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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!

Music tag

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 11:03 AM


I was tagged by :iconhoneywithfangs:. I will do this with my full name (surname excluded) and Shinon because my name is short and just "Shinon" would be too little. I have too much music to choose from. Unfortunately the letter selection doesn't offer much variation but I'm trying to compensate that with a more varied selection of music.
Let's see how much these journals can handle.

1. Write down every letter in your name.
2. Write down a song that pops into your head beginning with each letter.
3. Count the number of letters and tag that many people.

N  Night Witches - Sabaton
    I love Sabaton to pieces. Their music is so awesome, they are one of the best live bands I know and no matter how down I feel some  Sabaton will always make me feel better and awesome. At first I thought that N is a very stupid letter and has no good songs attached to it but I was wrong. Night Witches is one of my favourites from them and I still get chills when I remember the intro playing in the latest concert I went to.

I I Give Up - Elijah Bossenbroek
    I really like calm instrumental piano pieces. Some of my favourites are from Ludovico Einaudi but Elijah Bossenbroek has some really nice pieces as well. This one in particular is among my favourites. It is dramatic, calm, sad, beautiful and also magically full of life.

N Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
    Since I mentioned this guy it would be a crime to leave him out. I also have too many N's and I can't think of enough songs so I'm just using all that comes to my mind. Anyway, this song is another beautiful piano piece filed with emotion. Absolutely wonderful.

A     A Hero Will Rise - Future World Music
       One of my all time favourite epic music pieces. The title fits to the song like a fist in the eye (a Finnish proverb) and it truly gives an epic heroic feel. I love the buildup and how the song feels like it's rising up to the heavens. It radiates power and epicness. I also consider the slower, calmer part at the end a very essential part of this piece. 

S Sons of Winter and Stars - Wintersun
    I love Wintersun. Especially lately I have been listening to their songs a lot and I just can't get enough of the epicness. They have such an amazing combination of epicness, awesomeness, metal and orchestral elements. They can make such amazing long pieces. This song in particular is among my favourite songs of all time, preferably paired with the intro for the album, When Time Fades Away. This song really works magnificently as an instrumental, but the lyrics and the singing bring so much more to it.

O     Ocean Princess - Thomas Bergersen
       More instrumental epicness. Yet another song that perfectly describes its title, the ferocious beauty of the sea. I considered this somewhat of a theme song for late Jorry as well. 

F     Free Will Sacrifice - Amon Amarth
       Twilight of the Thunder God is one of my favourite albums ever and this song is among the best ones. There were other songs I would've placed here but I decided to use my F this way. Free Will Sacrifice always makes me feel pumped and awesome, similar to what Sabaton does. 

I  I Had A Name - Dark Souls Remix
    I have way too many I's as well. Well, nevermind that, at least I can find some songs from my archives to fill these in with. This song is another beautiful/sad instrumental. I have not played Dark Souls, although I'm planning to, but from what I heard these tunes don't really match up with the frustration the game causes. It probably goes better with the story in the game. Either way, it's a beautiful composition.

A     Anagantios - Eluveitie
       I could have actually chosen a song that would better describe the music this band mostly does, the kind with rough lyrics and a ton of awesomeness. But then again, it is tunes like this that make Eluveitie Eluveitie. In each song there is a more folkish tune like this. It's the core of their style. And also very awesome live. This song in particular is one of my favourite instrumentals from them. 

E Élan - Nightwish
    I couldn't not include this song. Nightwish is one of my favourite bands of all time, it has been so through the numerous phases of their life, and this new single song just makes me so happy and excited for the new album. It's thanks to Nightwish that I properly discovered Floor Jansen, who's got to be one of the most amazing singers of all time. I have had the priviledge to see her live and she is absolutely fantastic in every way. I was so happy when she was announced as the new singer of Nightwish. I think the band and Floor can do amazing work together and I can't wait for the next album. As far as this song goes, it really feels like it fills everything with life as I listen to it. A beautiful song, truly.

M     Magika - Two Steps From Hell
        My streams are nothing without this song and nothing is, well, anything, without some two steps from hell. I love the epicness of this song, which is also why I'm posting the extended version of it. It's marvelous.

I I Am The One - Inon Zur
    How could I forget about this? How could I? This is absolutely one of the most powerful video game compositions I know, to me at least. Before I beat Origins it was just a really beautiful song I liked to listen to. After I beat Origins, well, I couldn't listen to it for a long time. I was really sad when the game ended since it had made such a huge impact on me and it still remains my favourite game to date. This song literally summarized my adventure, all the emotions and the whole experience and brought it all back to me so vividly and made me even sadder. That fortunately passed and now I can listen to this song again, with more meaning attached to it.

L  Lightning Song - Anathema
     Such a calming and beautiful song that I think describes perfectly the feeling of a lightning storm. At least in a way I see it. I know Anathema for their ethereal, calm and even magical tunes, and this song is no exception. I've heard it live and it was an absolutely magical experience, something that I still remember after all those countless songs I've heard live. I love the build-up of this song and how it manages to be dramatic but in a soft, kind way, and how it seems to a really hopeful tone and full of life.

I   It Makes No Difference Who We Are - Celldweller
    More I's, but as said, luckily I have songs to cover that part. I'm glad I could include Celldweller in some way. I really like their music, especially this particular album. This song has a more enigmatic and a calmer tone than the songs usually tend to have, but I like it a lot especially because of that. 

A     Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Exploited
       Finally a Sonata Arctica song. They are my favourite band of all time but alas, my name sucks and I can't have my fav songs posted. But there is this, the opening track of Winterheart's Guild, one of my favourite albums from Sonata. This may not be a favourite song but I still like it a lot. It represents well the speedier side of Sonata's career that I liked a lot. Well, I like pretty much everything they do, despite the style. I think this one really opens the album, it kinda just explodes into your face and instantly warms you up for the rest of the album. Listening to this brings back memories from when I had just bought this album and started listening to it. It made a great impact, but not anywhere near as great as the song that followed this one, that I still consider my all time favourite song. 

S     Sancta Terra - Epica
       Epica has to be included, and even if my letters are limited I'm not out of good songs to feature. This song is one of the best from Epica, and I had, again, the priviledge to hear it live. Sometimes live songs make songs I already like even better, and this is one of those cases. I think when I heard this song I truly found it. Epica is one of my all time favourite bands and they really cover their ground amazingly. I consider this song one of the best examples to that.

Human Legacy - Ivan Torrent
    This is one of my favourite epic songs ever. Ivan Torrent has so many amazing compositions but this one still stands out. It is absolutely beautiful and you should definitely listen to it, and more that that, feel it.

I     Iron - Woodkid
      Woodkid makes such amazing music. I love his style and his music videos are just pure art. Especially this and "Run Boy Run". His soft voice is something unique and I the atmosphere of the songs is really intriguing. "Conquest of Spaces" is my favourite, but this one if among my favourites from Woodkid.

N     Nightbird Song - Amorphis
       This song summarizes the reasons why I love Amorphis so much. Not only do they write songs about Finnish mythology but they also handle it so well tune-wise. I consider their tunes and their music very Finnish in a sense. This album, The Circle, is a wonderful compilation of darker tunes, whereas another album I'm fond of, Skyforger, has more epic tunes. This song especially is among my favourites, it's simply wonderful.

O     Out Of Control - Battle Beast
       I thought I was out of O's but then I hit the gold vein and remembered this. I don't know how I forgot. Freaking Battle Beast. Such an amazing band! It's in the same class with Sabaton and Amon Amarth, their music is so awesome, it always makes me feel pumped. And this song especially is a classic. It's just so freaking awesome.

N     Never Let Me Go - Florence and the Machine AND Nation of Wusses - Infected Mushroom
       Two songs here because I couldn't choose and I feel like I've barely scraped the surface with these songs. First, Never Let Me Go, from the amazing Florence and the Machine. I would so much like to see her live some time. Her music is just wonderful and I love her voice. This song in particular has such a nice feel to it, and it describes the magical feel of the Ceremonial's album it's taken from really well.

Then the oddball. Nation of Wusses. It's just pure awesomeness. Just listen to it. I'll just leave it here. Go on, it's great.

I won't tag anyone. Do this if you want or just listen to some songs. 


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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 - Lining - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A cellshaded picture with simple bg Necropansy PAID

To those who are interested in commissioning me: would you be ready to commission me at some point in March and which method would you prefer? 

2 deviants said Yes, I would be ready and either method is fine by me.
1 deviant said Yes, I would be ready and I would prefer the commission by choice (I pick the ones I want to do from suggested commissions).
1 deviant said No, I'm not ready/I'd prefer to wait for later.
No deviants said Yes, I would be ready and I would prefer the first-come-first-serve method.


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Sesshywolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
I'm sure this has already been said a gazillion times before, but I am in love with your Nuzlocke! I laughed, I cried, I nearly died at the suspenseful cliffhangers!

The art! The STORY! THE DRAMA! THE KICKASS POKEMON!!! If I was any more on the edge of my seat than I already am, my chair would tip over on me :o

In conclusion, you are a wonderful artist and story teller and I hope that we see more awesome work from you. :heart: Have a lovely day ^-^
LemonChicken123 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It is an absolute honor to be watched by you, Shinon. I've read your nuzlocke comic twice, and It's a work of art. Thank you very much!
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I've been wanting to read a comic like yours for a while now. Nowadays most comics are so serious, there used to be more humorous ones back in the day I started. Yours has great humor and amazing facial expression and it's really nice to look at as well. I'll be looking forward to more!
And thank you for your kind words. I'm glad to hear you like my comic!
LemonChicken123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It means a lot to me that you enjoy my comic. I've noticed that a bit, myself. I plan to do my best to balance the comedic/serious moments. I feel like that's what the best nuzlockes tend to do (yours included, of course!). Thanks, again!
Myklor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is beautiful! Sorry for spamming you with favs but I couldnt help it ^.^
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay! I'm glad to hear you like my art. :> Thank you!
Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
The picture, as promised. Hope you like it.
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty nice. The colours look good and the focus is pretty interesting.
Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
My instructor even called it a good example of depth of field. I'm glad you liked it, too. :)
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your instructor was right.
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