A Christmas Carol

Victorian Era costumes are so much fun to draw. Couple that with theater, and what’s to not like? So when my local Whole Foods store announced that  San Jose Youth Shakespeare was performing ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the store this weekend, I went. Although my kids were terrified by the ghost of Jacob Marley with his rattling chains and booming voice. And by the faceless ‘Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come’, but I had fun drawing them all.

I’ve given some of it away, but if you know your Dickens you should be able to put a name to most of the characters in the series of sketches below. Can you name them?
christmas_carol_composite_chractersAnd here’s some studies of Scrooge himself, as well as his clerk and nephew.

I loved drawing this harpist. She had a lovely calm face that matched the music she made. AND, she sat still in a corner of the stage and didn’t move like the other characters did!

christmas_carol_4You can see lots more sketches on my flickr site. And don’t forget to catch a good Christmas play at your local theater.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to A Christmas Carol

  1. Lee Kline says:

    Lovely catch, Suhita. A harpist plays at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Saratoga. I wonder if it is the same woman. The woman at Saratoga’s Farmer’s Market is middle aged.


  2. bmweeks says:

    I always enjoy your work!


  3. Ethna says:

    Hi Suhita. Thanks for these lovely sketches. Do you use a dip pen?


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