After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art, Masaki Ryo worked as a graphic designer for 9 years, and then started his career as a freelance illustrator. Masaki gradually became aware of the fact that his favorite themes were fashion and cosmetics—this seemed only natural as his father had been a tailor of women’s clothing and Masaki himself had spent time during his childhood playing with a sewing machine. In 2000, Masaki introduced his new fashion paintings executed in his signature style - Masaki’s approach to illustration involves the use of painting knife and acrylic paint, which he then adjusts digitally. Branching away from his signature fashion illustrations, Masaki’s recent artwork has been inspired by his pet dog, a miniature schnauzer. His ability to capture the endearing and playful nature of our canine companions has caught many an eye and has earned the recognition of various clients, including Caspari.