I finished reading Dracula in January but don’t worry, I’m not going to attempt to write a review. Instead, I stuck to my strengths and created an illustration.
A fact that I find completely mental is that Dracula is a one hit wonder the author, Bram Stoker, didn’t have much success with anything previously but old Vlad has become such an iconic figure! Probably says something Jungian about our collective unconscious?
I know you guys like behind the scenes shots. Heres a page out of my sketchbook I actually really enjoy the composition of this page. I post stuff like this all the time on Instagram feel free to follow me :)
Not to spoil the book, but there is one scene in particular that was very vivid to me. Lucy is put to bed with a garland of wild garlic flowers around her to protect her from the vampire, inspired by this I put together this little illustration
Have you read Dracula? I would love to hear your insights on the story, especially about Mina, a strong female character in the social context of the time?