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About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Pia RavenariFemale/Australia Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
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The Forest Fox by Ravenari
The Forest Fox
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The forest fox is an elusive, good-natured creatures that slinks through the undergrowth of any woodland, looking for people to bestow wisdom, mischief and care upon. Attract their gaze, bring their energy into your house, and you will find yourself with a more engaged, humorous connection to life, with a creature who will support you in your endeavours.

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Crescent medium weight illustration board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint. 7.4 x 8 inches
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The Fox Mage by Ravenari
The Fox Mage
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The Fox Mage is a wily, sly and magical creature, possessing much by the way of wisdom and mischief both! A wise teacher, but not a very reverent one!

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Crescent medium weight illustration board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint. 7.4 x 8 inches
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The Wolf Mage by Ravenari
The Wolf Mage
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The Wolf Mage is a serious, compassionate being, who wishes to share his knowledge of magic and focus with you. Bring his energy into your home to better find your path through life, and strengthen yourself as a magician.

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Crescent medium weight illustration board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint. 7.4 x 8 inches
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The Winter Wolf by Ravenari
The Winter Wolf
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The Winter Wolf is an evocative, guardian gray wolf guide - a sober creature, but a helpful one as well.

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Crescent medium weight illustration board, with watercolour pencil, pencil, water-fast fineliner, and acrylic and iridescent paint. 7.4 x 8 inches
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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/
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  • 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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hadas64 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
thank you so much for the watch. your Gallery is AMAZING!!!
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RedArticWolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Artist
I love your artwork, it is beautiful and very spiritual ^^
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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RedArticWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Artist
^^ you're welcome :D
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pavari Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Nice Gallery , Love your style~! 
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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DxxJeske Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Donkey totem
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe one day :D
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WhiteFoxDK Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite Pia! <3
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neir-2-you Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Weird, I've always had the impression I was following you!!! Ugh I'm just one blurred out pudding. Squeee I just LURVE your art ;A; you multi-talented babu~
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