The Human Orchestra, digital art by Cyril Rolando



















“I started this project in April 2012, a big orchestra consisted of 12 instruments, 12 emotions, 12 artworks… More than 200 hours of work and fun, with moments of surprise, joy and sometimes disapointement. I thank my brothers and my girlfriend for their strong support.”

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’√©cume 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.

Cyril Rolando aka AquaSixio: deviantArt / tumblr