The Emperor by Anita Inverarity

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Original Pen & Ink Drawing by Anita Inverarity

“Tarot of the Roses”
This is my second Tarot Card design available as an Artwork. I hope to complete the major arcana and then continue onto the suits. A huge undertaking but a project I have always wanted to do.
Each artwork will also be available in a coloured card version.

Original Art Work in White/Black Mount. Please enquire if interested

Coloured Card Version

My original notes on the Emperor Card
The Emperor represents Fatherhood and fertility, shown by the roses on his robes. He is somewhat stern in his wisdom and knowledge, although this inner knowing can bring forth great love and humour when least expected. The crescent moon of his belt buckles represents the waxing and waning of the moon and its links to the cycle of life.The cat represents his son in this piece, in need of love, care and attention, but ultimately his own spirit and being sent with the wisdom of the Emperor out into the world for the first time. The Emperor has physical strength and spirtitual security, you can tell by his confident and unfliching gaze that he is mature and knowing. Generous and kind to those he holds close, given away by the hearts on his sleeve, he can tap into the devine energies when needed, but prefers to reside over his earthly domain.

Others in this Series so far…..
The Empress

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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  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Love every bit of him!!!!
    And the adorable mouse and kitty!

  • Thank you xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

    Oh my how cute! It’s absolutely charming hon. Wonderful work x

  • Thank you hon xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Octavio Velazquez
    Octavio Velazquezover 4 years ago

    very nice cute kitty too!:) are you doing all the cards or just the major arcana?

  • Thank you hon. I’m starting with the major arcana, its taken me forever to create the first 2 lol. I was half way through the Fool but I’m not keen on it, so starting again. My dream would be to have a full set (try to get them published- although I know they like you to have written the guidebook too). So yeah I’ll def be doing them all and I better get a move on (before I retire lol) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • eleveneleven
    elevenelevenover 4 years ago

    Oh Anita I just love your stuff… SOOO much! This is too awesome! I love the way you fill the page so expertly …your composition is always spot on..and every time i look i find a new favourite part. :)

  • Thank you soooo much- I really appreciate your lovely comment xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful md he is wearing greatclothes !LIZ

  • Thank youuuu :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    How beautiful. I love how the eyes are peeking out, the mouse under the chair and the expression of the cat all compliment the emperor. Well done.

  • Thank you so much dear Bunny xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • zomboy
    zomboyover 4 years ago

    Lovely work – nice detailing

  • Thank you :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Sarah ORourke
    Sarah ORourkeover 4 years ago

    Oh wow, love this, very cool!!! Love the way his beard covers his entire mouth, lol! The detail as always is amazing… the keys, the wings, the little mushrooms… just wonderful!

  • Thank you so much :))) xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateover 4 years ago

    AWESOME!!! This is such a cool project, and you have captured the very essence of the Emperor! (And still found room for a kitty…that’s cool!)

  • Hehe Thank you so much hon xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

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