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About Traditional Art / Professional Official Beta Tester Yvan StrongFemale/United States Groups :icontolkien-voronwe: Tolkien-Voronwe
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Adora Degas Dancer by The-Tinidril Adora Degas Dancer :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 1 0 RGD-Ponydieyewel by The-Tinidril RGD-Ponydieyewel :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 3 0 Commission-BokenUnbrokenFinal by The-Tinidril Commission-BokenUnbrokenFinal :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 1 2 RGD-nymphasis by The-Tinidril RGD-nymphasis :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-Sarahak87 by The-Tinidril RGD-Sarahak87 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 4 0 RGD-Christusmeo02 by The-Tinidril RGD-Christusmeo02 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 3 0 RGD-DracoxMortis by The-Tinidril RGD-DracoxMortis :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 5 0 RGD-aliho001 by The-Tinidril RGD-aliho001 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-WhyNotOne by The-Tinidril RGD-WhyNotOne :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 Rgd--k T E 113 by The-Tinidril Rgd--k T E 113 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 4 0 RGD-k0nundrum-02 by The-Tinidril RGD-k0nundrum-02 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-Lamarrs World by The-Tinidril RGD-Lamarrs World :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-Tchanna by The-Tinidril RGD-Tchanna :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 5 0 RGD-vhalley10 by The-Tinidril RGD-vhalley10 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 3 2 RGD-C Frosty by The-Tinidril RGD-C Frosty :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 4 0 RGD-kodakboi by The-Tinidril RGD-kodakboi :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 4 0


An overall pleasing composition and good contrast make a statement, even in thumbnail size. The palette is cohesive and harmonious, and...

I've always admired your work, the collage effect of the aged "paper" background and the simplicity of your rendering. This, in my opin...

Overall, this is an effective work, eliciting what I am sure is the intended reaction of the viewer... a sort of inner "EEeeek!". The c...

Vision/Impact: The scene conveys your idea fairly well, like a little moment when Theoden looks down kindly at Merry. But could have be...



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Yvan Strong
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Update: January 6, 2018

Feeling more "Professional" these days, and I do take commissions. Send me a Note to inquire. :)

I have moved into a real house again.. but this time we're buying it! My studio furnishings are in place in the room normal people call a "living room"... no couches and end tables for me! All the contents of the studio are still in boxes, as well as most the kitchen and bath things, but we are settling in. We have a "bedroom" for the TV, books, DVDs, CDs, and comfy chairs, and another "bedroom" for the sewing machine(s), crafting supplies and (eventually) a futon for guests.

I've opened a Society6 store! Check out my designs and art printed on select products and some in art-for-the-wall giclee prints.

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? 3 years on Nov. 8th

  2. What does your username mean? "Tinidril" is the name of a character in a book (Perelandra) who is not referred to by her name until the last chapter. It was the most obscure literary reference I could think of. Usually that means that I'm the first person to try using it to sign up for things, but it didn't work at DA... someone had the temerity to use "Tinidril" before I signed up! Hence, the "the-" stuck on the front ;) Plus, I am the owner of!

  3. Describe yourself in three words. Artist, musician, poet

  4. Are you left or right handed? Right

  5. What was your first deviation? A pencil sketch of Patrick Troughton  Patrick Troughton pencil sketch by The-Tinidril

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? Portraiture

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Caricature 

  8. What was your first favourite? A tutorial on how to transform an ordinary pencil drawing into a toned-paper drawing using digital method:  Pencil Tutorial by Girl-on-the-Moon

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Really exceptional work from people or groups I watch. I seldom "browse" by topic.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? TheElvishDevil , she was my first dA friend!

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? jetdog-art ... though not in a creepy-stalker-kinda-way

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? A very dear dA friend, flamingodancer123 , was the first to gift me a subscription to dA. 

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? There is no substitute for good old fashioned pencils, brushes, pens, markers... traditional is messy, but honest. I do love the option to work digitally, but still like it to at least look traditional ;)

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? a quiet place, usually right here in front of the computer... yeah, even with traditional media!

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? The first comment! Community interaction is core to the success of dA


Today's prompt is to share the first art you favorited, mine was this tutorial:  Pencil Tutorial by Girl-on-the-Moon  She also was writing/drawing a wonderful Doctor Who comic. She has since moved on, but her early work is still in her gallery. This tutorial was one of the best on how to use a traditional drawing as a layer in  digital art.  #ShowYourHeart
Christmas Twins, a recent commission. This was originally a redditgetsdrawn practice piece, but the father liked it so much he wanted a finished version. I had just worked out the more streamlined process for creating digital portraits from photos (explained here: RGD-SK6aidan ) and he agreed to let me use that style. It was a little more involved than some of the others I've done because in addition to adding and subtracting canvas to get my composition, I also needed to move the younger daughter's forearm, remove a gift card from the older daughter's hands, and eliminate the bright yellow plastic chair they were sitting in. Even though the process involves using a photo base and cloning, the final painting is still subject to my usual foibles caused by eyes that do not track together well... it messes up my perception of alignment (esp. eyes). Plus when working with really large files it's easy to miss areas that still need work. It's a good thing my client was patient and observant! His feedback helped to pin down the flaws so I could fix them! :heart:
"Queen Nymphasis" is the latest in my series of photo transformations. This time there's a video (real time, not sped up). No sound but you should be able to skip around to see what I did at each step. I haven't gotten into editing these videos with voice-over yet. My process is explained here



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Marhelf Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama, please have one back:)
What an amazing gallery you have here!
akarudsan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watcher!
studentofthevoid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama, have one back! Interesting gallery!
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for returning the llama and for taking a look round the place :D
studentofthevoid Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, keep it up!
EchoWing Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama! Have a llama!
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Llamas for everyone! :D :llama favourite: 
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
:llama:s X 2:
One for me,
One for you!
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:llama favourite: 
dulciedrawsthings Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the llama!
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