Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a classic. But, being a boy, I'd never thought I'd watch the movie, read the book, or associate myself with it at all. I certainly didn't think that I'd be in a play of it. But I am. How in the world that happened I do not know, but once I got to listen to the story, I was pleasantly surprised. I actually really liked it, and am so glad I tried out for the play my school is doing. My character is Mr. William Collins, for those who've read the book or seen the movie. For those who don't know, I am basically just the creepy, socially awkward cousin who comes to take the family's estate. So with that in mind, here are some sketches I thought I'd do of him in order to develop his character for me.
I took this opportunity to do some sketches of clothing from this time period.
Very preliminary sketches of his face.
My first attempt at drawing Mr. Collins... It didn't turn out like I expected it to...But... Okay, wait, pause I must say that there is something I do not like about this sketch. Somethings wrong with the old man. I just don't know what.
Then after that old-man-in-tree-failure-bad I decided to try a more warrior-like, dramatic aspect to it. That didn't work out either. Snap.
Then it came to me. Ah-HA! I've done it! Some body bring the fudge pie! To add to the effect, let me add a quote from the play, said by him.
"Novels?! Why, I never read such works! But... I have with me an excellent volume of Fordyce's sermons."