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The Wisdom Of The Poppy by Ravenari
The Wisdom Of The Poppy
The Wisdom of the Poppy - Illustration board, ink, watercolours, with some iridescent gouache on the ravens (the flat scan didn't pick this up unfortunately) and gold metallic acrylic.     
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Australian Raven And Corymbia Ficifolia by Ravenari
Australian Raven And Corymbia Ficifolia
Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) and Red Flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia) on illustration board in ink/fineliner, watercolours and some white gel pen. I love Australian ravens, they have bluish white eyes, and they're quite small compared to other ravens of the world. However, they do have the largest throat hackles of any other raven! *fistbumps* I adore them.     
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Things have been pretty exciting though, lately.

Firstly, I've been writing a great deal. However, that work is happening under another name, and so that's basically like my secret double life that's been happening in the background.

I'm not really taking personal commissions still. HOWEVER, I am considering commercial commissions on a case by case basis, especially book covers and book illustrations.

I recently was nominated for a Tin Duck award for Best WA Professional Artwork for the cover of Prickle Moon by the wonderful Juliet Marillier. And I've been nominated for a DITMAR award for best artwork in the Australian SF Awards again for the cover of Prickle Moon. I don't expect to win, I am up against the most tremendous company and honestly, the nomination alone has blown me away.

I've also been fortunate enough to win a Tin Duck for Best WA Professional Short Work for a short story I wrote in the Dreaming of Djinn anthology by Ticonderoga Publications, called 'Street Dancer.'

I've also been shockingly ill over the past year. Some of that is only just starting to ease up, but in order to protect my health, I'll never be able to produce such a high quantity of artwork as I used to ever again, and I'll need to be very astute with my commitments. This has actually been okay. I've produced hundreds of pieces of artwork, honoured the energy of hundreds of animals, and I'm finding this transition not as painful as I thought it would be.

This year has been kind of a fallow year. From a marketing perspective, dropping off the face of the planet after executing a book cover for a fantastic author, and starting to make contacts in the writing world was kind of stupid; but I've not really had much of a choice. The creative world is still out there and I haven't left it, I'm just...working in it a bit differently to how I used to. Then again, with the amount of physical and mental illnesses I have, balancing my medical costs with living on a Disability Pension (because alas the discounts don't cover the kind of dental care I need due to my Sjogren's Syndrome) - it's a miracle I'm actually able to do anything much at all.

So you may see a little more of me, but possibly not a great deal more of me. Life does what life does, and I find my way through it. I'm a snail in a very big garden, and there are a lot of other showier animals out there, but that's okay; I've always loved the simple things - the rain, green things, reading, hibernating in forests - and I am working on making a life that suits me. It's hard work, but it's worthy work.

I hope you are all keeping well!

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Did you know there are even better places to keep up with what's happening with Ravenari? :)

ETSY (Originals only): www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=…

Ravenari @ Wordpress: ravenari.wordpress.com/ (I write blog posts like four times a year!)

Ravenari's Animal Guide Dictionary: www.wildspeak.com/
  • Listening to: too much to put down here.
  • Reading: fanfiction actually, because it's awesome
  • Watching: all the things!

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Ravenari
Pia Ravenari
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Australia
I am a 'stay-at-home' artist with post-traumatic stress disorder with heavy dissociative characteristics thrown in. I have a distinct, and unique style which is being added to (and subtracted from) every day. I tend to express my love of the animal kingdom, or my darker themes regarding childhood and traumatic experiences in my art.

Current Residence: Perth, Western Australia
Favourite genre of music: Sadcore, Indie, Alternative
Favourite style of art: I don't know what my style is, but I like it enough to do it all the time.
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Howl from Howl's Moving Castle. He is sexy.
Personal Quote: if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.
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moppiwolf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Wowzers absolutely love your work......and your a fan of studio ghibli also......my fave is princess monoke....I love the wolves and just the moving story line....you have a unique style of working....there very dream like and inspiring.....had to watch and fave you straight away even though I don't often do that.....:)
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ManiFantasyArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your work is pure inspiration! :heart:
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JessaeChan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  New Deviant
Hello, I really admire your work, you have created some beautiful pieces. 
I love your style it really stands out. Clap 
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SquareMelody Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I just wanted to say that your artwork is beautiful :) keep up the awesome work!
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tbjeremiah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   General Artist
Thank you so much for the favourite! Your gallery is wonderful!
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lordvader914 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Happy birthday! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Happy Birthday! :cake: :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Pia............:dance: :hug:'sssss :cake:
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AceWanzer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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