mivaro

TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ARTIST

Mivaro is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa that moved to Sydney, Australia in 2014.
For the most part her artwork style is an exploration of human and animal forms utilising both traditional and digital mediums, inspired by photo realism.
Mivaro also does commissions for content creators on the Twitch platform and private collections.

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Traditional Work

A collection of traditional work done in a variety of mediums, organised chronologically from the earliest, to the latest.

Digital Work

A collection of individual and collective emotes done for Twitch Content Creators as well as commissioned work.

about me

How did you develop your own style?
I was always frustrated by not considering that I had my own style. (I still struggle to see it, but I guess there is consistency.)

Over time, I think that by refining, experimenting and experiencing my art, my personal flair is driven by the stories behind them rather than a specific "style."

What medium do you use to create your art?
My preferred medium is tinted charcoal. I've been using it for the past several years alongside water colours and ink pencils. I just love the rough texture it creates. It's realistic but at the same time it looks rough.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from experiences. I look at my art as a journal of what I go through or who I am. I need an emptiness that accompanies that need for longing. I have often not gotten that from the world around me but art has always been my confidant and my therapist.

What are your goals for your art?
I would like to explore various mediums and continue to refine my technique and push myself creatively and personally to create more works that are expressive of who I am.

How do you handle criticism of your work?
Over time I have become a lot more resilient and find that criticism is a tool that can be utilised to empower you to grow. You have to learn to separate your ego from your art and allow it to improve without hindering the creativity. I prefer constrictive criticism over praise.

What are your ideal "creative" conditions?
I oddly believe that my best "creative" conditioners are driven by my worst experiences.

Do you have any advice for young artists?
Don't give up! Compare your progress against your previous works and don't compare it against others. Find your self-expression through your medium. Experiment, cry but don't give up. Learn how to recover from your mistakes and never throw anything away. Keep it and keep coming back to it when you're ready.

Contact

  • Prices may vary depending on how detailed the client wants the commission.

  • Commissions are non-refundable and the prices are non-negotiable.

  • I accept payment through PayPal only.

  • Commercial license (All commissioned pieces are for your own personal, non-commercial use only. If you wish to use your commission art on merchandise, you will be required to purchase a Commercial License per artwork.)

  • Prints are not provided. If you have the intention of having a print done for yourself, it is your responsibility to let me know the requirements (Size, format etc.) in advance.

  • Half of the agreed upon cost is due upfront and the rest is due after the approval of the final work. No high res files/drawings will be exchanged until payment is complete.

  • Turnaround time is dependent on the current wait list. Usually 14 working days.

  • Rush orders will be an additional charge. Commissions are completed in order of date the payment is processed.

  • Contact me for a quote

Thank you

I will get back to you about the commission, and ask for additional info if I need and then start working on a sketch. Once the sketch is done, I will send it to you to review. Here you may suggest corrections to the sketch. I will apply the changes and let you review it again.

Once we are both happy I will start rendering the final image and give you an estimate as to when I am done. If you have a deadline, like if it is for a birthday present, let me know in advance.

Once finished, you will receive the commission in a large PNG format (usually 3-4000 pixels per inch high and wide, depending on the canvas shape.) Or ship it to you at an additional cost reflecting of the actual shipping rates.

-Mivaro

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