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u cool *w*
Thu Jun 26, 2014, 8:48 PM
Wed May 21, 2014, 7:28 AM
i luv ur art.. it very emotional and express sometimes how i feel.. Excellent artwork
Thu Apr 24, 2014, 1:02 PM
SO GOOD ! Keep it that way !! :)))
Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:30 AM
Your work is really amazing! :) Love it!
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:59 AM
Your work is simply stunning and beautiful! All you pieces are so creative and lovely! Keep up the good work! :)
Fri Mar 7, 2014, 6:32 PM
I love your work!
Wed Mar 5, 2014, 6:26 PM
amazing works, having special quality!!
Sat Feb 15, 2014, 9:37 AM
I've fallen in Love with you your WORKS!!!! KIU!
Sat Feb 8, 2014, 7:51 AM
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 10:39 AM


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Cyril Rolando
Artist | Professional | Digital Art


Artistic approach :
My artistic approach is set between surreal and fantasy style... in one word : Otherworldly. I never took art course that's why I have few anatomy/perspective notions. I work with intuition to compensate for this lack of knowledge and venture into colors. I use only Photoshop CS2 and a Wacom tablet. I don't know how to draw on paper support.

Influences :
I'm aware my works don't come within the scope of a high artistic richness. I don't want to do beautiful things, but bringing out the difficulty to catch the emotional aspect in tiny, frozen, flat colored rectangles. Overall, I want to " tell something ", not only " show pixels ". Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki are both the roots of my own world. I like the surrealism movement, especially the work of Boris Vian and his Foam of the Daze (l'écume des jours). I like the absurdity, the creativity and the enchanting universes, where colors bring more emotions than thousand smiles or a million tears.

Inspiration :
I am curious of life. I admire the work of the time, the evolution of societies, the change of thoughts, the human drops after drops are born oceans. I choose the pseudo Aquasixio to put together my favorite element with my favorite digit. My characters are often lost children or in quest for their truth (and not THE truth). Their stories are quite sad but the darkness of life is more inspiring than happy and safe people, in my opinion.

Otherworldly world :
I " try " to avoid to go into cliches (emo-fantasy-surreal labels), that's why I often use animals, attempting to be original to speak about ordinary theme. I think humans are proud, mistrustful and self-centered (and I am human). I want to hand over to the animals, to critic or play human roles. They don't carry hidden symbols ; this is just a return to innocence, a naive vision of the world. This is a return to childhood, where animals can speak, dreams become reality and imagination rules the world.

Digital painter :
I am realistic and quite pessimistic. I try to remain authentic, I don't think myself as an artist, but a simple Photoshop user. Since I work as psychologist, I have more distance with my art hobby. The popularity makes me feel as ill at ease as the indifference. I am really impressed by the artworks of the young artists gathered on Deviant Art, I admire the job of janaschi, loish, and arcipello and many other. I am proud to be a member of the new generation but I can't invest myself more on this way.

Tutorials :
I am really interested when artists add a step by step of their drawing to reflect the slow evolution of the creation. As freelance artist, I learnt how to draw watching young artist submitting their artworks/oekaki. I add my work-in-progress to show how strange blurred strokes could turn into a face or a tree. I did a lot of tutorials for explaining my approach, not to say that my way of drawing is perfect but sharing the process, how a tiny spark can come on a gigantic dancing fire. You have to be persevering.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Mapei - Don't wait

It is with a great pleasure that I announce the opening of my official shop ! ------>

What I propose today is a direct link with the artist, with the possibility to purchase high quality prints, with vivid and accurate colors. These reproductions are personally checked, signed, numbered then tidily packaged in order to reach you carefully. I have chosen the canvas format for giving you the possibility to frame it. 

Only six 12x18’’ artworks are available, in a Limited Edition of 100 copies. 

Moreover, to emphasize the «  official » dimension, I created « original and unique » artworks, non available in the regular shops (such as DeviantART, Society6, Curioos,…). These exclusive artworks are included in a Limited Edition of 100 copies. 

Furthermore, I will offer prints of my other artwork, upon request, which will be signed but not numbered. The available sizes are 12x18’’ and 20x30’’.

Do not hesitate to share feedback and wishes, in order to develop new artworks format.

Thanks again for you support, 


What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,523 deviants said Coloring
842 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
774 deviants said Light and Shadow
750 deviants said Water and Reflection
667 deviants said General Composition
244 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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ZombieSlayer13x Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Your art is amazing! The colors, concepts, and style is splendid and very appealing to the eye. If I could watch you a million times over, I would C: I'm definitely buying one of your prints for my dorm room! It's so hard to pick just one!! Have a wonderful day =^_^=
Joannamation Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous artwork :)
Your paintings have such imaginative concepts behind them
gundamyogi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
tu es incroyable tes art aussi
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup :)
dinosaurwithasniper Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
You have been an inspiration to me for a couple of months now, and i have just recently made a DeviantArt so I could watch you. That sounds creepy, but I am in love with your work. The ideas that you put onto paper, and the ay you color, and the whole story that comes to my mind when I take a glance at your beautiful pieces. Thank you so much for sharing them with the world. You are quite amazing. 
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ! Thank you so much for your message, I am glad you share it with me :) Thank you for your support  !
dinosaurwithasniper Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Well, you deserve it! :) I'm so glad you replied! You truly are wonderful!
IdeateDomination Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. I'm a writer and I just have loads and loads and LOADS of ideas inside my head. Due to my unfortunate lack of talent at art, my ideas tend to stay inside my head. It's quite a downer.

Please imagine a sphere of water floating in the sky. This sphere is as big as a house and it is the home of a mermaid. Now expand that vision to a bunch of spheres floating in the sky connected by tubes of water that is basically roads for the inhabitants. A bit beyond the dwellings of the mass population, is a huge sphere of water that is the school for mermaids and much more. These floating spheres of water is a city that soars high in the sky. I guess mermaids are not so underwater (lol). Once a year, this floating city floats to a huge pillar of water (which looks SUPER cool in my head). This pillar allows the mermaids to travel down to the seas to explore and have fun once they become of age. This is one part of a world I'm creating and writing about (the world has weird gravity). 

The whole thing looks gorgeous in my head. Do you like the idea? Please reply, I would like to know what you think of it and if you would draw about it. Thanks!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, actually, you are right it could be a really surrealist and amazing drawing/concept ! I thank you for sharing it with me :)

Unfortunately, it's really hard for me to draw something that doesn't come from inside of myself (deep deep inside). That's why I won't be able to draw it but you are right, it's a good project :) 
IdeateDomination Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll do my best to learn then. Do you use Photoshop? I learned the basic tools at school but my eyes get tired really quickly because I stare too long. Does that happen to you too?
I have these times where I just lie down and imagine a really beautiful scene, but when I try to draw it, it turns out completely different. Then I forget the idea which is a real pity. So I guess the only way is to learn! Thanks, now I understand why won't be able to draw my idea.
I want to be proud of my own work so... gotta work hard!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose this document should help you to understand that I needed time  to understand how photoshop worked :p…
AmiHisui Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your works are so capturing, I can stare at it for hours!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
KuchikixRukia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter… if you havent seen yet ~ Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the credits :p
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