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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.
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zandonadi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Frist: You're handsome!
Second: You say here that you doný consider yourself as an artist. I think you should, even if it is only a hobby and you get your live going as a psychologist (what I think it's awesome. I'm studying psychology. Can I ask what theory you use?)
third: Your work is incrediable! Can't say more than that... I'm stunned by it.
fourth: Keep doing it.
CATALINASAENZ Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Weel-a Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Cute :3 and cool eyes :)
Vinicius-Alves Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do you just use photoshop? you are amazing!
Beautiful art and great job
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, I just use photoshop :)
Vinicius-Alves Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic Winner 
silverlve70 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You do amazing work! (and you're super cute) 
xxRiKu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student
you have lovely green eyes <3
Laurasegnini Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
you look crazy [link] but your art its GENIUS [link]
fardums Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
wow you're actually handsome and cute
ASkBlaster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Digital Artist
I Belibe that Your art is reflected in your face
Kinuta96 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
you've got a very beautiful eyes:D i like it:3
LostInYou29 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
nice :)
Anaibusta Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Me encantan tus ojos, son una pasada >3<
andinhu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
:blushes: cute
ch0c0chip Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
One of the stuff I admire about you is your tutorials. Not all artist share how their work is done. But thank you for taking the time to share how
your beautiful art came to life. ^-^
amayaangeline Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making many tutorials u.u

It really helps me!
KittehKandi527 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your eyes :iconblushplz:
Andharian Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Your eyes are gorgeous ;o;
Wandalena Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wouah. Je suis réellement touchée par ton art, l'expression de ton art. Peu importe que tu ne saches pas ( même si je suis sûr que si ! ^^ ) encore dessiner sur papier, ce que tu fais est tout simplement magique. C'est un vrai voyage émotionnel :) , on voit toutes sortes de paysages, et de sentiments, tes dessins laissent placent à l'imaginaire et c'est une vraie liberté.
J'ai découvert ton travail il y a à peu près 5 ans, et je suis toujours aussi friande de tes dessins !

Bravo :)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
C'est très gentil tout ça, ca me touche beaucoup, merci pour ton soutien ! =)

Wandalena Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Avec plaisir ^^
HarumiLove4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Those Eyes <3

Harumi <3
Mutin0us Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Gorgeous eyes :love:
TheDevilsPocket Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Would you consider doing a self portrait? =)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, not really ^^
Isabella-Starr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   Photographer
Like this photo :D
You look like someone on TV .. i don't know :la:
eka-logray Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so cute) Beautiful...
medik3 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you look almost like me!
Same eyes, same facial hair and hair color.
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
buraukkaforesee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow beautiful eyes :3
superioritycomplex14 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
You're cute! :)
Stars-Bread99 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Me-of-yesterday Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I have a lot to hi5 with and learn from you. Never took art course. CS2 and Wacom. Utterly unable to draw on paper. Love to capture my vision - all the craziest things on my mind, in my mental surreal fantasy world.

And irresistibly enchanted by your mind.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad to read it ! ^^
NyankoS Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Dat eyes.
Judeyy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
awww cute :heart: ^_^
justvrit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I have to tell you have a magnificent eyes color! and a really cute face :blushes: and of course I can't forget that you're an amazing artist
Credendo-Vides Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely :)
Granas85 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I like your expression, you look like you are concentrating very hard.
EduardMontoya Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
shmoo-raccoon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have awesome eyes.
magalinga Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I love you haha
magalinga Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I love you haha
nnayla Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love :D
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   General Artist
when I look at this photo I feel pleasantly threatened that you'll draw me ;p maybe that's not what I should tell a guy, but this photo is really cute ;)
DenNami Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yup you are very very cute indeed. I which I had a psychologist like you to talk to. Innocence is nice to embrace but impossible to live in.
Vivaru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ur awesome...
AnaturalBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice piece, you are a very handsome guy :D
capsize-beautiful Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've been watching you for a while, but I've never seen this. It's nice to read something that someone put some thought into writing about their work.

Also, I'd just like to mention that you're one of my favourite colourists on DA. :)
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