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SF: You mean like comissions? Yes at the moment
Mon Nov 7, 2016, 1:29 PM
Tue Oct 25, 2016, 12:04 PM
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Sun Oct 23, 2016, 12:36 PM
You are my new favorite artist! Yes only your style, but the humor Please keep it up!
Tue Sep 20, 2016, 3:23 PM
Megaman: Yes, you're wrong! I only fight when I am forced to protect the world frrom those who would pit machines against man. I believe humans and robots can live in peace!
Sun Sep 11, 2016, 12:31 PM
Yes sure which one to choose P
Tue Aug 23, 2016, 8:47 AM
@doritostheking| [?] YES! My hairs!
Mon Aug 1, 2016, 4:46 PM
AquaSixio: Yes good... Everyone's Link Power is going down. What in the world's going on? -mmsf2
Sun Jul 17, 2016, 11:17 AM
Megaman: A hero?! Yes I'm just like everyone else... run!
Sat Jul 16, 2016, 12:08 PM
aqua: Yes way, really? Is it because of the negative feedback from Sticker Star and Color Splash?
Tue Jul 5, 2016, 3:50 PM


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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.
  • 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, 



Il cigno nero by AquaSixio
Il cigno nero


What is inside me,
What my hand writes,
It’s the melancholy which escapes.
In the glow of black shapes, 
My mind goes blank,
Ready for painting.

Time : 15 h00 hours
Software : Photoshop CC
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Video of the first steps (2hours) :…

Inspired from :…

WIP : 

WIP of Il cigno nero by AquaSixio

WIP of Il cigno nero by AquaSixio
WIP of Il cigno nero


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

Video of the first steps (2hours) :…

Vague a l'ame by AquaSixio
Vague a l'ame


Time : 15 h00 hours
Software : Photoshop CC
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Video of the first steps :

Inspired from :…

WIP : 

WIP of Vague a l'ame by AquaSixio

Calendar 2017 States of Water States of mind by AquaSixio
Calendar 2017 States of Water States of mind

How can I get it ?

>>>>>Follow this link <<<<<<<

Can I see a better preview ?

Presentation of the Calendar 2017 by AquaSixio

What do the products offered by the DeviantArt Prints Service look like?

Calendar Print by Doubtful-Della

Your old calendar are still available for 2017 ?

The Orchestra          The Dancing Zodiac       Beyond Dreams
The Orchestra Calendar by AquaSixio The dancing Zodiac Calendar by AquaSixio Beyond Dreams by AquaSixio

What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,624 deviants said Coloring
899 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
817 deviants said Light and Shadow
788 deviants said Water and Reflection
703 deviants said General Composition
261 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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shaazah13 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Your art is totally Amazing!
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive imagination :clap:
dlitefulimagez Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Incredible talent!!   Also, I have a son named Cyril too!  ;-)
AntonioCremades Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your surrealist artworks. The detail of the scenes and the technique that you employ.
Regards. :)
mb67 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Your artwork is beautiful! :iconluvluvplz: 
adampanak Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to our group :iconbig-animal-farm:

:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:

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TroubledInkling Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Wow, its you, I found you. This sounds crazy but I saw some of youre work maybe 4/5 years ago? and I loved it, but I never knew who it was by, I wasnt on DeviantArt then. And then I saw your gallery today, and my brain sorta short-circuited because I recognized your style! Combed through entire Gallery, sure enough, the original piece I used as my screensaver so long ago. Its the one with the boy in the umbrella on the sea with a red sky, 'Save Our Souls'........... and just Wow. Had to share. Looking forward to being a watcher so I can see all your stuff without having to wait years! Keep up the good work:D
Reham13200 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  New Deviant
hello, may I just say I am in love with your work! it is beyond amazing. I hope you don't mind but I will be analyzing your work for my Art class because I picked you as my main artist and i would like to ask you some questions. will that be okay?
Syraliss Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just simply can't type any intelligent, so Raven: *GASP!* Awesome Raven: *GASP!* Awesome Raven: *GASP!* Awesome 
Awesome works!
phenabeana Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
O MY GOD I love your work . Its so beautiful I cried while going through your gallery. thank you so much for the llama.
mhnoni Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
one of my favorite artist , the painting of yours that have that fantasy style i love it so much , i just found out your page and i check all of your paint in one shoot , i have no wards to thank you to share such great art of yours , its not just beautiful picture but most of your paint have that story behind it when you look at it , i was lucky to see your fantasy  art .
StreetArtStudios Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Curiosity... did you have any new series in mind for a new calendar?
Discher Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude holy shit 
your art is so fucking emotional i love it 
Its so inspiring just hits me right in the heart zone 
Jade8P Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
I absolutely love your style. It is rich in color and thought. I can see the inspiration from Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki. I love their work and was really excited to see that they were an inspiration to you. I look forward to seeing more of your work and browsing your gallery!

Talidaga-Montrega Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday hope you have an amazing one :)
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