How long have you been on DeviantArt?
- 8 Years now - plus those years just lurking around before joining.^^
What does your username mean?
- Orm Irian is a female "dragonfly" (dragon which can turn into a human) of the book Earthsea. Earthsea is one of my favorite books and Orm Irian as a character really fascinated me a lot.
Describe yourself in three words.
- shy, creative, computer-obsessed
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
- This was my very first digital drawing as well. Didn't have a tablet back then. This picture was completely drawn with a mouse! (brrr...)
What is your favourite type of art to create?
- Digital art - I'm really comfortable with digital art, I really dislike almost every traditional art style, except simply draw with a pencil.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
- Sculpting! Always a bit jealous to see other artists create those fantastic sculptures.^^
What was your first favourite?
- Still one of my most favorite pictures ever. This picture really motivated me a whole lot to get better at drawing myself.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
- Quite many types actually. I really love to see well made sculptures and out-standing photos, but mostly I will look for fantasy / sci-fi themed digital art.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
- If I have to name just one, probably .
- I also really, really love the art of: , and .
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
- I would love to see the people which I grew really fond of over time here.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
- In the very beginning, when I joined DA, I was immensely disappointed how little feedback I got from fellow deviants... I really sought some kind of recognition for the things I drew, but hardly got anything. When I met , I finally got that feedback and more importantly, a good friend as well. ShadowKiwi really helped me a lot to grow as an artist, without this help I would have never reached the stage where I'm at yet - we haven't talked in ages and I really miss those conversations, but my heart never will forget that kind and warm welcome you gave me.
- Also there a lot of other deviants which helped me enormously with inspiring art and talks.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
- My intuos4 tablet and photoshop elements 13
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
- Hmm, I really get enormous creative when I have to attend something boring, at home I usually create art directly where my computer and stuff is (since I only do sketches from time to time traditionally, everything else is done digitally).
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
- Meeting and talking to so many interesting and friendly people here! I especially have to thank , and for being such great friends.