This set is taken from magazine pictures as well as from real life. As silly as the postcards were, they did get me started drawing and for the rest of the summer I attempted more serious projects.
Mom at the kitchen sink.
Girl in kitchen.
Our Costa Mesa House
Woman at door.
London Fog ad.
The cave man was taken from a magazine ad, but I don't remember the situation he was in. Not on a cliff, anyway.
This bobble head China doll was a gift from a neighbor boy, Glenn. He brought back one for me, as well as another neighbor girl, Cindy. Cindy and I were good friends and I named my first child after her.
I really loved this little light blue and gold doll and had it for many years. It finally got lost in life's shuffle.
Ahhh, here's my heart throb at sixteen. The drawing was actually copied from a magazine, but this was the way my heart saw him.
Here's my mom cooking and doing dishes for a family of six every morning. She would dress after everyone was on their way for the day. She worked hard, both in and out of the home.
This little girl was copied from a magazine. It seems that back then they had a lot more drawings and sketches in magazines than in our 21st century.
This little girl was another magazine ad. She was inside of a car with her head caught in the window. I drew her without the car. Must have been a safety campaign.
This poor guy was drawn on the back of a church bulletin during yet another quite boring service.
This was our home on Canyon Drive in Costa Mesa, CA. We had the teen party in that garage. I spent several of my teen years there. It burned down several years after we had moved out.
My first attempt at seriously drawing a face. Did pretty good for a girl who never had art lessons.
Another pretty lady.
All of these women were from magazine ads. I'm so glad they used a lot of sketches back then so I had something to follow.
Always liked this one. The ad worked so well that I've had several London Fog coats over the years.
First attempt at drawing an animal.
This guy is straight from a coffee ad proclaiming the virtues of decaffeinated.
Obviously, I continued drawing after school started again. Remember being quite pleased with this little fairy. She is so delicate and pretty--a far cry from the set of postcards! And I used colored pencils instead of charcoal.
This pinecone was from a Christmas card.
I hastily sketched this directly from the television screen. Didn't have much time!