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your gallery is more than awesome, beautiful art!!!
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 8:08 PM
you put a big smile on my face! thanks!
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You have a awesome gallery man :3
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:-) happy man aquasixio!
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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, 



Tutorial for photoshop #1  Opacity ad Flow by AquaSixio
Tutorial for photoshop #1 Opacity ad Flow


>>>>>>>> Tutorial Photoshop : Lesson 1 Opacity and Flow - Digital ART  <<<<<<<<<

French version (voice) but subtitles and texts are in English (sometimes it is hard to speak french, so imagine my english voice ! :p )

Hello dear followers, 

I start a new serie of tutorial on video support. This first video focus on the old Tutorial #6 : Brush 
Tomorrow, I will display the second video ( Tutorial Photoshop : Lesson 2 Layers - Digital ART )
If this format fits with your expectations, I will work on other tutorials on video support (adjustment layer, brush form, color balance, light/shadow, water, my turtorial...)

I need your support ! And you know how support me, follow me :

 Aquasixio's Youtube Channel Digital 

Thank you !

Here is my old tutorial list :

Tutorial #18 : Color Map 
Tutorial #17 : Turtle Colors 
Tutorial #16 : Shades 
Tutorial #15 : Adjustment Layers
Tutorial #14 : Photo-referencing
Tutorial #13 : Water
Tutorial #12 : Creativity
Tutorial #11 : Three textures
Tutorial #10 : Color
Tutorial #9 : Layer
Tutorial #8 : Cloud 2
Tutorial #7 : Arround a drawing 3
Tutorial #6 : Brush
Tutorial #5 : Arround a drawing 2
Tutorial #4 : Arround a drawing 1
Tutorial #3 : Light and shadow
Tutorial #2 : Cloud 1

Retrospection 2004 - 2012
Retrospection 2004 - 2007
Sweet Vertigo by AquaSixio
Sweet Vertigo


I feel the danger, but it’s so attractive,
I am inquiring I know, I shouldn’t go,
I understand why Alice wasn’t so naive,
Every good stories start with a vertigo,
You lose something and run around,
Once in your hand, your self is found.

Time : 12h00 hours

Software : Photoshop CC

Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Video :…

WIP : 


WIP of Sweet Vertigo by AquaSixio

Sweet Vertigo Promotion DeviantART Symbol by AquaSixio
Sweet Vertigo Promotion DeviantART Symbol


The DeviantART staff have asked me to do an illustration to promote the new DA state of mind, and here is my contribution, my special deviantARTwork :)

The normal version of the painting is avaible in my gallery and for print (with the text/symbol)

Thank you ! 


What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,562 deviants said Coloring
865 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
792 deviants said Light and Shadow
765 deviants said Water and Reflection
683 deviants said General Composition
251 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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ianvicknair Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
hello, can i interest you in a group I am making?
wolfspirit395 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did I not know you where on DeviantArt too ^^; I've been following you on Facebook for a while, now I can follow you on here :D
Your art is absolutely stunning, I love it
It inspires me to get better at my digital drawing and to draw things in different perspectives
Keep the amazing masterpieces coming my friend :)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message, it's so motivating :p
wolfspirit395 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :) I look forward to seeing your future work
ukulilia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Wonderful work! ;w;
Since when have you been drawing?
AquaSixio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)
Thank you ! I draw since ten years :p
ukulilia Featured By Owner 3 days ago
only ten!? :O wow!
Philosopher-Vinni Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Your gallery is amazing Heart Love 
blonboy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
serious talent bro - you are amazing!
LeChaoss Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really awesome art!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :p
PIADuniverse Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
C'est vraiment génial!
Quelle patte artistique et de talent tu as!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
ArchSandz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing Outstanding Works of Art!!:D
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :p
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