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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 revolutions....how 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.

Favourite Visual Artist
Tim Burton - Hayo Miyazaki
Favourite Movies
Fight club - Mr Nobody - Requiem for a Dream - Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
Favourite TV Shows
The simpsons
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Archive - The police - Muse - Saez - Raphael - Vitalic - Pixies
Favourite Books
L'écume des jours
Favourite Writers
Boris Vian
Favourite Games
Monkey island - Zelda

Opening of my Official Shop !

Opening of my Official Shop !

It is with a great pleasure that I announce the opening of my official shop ! ------> http://aquasixio.storenvy.com 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 &raq

And one day, I found an Apple

And one day, I found an Apple

Hello dear followers ! A lot of great and important changes have happened in my artistic life : 1) I received my MacBook Pro Retina ! This is my first Apple machine. It's been a long time I had to invest in a powerful Mac, now it's done. I have to confess I am a bit lost with all the features and possibilities, but it sounds and looks good! 2) I have chosen to invest in Adobe Creative Cloud with the full subscription package, I want to take advantages of my MacBook pro so I have a to develop my creativity with new softwares like After Effect and Illustrator. I found a lot of tutorials on youtube to learn how to handle these impressive so

Wordpress almost killed me

Wordpress almost killed me

Hello ! Finally, I did it... Let me introduce my new website : sixinside.com - An exhaustive portofolio combined with a selection of my  freaking first works and oekakis and other chromatic aberrations - A selection of  shops even if I don't focus the money goal, I won't refuse to sell a print if you ask one =) - A link to the calendar 2013 - A gallery showing my 16 tutorials tutorials - A gallery of some  " first steps work in progress " videos - A link to my youtube channel - A page talking about "me", (again him) - A selection of my different texts/poems  related to my artworks And of course y

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Bonne Année! :)

Merry Christmas my dear friend!

Je vous souhaite un joyeux Noël!

Hey man, I’m planning on putting together a book of poems, proverbs and verses and I am a fan of your work. I would like to put your art and poems in it. If you want royalties from it then never mind. I was mostly going to put works that are in the public domain in it since sometimes you have to ask the author of a work and they request money in return for using their work.

Join team almond in our war against the cashews!

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Your work is amazing, i will learn so much from you

I love so many of your images! If you are interested in a commercial opportunity, please send me a message.