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you put a big smile on my face! thanks!
Fri Nov 21, 2014, 6:28 AM
You have a awesome gallery man :3
Sun Nov 16, 2014, 2:19 PM
I love you
Mon Oct 27, 2014, 5:09 PM
:-) happy man aquasixio!
Sat Sep 20, 2014, 4:23 PM
super cake!
Sat Sep 20, 2014, 4:22 PM
Happy birthday :3
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:25 PM
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 6:55 PM
Happy Birthday
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 11:26 AM
happy birthday mr talented!
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 9:15 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, 



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Asking this question is the best way to answer it.

Time : 12h00 hours

Software : Photoshop CC

Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Video :…

WIP : 


WIP of Find a solution by AquaSixio


What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,559 deviants said Coloring
864 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
791 deviants said Light and Shadow
764 deviants said Water and Reflection
681 deviants said General Composition
251 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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Sakura-iro Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Your art renders me speechless ^^ Everything about it, the colors, ideas, technique, is amazing! :)
aerynnchu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really enjoying your work! Style, colours, colouring, and concepts especially. Such a refreshing gallery. Thanks for the inspiration. :)  
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message :)
CarapherneIia Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh the level of your creativity, whether it be making the actual piece or writing the backstory for it, is astounding. It is the amount of skill every artist hopes to achieve c: great work.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Oh !, thank you so much for your message :P
BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your work.  Your creativity is just fantastic.  
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message :)
BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!  Can't wait to see more of your art!  :D
Mihio-san Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J'adore vraiment ton style. Bravo pour la Daily Deviation. Je suis fière que tu sois français *^* De plus, ce dessin, une amie me l'avait montré et je l'ai adoré. Quel plaisir de le retrouver en DD! Bonne continuation!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup ! Ca me fait très plaisir de lire ton message :p
Kurara-Himura Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
omg i love the ideas and the colors you use! :) great artist wish you the best!

xoxo from Argentina
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message :O
Kurara-Himura Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
you're welcome :)
Lisan16 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member
i love ur peices
NegOne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Beautiful. Thank you!
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