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I pick my favourites, not neccessarily based off talent or content but by impact, style, beauty, because it made me laugh or numerous other random reasons. Regardless of whether or not a peice reflects something I'm into or not, if it makes me doubletake, and want to see it again, then it deserves it.

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Shonna White
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
MY BLOG: lostinfernal.wordpress.com/

Every year I have a table at the Calgary and Edmonton Expos where I do sell select portraits. This is the only place I sell. Nor do I take commissions, though I might break that rule if the request came from the celebrity portrayed or the company in ownership of the copyright.

I try to maintain a balance between wanting to share my love of these characters and respecting the original owner of the image, whether it is a company or the person who the likeness belongs to. Because of this, I keep my prices low, in exception of the original, and my print runs low.

Here's the thing, I love these characters. I love drawing them and challenging myself. I love the reactions to my art, because you guys get soooo excited. That being said, I want to be respectful. So as much as other artists tell me to raise my prices, I won't. Regardless of demand, the print runs do end relatively quickly. I'll also constantly post updates to the company/person on Twitter and Facebook. From saying I'm going to do it, straight through production, I want them to be able to say "hell no!" if they actually see the post and would rather I didn't.

I will NEVER make a killing off selling art based off someone else's concept. I earn enough to pay for product, and tables, and signage, and all that stuff and sometimes (if I'm lucky) a little bit more to justify the days of work I take off to be there.

If you are wondering, the thing I want to make a living off of is actually my writing. And, hopefully, I'll realize that dream soon enough. In the meantime, and probably beyond, I loves me some half-naked men.

All this being said, Matt Smith has told me I can keep abusing his image. ;) Other awesome celebrities who have been totally cool with it, and even encouraging include Dean Cain and J August Richards, two of the finest gentlemen I've had the privilege of meeting.
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Current Project - A WOMAN????

This deviation will update with every project I'm working on

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Stay tuned here to see the project I'm working on. Head to my Twitter or Facebook account for updates on this picture as I work through it! 

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I Am The Dark
If I'm doing a dramatic photo, I've got to have a dramatic title...which I've been hashtagging on other posts in humour #iamthedark!

This is actually a bathroom selfie I've made all dramatic, because IDEAS!

It's also been suggested I use this as my author pic...which I may just - www.lostinfernal.com
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Dean Winchester / Jensen Ackles

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Character: Dean Winchester / Jensen Ackles - Supernatural  

Tools Used: Mechanical Pencil, 4B, 6B, and 8B Pencils. Paintbrushes for blending.

OMG the way this one almost killed me! Well, I suppose not literally, but it felt like it. Several goes at the face, struggling all the way down with the extreme shadows. REmind me never to do that again! EVAR!

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Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock / Dr Strange

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Character: Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock/Dr Strange  

Tools Used: Mechanical Pencil, 4B, 6B, and 8B Pencils. Paintbrushes for blending.

I suppose that I forgot to update my Current Project picture with this one. So, SURPRISE, to everyone who doesn't follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

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IT'S DONE! I've finished the 
Benedict Cumberbatch portrait for the Edmonton Expo (Table G11 - during 2016 if you're coming by for a print. They'll also be at the 2017 Calgary Expo).

First drawing was a fail (all I could see was David Hasslehoff), and so I restarted it. Second one went much better, but it still took me several tries to get his face right. I was also surprised by how much definition he has. I suppose I was expecting him to be thinner and a bit softer.

When I did the poll on whether I should draw him more like Sherlock or Dr. Strange (the poll was across several different platforms, not just DA), it pretty much came up split. Since that was no help, I just figured I'd see what came out of the pencil. 

You might wonder why I'd draw him wearing a watch...well, it appears that Mr. Cumberbatch is never without one! Like ever! I mean he wears a lot of jackets too, but I was actually able to find pictures of him without one where is wasn't on set, unlike the watch. So in it went!



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New Lost Infernal: Deception Cover

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In 2012, I released a short novella prequel to the Lost Infernal series (the first full book of which is currently sitting with a big publisher awaiting word on its fate). After some time, I've gone back and given it a more professional cover and did a bit of editing as I've learned a lot in the last 4 years! It's mild editing, but it needed it. 

You can find it on Kindle here: www.amazon.com/kindle-store/dp…;

You can find it pretty much everywhere eBooks are available, but if you see the old white cover, you know they haven't rolled out the better version of the novella yet (might take a few days).

 
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NAK246 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol u joined deviantart on my birthday (well not counting the year I was born....) sorry I just really wanted to say that... I know it's kinda random
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :cake::stereo::icontrolldanceplz::icondancekittyplz::icondancingplz::iconmoonwalkplz:
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ShonnaWhite Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
happy birthday~
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ShonnaWhite Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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xFeajix Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
happy birthday
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ShonnaWhite Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very  much!
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xFeajix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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PyriHead Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Happy, happy birthday! Enjoy the day, because it is yourssss <3
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ShonnaWhite Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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