FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Brazil Artist, Marcelo Ryuki

Marcelo Ryuki

Illustration Designer | 26 | Curitiba, Brazil

@miamicruiser1984 | www.facebook.com/miamicruiser1984
We are honored to have, Marcelo Ryuki, as our Featured Artist, a super talented Retrowave (one of our favorite styles) artist, he creates awesome illustrations with an excellent use of vibrant and neon colors, make sure to check out his page and hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I have been an artist since I was 10 years old. My parents have always invested in my future as an artist.

At first I did not have a specialty, until I fell in love with Japanese culture, anime, manga and customs.

I look for inspiration in older artists, music, movies, some place that brings me good memories. Mostly in songs.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
Unfortunately I do not have a job in the arts industry, but I would love to have a job where I get paid so I can do what I like.

A dream job … Being able to work in a manga and anime production company.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
Yes! They are: Mizucat, Kenichi Sonoda, Haruka Takachiho, Bucth Hartman, Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Yoko Honda, Junji Ito and Michael Jackson

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Could finally have achieved professional registration to work with dubbing.

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years I see myself well structured … That’s if I follow my plumbing line haha.

In 10 years I see already structured with a business of my own.

in 20 years, with the profit of my business, I see myself expanding more and more,be it in the field of art, be it just visual or audio visual. I have great plans, I just hope that they run well.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Well, that’s a very personal question to me. If I could have the opportunity to talk to someone, that person would be the biggest inspiration since I was 3 years old. Michael Jackson.

How is one way you make money with your art?
Disclosing personal works of mine. Making people interested in them. Focusing on numerous areas of art. You can get help from artist friends, so you can help them publicize their work as well.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Japan! It’s not because I love things coming from there, but I also like the quality of life, safety, culture, common sense, respect, seriousness and commitment.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I use Photoshop a lot. Adobe has what’s best for digital artwork composition. But for hand drawings, I use Faber-Castell and Sakura Pigma.

I would really like to work with artistic markers, but they are expensive haha.

Any advice for young artists?
Do not give up! Continue the journey until you reach your personal perfection. It’s gonna take a while! But do not give up! Follow whatever you choose regardless of the job or service you have. If you work in a cafeteria, invest your salary in what you have chosen to become a professional. Do not let words demoralize you, just smile and go on with your studies and learning so that you can become the best at what you do.

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