Pride and Prejudice and Caricatures

11:50 PM

I wish I could draw people better. I wish I was better at caricatures...drawing specific people and having it look like them. It's the one thing I really wish I could draw but I can't with any ease. Every now and then I luck out and my sketches resemble who I'm trying to draw...but most of the time it's just sort of in the ballpark. That was the case with this sketch, where I tried to draw Keira Knightly and Matthew MacFadyen from "Pride and Prejudice." I know it kind of looks like them, but I wish I could do better. All that being said, I was pleased they weren't worse - I'm usually pretty bad when I use pen on the first try.

On a different note, there's a book out called "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." First of all, I'm so sad I didn't think of that book title first. It's brilliant. Second, I was going to draw a zombie in between Keira and Matthew because I think it's such a funny concept. But then I noticed the paint on the brick around Keira's collarbone is actually peeling away and, if you pretend it's her skin, it's kind of like her skin is falling off and SHE'S the zombie! So I think it all worked out perfectly.

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