I had occasion to dig through some very old storage boxes in search of something that I didn't find, but during the hunt, I came upon some drawings dated 1974 -- and they were all of PEOPLE (!).
I vaguely remember playing around with this simplified, cartoonish line way back then, and what fun it was to do. I invented these people out of whole cloth -- something I sure don't do now and doubt if I could, since I prefer to draw solely from reality.
I love the liveliness of the line work, the way the line connects people and objects, and I love the expressiveness of the characters.
I was clearly trying to imply little stories behind the characters -- the viewer could easily make up some tale about what they were doing or thinking. Then there was one based on the Frankenstein story -- sadly missing its bottom right portion:
I did not continue with this style of drawing -- not sure why not, as I find these pictures delightful. Maybe next time I try to draw people, I can recapture some of this light, lively feeling.