Some Imaginative Whirlpool

Posted: 26th March 2019 by Charlotte in Color Pencils

3 May – Jonathan Harker’s Journal: I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool; if so my stay be very interesting.

As Jonathan travels east through Europe, he documents his travels in his shorthand (new technology) diary and his letters to his beloved Mina. He leaves behind the familiar and safe West and enters a land where all is strange and disconcerting.

This sketch is a multi-media extravaganza – markers and watercolor pencils. Train tracks scramble through the forest as Western technology extends its tentacles into the primitive East.