I’ve been waiting on some books my local library was hunting down for me through inter-library loan. I’m a big fan of Al Hirschfeld and requested about 6 of his books. Hubby picked up the three that came in for me on Friday.
Today, totally bored and sore from attempting to bind some tutorials into a book using my Bind-it-All (yeah, stupid I know) I decided to pull out my sketch book and see what I could do. See, I fell in love with Mr. Hirschfeld’s work when I was taking a art class at my local university several years ago. What he could do with a few pencil strokes was amazing and even more astounding (to me) was that I could sort of copy his work.
So here is his drawing of Julie Harris in 1968
And here is mine:
His drawing of Lauren Bacall, 1962
As you can see, I’m no artist! But it was a pleasant hour or so rediscovering my love of sketching.