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Current Rank: 136 (Arts & Craft)
Site Description: I am Nico Encarnacion. I am a freelance illustrator and graphics designer. This blog is where I put most updates of my artworks, some articles to get other artists inspired and hopefully some really nice tutorials in the future.
Date Joined: Feb 27, 2012

Tags: vector illustration, cute doodles, digital art, design critter, digital illustrations

Latest Blog Posts

Bezier Curves Basics: A Tutorial
on Oct 10, 2012 in Tutorials Adobe Bezier Curves Illustrations Illustrator Paths Sketch Tutorial Vector Most beginners I meet are always anxious to try Illustrator because of the “notorious” pen tool. They’d rather stick to Photoshop which is not always a good thing if you want flexibility and speed in working on your projects. Well fear no more.

Pebbles and the Minion: A Storybook Style Illustration
on Oct 5, 2012 in Personal Projects Tutorials Caricatures Character Design Cool Graphics Illustrations Sketch Tutorial Vector I made this illustration for my friend's little sister. I also attached here a cool video from that teaches you how to work on some aspects of drawing characters in Adobe Illustrator using custom brushes that are very essential for you...

A Year of Caffeine Overload
on Sep 18, 2012 in Personal Projects Projects Character Design Cool Graphics Doodles Humor Illustrations Poster Design Sketch Typography Vector This is a rare event, people. I rarely draw myself. I figured to draw something that truly represents what I am right now - a hobo-looking, caffeine-dependent, sleep-deprived, no-haircut-for-three-months, researcher/Master's student/illustrey-toh.

Adventure Time Shirt Designs
on Sep 9, 2012 in Projects Shirt Designs Adventure Time Cartoon Network Character Design Cool Graphics Doodles Illustrations Shirt Design Traditional Vector It's my first time to draw Adventure Time characters. I always thought they all looked so colorful and cute and I kinda learned to love the characters when I started sketching my first drafts for's Adventure Time shirt design contest.

Kunming in Film
on Aug 29, 2012 in Film China Instax Photograhpy Scenes Last week we went to Kunming City, Yunnan, China for a conference - my first conference after a year of research work here in Korea. It was an awesome trip overall. My dreams of seeing the Stone Forest and climbing up the Dragon Gate on Western Hills...

Chinese Dragon Attempt
on Aug 27, 2012 in Personal Projects Scrap Artwork Traditional Character Design Illustrations Korea Line Art This is my first attempt at illustrating a dragon.

European Houses
on Aug 26, 2012 in Personal Projects Projects Traditional Colour Pencils Illustrations Scenes Sketch This artwork was inspired by one of MS Windows' wallpapers. It's a sketch of some European houses along a river.

Farewell, Neil Armstrong
on Aug 25, 2012 in Personal Projects Tributes Illustrations Vector As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.” - Charles Bolden...

Tito Beck
on Aug 10, 2012 in Personal Projects Projects Caricatures Character Design Illustrations Vector This is a caricature I did for my uncle.

Avian Sketches – A Bird Study
on Aug 2, 2012 in Personal Projects Scrap Artwork Traditional Colored Pencils Doodles Illustrations Line Art Pencil Sketch Scrap Scribble Some bird quick sketches I did last night while waiting for sleep to come. :)...

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