I recently found these drawings, marked August 1980, in the baby book my mom made for me.
It speaks either to my skill, or to my resemblance to my father, or both, but when my wife saw this drawing, she thought at first that it was depicting me.
I couldn’t now tell you why mom’s one eye is bigger and double-circled, and why her nose is so equilateral.
Her hair has been this short for most of the time I’ve known my grandmother, but, honestly, her hair has never had a lot of body.
OK, I really am not sure what’s going on with the chin-shading. I don’t recall my great-aunt having a beard, so I’m hoping this was just a shadow? Or maybe an oddly high turtleneck?
For a six-year-old, I did a decent job of representing the shapes of these faces in a way that somehow does remind me of these actual people.