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Original Pen & Ink Drawing by Anita Inverarity

From an ugly duckling to a beautiful Swan

One of my first pen and ink drawings in this
style. Done around 20 years ago and with a dip pen (nib) and Indian Ink. I have done this piece about 5 times for exhibitions over the years (different sizes and slightly different details). The idea was loosly based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic “The Ugly Duckling”.

Original NFS but I have commissioned variations of this design on request and a brand new brass etching will be coming soon (2012)

Anita Inverarity is a fine art illustrator residing in North East Scotland. Her intricate line work is influenced by the classic Victorian illustrators, pop surrealism and underground culture displaying a classic vibe with a modern twist.

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  • Carol-Anne Kozik
    Carol-Anne Kozikabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work – and what a treasure for you to have the original. Love it, as I do with all your incredible works xxx

  • Thank you so much :)))) xx
    The original is pretty beat up, but it was my first go at “my style” so to speak, so I hang onto it xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesabout 6 years ago

    So fantastic Anita!! A definate favorite for me!!

  • Thank you so much Pamela, glad you like it xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 6 years ago

    You have been talented a very long time my friend!!!

  • Haha- Thank you sweetie, time does fly when your having fun (and bits start falling off) x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Lynette K.
    Lynette K.about 6 years ago

    This is beautiful Anita. Your swan is gorgious…and all the little animals and such working into the detail of the back ground…wow. Nice work.

  • Thank you so much Lynette xxxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • artbyakiko
    artbyakikoabout 6 years ago

    What a wonderful work filled with many little creatures!

  • Thx so much for your lovely comment and finding all the critters xxxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Paul  Carlyle
    Paul Carlyleabout 6 years ago

    20 years ago! Wow – i don’t think i have anything from back then, to my regret. Beautiful drawing.

  • Thx so much- I threw out tonnes of course (why do we do that !) but this I somehow held onto. Glad you like it xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • LindaMcCarthy
    LindaMcCarthyabout 6 years ago

    I love this! So beautiful, Anita. Excellent work!

  • Thank you Linda xx

    – Anita Inverarity

    ROUBLE RUSTabout 6 years ago

    Such a beautiful work!

  • Thank you once more :)))))) x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Donna Huntriss
    Donna Huntrissabout 6 years ago

    What a lovely image!

  • Thank you so much :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful !

  • Thank you Sylvia xxxxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

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