Below are creations from my high-school days. If I had not chosen art as a career path, they would just be evidence of a wasted talent. Over thirty years later, with the experience of many thousands of drawings behind me, they can be seen as charming examples of what was to come.
A typical page from high school. Horrific handwriting and spelling but promising artwork. I’m sure my teachers would agree that eventually made up for the poor English.
Another example of the topic of study being overwhelmed by the urge to draw. There were other factors at work here as well. Some of them are legal today.
Sometimes I would start a drawing by tracing over a tiny variation in the paper and see what shape arose. (If you look really close on line paper you can see them) This drawing began in such a manner and ended up as a pretty cool character.