Waving Goodbye


I’ve been doing an online course about the Gothic and Fantasy in Literature. So far we have discussed The Brothers Grimm, Frankenstein, Dracula, Edgar Allan Poe and HG Wells. I came across this small sketch of mine and thought it was quite Gothic with the castle in the background and the formal gentleman doffing his hat. And of course you could invent a narrative about the two people! Is it a father waving goodbye to his daughter as she goes into the castle to be a governess or are the two people lovers? Is it Dracula’s castle perhaps? What is the mood of the drawing?