Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.— Al Hirschfeld
The most useful Al Hirschfeld quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
Try to distill the character of your subject.
Understand how he moves, thinks, acts. It's difficult to put into words. Consider each drawing as a problem that did not exist before, and then try to solve that problem to the best of your ability. That i what caricature is all about
I never know what to tell young people when they come here.
It could never happen for anyone they way it happened for me. It was all an accident.
You know, it's no accident that the great painters came from areas like Europe where there is a lot of clouds and rain, which begets color and subtle washes of tone. Most great graphic artists come from areas with prevalent sun, where line and shadow are paramount.
I believe everybody is creative, and everybody is talented.
I just don't think that everybody is disciplined. I think that's a rare commodity.
The opening-night audience is mostly friends of the cast and backers of the show, and they cometo applaud their money.
You always feel the drawing you are working on is the best you've ever done.
.. I am only interested in the present.
Iwas a sculptor.Butthat'sreallydrawinga drawing you fall over in the dark, a three-dimensional drawing.
You learn your limitations and then you try to work within them.
Writers who drew, they all seemed to draw the same way.
They managed to keep that childlike creativity in their line.