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The Child Catcher by Anita Inverarity


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Original Drawing by Anita Inverarity
(Ink and Watercolour Pencil on Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper)

“Theatre of the Bizarre”
In this series I am exploring characters which focus on the “bizarre” and the “grotesque”.
This is my version of “The Child Catcher” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The character is one of the scariest to appear in a family film and Sir Robert Helpmann’s fantastic portrayal gives me the shivers. The Child Catcher does not appear in the original Ian Fleming book but was added into the screenplay by the genious mind of Roald Dahl.

Original available. Enquires welcome

Read more about the Character here


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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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  • Kable
    Kablealmost 3 years ago

    Oh WOW! Anita, I loved the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a kid and the child catcher was frightening to say the least, you have captured him beautifully here:)

  • Thank you so much- I dont think anything could be as scary as the film version, what a fantastic character ! I had fun with it :))) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 3 years ago

    very good!

  • Thank you hon :) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendalmost 3 years ago

    Poor wee babies…….
    This work is so vibrant Anita, brilliantly done! xxx

  • Thank you Cate. This is definately the most colour I’ve tried in a long while :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaalmost 3 years ago

    Superb work!!!

  • Thank you so much Angie xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic!! :)

  • Thank you :)) xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 3 years ago

    OMG! how fun, colorful and so creative!

  • Thank you :) x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work, love the facial expressions. Black background works beautifully.

  • Thank you so much Cindy xx

    – Anita Inverarity

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 3 years ago

    Great work Anita .. ; ))

  • Thank you :) x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplaralmost 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thank you :) x

    – Anita Inverarity

  • artbyjehf
    artbyjehfalmost 3 years ago

    Super, wonderful, imaginative, & intruiging! Love it!

  • Thank youuuuuuuu xx

    – Anita Inverarity

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