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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use your art on my site?

Yes, for non-profit pages only.
My only requests are not to crop/resize/alter my works in any way and add © Jenny Schukin anywhere on the page you display my art on.
If you choose to place a link back to my gallery as well I'll be grateful, though it is not necessary :).

For commercial use please contact me so we can discuss specific pieces and their usage.

What tools do you use for your art?

I tend to work with different mediums and various tools, but I mainly use "White Nights" watercolors, pencils and inks in my works. Coffee and tea pigment, pastels, pens and acrylic are also often used.

For digital works I use PS5 and a Wacom tablet.

What paper do you use?

I don't tend to stick to only one brand, but "White Nights" with egg-shell texture is my favorite at the moment.

Do you take commissions?

From time to time. I notify my watchers with a journal entry when I am, and specify my art-status in my DeviantArtID.

Do you take trades/requests?
I'm sorry, but I do not take requests nor do trades anymore.

Where can I see WIPs of your works?
I often post works in progress, sketches and doodles on my FB page here.

Can I use your art as a tattoo?
Although this request is very flattering, some artwork in my gallery are commissioned works or have very personal-meaning to me. Please contact me for the individual piece you're interested in.

Can I ask a question not on the list?

Sure thing! Feel free to contact me either here, on my FB page or by email, Jenny.shukin [at] gmail.com .


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Fear induced art-block (and future plans)

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 10, 2014, 1:03 PM
Hello my dear watchers, I hope you're doing better than fine.

As some of you might've noticed there has been a recent lack of activity from my side. Part of it is caused by fatigue from work and school (advanced JavaScript is not easy for me :c) but the main reason is a strange type of "fear" induced art-block, that is, fear of producing disappointing, weak artwork.

I thought about it a lot, and found a pattern of some sort regarding me and art-making:


1. I practice and experiment a lot.
2. I get progressively better.
3. I produce a series of good works I'm happy with.
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4. I become anxious of producing works of inferior quality and stop drawing altogether


Now, I know it's silly. I mean, what's the worst thing that can happen - me wasting a few hours of my time and throwing a paper or two into the trash bin? pfft.

And yet.
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Still, I have some plans regarding my art I hope to accomplish in the next months.

First of all - Bigger formats. This is a huge challenge for me, since I find it much easier to work on small formats (my favorite one being A5 and ACEO). My aim is to work mainly with A3 and A2, with occasional small works in between.
 A trick I found helpful is sketching a rough composition on A4 or A5 formats I'm comfortable with and printing it out on the bigger paper to be refined.

Secondly - Acrylic, gouache and oils. I have a modest assortment of the three with a few canvases lying around getting dusty. It's time to change that. I plan to experiment with the three medias until I settle down on a style and technique I'm comfortable with.

Other plans include working on unusual lighting and challenging backgrounds and subjects for me like machinery, buildings, human anatomy and more.

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Over-thinking and plans aside, I have some other news:

I recently applied to Shenkar college of engineering and design in the field of Visual Communication. Entry exams are in March and I'm quite excited. Trying not to have any expectations (good or bad).

And, from this week until December 24th, my painting "Featherheart" will be exhibited in the lovely store/tea room of De Heremiet in Eindhoven . Come take a look if you're in the area!


Featherheart by Inku-inku

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Wishing you all a pleasant weekend.

Jen/Inku

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Jenny Schukin | Female | 21 | Aspiring illustrator

Speaks Hebrew, Russian and English.
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[Originals for sale]

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A question for acrylic/gouache painters: what surface do you prefer to work on and why? 

36%
20 deviants said Paper
36%
20 deviants said Canvas
15%
8 deviants said Illustration board
9%
5 deviants said Wood
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2 deviants said other

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sintel16 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for liking my work :D
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave. I am honored!
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Lisicca00 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Занятные у тебя миры) И деталей много, такие, что и не детали)) Сны не сны, мысли не мысли) 
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S0lncelika Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for fav ^__^  Your artworks is magical!
Или  я могу на русском? :) очень приятно получить +fav  от автора таких красивых работ. Спасибо)
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Inku-inku Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Spasibo vam :)!
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S0lncelika Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Всегда пожалуйста Handshake 
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ArmelleS Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Your gallery is beautiful. I love how your harmonious colours melt together.

Thank you very much for adding my watercolour Jupiter to your favourites :sun:
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