Day in the Life: My Sketchbook, Round Four

Today there are faces. Always faces. I probably have drawn more faces in my sketchbooks than any other thing. The source material is readily available, whether from real life or on the printed page. My favorite thing to do is look at old high school yearbooks and find inspiration from another time (and with no fear of being caught by the model). I believe these are from an old yearbook (1950's?) from a high school in Alabama that someone found at a garage sale and brought in to work. Wonderful material and almost endless options. Most of these made it into my self-published book, Ironing Naked, so they would be considered old favorites. BTW: If you see your mom or dad here, please don't tell them.

Since I already told you what I was thinking, tell me in the comments what they are thinking. Cartoon conversations as we hurtle toward Friday. Enjoy...

Another Random Day, 1992
(click on the art to see it gigantic on your screen!)


Anonymous said...

"Why is everyone staring at me?"

Laura Jean said...

(lady all the way to the left)

"Why cant they just take the stupid picture already? I have been at this wretched school for over 20 years and every yearbook is the same: modotone expressions, fake smiles and some god-awful trendy outfit. Hows my hair?"