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For anyone who is wondering, Wednesday became 'black Wednesday' for me because I cannot draw mid-week!
In fact I'm sure the rainforests mourn Wednesday too by the amount of paper I tear through in frustration... so this is a blog for all who know what like it is to regularly shout at their pencils
Oh yes it's also all about fictional characters plus interviews with them, yeah, that too :)


Monday, September 17, 2012

Orin Deyaander




A seemingly innocent and normal looking character Orin is 27years old and stands at a rather modest 5ft 4in tall. Were it not for the tan and dual pointed ears we would have mistaken his ethnicity as to our knowledge most Dryad don’t have blonde hair or sky coloured eyes, but then Orin isn’t most Dryad.

In person he is the friendly and talkative type, a helpful and resourceful fellow who is quick to charm with a blue-eyed wink and cheeky little grin. He at first appears ordinary, an honest and genuine interviewee who is open in conversation, that is, until his second persona arises. It fast becomes apparent that Orin is not exactly what you would call normal. Whilst he can talk himself in or out of almost any situation he is unable to control random outbursts caused by having a split-personality.

When we say split we actually mean entirely ruptured as Orin is either blissfully unaware or refuses to acknowledge that he has a second persona. He calls this other persona Yaani and thinks it is his twin brother. In direct opposition to Orin, Yaani has a sharp tongue, is quick to judge, rude and discourteous. He is brash and speaks more brutal truths than Orin whose main concern seems to be buttering his audience. They also often argue, which basically equates to one man standing in the studio shouting at himself.

However between the two Orin details how he managed to coax and persuade his way into the roles of both steward and runner for the renowned Canzerth household. Unofficially we were tipped off that Orin is also the resident thief. Described by Ezra no less as, ‘devious, mischievous and perhaps a little delightfully mad.’ 

Orin explains how Yaani likes to misplace items about the house but that Arian finds his talent for legerdemain most amusing, which suggests to us that she isn’t opposed to the odd acquisitioned trinket every now and then. He says he dislikes several members of Arian’s staff, particularly Ruok but that he gets on surprisingly well with Jacob. Having previously had the displeasure of interviewing Jacob this worries us somewhat. 

We try not to let this jade our final impression of the otherwise amiable combination we have come to know as Orin and Yaani.


Editor’s note: Apologies for the delay, this interview would have been finished sooner but our artist had a temporal misplacement of materials. 

Which Arian has now rectified.