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My Featured Art

Raven by ShadeofShinon

Commission: Stream of Stars [VIDEO] by ShadeofShinon

Dragon Ascent by ShadeofShinon

Primal Forces 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

My Nuzlocke Comic

Emerald Nuzlocke Cover by ShadeofShinon

Next update processs

Script - Done
Skething - Done
Panels and text - Done
Actually drawing/finishing the pages - 6/19 pages

Other things to do

Update cover
Portrait paintings of the main cast?
That once gijinka band related thing


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied

I am a mainly self-taught artist from Finland. I am currently finishing my architecture studies but I still aim to find time to create art on the side. I enjoy creating and appreciating art as a hobby but I also do take commissions and sell my art at conventions (in Finland).

I started off as a traditional artist but picked up digital techniques along the way and now I do both. My tools and techniques in both vary very much but I like to stick with watercolours and inks in the traditional side and with Photoshop CS6 (and my Wacom Intuos4) in the digital side.

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.

DeviantART is still my main site but some of my artwork is uploaded exclusively on my Tumblr and/or Instagram. I also make occasional process videos on YouTube and stream my process. Nowadays I prefer to use Twitch for streaming.

I hope you like what you see here!

FAQ/art usage:
I do not take art trades, collabs, requests or point commissions.

Commissions price chart and ToS:…

Contact: If you have any questions about anything or just want to say hi feel free to contact me! I am quite busy with my studies and other things so I might not reply instantly. Also, even if my commissions are closed you can still ask me for a quote or if I would be willing to do something next time my commissions are open.

Alternative ways to contact me/places to find me:




Redbubble/Prints available at:…


Let's keep up with the Pokeddex tradition! I'm doing my annual Pokeddex challenge a month later than usual. For the ongoing January I'll draw one Pokemon for each day and I'll try to fill each slot with a Pokemon from Sun and Moon. You can follow the process on my Tumblr and Instagram!…
As usual, the originals will be for sale after the challenge is complete so keep an eye on it!
Heads up! I just made a bunch of new art prints, post cards and stickers available on my Redbubble store! I added some Huevember skulls and space animals. Go check them out! Also do let me know if you'd like to purchase a specific Huevember skull as a post card/sticker and I'll make it available. I just included some of my personal picks.
Streaming the Pokemon team commission again! Please be mindful with Pokemon SM stuff since the games are not out in Europe yet!

Regarding Commissions and Patreon

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 12:07 PM


As the title says, this journal is about my commissions and plans for a Patreon to support my Nuzlocke comic as well as general art. But before I get further into details here’s a quick life update to give some background for these ponderings.


I have now completed all the courses I need for my degree which means I no longer have school. However, what is remaining before graduation is my thesis but I’m currently not working on it. I’m seeking to get employed because I need some more work experience as well as money and just something to do so I will have some kind of rhythm in my life. I’m going to start applying as soon as I get my portfolio in check but the job situation seems good so I am quite optimistic about landing a job.

And the reason I’m telling this is that having a job means that I will most likely get paid more than what my student grant is. This means I would no longer have to rely on commissions to get all of my living expenses covered.


As you may have noticed my productivity regarding commissions hasn’t been the best. School takes a big part of the blame but I am also at fault. As much as I love art, drawing and the ideas of my commissioners are always very inspiring I also want to work on my own projects once in a while. I feel like I haven’t been had time to do that and often I’ve had to steal it from some other project’s time.

What I’m thinking about is to close down commissions after I finish the remaining list. I will only finish the ones that I have started/have been paid for and drop the rest. I feel like I don’t have it in me to start new ones, at least not anytime soon.

This is not a permanent close down and because I’m so weak and your ideas are so great I might take a few odd commissions here and there. But I’m not opening a new queue or taking suggestions after the current queue is done. Inquiries and such will always be open so if you have any questions regarding commissions for the future, no need to hesitate!


This is a subject I’m revisiting after burying it some years ago. The reason for that was that Finnish legislation was too strict for Patreon at the time. While I don’t think the legal aspects have changed I’ve at least gained more detailed information about how to work with it. Many Finnish artists have set up a Patreon, and the trick is just to offer something on each tier so it won’t be counted as crowdfunding. Another thing is that Patreon has improved a lot since then and it now seems like a platform I could work with. One of the things that has changed is that you no longer have to offer something per month but also per comic update, for example.

I’m revisiting the idea because I think it would be a chance for me to focus on my personal projects but also to have more time to analyze my process and improve. I could also offer you things I have been able to offer only scarcely or not at all. And you would have a chance to support me while enjoying the rewards.


My idea was to make the Patreon both for my Nuzlocke comic as well as my general art. How I would work with the tiers is yet undecided (as in would there be different tiers for people who just want to support the Nuz but don’t so much care about the other stuff and vice versa). It is also possible to make both monthly rewards as well as rewards per update so that kind of division would be possible.

I have been thinking about what kind of things I could offer as rewards. While nothing is set in stone there is one thing that’s for certain: NOTHING will change regarding what I post on my deviantART, Tumblr and Instagram. There will never be a price wall for seeing my art. My pieces will continue to be posted online for free. The paid content will all be extra material such as tutorials, other educational material, sneak peeks and commission/raffle slots.

Here’s some kind of list of things I have been thinking about offering. You are welcome to comment on them and suggest something of your own! After all, if you’re interested in becoming a Patron I think it’s only fair that you get a say in what you’d like to see.

  • (Resized) PSD’s
  • Full size JPEG’s (possibly watermarked)
  • Processes, including notes, early concepts, sketches etc.
  • Tutorials
  • Personal art critique and advice (such as general tips on using certain media, redlines/paintovers or general critique of             your pieces of choice etc.)
  • Commissions (most likely sketchy or experimental ones, busts, headshots)
  • A raffle ticket each month/update (winner would get a surprise package of prints, a commissions, a chance to win art in            some form)
  • You can vote/suggest for drawing ideas (one idea is guaranteed to be chosen)

        Also, for the Nuzlocke fans:
  • Access to scripts and thumbnails
  • Can suggest Nuz related things (small side comics providing additional info like the "Primal Alarm" -comic)
  • Gain access to extra content such as concept sketches etc.
  • Maybe cameos in main/side comics

As said, these haven’t been set in stone but I have tried to think of things I would be serious about. I would prefer to not do everything and do only the things I’m sure of and that interest you.

Feel free to give some suggestions/comments/ideas!

Thank you for reading! You’ve been really supporting and honestly I’m lucky to have such great people around me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge on art and creating artwork for you to enjoy and I hope I can keep doing so!


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Art status

Closed Comms by Enjoumou No PComms by Enjoumou FO Trades by Enjoumou FO Collabs by Enjoumou No Requests by Enjoumou FO Gifts by Enjoumou


PB: DA - Coloring - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A Pokemon team for draizor007 PAID


Pokemon GO! Which team are you on? 

403 deviants said Team Mystic
262 deviants said Team Instinct
220 deviants said Team Loading (not playing for whatever reason)
204 deviants said Team Valor
21 deviants said I chose ___ but I wish I'd chosen/now I'd choose ___.


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Combo89 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, hello! :>
Long time no see, huh! I was waiting for your nuzlocke Emerald, are you stopped to drawing more? ;w;
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I haven't stopped, I have just been too busy with other things to properly work on it. :') I am currently working on the next update so I am making progress although it's a bit slow. Thanks for being so patient and looking forward to more comics! I hope I can deliver the next proper update in the next couple of weeks!
Combo89 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahah, I'm glad you warned to see what's going! I'll wait, then! :D
ObscurusVII Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick question for you! I'm working on a picture that includes an Aggron, would you be alright if I drew the design similar to the one you have? ( It's such a fantastic design and I absolutely adore your art)
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's cool! As long as you're not directly copying anything and claiming it your own it's fine. :>
ObscurusVII Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! An of course! (If I get this picture done and actually post it I'll be sure to link it to you)
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to it!
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Walory Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Merry X-Mas!! =D
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Late but thanks, you too! ANd Happy New year!
MightyRaptor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hollaaa and Happy Holidays! 
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