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Retrospection 8 years by AquaSixio Retrospection 8 years by AquaSixio
Retrospection 8 years




Retrospection #1 : 2003-2007

The links of the normal sized picture for the different periods :
1 Noob time
2 Reaslim
3 Sur-realism
4 First step ps7
5 Looking for a style
6 Telling stories
7 Uninspired
8 Renew
9 Otherworldly

NOOB : ( [link] )
A newbie is a newcomer to a particular field, the term being commonly used on the Internet, where it might refer to new, inexperienced, or ignorant users of a game, a newsgroup, an operating system or the Internet itself. The term is generally regarded as an insult, although in many cases more experienced/knowledgeable people use it in purposes of negative reinforcement, urging "newbies" to learn more about the field or area in question.

OEKAKI : ( [link] )
Oekaki is the Japanese term to describe the act of drawing, literally meaning "to doodle". On the Internet, an Oekaki is a message board system that revolves around computer art created by a local art program. Oekaki artists often post their art to other websites, such as personal pages or free gallery websites, in addition to the original board.


WACOM ( [link] )


Tutoriel #14 : Photo reference
Tutoriel #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
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PEYBH Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
IroniaWhite Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Master of mood and feelings.
IdeateDomination Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. I guess I can always redraw my old ideas once I get better! Thank you so much, now I know what to do!
gimpist Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have been on Deviantart in a LONG while (years!), but seeing your progression, I remember some of your earlier works and recently was awed with your newer ones. I took a long break from art because I was frustrated, but you've encouraged me to get back in it! I just wonder where I would've been now if I had kept with it...well here's to a few years practice. Congrats on your development!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad to read your message... I am so happy to read you can be inspired to draw again :)
PlumpOrange Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you weren't ashamed to show your old drawnings, bravo!) When I look at my old pictures, I want to burn them, delete and so on :D 
MNekoi Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so inspiring ;_____________;  thanks for sharing <3
naseemk023 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...really really inspiring......i m just a beginner , learning digital painting.....  your works are absolutely awwwwsom n i hav no other words................thanks for sharing bro..........
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your support :)
justdoomed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really awesome how quickly you improved and found your own style! I love your pictures, the stories and ideas behind it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art with us!
Morganstudios Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Stunning progression!
xxPseudOxx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome timeline :woohoo:
april168 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
benitezdk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013

... Practice Makes Perfect! ... 


... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ...

IMAGINARUIM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
Wow!! I bet you feel great these days knowing that you have improved. :D Proves that practice and hard work makes master peices

Schneee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Would it be ok if I make a tablet style pdf out of this? We had a lesson today about how magazines publish on tablets and it was very inspirational. It will be just for practice and won't be posted anywhere.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You have my permission =)
Schneee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
clear-as-night Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly inspirational! This image gives hope to all those looking to improve and it's absolutely brilliant! The way you use colour in your work is amazing and I hope I can learn from your pieces!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your support =)
WhippleBurst Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your works are absolutely inspiring to look at and especially the progress of how much you've grown in the last 8 years. I am in the middle of my finals right now, but I sure found something I want to do this summer. Thanks to this! I am 19 right now and I hope i will become an artist like you and able to get to your place someday in the future. Truly inspired fan, :)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello =) I am glad to read this could inspire you. I ckecked out your gallery and I see there is a real potential, keep it up =)
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

*halfway through....*

"Oh wow this is looking good.... wow he improves so quickly....

" The mouse is still my ONLY tool... "

......................... WHAT THE HEELLLLL I was literally about to tear my hair out... how can you be this insanely talented??? Seriously????? ......... Wow.. just wow
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I use the wacom graphire since 2005, did I make a mistake in the retrospective ?
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nahh, its says you used a mouse in 2004 between January and April.... hehe mind blown... the drawings there are too good to be done with a mouse :D
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, yes, it was done with a mouse, it was so boring ^^
CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
So Inspiring:heart: thank you for sharing.
It makes me want to keep pushing forward with trying to do digital painting.
Thank you so very much:hug:
billieholiiday Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am speechless by looking at this. This is utterly amazing!
what makes it even more amazing is that I was scrolling through and I saw Kurt Cobain (lol, he's the best)!
And this must of took some serious, massive load of motivation. I love the Improvement here!
This is absolutely astonishing. that is all I can say.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Super, I am happy to read it motivates you =p
Chris-D-A Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
genial! tout ce travail et surtout le resultat j'adore d'autant que pour un autodidacte c'est vraiment encourageant pour les autres!
Ton travail me fait reflechir au mien, moi meme autodidacte et pas forcement toujours ravie du resultat, je trouve dans tes oeuvres beaucoup de sensibilité et de technique!
pourrais je connaitre le logiciel que tu utilise moi qui me sert de ma vieille wacom et photoshopCS !!!
En tout cas chapeau l'artiste!
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ca fait plaisir de lire que cette retrospective dedramatise l'impression de ne pas pouvoir aller plus loin en regardant ce que font les autres =) J'ai encore du chemin à faire, c'est jamais fini ! =p
Texume Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you :)
Siephe Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I love seeing how you've progressed over time. It's very inspiring!
LuxXsaphir Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wow wow thats all i can say :O it´s nice to see how you got better and better
btw what is oekaki??
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oekaki ? here are some examples =) [link]
LuxXsaphir Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh i see :)
sARTrotti Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Salut, j'ai découvert aujourd'hui ta galerie et tes tutoriaux.
Je laisse donc un petit message pour tenter de faire passer tout le sentiment qui m'anime et dont je ne trouve pas les mots... Je ne suis même plus impressionné ni même inspiré. C'est encore au delà.

Je lis tellement de blog et d'infos sur le dessin et la peinture, en me sentant accablé par la montagne de trucs à apprendre. Et puis je vois ton travail et la façon dont tu le vois et la façon dont tu procèdes (un peu) et ça m'ouvre de nombreuses portes, que dis-je, baies vitrées géantes..... dans mon esprit.

Puis-je utiliser ton "Don't trash your dreams" comme fond d'écran? J'aime vraiment beaucoup tes oeuvres mais celle-ci d'avantage car elle signifie beaucoup pour moi, d'autant plus venant de quelqu'un ayant obtenu un tel niveau sans prendre de cours, et pour une fois, pas un obscur américain de l'autre bout du monde....


AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pour rebondir sur ton témoignage, j'ai envie de dire que tout ce qui fera que tu ne " gâcheras " pas ton rêve est bon a prendre =)

Je suis touché par ce que tu écris, tu as bien entendu la possibilité d'utiliser ce dessin en fond d'écran =)
Les tutoriels que j'ai essayé de construire sont loin d'être exhaustifs, et ne se base pas sur de lourdes références théoriques, donc c'est à prendre avec des pincettes, mais j'imagine que ca peu un peu servir....
En fait, le but c'est plutôt de dire au gens " OSEZ VIVRE " =)

Donc je suis très content de lire que tu as utilisé mon travail comme une espece de clef, maintenant, c'est ton energie, ta motivation et tes émotions qui doivent être mis en jeu ! =)

Merci encore pour ton chaleureux soutien ! Tiens moi au courant de ton avancée =)
RivenTear Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Wow, thats what I call motivation for those people like me, who draw still like crap and try to improve.... It's amazing to see, how you started as a noob and now, you became a master in drawing.... Keep drawing/being awesome!

Sincerly, just some random noob.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you, but I am a still a nood =) I have my masters :p
incircle Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you for showing this. .i'll try harder too. . :handshake:
am84 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
congrats keep working XD IM LOVE YOUR WORK
sCissoRsmei Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
SunnyKatharina Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow ! When i am seeing this, maybe i could be so good , too !(after i practie and do a lot !)
eunyq Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I've been following since 2004. Granted, I'm catching up on your stuff today. This is very inspiring. And I agree with the post above, the 4 month progress IS amazing.
prazerfelipe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you've inspired me bro!
LmonLimeCat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
You went from:
Better than my style
michysoong Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow, you've come such a long way. it's really inspiring to see the change you went through. i'm working hard too c: hopefully i'll improve as much as you do.
fabhouse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this picture make me happy...i'll can arrive at your level too!!! :love: i have only to draw every second!!
kuroisorade Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I'm so glad you posted something like this up. And although the things you do look impossible to me, this post reminds me everyone has a beginning. I haven't progressed much in the passed 8 years but I haven't given up just yet. Thank you for being such an inspiration
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