Artist creates exhibit with old yearbook photos
Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE
Take a look at this article from the Ladue-Frontenac Patch about St. Louis artist Jay Alan Babcock, who spent time working with students from the Community School on his latest project based on old yearbook photos.
Babcock started by scanning the yearbook photos and making copies, then taking the copies and placing them over carbon paper to outline parts of the image or whole images. The images then become drawings, or paintings.
“I started painting from yearbooks to practice painting portraits, thinking that I might try to win commissions as a portrait artist,” Babcock told the Patch. “I didn’t get very far with that, but got interested in the yearbook photos themselves.”