The idea for this came from another blogger, John Martz, who actually did his mother's entire class of 1968. There were about 500 in my class so no way was I going to do that. I tried it with a few of the characters from my own yearbook (yes, there is a self portrait in there as well). I thought it would be fun to show the photos right next to them so you could see if I came close.
Check out these other links too - John Ralston painted an entire senior class here. And Nina Johannsen did these fine drawings here.