The Emperor (Tarot of the Roses)  by Anita Inverarity


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Original Pen & Ink Drawing by Anita Inverarity

“Tarot of the Roses”
My Submission to the Redbubble Tarot
The Emperor was coloured and adjusted digitally to make a tarot card format.
Border & Text created by Ross Robinson

The Black & White Original Drawing is available in White/Black Mount. Please enquire if interested
The Emperor- Black & White Version- No Text

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.

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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  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago

    Anita, what a wonderful job you do on your lovely images..cute to..I love them..
    Sherri :):)

  • Thank you so much Sherri- what a lovely comment xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much- finally your Empress has her man lol :)))) xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 4 years ago

    LOVE this the color and the comp is just perfect.

  • Thank you so much- It took me an age to get round to this one, now I’m thinking of my other cards :))) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonover 4 years ago

    looks lovely with the color added also!

  • Thank youuuuuuuuuuu xx

    – Anita Inverarity

    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

    OH this is wonderful!! It’s a stand out with the colours xx Many congrats for you feature in ‘Featured art’ hon, I saw it last night wooop!! XD Awesome!!!

  • Woooooooooop Thank you so much hon :))) I coloured him in PS, but I have new coloured pens which I’m having lots of fun with too xxx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Zombie Rust
    Zombie Rustover 4 years ago

    This is going great, excellent use of colours too… >:)

  • Thank you so much- only 70 cards to go hehe :))) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 4 years ago

    always BRILLIANT

  • Thank you so much hon xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 4 years ago

    Yep, very awesome….Maybe someday you will do a whole deck….maybe someday……

  • Thank you so much. I wanted to do an all female tarot, but somehow it just wont work :)) Yip maybe by the time I retire I’ll have finished xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 4 years ago

    fabulous! esp love the roses!!

  • Thank you dear Marion xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Octavio Velazquez
    Octavio Velazquezover 4 years ago

    Great color anita!!! makes me want to start doing cards :D

  • Thank you so much :))) Oh you should !! Maybe you can keep me motivated and on track with mine lol :)))) wink wink xx

    – Anita Inverarity

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