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Shannon Hilson
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an independent digital artist, poet, and creative writer from Northern California. The artistic and written items you see in my DeviantART store and gallery are examples of personal pieces done for fun and self-expression.

My bread and butter is in producing web content, ad copy, articles on various subjects and occasionally professional freelance graphic design. I'm hoping that's not a permanent state of affairs though, as I'd really prefer to be doing something more creative professionally speaking. Selling things or making sensible items for other people's websites is actually kind of a snore... but hey. I'm running my own successful business out of my own personal space doing things I'm really good at, so I can only complain so much.

I'm not active on this site to any great degree anymore, as I sort of feel like I've outgrown it for the most part. However, I do occasionally pop in briefly to check messages and see what's going on. Sometimes when I feel so inclined, I'll post a journal update so that interested parties can continue to keep up with me. However, my professional life keeps me very, very busy these days and I haven't had as much time as I'd like for my "fun" art and writing. I'm also not that inclined to share what I do create these days for a number of different reasons, so hopefully you understand.

People who are truly interested in me as a person or in my life as it is now can always find me via my blogs and social networking profiles, as I am quite active elsewhere online.

I'm not currently taking on any personal art commissions, as I'm focusing solely on my writing and professional creative future right now. I'm also not interested in any link exchanges or opportunities to show/sell my artwork elsewhere at this time, nor am I granting any permissions to use my artwork in tubes, stationery, crafts, or anything else along those lines. This is an indefinite state of affairs, I'm sorry to say. If that changes, you'll be the first to know.

On Using Images From My Gallery

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:13 PM

I know it seems like every time I even bother to log into this account and post anything, it seems like I'm doing it to bitch about something, but clearly it's time for me to go over this yet again. I've been receiving a lot of messages lately from people who apparently aren't bothering to read the usage terms on my page in regards to images from my gallery. Many of them are from people who practically want to be given a cookie for taking my artwork and doing whatever they damn well please with it, like I ought to be flattered that they're stealing from me. That said, I'd like to remind you of a few things.

- My artwork is not stock art to cut up and use for your own projects. You're not allowed to take digital images out of my gallery to make glitter graphics or backgrounds for your web pages. I'm not going to be flattered if you rip my stuff off to slap onto the cover of your latest self-published NaNoWriMo project. You're not welcome to use physical prints you buy from me to cut up and use for crafts, greeting cards, or anything else either.

Obviously I can't physically show up at your house and stop you from doing whatever you're going to do, especially in regards to physical prints or products you buy that have my images on them. However, you can rest assured that if I see anything appearing on this site or elsewhere on the internet that uses my artwork without my having given you my express permission to use it, I will report you for copyright violation. God help you if I ever catch you trying to sell the things you make with art I didn't give you permission to use for the purpose. Adding a bunch of glitter, lace, or stamps to someone else's work doesn't give you the right to upload it to your own gallery here and call it yours.

- I've also been getting a ton of requests to upload my work to private galleries on Facebook and other similar sites. Again, I can't physically stop everyone who decides they're going to simply take my artwork and post it wherever they want. However, I really want to make it clear that I'm not cool with that sort of thing happening either in the hopes that maybe some people reading still have some kind of respect for how hard artists work on what they create. People need to stop assuming that every artist on this site or elsewhere just wants their work seen as much as possible and by as many eyes as possible.

I'm sorry I sound so cranky and pissed off, but to be totally honest? I am. In fact, stuff like this is exactly why I don't care to be more of a participant here anymore and why I've pretty much stopped sharing new artwork with people online altogether. It's not just the fact that people are constantly treating my gallery like their own private stock art cache. It's that people actually have the balls to message me here assuming I'm going to be flattered and pat them on the head for doing what they're doing. Other artists' mileage may vary, but I'm personally not all right with any of this. If that means anything to you at all, you'll respond by treating my work with the respect it deserves.


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caddman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
  ...I hear its your birthday and want to to wish Have a great one...:iconcakelickplz::party:

Funerium Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, I hope you have a good one. :ahoy:
Ven3215 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Shannon,

How beautifully the choir of the mountains
Sings to its rapt audience of blue!
As dancing down a corridor of fountains,
We toss in coins and make this wish or you:

Long may you love the loveliness of Earth!
And celebrate with joy your day of birth.

May your Birthday be special in every way
and as special as you are:

wishes you


Charmadige Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015   General Artist
KmyGraphic-Emote  :fish: :LilyoftheValley: 
:iconballoonsplz::iconcakepinkplz: HAPPY :iconforyouplz: BIRTHDAY !! :icongiftplz::iconballoonsplz2:
                On Your welfare! :iconwineplz: Cheers!!
:heart: All the best of wishes for you for the next 365 days! :heart:
           Greetings, Charmadige Cat Emoticon
:iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz:::iconcheerplz::bulletpurple: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletyellow::bulletorange: :bulletred: :bulletpink: :iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz::iconcheerplz:
TwoColorDream Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your art is so appealing!
caddman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
...I hear its your birthday and want to to wish Have a great one...:iconcakelickplz::party:
Nebelelfe-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
:cake: :rose: Happy birthday, dear :hug:
ibo007 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that your birthday is great, cause it is a good reason to celebrate. And for that I say:-
Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter! May all your birthday wishes come true. Let this day be full of joy and celebration. I hope that today is the beginning of another wonderful year for you. Don’t look for a heaven in the sky. Make your own heaven right here.
Blowing out another candle should mean that you have lived another year with joy and you've made this world a better place. Make every day of your life and every candle count. Have a delightful birthday!
I know it is early but I don´t want to miss give the wishes for you, because I am for more than a week not here on DEVIANTART
Charmadige Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   General Artist
BirthdayWishes from :fish: to :fish: (Pisces)
I wish you for your New Year Of Age
12 months health,
52 weeks luck
365 days without stress,
8760 hours full of love,
524,600 minutes of peace,
31.536 million seconds joy
and a personal fairy who bestows you lots of new ideas for drawing.
:iconballoonsplz::iconcakechocplz: HAPPY :iconwineplz: BIRTHDAY :icongiftplz::iconballoonsplz2:
:heart: Warm March-greetings from me to you :iconsqueezehugplz:
Bohemiart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
:iconsweethugplz: Happiest of birthdays!!!!:party:
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