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: sta.sh/01utvsu5ozg4
I do not take art trades, collabs, requests or point commissions.
Commissions price chart and ToS: shadeofshinon.deviantart.com/a…
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: www.redbubble.com/people/shino…
Signal boost! Taking couple commissions!!I'm taking two-three commissions because my girlfriends dog needs to go to vet asap, and I want help her to pay the bills. I'm still keeping my commissions closed, because I'm gonna raise the prizes and make a new Commission Info, so this is your change.
Money will go straight to my girlfriends PayPal-account.
2 linearted character with backgrounds and style like this:
Also other examples;
1. 80 EUR
2. 80 EUR
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.
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!