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About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Pia RavenariFemale/Australia Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
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Rainbow Wolf by Ravenari
Rainbow Wolf
This is the Rainbow Wolf. They are a sublime creature that accepts and loves all, and is especially affiliated with LGBTQ+ people. They have a fluid gender, a fluid sexuality, and dance all along the rainbow spectrum, bring solace, comfort, and the gentler passion of a life lived with a sense of safety, profound and radical acceptance, and truth.

Available at Etsy

Illustration board with ink, watercolor pencil, pencil and metallic and iridescent paint. Measuring 17 x 21cm (or 6.6 x 8.2 in).
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Star Wolf by Ravenari
Star Wolf
The Wolf of the Stars is a lovely, regal creature. She understands astrology and astronomy both. She is a champion of the sciences, but believes in the whispering of the planets and stars and how they might affect those of us on this planet Earth. She can be meditated upon to assist in working with celestial energies, or she can be called upon in visualisation to lend her strength and voice to your workings.

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Illustration board with ink, watercolor pencil, pencil and metallic paint. Measuring 17 x 21cm (or 6.6 x 8.2 in).
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Honey Wolf by Ravenari
Honey Wolf
This is the Wolf of Honey. He has a profound connection to all things bees, honey and apiary, and represents warmth, gentleness and the protective energy of someone who knows how to protect himself and his loved ones.

Available at Etsy

Illustration board with ink, watercolor pencil, pencil and metallic paint.
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Unicorn Moon Sickle - Courtship by Ravenari
Unicorn Moon Sickle - Courtship
Revisiting this illustration:

The Unicorn Moon-Sickle by Ravenari

AVAILABLE at ETSY

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A rare bird of paradise, the Unicorn Moon-Sickle conducts courtship amongst the night-flowering jasmine. The female, while drabber than the male, is still a beautiful bird. He courts her by flaunting his tail and unicorn 'horn', as well as the bridge of shining feathers upon his back. For these birds, courtship only occurs at night, and only under the light of the full moon, to best show off his plumage and the night-flowering jasmine.

Part of the faux/mythic bird of paradise series.

Photos of the actual iridescence here and here.

Illustration board / ink / pencil / watercolour pencil / metallic and iridescent acrylic.
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Fiji Iguana and Dandelions by Ravenari
Fiji Iguana and Dandelions
While I'm only taking very rare commissions these days, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to illustrate this gentleman here. The Fiji Iguana. :) The dandelions are because the particular client who commissioned this, used to care for a Fiji Iguana and one of their favourite foods was dandelions.

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A4 (ish), illustration board, ink, pencil, coloured pencil, metallic and iridescent acrylic.
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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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:iconkay-march:
Kay-March Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Congratulations on your continuous beautiful and amazing pieces.
You're one of the kind! :D
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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:iconkay-march:
Kay-March Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
You're always welcome!! :D
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moppiwolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  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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Ravenari Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, Studio Ghibli is so awesome, right? :D And Princess Mononoke was my first favourite by them, I think! :D
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moppiwolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yeah princess monoke is my all time fave :)
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ManiFantasyArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your work is pure inspiration! :heart:
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Ravenari Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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JessaeChan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
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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Ravenari Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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