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About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Pia RavenariFemale/Australia Group :iconliving-earth: Living-Earth
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Dorian Pavus - The Redeemer. by Ravenari
Dorian Pavus - The Redeemer.
I don't often make forays into fanart (because I generally can't draw people to save my life), but I couldn't help myself. THIS GAME YOU GUYS, I CAN'T STOP PLAYING IT. (ink/watercolor on illustration board).
Frog and Mushrooms by Ravenari
Frog and Mushrooms
A watercoloured Inktober offering. 0.1 fineliner and watercolour on illustration board. Wrestling with a 7yo scanner and trying to get it to understand watercolours after years of trying to get it to understand the oversaturated colour of my totem series? A great deal of frustrating fun, lol.
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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  • Listening to: too much to put down here.
  • Reading: fanfiction actually, because it's awesome
  • Watching: all the things!


Pia Ravenari
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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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rbeadhead Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just stumbled upon your work today.  It is truly amazing!  There isn't one piece I wouldn't purchase.  
Qess Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the :+fav:!
ellabay97 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
I love your work, the totems are beautiful and I wonder what it would look like to create one larger image out of them, like one big menagerie
VodiCat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You have a beautiful Pics =D
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Illusir Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Happy Birthday to you!
Noctualis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Happy Birthday :D 
CheetaHamSloth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day dear!!! I hope you have a nice day! :iconrainbowcakeplz:
Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Happy escape from the womb day!! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::woohoo:
Happy Birthday!!
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