These were way before my time, but test patterns always fascinated me. They are sterile, technical, sometimes busy, but have this lovely sense of design to them. There were also those mysterious patterns with Indian chief heads on them, which made them more eery and mysterious to me.
Here are some of my favorites black and white test patterns:
The mysterious Indian Test Patterns:
Aren't these last two beautiful? Who knows if the programming was any good!
My class had an INCREDIBLE model last month. He was a middle aged man with a big, white beard. His costumes were incredibly original. All three of them!
I worked in ink most of the time. It's getting a little easier now. Just when I though it couldn't get any more fun, the model dressed as a lawn gnome! He had the big ears and everything. It was a real scream.
I lost it down the road, but age 6 appears to have been my peak at drawing. Special thanks goes out to my mom, who saved my old drawings from age 4 and up.
Bob the Ferret, 1984 crayon on letter paper Garfield, 1983 Ink on Newsprint Doodles, 1983 Ink on Newsprint As you can see, I new grew out of my cartoon animal phase. I wish I could see other artists' childhood drawings. Something special in our drawing disappears when we get older.