How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Since November 16th, 2006. It's almost nine years.
What does your username mean?
Needs a large explanation. My friends in the Real World™ used to call me Ryôga. Ryôga Hibiki is a character in Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma ½. People started to call me Ryôga because of my awful sense of orientation (I'm usually lost in thought). OK. This character change into a little black pig when he touches cold water. So we got the Pig. The Saint comes from Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya. In the Japanese original story, Seiya is the Pegasus Saint, Hyôga is the Cygnus Saint, Shiryû is the Dragon Saint... so I am the PigSaint. Hahahahaha.
Describe yourself in three words.
Shikata ga nai
Are you left or right handed?
Right handed. Curiously, I know a lot of left handed people.
What was your first deviation?
My first deviation was a drawing named Eden. It was the very first drawing I colored using computer software exclusively (with a mouse). It makes me blush, of course, but I keep a good memory about it and have a lot of meaning for me.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
My favourite need in life is to draw, especially women and scifi/fantasy creatures. I love to make details.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
A powerful seinen inked traced manga style. Like Hiroaki Samura, Takehiko Inoue, Kenji Tsuruta or Akihiro Yamada, among others.
What was your first favourite?
It was a poster for a convention made by SoniaMatas. She won the contest, defeating me. IIANF poster contest WINNER
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I'm really proud of my whole fav gallery. I usually add original drawings to my favourites. I like female model photography and fanart drawings too. My weak point? Mermaids. I deeply love mermaids. And almost all my favourite artists in DeviantArt have their own mermaid deviations.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
This question is really hard for me. From the most famous, Artgerm is my favourite. But I'm fan of a lot more. ZeroNis, fdasuarez, masateru, IreneRoga, shichigoro756, SoniaMatas, Kuvshinov-Ilya, InstantIP, and more. Just take a look at my fav gallery. I love every deviation I added there.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Chelsea Christian. MordsithCara
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I used to think I am a strange person. Here in DeviantArt I noticed there is a lot of strange people in the world. Maybe I'm not as strange as I thought, after all. Hahahaha.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Now I use a Wacom Intuos Pen&Touch M (but I'd like to have the Pro version). I usually do the lineart using Clip Studio Paint (aka Manga Studio) and I do the coloring using Adobe Photoshop.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I usually create art in my mind when I go out for some running. Or walking large distances (I usually go walking everywhere if I can). There's no special place for inspiration to me. Some muses, some moments, some artworks. But not places.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
The main reason I'm here today. As I said in the first question, I joined DeviantArt in 2006. But I usually didn't watch or fav anything. I even forget I had and account here. In 2010 I knew SoniaMatas in a contest (digitally). We take part in other poster contests (she always won... hahahaha). She encouraged me to come back to DeviantArt. Even gifted me premium membership months. I check my account almost every day since that moment. I deeply thank her for this.