Instagram: @ryogotoyoda

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Hi, I’m Ryogo. 3D illustrator raised and based on Tokyo. I work in graphic design and moving image with 3D illustration. Previously I was a graphic/web designer but I became interested in 3D art as I wanted to make something more fascinating.



2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I usually try to build a city of miniature model and characters living in there, and fill objects in this small world. Almost all of my works are complicated, so I always focus on controlling the contrast of density and space. I think it’s the same way as creating 2D. Also, I practice not only 3D software but also hand-drawn art. It is important for me to focus on sketching my idea before starting the 3D process.


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I like using 3D software, Cinema4D and Zbrush. Also, I’d like to try 2D artwork.


4. What is your artistic process like?

When I make my artwork, starting with generating as many ideas as possible at the beginning. And then create concept art before starting the 3D process.


5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

My best hero is Ralph McQuarrie, known as Star Wars concept artist. He created the characters/environment art of Star Wars. Also, I got a lot of inspiration from Nintendo games, Korean character design. Currently, I’m interested in nature and living things.

一番尊敬しているのはスターウォーズのコンセプトアーティストRalph McQuarrieですね。

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Anything can be an inspiration so I always try to take an interest in various things.



7. Where did you study?

I went to a local design school to learn graphic design. Five years ago I started learning 3D by myself. Still learning..


8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I want to focus on more commercial projects, not only personal art projects. I also am planning my character brand.


9. What about in ten?

I want to be an artist over a lifetime but I think it’s difficult to work in the field of 3D.
My plan is to become a concept artist in the film industry, not only in the field of advertising. I don’t want to depend on tools for making my works.


10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope I can acquire enough skills and expression to make anything I imagine. Which needs everyday training.



11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Ramen, sushi bar.


12. Favourite book?

I’m collecting movie art books and encyclopedia of animals/insects.


13. Favourite genre of music?

Techno, progressive house.


14. What are your hobbies?

I’m going to Muay Thai gym as I need to have the physical strength to do hard work.


15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Cartoonist or biologist.