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12.07.2006

Al Hirschfeld..........The Line King


Had to post this - one of my heroes drawing at 99 years of age! It's pretty cute how he wants to finish the picture with his wife barking at him to stop, haha. So damn amazing.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow..so inspirational i really was into
herschfied when i was a kid and still am trying to find all the "nina's".

Dik Pose said...

So amazing... I was lucky enough to see him speak here in Los Angeles a few years ago. Hearing him speak and then seeing his artwork up close... wow...

geenpool said...

i love how he's just doing it...it's amazing...and also loved how his wife was like, "we have a date tonight"...and he's all like "just let me know when to stop and I'll..." and she goes "stop", but he doesn't stop...hahaa.

Tyler said...

Thanks for that Clio, he is a huge influence on me as well. Awesome clip.

the doodlers said...

This is so cool to see. I wonder if he modified his technique as he got older? What an surprise to watch him scratch away with the quill pen and create such fluid line!

Thanks for posting this!

Dan Yu said...

very inspirational!
i'm gonna draw 'til i die.

Andre Barnwell said...

Thank you very much. And I second all who say that they will draw until they die.

DdK said...

Wow, it's amazing how steady of a hand he has at his age. This is a guy who, first and foremost, truly loves what he does.

ridd1 said...

thanks clio! great find.

Clio said...

Yeah! I was surprised how scratchy it was too. And in some areas he's still making a nice line in one go. Helps that he's drawing so big, I guess. I still can't find all the nina's! Ridd, we missed you at Alicia's shindig yesterday!

Jeff said...

nice find clio.

Martin Hsu said...

oh man that's so incredible. very inspirational, thanks for posting Clio!

Anonymous said...

omg CCCCC, what the hell is wrong with this google beta crap!? IAWTP.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I found out it is a clip from an actual doc called The Line King. I can't wait to watch the whole movie. Thanks.

Alina Chau said...

That's amazing!! Not to mention inspiring, at 99!! WOW!! So sharp and masterful ... Thanks for shariming this!! DANG, just amazing to watch him draw!! Imagine almost a century year of skill and experience!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's so cool. By watching the video, I already learned something. It's amazing work.

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is the way to be at 99 (or any age)!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that he was around beofr the motion picture was popularized and passed away only a few years back. Thanks for sharing!

Adriana said...

That's amazing! His work looks so alive and dynamic and yet his process was so patient and meticulous. Great stuff!

Thanks for sharing this video, Clio!

Lee-Roy said...

one of my heroes, too! now i want to break out the old nib pens! r.i.p., al.