The sketches were drawn by McCartney during the late 1950s while a student at the Liverpool Institute High School For Boys. The drawings were described as showing multiple faces with different expressions on a single sheet of paper in pencil. The paper on which the drawings were done measured 12” x 8” and had a small tear on the corner. The auction house said the drawing sold for £3,764 ($5,692).
McCartney has said painting is an alternative creative outlet to his music. “Painting is a magical process that I like, where you conjure something out of nothing; you get a little idea that leads you through ... You can go into a trance while you're doing it, so it's a nice contrast to real life.”
"So what I find is that I do it when I am inspired, and that's how I can combine it with music. Some days the inspiration is a musical one and other days it has got to be painting," he told an interviewer.
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