Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Varied / Hobbyist Official Beta Tester ShinonFemale/Finland Groups :iconclaws-and-paws-4ever: Claws-and-Paws-4ever
Claws and Paws Dragons wolves
Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
12 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 668 Deviations 34,475 Comments 256,502 Pageviews

My Featured Art

Raven 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

Nessa's Emerald Nuzlocke RESULTS by ShadeofShinon

Emerald Nuzlocke Cover by ShadeofShinon



Flag counter

free counters


ShadeofShinon's Profile Picture
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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!


Wed Sep 17, 2014, 3:54 AM


Living in a foreign country

As I may have mentioned a couple of times I'm going to Italy, Milan to be more specific, in exchange. I will be studying architecture in Polimi for a year. This is something I've been planning ever since I first visited Italy. My first trip there was before my university entrance exams and I believe Italy gave me the inspiration I needed in order to get in on my first try. I fell in love with the country and I started studying Italian, convinced that one day I might be able to go there in exchange. I've only been to Florence, Pisa and Bologna so Milan is completely unknown to me.

It's been quite the hassle, all kinds of paper work and arrangements had to be done and there's still a lot more to do. I don't have an apartment yet but I have been able to arrange meetings with a few people so I'm quite sure I'll find some place to live. (Attenzione, se si vive a Milano e hai bisogno di un compagno di stanza subito fatemi sapere.) It will take me some time to adjust to the huge city and a completely new way of life but I'm sure it'll be fine. I can dual wield English and Italian (It's like my right hand versus my left hand in drawing though, my left hand sucks) so I think I can manage.


I will be leaving in a week so expect some sort of hiatus until I've settled in. This will also affect my productivity in some way. I won't be able to bring all of my art supplies with me but I'm quite sure I can eventually get what I need from Milan. I will bring my tablet of course and my Nuzlocke stuff but I will nee to buy a temporary scanner. I can't say how long it'll take me to be back in business so we'll see. Before I leave I will try my best to get the next Nuzlocke update out (current progress is 8/17). I'm planning to open my commissions in October if everyting goes right. Extra money would help me greatly. With my traditional side being limited drastically I'll only offer digital commissions first, traditional commissions are a huge question mark. This is something that's good to keep in mind if you're planning to commission me in the near future.


Since I'll be going to a place I've never been to before I obviously don't know anyone there. If you're living in Milan and want to hang out/show me around I would really appreciate that.

Epica + DragonForce 24/11/14 @ Alcatraz

As an active concert goer and metal lover I did some digging beforehand and I found out two of my favourite bands I've never had a chance to see are performing in Milan and I'm so ready to go. However, since Milan is a huge city and not exactly the safest place to wander around alone I was wondering if by any chance any of my watchers were planning to go and I could tag along? Or if you know someone who'd take a Finnish metalhead with them that'd be great as well.

That's about all I needed to say for now. I'll probably put up a blog about my adventures in pastaland. I might link it later so you can follow my fooleries.

  • Mood: Hysterical
  • Listening to: Turisas - Ten More Miles
  • Watching: Orphan Black
  • Playing: Pokemon Y


ShadeofShinon has started a donation pool!
2,932 / 5,000

You must be logged in to donate.


Commission Info: CLOSED by ShadeofShinon

Art status

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 - Waiting to Load - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A Pokemon team Gnome31323
PB: DA - Coloring - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Traditional A4 Rockybalboa67 PAID
PB: DA - Coloring - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A Pokemon team LyricistLegion ON HOLD
PB: DA - Waiting to Load - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Traditional sketch for Yunimori PAID
PB: DA - Waiting to Load - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Watercolour painting for MistOnTheWind
PB: DA - Waiting to Load - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Traditional sketch for EclecticMagician
PB: DA - Waiting to Load - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Traditional sketch for Tsukikoko


PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Contest prize for Velink Three characters [digital]
PB: DA - Not Started - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Contest prize for bolthound Character sketch [digital]


Add a Comment:
TeamSLVR Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
I know you're in the middle of moving right now so no commissions, but could I possibly pay ahead of time? I've always loved your art, (for about three years now--been lurking around so its probably time to follow you lol) but I have the money now so I trust if I pay now you'll still remember when you do them again. Is that okay with you?
ChaseLocke28 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member
ShadeofShinon  I love your art, I've browsed it many times before and today I was so impressed that I had to create a profile for the sole purpose of asking if you would commission an Image of my team! I will even buy it to make a poster if possible!
-Chase Locke 
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm very glad to hear you like my art. :>
Unfortunately I'm unable to take any new commissions at the moment because I'm in the middle of moving to a different country. I'm planning to reopen my commissions once I settle in, probably sometime in October, since I believe I could use all the financial aid I can get. I usually give my watchers a warning before I open them so people can prepare. You can keep an eye on my page or ask me again in October.
ChaseLocke28 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  New member
awesome, well thank you for the speedy response and I'll be in touch
ChaseLocke28 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member
Electivire is my main pokemon while Gengar is my 2nd, Machamp and Mega Swampert are my bruisers while Salamence and Nidoking or Drapion are the three that I switch in. Again I would be very very happy if you were to draw them, I think you could really do alot with the last two
Neko-Kame Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gosh thank you for the watch!!
your art/nuzlocke is super amazing and I'm flattered at your watch!! :iconblushu2plz:
ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all! I read your Nuzlocke and it seems pretty cool. I'm terrible at keeping track on Nuzlockes so watching makes it definitely easier. : D
MaxK-W Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank you very much for the favourite! ^_^

Make sure to watch my page for more photography that you may enjoy :dummy:

ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all! Keep up the good work. :>
MaxK-W Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll do my best! :happybounce: hahah
Add a Comment: