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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!

Patreon Pondering - Suspended

Sun Jul 5, 2015, 12:27 PM


Hey again, people.
I hope summer has been treating you well. I'm practically dying. It's really hot in Milan right now. Hot and humid. But in about two weeks I will return to a cooler scene so I just gotta endure. School still keeps me busy so I most likely won't upload much stuff before I am back in Finland. I will get back on track on many things once I return, such as opening traditional commissions again and selling some traditional art.

I'm already suspending this idea for the following reason.

Apparently due to Finnish legislation it is not such a good idea to set up a Patreon
. The deal is more or less the following:
"--According to the Finnish law on collecting money or asking for donations, -- publicly announcing or providing a link to a bank account or Patreon account where people could give her money is ILLEGAL.

 If someone was collecting money to some "useful cause", like homeless cats, it would be possible to apply the Police for a national money collection permit, but for a private person this is not possible.

--So as it is now, it's impossible for the Finns to give their money to internet collections or causes originating / organized in Finland. Apparently, it's widely thought that this is stupid, and they're looking into eventually changing the law, but the bureaucratic process is slow, it'll take years."

(Another source on the matter, from a couple of years ago, uses Kickstarter as an example:…)

From what I have heard, it IS possible to ask for a permit for a funding like on Patreon. However, it would take a lot of effort and it has to be absolutely clear that all patrons will in fact be rewarded so that the pledges won't fall under "donations" this making the activity illegal. The law is very strict and I want no problems with it.

I don't have a massive fanbase and while I know that among you there are people who would be willing to help and it would really help me and be enough for me I am not sure if it is enough for all the effort and risk taking the Finnish legislation would demand. I'm glad I was informed about this now.

In the light of this new information, I feel like it's not going to be worth it so I will suspend this idea for now. I might revisit it later on, but I don't think the situation will change drastically. I will need to think of stuff now.

Original text:
Anyway, there's one thing I wanted to talk about, and that is Patreon.
By now most people have probably at least heard of it. If not, I'm talking about this:
Basically Patreon is a site that makes it possible for people so support artists if they wish and get rewarded in return, depending on their monthly pledge. Many independent artists and creators use the site, and especially webcomic artists use it, mostly to ensure regular update pace.
About six months ago or so I was actually briefly considering making a Patreon, mostly for my Nuzlocke because it does sound like a good way to keep the update pace consistent. I abandoned the idea pretty quickly because I thought I wouldn't have time for it. And I was right, looking back, I wouldn't have had time or resources for it.
But now I'll be returning to Finland and I think things will be a bit more consistent and I am starting to reconsider the idea of making a Patreon. I would mostly make it for my Nuzlocke, because I really want to finish it some day but there is so much of it left and at the current rate I would need about seven more years to finish. I'm thinking that a Patreon would help me with it greatly. It would help me making a schedule for the updates and also ensure a small steady income that I will need to have in a way or another to afford living. Currently it's commissions, but it could potentially be a job. Either way, both take time and effort. With a Patreon I think I could dedicate some of that time to working on my comic instead. 
I've mostly been thinking about making a Patreon for my comic but I've also been thinking I might tie some of my other artwork in it. Then again it might be a better idea to make a separate Patreon for my general stuff, keep the two separate. 
Rewards would probably be the general stuff you usually see on Patreon: early access, concept sketches, process pictures, extra material by request (comic related) and something more dedicated to the Patrons, like monthly character sketch of choice. Basic stuff like this.
This is just what I've been contemplating. I'm not sure if will do this, and if I will make a Patreon it certainly won't be before I have fully settled back in Finland, which will probably be around September or so. 
I would be glad to hear if you have any thoughts, opinions or advice regarding this!

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Super-kibbles Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
am loving your "stuff" :D
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :>
Flammenfeder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
As I was scrolling through some art of yours once again just now, I had the urge to tell you, that you are and will always be one of my most favourite artists. Here on dA, but also in general.
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for taking your time to tell me this! It really made me so glad. It's always nice to hear that people like my art, but to be one of someone's favourites is something special.
BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's cool that the first three Pokémon in your Emerald Nuzlocke team are the same as the first three in my Sapphire Nuzlocke team.:)
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat! I guess in the beginning it's pretty common to have those Pokemon, haha. Ralts aside tho, that was a super lucky catch.
BatterymanAAA Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah, probably. My Aggron, though, was mainly obtained because I used a Repel to ensure I got to the good part of the cave with Aron and Sableye. I also didn't get a Tropius; I caught an Oddish though, haha.
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the rules don't really forbid the use of repel so that is fine. A Sableye would've also been sweet, especially early in the game. I love that bugger. But yeah, my run was full of all kinds of rare/good catches, it's pretty amazing now that I think of it.
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Lunewen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
You've got a beautiful gallery !! Stunning art ! :)
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :>
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