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My Featured Art

Raven by ShadeofShinon

Beneath My Feet Living Earth Started To Breathe by ShadeofShinon

Sky Guardian + TIMELAPSE by ShadeofShinon Sea Guardian by ShadeofShinon

Blackheart by ShadeofShinonWise by ShadeofShinon

Waiting Between Worlds by ShadeofShinon

Yveltal by ShadeofShinon

My Nuzlocke Comic

Emerald Nuzlocke Cover by ShadeofShinon



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I am a mainly self-taught artist from Finland. Art is a great passion of mine, both creating and appreciating it. However I'm not going to make a career of it as I want to enjoy it as a hobby yet it will definitely remain a very important part of my life. However, I do take commissions and sell my art at conventions (in Finland).

As an artist I work both traditional and digital medias although I will always have a slight preference of traditional over digital but I still enjoy both very much. I also have a little comic project called the Nuzlocke Challenge.

My main inspirations are music; some of my pieces are heavily inspired by a certain song and some just purely illustrations of a song, nature; wildlife, sky, landscapes; other artists; mythology; video games.
Music is another big interest of mine although that is limited to appreciation. I listen to a variety of genres but metal music is what I'm most fond of. I especially like to go to metal concerts and see my favourite bands live.

Even though I tend to forget the existence of the "Critique" option when I submit my pieces I always appreciate some constructive criticism. I enjoy reading long and thoughtful comments although sometimes my inbox tends to get very full and I might take some time to reply/don't have time to reply to every comment. I do read and appreciate each comment though.

deviantART is my main website and I mostly only upload finished artwork here. I also have an art Tumblr with the name shinonarts which I use to post not only the art I have here but also some other works, WIP's and sketches that never end up here.
I also have a Weasyl account (Shinon) but I'm quite inactive there.

I hope you like what you see here and if you have questions, something else to say or just want to say hi feel free to do so!

Subscription running out - nope

Thu Sep 24, 2015, 5:13 AM


Edit; Okay, the situation has changed. I'm no longer two weeks away from the apocalypse because I received an anonymous one year sub donation. So, whoever that was, thank you! I was really surprised and not ready for it. In fact I had already started making plans for how to organize my page once my sub runs out but I guess I will postpone that plan. :'D 
Really, thank you so much. :heart: I have one less thing to worry about now. It really counts.

I almost wrote "premium running out" but it's a "core membership" now so it's not so accurate.
This little confusion is just one of many. As a lot of you probably know, deviantART recently changed their premium membership into core membership. Essentially what happened was the following: the subscription icons became ugly (there is a fix for this), the subscription became almost twice as expensive as before (there is no fix for this) and some of the old premium member perks were also removed (what the hell?).

I have had a subscription for years. Literally, years. Nonstop. I think it started in 2008 when I won my first contest and received a 12 month premium membership as a prize. Since then I have always had premium membership. I have enjoyed it well enough, it was granted me all the nice perks it used to have and it allowed me to customize a lot of things and has made a lot of things more bearable.

There is only two weeks worth of premium membership left for me, and I have come to the conclusion that I will embrace the unknown. I do not want to put any money or effort into a core membership. I won't pay them and I won't do any kind of "commission for membership" kind of deals. I simply refuse. If it were free or like before I would do it, but now it is not worth it. It's not worth my time or money. It is going to stink, being without a subscription. It is going to stink so much. I don't know what happens to all the customization I have done on my page. I guess it all falls apart. Stops working. I won't be able to create polls, edit journal skins. Anything. I guess my commission list also vanishes like fart in Sahara.

This is both a rant and an announcement to you, since you are used to certain kind of activity from me and, well, I don't know how much the customization has done for you but I at least hope you have enjoyed it like I have. I don't know how much being without a subscription will restrict me, it's been far too long and I'm way too used to this. With a subscription it has been a pretty decent platform for uploading art etc. but I kinda fear I will get tired of this bullshit eventually and look for other places more actively. We'll see. I just really don't like what dA has done.


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Commission Info: CLOSED by ShadeofShinon

Art status

Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Point Commissions by SweetDuke Trades - Friends Only by SweetDuke Collaborations - Friends Only by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke Gifts - Friends Only by SweetDuke


PB: DA - Coloring - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A watercolour painting for Dracona-Wynne-Hale PAID
PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A Fakemon team commission MopMaster PAID
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre An ACEO for Tuhkasoturi PAID
PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Two ACEOs for icytemporalist
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A watercolour painting for angelkiss112 PAID
PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A watercolour painting for meismine12 PAID
PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A cellshaded picture for SilverSugar


PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Contest prize for bolthound
PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Contest prize for CCDragon-93

Are there any (existing) pieces in my gallery that you think would be nice/would consider buying as stickers? 

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BlueBlueFox Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Just wanted to let you know, the art finally arrived! It's so wonderful, small, and detailed... I love it so much! :heart: Thanks again for letting me nab it >u<
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I'm glad to hear it finally arrived! Thanks for letting me know! And I'm glad to hear you like it. :>
Vibrant-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
your art is super wonderfull, love the details ~~~
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :>
Jonou Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hianoo arttii
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OmegaKenster Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you had to or wanted to disappear from the face of the earth or just deviantart, you would give us a heads up first, right?

*face of the earth is just for dramatic effect, there's no implication behind what it means
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a bit late, but don't worry, I'll let you know. I'm not going anywhere for a while at least, but if anything happens I will let people know.
Cittyy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tervee ^^ Kiva kun olit Traconissa nii saatoin törmätä äimistyttävään taiteesees B>
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