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your artworks are incredible! and thank you a lot for kindly providing lessons!
Tue Apr 14, 2015, 5:00 AM
When I saw your art about music nearly I cried because they are so heart-warming. You are very talented! Respect ! ^^ :)
Sun Mar 29, 2015, 7:47 AM
your gallery is more than awesome, beautiful art!!!
Fri Dec 12, 2014, 8:08 PM
you put a big smile on my face! thanks!
Fri Nov 21, 2014, 6:28 AM
You have a awesome gallery man :3
Sun Nov 16, 2014, 2:19 PM
I love you
Mon Oct 27, 2014, 5:09 PM
:-) happy man aquasixio!
Sat Sep 20, 2014, 4:23 PM
super cake!
Sat Sep 20, 2014, 4:22 PM
Happy birthday :3
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:25 PM
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 6:55 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.
  • 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, 



Troubles by AquaSixio


I have a lot troubles, but I don’t want to talk about them,
They get tangled in my head, I try not to think about it,
They whisper in my ear that I am not perfect,
I think they will go away on their own, I close my eyes,
I tell to myself that it’s not so bad, it’s my nature,
But sometimes these pretty roses burst into bushels of thorns.
I don’t dare to weed them out, from fear of finding something worse,
So I cultivate the lesser evil behind a large wall.

French :

J’ai beaucoup de problèmes mais je veux pas en parler,
Ils s’emmêlent dans ma tête, j’essaie de ne pas y penser,
Ils me chuchotent à l’oreille que je ne suis pas parfaite,
Je pense qu’ils partiront d’eux même, je ferme les yeux,
Je me dis que ce n’est pas si grave, c’est dans ma nature,
Mais parfois ces jolies roses éclatent en buisson d’épines.
Je n’ose pas débroussailler, par peur d’y trouver pire,
Alors, je cultive mon moindre mal derrière un grand mur.

Time : 13 h00 hours
Software : Photoshop CC
Tool : Wacom Intuos 4M

Video (2H30) :

WIP : 

 WIP Of Troubles by AquaSixio


What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,581 deviants said Coloring
873 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
799 deviants said Light and Shadow
773 deviants said Water and Reflection
689 deviants said General Composition
254 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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Fired-Imagination Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Love the story in your artworks!
ventimocha Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Do you still not know perspective and anatomy like you mentioned in your profile? I would've never thought by just looking at your artworks!
DaWolfhound Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
your art is so beautyful! o_o
WickedWormwood Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Salut, je viens de tomber ici totalement par hasard, mais en tous cas c'est super impressionnant ce que tu fais =]
HanaKuraArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love your art they are so beautiful and inspiring I can spend all day just staring at them...seriously I canNod Heart  
livingbut-not-really Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Your drawings are so very beautiful...they leave me a bittersweet after-taste  which gives them a very unique sensation and a spectacular approach to your heart :)
rroxyann Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything in your gallery is FANTASTIC! Love Love Love 
majidemo Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Hello man,

Love your work. I was thinking of buying and displaying it. I was wondering if there is any chance I can get a print with your signature?
ArielPalubeski Featured By Owner Edited May 1, 2015  New Deviant
I could not be more in love with your work  Heart 
bustr83 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Great gallery. Your work is wonderful and inspiring, thank you for sharing your talent.
smile1873 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
your art... is AMAZINGLY beautiful! I think I've fainted. 
Ara6an Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Ça fait un moment que je suis ce que tu fais et pourtant je n'étais jamais venu sur ton deviantart.
En fait, j'écris juste pour dire, j'ai l'impression de me lire quand je lis ta description, ça m'a perturbé xD. Je n'ai pas non plus de bagage en terme de formation artistique ou quoi que ce soit, et je travaille aussi à l'intuition. Je suis aussi très réaliste et pessimiste et j'ai aussi cette sorte de "dégoût" (pas vraiment le mot, mais ça fera l'affaire) pour l'humain.
J'aimerais pourtant pouvoir faire de mes dessin mon métier, et pour cela il faut passer par des relations, malheureusement. Et en même temps je me demande si je suis réellement fait pour ça. Mais quand je me pose la question, je ne sais absolument pas ce que je pourrais faire d'autre. 
Tu dis que tu es psychologue en parallèle, si j'ai bien compris. Comment tu  as réussi à lier ces deux domaines sans péter un cable ou tout simplement ne pas avoir de temps pour l'un ou l'autre en te consacrant à l'un ou l'autre ? 

Désolé si je dérange, évidemment tu n'es pas obligé de répondre xD 
Bonne continuation :)
Mdford314 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work amazes me, and your creativity amazes me even more
The-Artist-Incognito Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I swear to god, if I could, then I'd just spend half a day just ogling at your artwork. Seriously though, yo are truly marvelous - keep up the great work!
kobolddoido Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Thanks for the great tutorials.
Finally i have finished one cool paint using all which i learned with your lessons.…
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