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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!


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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 - Sketching - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A cellshaded simple bg KyuubiFan

Nuzlocke mini-contest?? (See my comment for details.) 

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newdynamic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Kiitos for joining SwedishMetalBands!!Hug 
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :>
kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the +fav of my watercolour "Flooded", I took the reference photo for it in the springtime on a walk with my daughter. It's now framed and hanging for sale on the wall of gallery located not too far from the spot it is painted from here in Winnipeg where I live. It was my first DD since coming back to deviantART and I am really pleased it was chosen for that. :-) (Smile)
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I was browsing through old DD's and the piece really caught my eye. Not only is it a very nice composition I really enjoyed the technique and the details as well as the limited colour pallet. The tree branches create very interesting shapes, and the way the water is painted is really beautiful and even serene which creates a nice contrast with the dense branches.
kach-back Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
I very much appreciate your taking the time to give me such insightful and well though out comments on my painting. 
Everything you say here makes me very happy to have done this work and posted it here on dA, because what you see and point out is exactly what I was hoping to achieve with it. So thank you very much.
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :> I'm happy to comment on people's works. I try to do it more often.
NeonLanterns Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the follow!! I really like those classical japanese styled paintings of the legendaries you have there ;v;
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
I'm glad you like them. :>
chichi-dragon-lover Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny how the artists I consider to be the best are all from Finland. You guys and your wonderful country rule! :heart:
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah, that's so nice to hear! Makes me feel proud for our country and all the Finnish artists. :heart:
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