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Steven Universe: Sardonyx by Ravenari
Steven Universe: Sardonyx
Another rare foray into fanart for Inktober 2015, colouring this was an immense amount of fun. And Sardonyx is one of my favourite fusions from Steven Universe. :D (For Inktober 2015, and finally coloured - illustration board / ink / watercolour / gel pen highlights).

available at etsy.
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Elliot's Pheasant And Rhododendron by Ravenari
Elliot's Pheasant And Rhododendron
Elliot's Pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) and Rhododendron (Rhododendron adenogynum) on illustration board in ink and watercolour. Part of an Inktober project and finally coloured. I had so much fun with these. I think I'm officially moving away from watercolour pencil and into watercolour. :)

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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/
  • Mood: Doubtful
  • 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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:icontbjeremiah:
tbjeremiah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  New Deviant  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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ElenaKotlyakova Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday hun!! I may not have been around on here much lately, but you/your work has been in my thoughts a lot lately, i think today is a good time to tell you i appreciate you, and what you do! <3 have a lovely day! <3
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Wishing you a wonderful birthday! :happy birthday: 
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Big-Pasach Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's a bit late, but thanks for your watch!!! >///<
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