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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Yvan StrongFemale/United States Groups :icontolkien-voronwe: Tolkien-Voronwe
Loyal to lore of Tolkien.
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DSC-Storm by The-Tinidril DSC-Storm :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 Varda, Queen Of Stars by The-Tinidril Varda, Queen Of Stars :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-toddhowardshrine by The-Tinidril RGD-toddhowardshrine :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 5 0 RGD-imactuallynina by The-Tinidril RGD-imactuallynina :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 3 0 RGD-iconic_***hole by The-Tinidril RGD-iconic_***hole :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 7 0 RGD-huffingtoncoast DSC Raggety Ann by The-Tinidril RGD-huffingtoncoast DSC Raggety Ann :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-watermelord by The-Tinidril RGD-watermelord :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 3 0 RGD-blossom-lullabies by The-Tinidril RGD-blossom-lullabies :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-Astronautspiff by The-Tinidril RGD-Astronautspiff :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-CherryFlavor Goldilocks by The-Tinidril RGD-CherryFlavor Goldilocks :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 1 0 RGD-DellaMorteArts Tea Party by The-Tinidril RGD-DellaMorteArts Tea Party :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 3 0 RGD-theoriginalnpc Composite by The-Tinidril RGD-theoriginalnpc Composite :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 1 0 RGD-MercyMayCabbagePatch by The-Tinidril RGD-MercyMayCabbagePatch :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 0 0 RGD - mcsteffen Mike by The-Tinidril RGD - mcsteffen Mike :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD - gyzra Sarah by The-Tinidril RGD - gyzra Sarah :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0 RGD-MeatyElbow by The-Tinidril RGD-MeatyElbow :iconthe-tinidril:The-Tinidril 2 0


Sakura by KieraJoArt Sakura :iconkierajoart:KieraJoArt 9 4 Kingfisher Lava by KieraJoArt Kingfisher Lava :iconkierajoart:KieraJoArt 41 8 pinkhair by yume-88 pinkhair :iconyume-88:yume-88 5 2 Farmer Giles of Ham - A Dragon' s Tail by Riana-art Farmer Giles of Ham - A Dragon' s Tail :iconriana-art:Riana-art 28 18 i am a person too by rainbow-falls i am a person too :iconrainbow-falls:rainbow-falls 25 13 Goddess by SamChildress Goddess :iconsamchildress:SamChildress 3 0 Pencil portrait of Tam Nhu by LateStarter63 Pencil portrait of Tam Nhu :iconlatestarter63:LateStarter63 110 62 2nd Doctor - Patrick Troughton by guido84 2nd Doctor - Patrick Troughton :iconguido84:guido84 6 0 Ripples by SylvesterMcCoyFan Ripples :iconsylvestermccoyfan:SylvesterMcCoyFan 5 2 refreshing by KieraJoArt refreshing :iconkierajoart:KieraJoArt 16 0 Charm by KieraJoArt Charm :iconkierajoart:KieraJoArt 6 4 Dwarven Forest by AceKipp Dwarven Forest :iconacekipp:AceKipp 87 12 Modern Space and Time by Nocturius Modern Space and Time :iconnocturius:Nocturius 13 2 Is it a birdie? by JocelyneR Is it a birdie? :iconjocelyner:JocelyneR 629 263 Hermione by KieraJoArt Hermione :iconkierajoart:KieraJoArt 10 2 SS: Kitsunedere by TheElvishDevil SS: Kitsunedere :icontheelvishdevil:TheElvishDevil 56 12


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: June 21, 2016

Still "semi-professional" but I do take commissions. Send me a Note to inquire. :)

Currently looking to facilitate an art studio open for free use on a donation basis. I moved away from the city I've lived in for the last 43 years in order to find a place I could actually afford. But I need to find somewhere to set up my studio.

  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




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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! More to come :D
TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I don't know whether you would be interested (or if you already know that it exists lol) but I just found this site which is awesome for doing gesture figure drawings: [link]
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Here is another one I'd found earlier: [link]
TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Ooo awesome <3 Thank you for the link.
whimandwonder Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for joining the group, Give Me A Prompt! [link] I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to suggest whatever prompt you might like to see. Your gallery is wonderful - I'm looking forward to seeing your submissions!
The-Art-of-Ravenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:...Graven and I appreciate the support!!

-Monica Ravenwolf
panos4657 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanx again for the fav
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Most welcome! :D
Langue-Skulptur Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Welcome to #Doctor-Whovians and dA! Thank you for contributing to our gallery. For administrator-ly purposes, I'm obligated to ask you to read the submission guidelines whenever you submit art. Check out our vast gallery of awesome art. Also look forward to Doctor Who Internet, the biweekly link blogs.

Have a Who-full day and don't let the Daleks exterminate you! ;)
ChibiAyane Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: Thanks for joining :icontorchwho: :squee:
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