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Flimsy Boat
I am this patch of ocean's ruler
Come not with a heart halved 
For my waters will swallow you 
Fragile dinghy and all
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Watercolor. Used a photo of sea waves from the net for reference. Used myself as reference for the giant. Haha!
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Kisses
the first and second kisses
were from a long ago friend
the third, from a hooker named Olga
the ones that followed
must, beneath mounds of rotting blooms,
be all buried
deep
now seek only 
the salty kisses of the sea
and the bittersweet ones
of monsoon days
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Watercolor. Lesson: You shouldn't give away kisses carelessly now. Haha.
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Drinking From The Hole
He is left with poison
Every dusk, he drinks 
Mouthfuls of blackest ink
From pools left behind
By things taken away
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Poster colors on paper. 
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Take Back
i wish to consume them all
return them back to their rightful place
all the colors 
and words
wasted on flowers
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Voices
the many voices
speak only of truths
"these cursed blooms
deserve nothing but
a lasting demise"
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I really hate carnations. Haha. 
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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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Nick-Ian
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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Philippines
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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AlexAdina Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I just have to say, you are a wonderful artist.
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SubSpace-Frost Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work. Hope to see more in the future.

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Czepeku Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
Wow seriously cool art. Keep it up!
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UNDELIVER-ME Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, bro. NIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccee
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DesigningLua Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a very beautiful gallery, and I love the subtle metaphors in your work. Your skill matches your ideas and I really hope to see more wonderful artwork from you. You inspire me to search within my mind for deeper meaning.
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just read about the disaster, I hope you're ok.  :(
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OfficialAlekPierce Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
I am so happy I found your art!
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Butterfly198 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Your art is gorgeous!
Really awesome. Could you maybe draw a picture of a girl with a dragon?
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DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017   Artist
Hello! just dropping in to say that i am enthralled buy your beautiful, beautiful pieces!
thank you very much for giving us these arts :.)
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