Howdy! I'm Nikolas Dela Cruz!

I'm commonly known as Nik or Tinik on social media.I'm a graduate from San Jose State University's Animation/Illustration program. I have a passion for storyboarding and 2D FX animation! My favorite subjects to board usually involve my own characters or something I find silly and cute, contrasting my love for loud and flashy FX!Outside of animation, I enjoy Live2D rigging, writing, and vocaloid.


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STAR SMASHER

STORYBOARD PROAn action sequence following a band touring space, facing off their greatest enemy: Star Lord.

woah, waterfall!

STORYBOARD PROBased on a day in my life when I was around 8 years old.

2DFX Animation

TOONBOOM HARMONYIncludes work I did in short films and a few personal studies.


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2024 | 2D FX Animation Reel

TOONBOOM HARMONY
BLENDER

2024 | 2D Character Animation Reel

TOONBOOM HARMONY
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
PROCREATE DREAMS


other projects

"Nem Transformation"
Rough Animation
Personal Work (2021)

"Nem Transformation"
Rough Animation
Personal Work (2021)

ANIMATED IN TOONBOOM HARMONY
A short rough animation of my friend Corin's character going through a magical girl-eque transformation.

STAR SMASHER

STORYBOARD PRO
An action sequence following a band touring space, facing off their greatest enemy: Star Lord.
Follows the script provided by Prof. Jeff Biancalana.

STORYBOARD PRO
An action sequence following a band touring space, facing off their greatest enemy: Star Lord.

Woah, Waterfall!

STORYBOARD PRO
Based on a day in my life when I was around 8 years old.

Dog Communication

CLIP STUDIO PAINT
A comedic scene using dialogue from Finding Nemo.
Below are my first pass of thumbnails.

CLIP STUDIO PAINT
A comedic scene using dialogue from Finding Nemo.

Under the Moon

STORYBOARD PRO
An action/drama sequence about a werewolf trying to get away from the men hunting him down.

Red vs. Abel

CLIP STUDIO PAINT
An action scene using two of my original characters.
Below are the initial planning and thumbnails for the scene.

CLIP STUDIO PAINT
An action scene using two of my original characters.

gesture drawing

SKETCHES

Speed Painting

Fan Art