November 19, 2005

Faces at a conference.

These are some faces drawn to pass the time at a conference. I won't say who or where or when. (Click to enlarge.)

Conference participants. Conference participants. Conference participants. Conference participants. Conference participants.

20 comments:

Dave said...

The first looks like Slick Willie and the last looks like Elvis.

A conference I would definitely NOT want to attend. Can any two people be more pedestrian than those two?

XWL said...

Not identifying who, when and where (we know what and why) just turns this into a puzzle.

I won't speculate as to who these folks are.

But as to when, this would appear to be from the same notebook as the Woodward drawing, and as that has already been stated as being at least 10 to 12 years old that gives a guide as to the age of these pictures.

The height on those men's hair, plus the glasses on the bottom feller suggest late 80s early 90s (consistent with the Woodward info) just for specificity's sake let's say August 17, 1991.

As to the where, my guess would be Easter Island, that's where these heads would seem to belong. What's the convention hall like there?

(and if the Woodward drawing is from the same notebook, that might suggest it's from the same event, so the what of the conference might be some sort of law and media conference with Woodward as one of the main speakers)

Ann Althouse said...

These people are not famous. You probably don't know them. Plus, I've distorted them. The Woodward drawing was done from the TV.

paulfrommpls said...

For example the one on the top left is me. I'm certainly not famous. But well-captured, Ann.

Bruce Hayden said...

With Ann's pen, I don't think I would want to be at a conference with her. I suspect I wouldn't like how she sees me. We all have conceits, and I think she does a good job at puncturing them.

somross said...

The upper right echoes "The Scream" Munch blogad illustration to its right. Ann, you're giving doodling a good name.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Good ones, Ann!

MD said...

You went to a meeting with Conan O'Brien?

(Last photo - seriously. Is that not Conan hair?)

Ann Althouse said...

"The upper right echoes 'The Scream' Munch blogad illustration to its right."

Except more like "The Ouch."

vbspurs said...

Ooh, good stuff.

Well if the people are not famous, then my guess for the second sketch, is wrong.

I thought it was ex-Senator Bob Packwood.

Paulfrommpls says the top-left one is of himself.

Right you are then, but that strong chin, and look of mendacity about the face screams Bill Clinton, as Dave said. Sorry Paul. :)

The lone woman sketch is frighteningly accurate I betcha. We're always spot on with other women. (That nose kills)

The chap next to her looks like a serial killer -- watch that be Richard Cohen...

And that touseled-haired Irishman is, yes, either Conan O'Brien or a an ex-boyfriend at Law School.

Those shades reek of Civ Pro.

Cheers,
Victoria

Ann Althouse said...

Victoria: The one you see as the "serial killer" is the only audience member I drew and the only student. I had been drawing the speakers to keep myself from losing my mind, then noticed how much better some members of the audience looked and drew this guy, who I think looks like the young Marlon Brando.

vbspurs said...

Victoria: The one you see as the "serial killer" is the only audience member I drew and the only student.

Ah yes? I'm guessing you were on the conference panel, looking into the crowd then.

I had been drawing the speakers to keep myself from losing my mind, then noticed how much better some members of the audience looked and drew this guy, who I think looks like the young Marlon Brando.

Hmm, Stanley Kowalski, eh?

To me, he looks a dead ringer for the Lee Harvey Oswald part as played by Gary Oldman in JFK.

But I concede the Meader reference might've influenced me.

Cheers,
Victoria

reader_iam said...

paulfrommpls: Hey! Maybe you could use Ann's sketch as your picture to go with your profile! Think how cool it would be with your comments!

Neat stuff.

SippicanCottage said...

These seem very B. Kliban-ish.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Is that not Paul Begala's forehead in the upper right?

Screaming "ouch", of course.

Paul said...

Caricatures. I just like seeing that word. Maybe number 3,000,000 should get an autographed one......if they should get anything at all.

Sally said...

I'm so jealous of your drawings! I've always wanted to be able to draw in a sort of cool illustrative way but I just don't got it. You should do comics or a graphic novel. I would love to read one written and drawn by a law professor!

bearbee said...

They all have squinty-beady eyes. The guy with the rock hard hair and jaw with the specs is a crackup along with the scary 'man made of putty.'

Would be interesting if you could age them 20 years showing "how they would look today"......

Jeff said...

I find it interesting that the style of drawing looks so much like the graphic arts of the mid-late 60's. The style that R. Crumb learned as a greeting card artist before he broke off on his own path.

Ann, you were a schoolgirl at the time, weren't you?

The Beatles and Crumbian penmanship... the 60's will never die!

andy said...

The first picture on second line is Steven Vincent's widow is it not?