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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Yvan StrongFemale/United States Groups :icontolkien-voronwe: Tolkien-Voronwe
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DSC-Animaniacs by The-Tinidril DSC-Animaniacs :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 6 0 Inktober15-LastGoodbye by The-Tinidril Inktober15-LastGoodbye :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 7 0 Inktober13-Mine by The-Tinidril Inktober13-Mine :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 9 3 Inktober12-WhaleOfaTale by The-Tinidril Inktober12-WhaleOfaTale :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 9 5 Inktober11-CruelWorld by The-Tinidril Inktober11-CruelWorld :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 5 2 DA-TrueColors by The-Tinidril DA-TrueColors :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 12 0 Inktober10-SenshiWaterbender by The-Tinidril Inktober10-SenshiWaterbender :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 6 3 Inktober09-RGD-MyPrecious by The-Tinidril Inktober09-RGD-MyPrecious :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 8 2 Inktober08-RGD-butternotbutterflies by The-Tinidril Inktober08-RGD-butternotbutterflies :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 14 4 Inktober07-RGD-TransientPunk by The-Tinidril Inktober07-RGD-TransientPunk :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 7 4 Inktober06-RGD-ProblemoGorgon42 by The-Tinidril Inktober06-RGD-ProblemoGorgon42 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 5 6 Inktober04-RGD-Miko48 by The-Tinidril Inktober04-RGD-Miko48 :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 9 4 Inktober04-DoctorStrange by The-Tinidril Inktober04-DoctorStrange :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 4 2 Inktober03-RGD-stellar giraffe by The-Tinidril Inktober03-RGD-stellar giraffe :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 9 6 Inktober02-RGD-urkelcet by The-Tinidril Inktober02-RGD-urkelcet :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 12 4 Inktober01-RGD-SuizidKatze by The-Tinidril Inktober01-RGD-SuizidKatze :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 10 5


The Mighty Thor by DanielMurrayART The Mighty Thor :icondanielmurrayart:DanielMurrayART 582 31 The little Hobbit 2 by Eirieniel The little Hobbit 2 :iconeirieniel:Eirieniel 126 22 The little Hobbit by Eirieniel The little Hobbit :iconeirieniel:Eirieniel 70 4 Black Horse by AmandaMyers Black Horse :iconamandamyers:AmandaMyers 30 6 Happy Cat Day! by DaenirArt Happy Cat Day! :icondaenirart:DaenirArt 111 10 Overwhelmed by DDGrafix Overwhelmed :iconddgrafix:DDGrafix 190 72 Two Dancers by DDGrafix Two Dancers :iconddgrafix:DDGrafix 38 20 Etoiles by DDGrafix Etoiles :iconddgrafix:DDGrafix 33 22 Blue Bower by robrey
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Blue Bower :iconrobrey:robrey 567 25
Jesus Loves You by SamwiseTheAwesome Jesus Loves You :iconsamwisetheawesome:SamwiseTheAwesome 6 0 Half Crouch - Kneeling 01 by Null-Entity Half Crouch - Kneeling 01 :iconnull-entity:Null-Entity 82 0 Kickstarter Group Pose - Casual Friends by SenshiStock Kickstarter Group Pose - Casual Friends :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 582 24 - Lucky 13 - by frasierdalek - Lucky 13 - :iconfrasierdalek:frasierdalek 17 0 -The Original, you might say- by frasierdalek -The Original, you might say- :iconfrasierdalek:frasierdalek 8 3 On Alert! by AmandaMyers On Alert! :iconamandamyers:AmandaMyers 158 7 DEJ 7 - Smile by NoraMarquez DEJ 7 - Smile :iconnoramarquez:NoraMarquez 9 3


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


The Warners, Yakko, Wakko & Dot! for :icondailysketchchallenge: Fine tip Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen and Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. 
"Her Last Goodbye" is for Inktober Day 15: Weak. From SenshiStock reference:
Inktober 2018 - Day 15 - Weak by SenshiStock
"Mine" for Inktober, Day 13: Guarded. Using SenshiStock reference (an alternate choice for Patreon supporters) in which I turned her into a little girl, with a face from my imagination only. Sometimes it just takes up too much of my time searching through Reddit Gets Drawn for an appropriate reference... when it comes to faces I can pretty much just create my own ;)
"Whale of a Tale" for Inktober Day 12: Whale. This time reverse inking with white ink brushed on black paper, plus some white gel pen for the bright spots. Messy, but a fun challenge! These hobbit lasses are playing one-upmanship with their stories :D I chose a different SenshiStock pose again (I just couldn't get into killing of whales)
Telling Stories - Group Pose Reference for Art by SenshiStock
"Goodbye Cruel World" for Inktober Day 11: Cruel. I used a different SenshiStock reference for this prompt because, though I had an idea for what to do for the suggested reference, I couldn't quite formulate it in my mind, and I was wasting to much time (I'm still behind). So I looked for another reference and this one was absolutely PERFECT!! :heart:
Sailor Sakky Faints 1 by SenshiStock



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Aqeel-Iraq Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the llama! 
SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Happy late Birthday! Hope it was a good one! :D
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It was! Thank you :D
SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Glad to hear it! You're welcome! :D
WALLE1Doctor1Who Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday 2 (Profile Picture) by WALLE1Doctor1Who  
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh! Thank you :D
WALLE1Doctor1Who Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018   Digital Artist
You're welcome
birthdays Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's April 8th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You! Rainbow Message 
Annaivri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Cake by Sinister-Starfeesh
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