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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, 



The glimmers of Aurora by AquaSixio
The glimmers of Aurora


The first artwork, from an endless serie, related to my daughter, Aurore. 

Your story begins shortly after I met your mother, but we weren’t ready to welcome a new life yet. 

Our love has become hard to contain, so we get married to share this happiness with our family.

Then, each one of our hearts has released a spark of life, a glimmer of you was growing inside, 

Today, you are dancing in your mother’s womb, you are not so far, we can feel it under our hands,

You are the dawn of a new world, my little light bringer. We will be there to support and guide you.

Time : 12  
h00 hours

Software : Photoshop CC

Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Reference :…

WIP : 

WiP of The glimmers of Aurora by AquaSixio

WiP of The glimmers of Aurora by AquaSixio
WiP of The glimmers of Aurora

The first artwork, from an endless serie, related to my daughter, Aurore. 

Your story begins shortly after I met your mother, but we weren’t ready to welcome a new life yet. 

Our love has become hard to contain, so we get married to share this happiness with our family.

Then, each one of our hearts has released a spark of life, a glimmer of you was growing inside, 

Today, you are dancing in your mother’s womb, you are not so far, we can feel it under our hands,

You are the dawn of a new world, my little light bringer. We will be there to support and guide you.

WIP of Dancing Zodiac front page Calendar by AquaSixio
WIP of Dancing Zodiac front page Calendar


Future front page of the dancing zodiac calendar 

The dancing zodiac project by AquaSixio

Time : 4 h00 hours
Software : Photoshop CC
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Video (4H00) :


What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,603 deviants said Coloring
889 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
811 deviants said Light and Shadow
785 deviants said Water and Reflection
701 deviants said General Composition
259 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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Mid-z-z-z-uki Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student
COOL мне больше нечего сказать
TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What cool art you have here :)
Ondjage Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnifique galerie ! J'ai pas eu le temps de tout mettre en favori mais je reviendrai ! :D
HalHefnerART Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello my friend, I sent you an email and a msg on here a while back. I'd love to showcase your art on one of our new Sketch This challenges! Can you please respond? Thanks in advance! Your work is amazing! We can help you promote this calendar too!
Joda63 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Student
Magnifique page et magnifique technique, je suis fan de l'association des couleurs et du style.
Tu réussis à faire passer des émotions.. des sentiments dans tes dessins.
Ça me touche beaucoup.
Bravo ! Hâte de voir tes futures œuvres :)
voister Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I like. Will look into spending some Euro's on your work!
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Your work is stunning :)
BlueprintPredator Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely fantastic art, I am very much looking forward to your future uploads :D
And kudos to you for putting tutorials here ;)
Aloyssiah Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love your dancing Zodiac series. It's gorgeous.
Agfriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant
Que dire ? Au moins je vais pouvoir essayer de m'exprimer en français, je n'imagine même pas si j'avais dû tenter le coup en anglais. C'est déjà si compliqué d'enfermer dans des lettres ce que l'on recent.
Je me manifeste très peu généralement, que cela me plaise, me choque, m'attriste, me dégoute.  Silence. Peur d'un jugement peut-être ? Ou bien est-ce l'idée que ça ne change pas grand chose de toute manière ? Je ne sais pas. Tout ce que je sais c'est que si quelque chose vaut la peine que je m'exprime, c'est bien ton travail.
Ton univers est tellement fascinant. Chacune de tes oeuvres a,  comment dire ... une âme ? Je ne trouve même pas de mot. Tellement de choses s'en dégagent.. dans les couleurs, dans la lumière, dans les ombres, dans ta manière même d'utiliser l'absence... la liste est si longue...
Il y a dans ce que tu crées, au delà-même du travail et du temps que cela demande, une telle sensibilité, une telle poésie ... 
J'imagine que c'est là ce à quoi aspire chaque artiste alors je voulais juste te dire : voilà, tu as réussi, tu veux vider ton carquois dans le coeur de tes cibles ... et tu vises bien. Bravo et merci.
Bref je vais m'arrêter là, je ne sais même pas si tu lis ces commentaires; tu dois en recevoir beaucoup. Cependant, si par miracle tu lis ceci, sache que j'aimerais beaucoup mieux te connaître; parfois on ne sait pas trop quoi faire de toute cette fragilité .. disons plutôt sensibilité ?
InnerestingSoul Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi, Cyril. Your artwork is in depth, really great in many ways and it definitely inspires me to develop my creativity. Your tutorials also have helped a lot in understanding color and atmosphere. So I included you in my Influence Map.
taranayepa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your dancing zodiac series is incredible. 
Dristals Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like very much two things about your work:
movement and

Keep them coming :):):)
jonestheBlue Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I just want to say that your art is completely beautiful, and the way you combine the people with the environment, it's completely unique!
The ones with dancers, they look so free and amazing!
Melinda123 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Your gallery is AWESOME!
So many great techniques :) :)
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