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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!


Edit 14.11.2015
The annual Nuzlocke forums Extravaganza has begun! The nomination ballot is now open, and it will only be open until 29th November, so you need to act fast! The Extravaganza has been organized really neatly, so as a member of the community I hope other members can help make this extravaganza worth the efforts of those who organize it. There are a lot of cool new comics that you can still check out and nominate. Remember that each nomination counts towards getting your favourites to the polls! I know at least some people here are also on the forums, so go, support your favourites!

:bulletgreen: Nominations thread :bulletgreen:

It has been a while again, and a lot of things have happened. I thought I'd write a (non-whiny) journal about what's up now that things are kinda looking up and all.

Thank you

First of all I really want to thank you all for your patience. Knowing that I have followers who are there at pretty much all times, even when I'm not so active, is amazing. What is also amazing is that some of you are even willing to help me at my time of need. Back when I really needed your help with my financial issues you were there and you helped me out. I'm not exaggerating when I say I wouldn't have made it without you, because that's the truth. So thank you, everyone. Thank you so much!

Life situation

I am currently in the middle a super busy period. I have a huge and super intense course that will require a lot of time, but I only have about three weeks left before the deadline so I'm super stressed about it. I'm sure I will make it, but I want to give you guys some kind of heads up. I have been quite unproductive and silent for a while, and I will continue to do so for three more weeks. But after that I will be completely free from school, which means I will have time to work on a buttload of things I have been neglecting.

Something else that I probably haven't mentioned is that aside from having my dream apartment, which is so lovely, I'm still not over how lovely the house and the entire area is, I also have to cats now.

They used to be so small when I got them, and now they're almost like adults. They're so precious. They're both boys (not for long though) and their names are Speedy (the grey one that looks like a shocked hamster) and Saku (the striped one), and they're named after some Finnish sketch characters, which most likely doesn't make sense to most of you.


Today's the day I have officially graduated as a bachelor of science in architecture. It doesn't mean that my studies are done, by any means. I still have my masters degree in progress, and it's going to be intense to the end. But it feels good to be already this far. I really can't wait to be done with school.

Art stuff

Art's been kinda pushed in the back as of late. I'm trying to work on my commissions and other projects whenever I have time, but I hope you understand the lack of activity. I'm trying to work on the commissions as I work on my school project, but the process isn't all that fast. I just want to let you know that I haven't forgotten about any of you!

I'm also working on my next Nuzlocke update. Slowly, but I'm getting there. I can promise it'll be something interesting, and from this update on things will only get more intense! It would be great if I could update two more times this year, but well see if that's possible. 
The current update progress is 12/26 pages.

Those of you who follow my art Tumblr may have noticed that I'm attempting a monthly drawing challenge called Huevember. It's something I thought would be a nice balancing project. I only do it when I have time and I don't spend immense amounts of time on the paintings. It's sort of a small, relaxing project.
You can see the works on my Huevember tag.
I will sell the original paintings after I'm done, and I will post them all on deviantART as one dump. (There's already some sort of queue for people who are interested in buying these so I'm not taking reservations yet.)

I will also do the Pokeddex challenge again this year. The randomized option was the most popular one on the poll I posted so that is the way I'll go this year! Expect unexpected Pokemon! I have also pretty much polished my challenge list, so just sit tight and look forward to it. Just like with the previous challenges I will post the individual paintings on my Tumblr under "pokeddex 2015" tag and the entire dump on deviantART when it's done. And I will, yet again, sell the originals, so if you're interested in purchasing original Pokemon paintings, keep an eye on what the Randomizer will throw at me!

That's it for now!


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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 - Coloring - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A Fakemon team commission MopMaster PAID
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre An ACEO for Tuhkasoturi PAID
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Two ACEOs for icytemporalist PAID
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A watercolour painting for angelkiss112 PAID
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A watercolour painting for meismine12 PAID
PB: DA - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A cellshaded picture for SilverSugar PAID


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

December is coming closer and I'm planning to do yet another Pokeddex challenge. Which one should I go for? 

132 deviants said A random Pokemon that hasn't been drawn yet from each type/category
64 deviants said Current favourites from each type/category (even if it means duplicates)
27 deviants said Anything goes/I can't choose/I don't care/etc.
5 deviants said I have another suggestion!
3 deviants said What is the Pokeddex challenge?…


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RocCenere Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch <:
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :>
Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Nice photography! :>
Pajunen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
PandiiVan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Your Artwork is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing it here on DeviantArt with all of us! Your Pictures are so great and fill me with happiness when I look at them!!! Keep up the good work! (: <3
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you so much! I'm really glad to hear that. I will do my best and try to get some artwork done, even if life keeps me busy. :>
PandiiVan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
yeay :D I am looking forward to see them ^^
But of course other things in life are very important so I wish you the best there and wait for your drawings ^_^
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
BlueBlueFox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  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<
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