarre Foods

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Nick-Ian
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28 Earth Years (man, I'm getting old) Wow... 2 more years and I'm... *gulp* 30. Eeeek!

Current Residence: Zamboanga City, Philippines

Favourite genre of music: anything noisy

Favourite style of art: Traditional. With themes of fantasy, magic, horror, surreal and macabre...

Favourite cartoon character: Billy from Grim Adventures, Patrick Starfish, Stimpson J. Cat
Personal Quote: Fruit prevents scurvy!
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o0sahira-chan0o Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is so breathtaking, all the pictures seem so..alive O.O. May the muse never leave you!
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DarthFishhum Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
Daamn. You have a fine gallery
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LoonyBoB Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Check your DA notes again. ;)
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UltimateChimeraBlood Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your watercolors. So vivid and life-like.
Keep up the good work!
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Superscarykitty45 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome.... artworks..... cool.... Bunny Bunny Emoji-91 Spin Hug 
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LoonyBoB Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Check your DA nooooooooootes!  :D  Just needing permission to show off one of your works on Friday ;)
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IceLaws Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your things <3
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday!  birthday cake 
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billywallwork525 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Hey, great work with the kingdom hearts pieces, love them. Quick question, do you do commissions? Keep up the good work 😉
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wants456 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, Your art is real awesome especially when u use ways of Amano ^^ I myself is trying to, and seriously looking at ur art and Amano's both are a great inspiration. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but do you do requests .3.
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