I had no problem deciding what book I was going to draw, I just wasn’t sure if I was going to do a copy of an edition or make my own up. So I kind of did both. The book I chose has had it’s cover re-done countless times. It is an ultimate classic.
I read the book nearly every Christmas, and when I lived at home I used to watch it with my Mum every couple of months.The book I chose to do was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It is completely and utterly my go to book and I never get tired of it. Here’s my picture.
It’s pretty basic, but then my copy of the book is simple. It’s pocket sized, and it’s a beautiful royal blue with Pride and Prejudice embossed in gold. It’s my mum’s copy which I never really gave back. But I treasure it.
I have seen quite a few versions, with silhouettes and intricate patterns going off onto the side. So I thought I would give it a go. I did a couple of silhouette ‘s using (of course) Colin Firth as Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. They came out a lot better then I thought they would. The hardest part I found was finding good side profile pictures. I did a few different fonts, to show their indifference in the book. That’s also the reason why they are facing away from each other. Here I am giving you my artistic reasoning on a quick illustration. Sorry habit of an art degree student.
While I am on the subject of the lovely Pride and Prejudice,I’ve wanted to join a book club for a while now and came across A Beautiful Mess’s book club. The next book, which I just brought is called Longbourn By Jo Baker. I am so excited for this book to be delivered. It revolves around the lives of the servants of the Bennet House. So who knows what it may be like and I am looking forward to the discussion on their blog.
Back to drawing, pretty amazed I am still managing to keep up with this but for those who might be interested, or want to join, next week’s drawing theme is body parts. If you join in leave a link, would love to see your stuff. And as always, check out Paper Mama’s blog where I got the challenge from.
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