Dracula In The Sun

29 May

2018 Tate Whitby

Husb and I spent the Bank Holiday visiting the North East of England, looking at places we’ve been meaning to see for years and finally got around to it. We dropped in on Whitby, home of  Whitby Jet jewellery ( I collected a few antique pieces back in the 1970s before it was fashionable) and the dramatic setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The weather was fantastic, hot and sunny and there was a theatre group performing a fast and funny version of the story through the grounds of the magnificent Whitby Abbey.

I had to have a scribble. I quickly sketched in the abbey, with a Staedtler drawing pen, just before the performance started and did a quick Winsor & Newton watercolour wash, then over-sketched one of the actors. I didn’t do any more because we had to follow the actors all over the Abbey site.

3 Responses to “Dracula In The Sun”

  1. kestrelart June 2, 2018 at 21:37 #

    I sketched there too in the last year. Great place to draw. Your sketches are great though of course.

  2. Walfischbucht May 30, 2018 at 08:03 #

    Fine sketch again! Tried a fast scribble there myself once https://walfischbucht.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/whitby-abbey/

    • Rosie Scribblah May 30, 2018 at 11:44 #

      That’s lovely, you’ve got the brooding nature of it. I think I must be following in your footsteps 😀

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