I used soft pastel and a craft needle to create the drawing. The drawing is not rotated so South is up.
Bray, Co Wicklow , Ireland.
I observed this active region from 12:00 UT on February 28th till 13:30 UT. The plage around the main sunspot suddenly brightened at 12:47 UT and remained very bright for several minutes before reducing its vividness.
The brightness in this action was very difficult to capture in a sketch, especially one that was experimental in the first place. Several dark filaments were formed and were forming in the area. Two new short dull filaments began looping over the bright area before I finished sketching.
Active region fibrils were making their usual dramatic shapes around the entire area. There were several sunspots in the group but I chose to look at the larger one and the region around it by tuning and focusing many times while sketching. A small prom was developing on the North limb and several tiny proms were making an effort.