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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
Oh look! A shout box! *shouts* :B
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 2:10 AM
wow man your the best i like most of your work
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:20 AM
Hi. I love your art. You are the best. :)
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 9:37 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 ? 

1,487 deviants said Coloring
831 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
760 deviants said Light and Shadow
729 deviants said Water and Reflection
659 deviants said General Composition
238 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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ilo-ka 16 minutes ago  Professional Digital Artist
Your art is very inspiring! It makes me want to grab my paints and brushes and start expressing myself immediately :)
True Artist! Keep it up buddy!
AquaSixio 2 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
FantasiaMeister 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By the many arts I've seen on this site, you have truly amazed me with your work of epic awesomeness. It is so awesome that I need develope an entirely new word to describe these amazing works of art you have here and how great they are! :D :D :D :D Great art, Very great art :)
AquaSixio 2 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message :o
Izuneko 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
you're gallery is truly beautiful!
i love your style and the way you can put the colours together in a way that really conveys the feeling of the piece
-you've really inspired me to try using a wider range of colours in my own work~
i just can't believe i didn't watch you sooner //sobbs
AquaSixio 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much for your message... :O
Your works are beautiful and intriguing, they carry a lot of deeper meaning. I think that it's interesting that you are involved with psychology, too. Do you feel that drawing has enabled you to understand people and their actions better?

I know that studying psychology must have taught you a lot about humans already, but do you think that drawing expanded that understanding? I'm intrigued to know more about this~ :D
AquaSixio 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Good questions ! I don't really know...  But I know why I paint : I need an outlet ! If not, I couldn't continue this job :)
That's the reason why I don't paint if I haven't something to say :p
I see, thank you very much for taking time to reply! I'm always glad to know more about great artists.
Pyriceti 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Votre travail est fantastique, tant en inspiration qu'en qualité, c'est un plaisir de vous suivre ! J'espère atteindre un tel niveau un jour XD
Merci pour le partage !
AquaSixio 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Merci énormément pour ton message :)
Oh, and your gallery is amazing! :O 
Thank you so much for the tutorials! :D I especially loved the turtle tutorials because choosing colors is actually my weakness. So thank youuu!
AquaSixio 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your support :)
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