What I did find however were these old pencil drawings I did way back when. I'd forgotten about these. Movie stars. Why? I would never even think of spending the time on this subject now. How we change.
But when these were new, I was pretty proud of them. These were done "pre-art school". I distinctly remember doing them on terrible paper with no tooth, and trying to get most of the drawing done with one HB pencil, and maybe a 2B for the darks. In short, I had no idea what I was doing, except that I had a good eye and liked to render.
I did quite a few more of these, and some private commissions. One lady had an old old old faded and damaged photo of her late husband from WWI and I 'fixed it up' in a nice drawing for her. Other people had me do copies of various photos of all sorts of people and things. My parents were gifted with several pieces of Bogart, the Kennedys, other sundry subjects - until my mother politely asked me one day to not give her anymore because she didn't know where she was going to put them. I think it was shortly after that that I put the pencils away in favor of - not sure what. I think that's about when I started art school, so I was on to bigger and better things anyway. Or at least different.
Funny though - I still like to render things. Maybe I haven't changed that much after all.
(top to bottom, in case you don't know who they are: Marlon Brando, James Cagney, Al Pacino as Serpico, Marilyn, Marilyn again, and James Dean.)