Above: Warm up sketch while watching a documentary on Isaac Mizrahi and a 1990s fashion show. I seem to have forgotten to write in the time, which was basically 30-40 minutes before starting the next sketch. All the sketches happen fairly quickly, but then I take time to watch the show. All images in today's post were made in a Japanese Lined journal (page size approx. 8.5 x 11.5 inches; the paper color is a bit grey) with a fine-tipped Pentel Brush pen with pigment ink and "washed" with washes from a Pentel ColorBrush which is dye-based and contains watersoluble ink; with backgrounds made using 15 mm tipped Montana Markers. Exception: Sketch two was made with a Faber-Castell Pitt Calligraphy Pen and the background was Golden High Flow Acrylic paint, which has a different texture than the Montana.
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Recently I wrote about facial hair and how I love to sketch beards. But hairdos are equally enticing to me. One evening while watching "Unzipped," a 1995 documentary on Isaac Mizrahi (whom I also enjoy watching on "Project Runway All Stars" where he is one of the judges), I had to sketch his hair.
It has a wonderful substantiality to it.
I don't really think I have to say anything else about these sketches. I think they clearly show how much I love his hair.
The movie is available on Netflix and elsewhere I'm sure. It provides an interesting behind the scenes look at Mizrahi as he prepares for a fashion show. Seeing his creativity in action is inspiring.
"It's always worth it. Even when it sucks it's worth it."—Mizrahi