View Full Version : Drawings from Don's year book.
03-25-2011, 10:39 AM
Don went to high school in Utah at Springville High. His junior year, 1954, he did the art work for the year book. I have posted a few of his drawings including the mascot for Springville High, which is a "Red Devil" This drawing "stuck" and is still used today. The next year we moved to California and Don graduated from Santa Monica High (Samohi)
I'm not sure what happened but I couldn't upload all the pictures to one thread. You will have to look at them separately. Thanks
03-25-2011, 10:41 AM
Hey Suzanne, the first few images didn't work. But the last one did, it's great!
03-25-2011, 10:44 AM
03-25-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm not sure what I did but I couldn't load more than two pictures on each thread. So... here they are in groups.
03-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Those are very cool to see! Thanks for posting. You can see why he went as far as he did.
03-25-2011, 05:13 PM
Suzanne thanks for sharing these. Wow, Don was so talented even at a young age.
sigh!!!.....he is so talented......:laughing:
even in his that age....he was at professional level...wow!!
03-25-2011, 10:47 PM
Around my junior year was when I just started to improve. Everything I drew before that was very flat and terrible, And even now I'm not that good.
Those drawings are great!
03-25-2011, 11:54 PM
03-26-2011, 04:41 AM
This post sure brings back memories for me.
It's also got me thinking "what might have been" with my own yearbook.
I can't return to those highschool years but seeing Don's work renews the hope that was in that younger me.
If I could travel back in time to when Don drew these I'd certainly take the time to say, "Great job Don!" :)
03-26-2011, 09:58 PM
That's where my grandpa went to high school was Springville High. My grandma found the year book so I'm going to have a look at it as soon I can. I wonder if my grandpa and Don ever ran into each other.
03-29-2011, 07:15 PM
I was able to look at my Grandpa's year books and it was really cool to find photos of Don and seeing what he looked like at a young age. In looking at the drawings he did for his junior year I swear some of the girls he drew look similar to Disney's Alice. Don was two grades above my grandpa, so they probably never met. One thing I found very interesting is that Don was the president of the Orpheus club in his junior year. What instrument did Don play? Two years later when my grandpa was a senior he was vice president of the Orpheus club, which was cool to find something in common.
Just curious since you guys were living in Payson, why was Don going to high school in Springville?
03-29-2011, 08:10 PM
We moved several times. We lived on a farm in Payson. Right after I was born we moved to Salt Lake City. Some time later we moved to Mapleton. Mapleton was a very small rural town and the kids that lived there went to Springville High School.
To answer your other question... Don is quite musical. He plays the piano and the harp and is a gifted arranger. I will talk all about that in another post.
03-31-2011, 10:38 PM
Very cool Suzanne, I just lost a few year books in a flood with picture done by my friends who went on to do work in comics, it was sad as the pages became one soggy clod, it is awesome when memories can be documented and shared, so we can have a glimpse into another time.
Thanks again Suzanne.
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