When Al Hirschfeld was 99 years old, Susan Dryfoos filmed him drawing Paul Newman, who was then appearing in a revival of "Our Town."
The drawing took 8 hours.
This near-silent short film shows us the process of one drawing; going from lose pencils to the final inking with a crowquill dip pen. The camera gets in close, and you can hear the scratch of his pen. I noticed that there was no TV, no radio. No distractions from the concentration of the late Mr. Hirschfeld.