Yearbook Project: Excelsior 1968 by John Martz
Why, oh, why did I ever stop reading John “RobotJohnny” Martz’s blog? Somehow in my efforts to slim down my number of feeds, his site got the axe, and hasn’t returned – until today.
John recently redrew his mother’s entire yearbook from 1968. Or, at least the portraits therein. I like how he described his process to cartooning:
“Good cartooning, to me, is all about simplification, and this was a fun experiment in distilling each personâ€™s likeness down to a simple cartoon version and learning to draw efficiently, with both speed and as few details as possible.”
I don’t see how he could have approached such a large project otherwise. All-in-all John drew over 1,000 faces for this project, and they all look really great.
Flickr set of all faces: Excelsior 1968.
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