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SO GOOD ! Keep it that way !! :)))
Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:30 AM
Your work is really amazing! :) Love it!
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 10:59 AM
Your work is simply stunning and beautiful! All you pieces are so creative and lovely! Keep up the good work! :)
Fri Mar 7, 2014, 6:32 PM
I love your work!
Wed Mar 5, 2014, 6:26 PM
amazing works, having special quality!!
Sat Feb 15, 2014, 9:37 AM
I've fallen in Love with you your WORKS!!!! KIU!
Sat Feb 8, 2014, 7:51 AM
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 10:39 AM
Oh look! A shout box! *shouts* :B
Mon Feb 3, 2014, 2:10 AM
wow man your the best i like most of your work
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 10:20 AM
Hi. I love your art. You are the best. :)
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 9:37 AM


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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, 


What kind of tutorial are you expecting from me ? 

1,484 deviants said Coloring
829 deviants said The Making Off a drawing
759 deviants said Light and Shadow
729 deviants said Water and Reflection
659 deviants said General Composition
238 deviants said Opacity/Flow


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Kayou2 9 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hi! I was wondering where you come up with compositions...Like FiddleBack or Katharsis. I really like the juxtapositions you come up with but I have problems with creativity. Do you listen to lyrics or read poems or do you just come up with ideas in your imagination? Thank you so much!
AquaSixio 1 hour ago  Professional Digital Artist
I really don't know.. 

I just can say the idea of Katharsis has popped in  my head in december, listening " cats on trees "  sirens call while I was driving " The floating boat is carrying me and i can live my story differently" . 

And, for " fiddleback " I wanted something creepy and I like how the spider net is similar to violin strings. Then, I want the hair of the girl looks like the legs of the spider.  So, there was several links between violin and spider. Moreover, I saw on google that a spider was called " fiddle back ". So, I project to do a girl, showing her back, with a fiddle. 

I don't know if I am clear :p 

This is hard for me to explain how I process because, mostly times, the inspiration gets across my head, more than I get across it :)
ADickens-Rusty 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your work.

As a traditional artist going DIGITAL, I have some equipment questions in my Journal on my page.

If you get a chance, I'd appreciate your input!

Thanks, I appreciate it!
msmadBUNNY 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Your gallery is so amazing! Each piece is so interesting and well put together. You are a truly spectacular artist! 
AquaSixio 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message !
I've been coming back to your deviantart because your art is so inspiring and the colors are stunning in each piece! I have a suggestion for a tutorial however. You should make a tutorial on lighting and etc because that would be extremely helpful! :)
AquaSixio 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your message :)

A tutorial about lighting could be definitely possible, I will work on it !
logisfor 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is just perfect, beautiful. 8)
Very motivated by the creative growth.
AquaSixio 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
color-machine 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is stunning…I just had to say that. You are such an inspiration; each and every one of your artworks is a masterpiece :) I hope I can be even half as good as you one day 
AquaSixio 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
TheyCallMeJew 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is absolutely stunning, and very, very amazing. I still can't wrap my head around how anyone can be this good and make such beautiful art. :) It makes me happy, and it's inspiring.
Keep doing what you're doing, cause I and many other people love it. :) <3
AquaSixio 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your message :p
bnayr 2 days ago  Student General Artist
I love your work :D
J'aime ton art!
L'expression est super!
Tu as beaucoup de fanatisie! :happybounce: 
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