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!
(This journal entry is divided into sections by the subject so you can skip the parts you find unimportant.)
I'm back from Animecon XI! Once again, it was a great, great con and I enjoyed it so much (even though it was mostly sitting behind the artist's alley table but hey! I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy it so much). The weather was beautiful although very warm so in addition to selling almost everything I had I also sweated 24/7 and I'm quite exhausted right now. But it was worth it. I'm so glad I managed to sell so much art and got to greet and chat with people. I even got some fanarts and was asked to sketch in people's sketchbooks! It was fun. Thank you so much for everyone who bought something from me! Your support is very important. And thanks to impalae for sitting and sweating there with me. I daresay our table was, once again, one of the most successful ones in the alley. It's a shame I most likely won't be able to sell stuff in Tracon this year, the chances are quite minimal. But I'm glad I got to attend to two fantastic cons this year. So much fun as always.
Oh, and I bought some art books. I never have enough of those. And the anime concert was amazing as usual. This time they even had a vocalist, a Dutch opera singer, Ruta Smailyte. She was such a great addition to the set. They announced a possible video game music concert and I think I will have to go see it if only possible.
Anyway, since I'm quite tired I'll take a little break and then get back to replying to stuff soonish. Stay tuned.
I only have a handful of bookmarks and prints left but I'll try to get rid of the little I have left so I won't have any stuff lying around because I don't know when I'll be able to sell stuff again. I'll try to make a leftover sale journal soon. I might even make some special deals so stay tuned for that as well!
Something some of you may have been looking forward to for a while. I'm planning to reopen my commissions in a week. I'm probably going to be able to finish the current ones soon so I can start taking new ones. However, I will have to limit the commissions so I won't overwork myself. Here's a few things you, potential commissioners, should note:
- It's a first come first serve policy and I won't take reservations. When commissions are open, contact me via note or email: email@example.com
- I will only open 4 slots
- Max. 2 full Pokemon teams (5+ Pokemon [and optional trainer])
- Max. 3 Pokemon pictures (for variation)
- Picture references are greatly appreciated. I can work with even character refs made with a chibi maker, any pictures make my job easier.
- I'd also appreciate it if you have and present a clear vision of what you want right from the start. Hoewever, I will ask additional questions if necessary.
As I said, I'll try to open the commissions within a week but I have no set date. Also, please keep in mind that changes may occur. Keep an eye on my page for any updates on the commission status.
That's all for now!