These are a few graphite pencil sketches I did of the actors and actresses featured on the cigarette cards I am using in my narrative. All of the images are taken from my sketchbook and I haven’t drawn simply with just pencil in a long time and it was great to get some practice with these sketches. I found drawing a lot of these very challenging and aren’t completely happy with them, some of them don’t look a lot like the people they are meant too, but, I did enjoy drawing these and like I said earlier it was nice to do something simple which I haven’t done in a while. These images just show that with more practice I could really improve my basic drawing skills and I think I should definitely practice drawing more.
These are the first images I created for this project, they are just simple ink paintings of the silent film actors featured on the cigarette cards. I have decided to have these film stars as the main focus of my narrative and will create fictional characters out of them. The basis of my narrative will involve a series of characters with different motives in a ‘Cluedo’ like narrative revolved around a disastrous opening night of a new show. Basically, two characters are given staring roles in a new production being produced at a theatre, creating a lot of jealousy, and on opening night lots of ‘accidents’ occur such as falling scenery, trapdoors opening, things falling from the rafters etc. Eventually this leads to a fire in the theatre, causing the production to be cancelled. I plan for the story to be more comedic that dark or tragic because I think it would be funny to see loads of attempts to ruin the show for the two main actors to go wrong, but I do plan on keeping the identity of the jealous actors/actresses a mystery.