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Original Art in Mixed Media by Anita Inverarity

Watercolour, Coloured Pencils & Ink on Watercolour Paper. I did this way back at college for my Children’s Illustration course.

Inspired by the poem by Oliver Herford….
The Elf and the Dormouse
Under a toadstool crept a wee Elf,
Out of the rain to shelter himself.
Under the toadstool, sound asleep,
Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap.
Trembled the wee Elf, frightened and yet
Fearing to fly away lest he get wet.
To the next shelter—maybe a mile!
Sudden the wee Elf smiled a wee smile.
Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two.
Holding it over him, gaily he flew.
Soon he was safe home, dry as could be.
Soon woke the Dormouse—"Good gracious me!
“Where is my toadstool?” loud he lamented.
—And that’s how umbrellas first were invented

Original Artwork is Available. Please enquire if interested

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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  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisalmost 6 years ago

    I love his little parachute Anita…needs a lily pad for a soft landing…delightful drawing :) ~ Anni xxx

  • Thank you so much dear Anni :)) xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Pip Gerard
    Pip Gerardalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful work Anita. Technique is wonderful. Shading is great.
    I wondered whether you’ve ever considered adding colour to any of your black line works using photoshop? It would be intriguing to see one coloured.
    good luck with your latest work… I hope your inspired by something wonderful. I love that feeling of inspiration… it’s just so powerful isn’t it.
    Pip :) xo

  • Thank you so much dear Pip :))))) xxxx
    It is something I’ve considered yes, but its hard for me to go back to something and “play” once I get a sense of completion, plus I’m really not good at getting the colours I want in photoshop.
    But I’m def not going to say never on that (I think it can enhance Tee designs def and I always wanted to try it with Mad Hatters Tea Party)
    Huggies xxxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

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

    Oh Anita – this is just gorgeous!!!! You are one very talented lady, and I hope you find your inspiration soon……. I know that void one feels when wanting to create something, but not knowing what…..
    It will come as soon as you stop trying!!!
    Luv – Carol xxxx

  • Hehe- Thank you Carol- I’m off to a comedy show tonight to clear my brain out xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • dnlddean
    dnlddeanalmost 6 years ago

    see now this is what i mean this has not shown up on my page allso i had to visit your site as i was trying to view another of your recently uploaded works and it just kept saying it couldnt find the image anyhow this is really great i love it beautiful colours an i can really see it in a book but allso as a framned print in a kiddys bedroom lovely do more

  • Thank you Don xxx The gremlins are back in force today 10 fold xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsalmost 6 years ago

    Magical work once again. (This didn’t show in my feeds)

  • Thanks John xx I’m not getting images or even some comments now in my feeds, seems to have taken a turn for the worse x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago
    i LOVE IT !
  • Thank you so much :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Hal Smith
    Hal Smithalmost 6 years ago

    I love this, maybe it is a gremlin and not an elf. wonderful art from a very talented artist

  • You are very kind Hal- thank you xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 6 years ago

    Everything going on here is priceless….perfect.

  • Thanks so much Von xxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Great !!

  • Thank you Sylvia xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Lynette K.
    Lynette K.almost 6 years ago

    Can I say Adorable. Of course I can… :) Love the dormouse. Evil little elf stole his shelter. Pesky little things. Love the colouring/shades in this.

  • Thank you Lynette xxxxxxx

    – Anita Inverarity

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