Cyril Rolando's Art Expresses Impossible Scenes

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 2, 2014
References: curioos & mymodernmet
These surreal digital paintings by Cyril Rolando capture fantastical experiences, showing scenes of peacefully falling asleep underwater or discovering trees that grow pieces of literature rather than leaves. It took about 10 years for Rolando to discover a style of his own, experimenting in programs like Oekaki and Photoshop, as well as with different kinds of digital "paintbrushes" like a mouse and drawing tablets.

The dream-like paintings take inspiration from artists like Hayao Miyazaki and Tim Burton, merging magical universes with imagery that is sometimes a little on the darker side. In most of Rolando's amazing digital paintings, natural elements like water, plants and wildlife seem to play a big part in making the pieces truly seem surreal.