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Sketch Of Tom Brady Draws Apology From ‘Court Artist’

In the NYT piece on this, the artist said (paraphrasing) ‘that it’s harder to draw celebrities, because people know what they look like.’

From the New York Daily News:

Ugly courtroom sketch of Tom Brady goes viral and draws an apology from artist Jane Rosenberg

By Stephen Rex Brown, Larry Mcshane | August 12, 2015

Welcome to Deface-gate. A courtroom artist’s hideous depiction of a troll-faced Tom Brady triggered a Wednesday outpouring of internet invective — and an apology from the woman responsible for the sketch. “Tell Tom Brady I’m sorry,” said Jane Rosenberg, a courtroom artist for 35 years. “He’s a very good-looking man. I apologize. If I had more time, I would have made him more handsome.”

Brady, in court for a Deflategate hearing, couldn’t have looked any uglier. The sketch aged Brady’s pretty boy face by a good two decades, and drew comparisons from critics to Lurch of “The Addams Family,” the Hunchback of Notre Dame and LSU football coach Les Miles. “This is not me but an imposter at Tom Brady,” tweeted the self-deprecating Miles.

The Arlington, Va., county police offered their tongue-in-cheek take on the drawing: “We doubt #TomBrady likes his courtroom sketch. Don’t want 1 as your next profile pic? Don’t make us take you to court!” Rosenberg, who has worked for the Daily News, found her cell phone ringing non-stop as she sat on a bench opposite the Manhattan Federal Court building. “Somehow this has gone viral,” she said. “This is insane!”

Others were less playful as endless Brady memes began flying through cyberspace in the hours after his appearance at the hearing in his ongoing battle with the NFL. “This is no doubt the worst sketch of Tom Brady ever created,” tweeted Jeff Israel.

Brady — who was impeccably dressed in a blue suit, with sunglasses and his hair cut short — actually signed the artist’s bizarre rendering of the four-time Super Bowl MVP.

Maybe Mr. Brady didn’t know who it was supposed to be a portrait of.

Rosenberg’s work was featured in the past at courtroom art exhibits in the Manhattan courthouse and the National Arts Club, but she seemed a bit overwhelmed by the sudden Brady buzz.

“I did a wide shot of the courtroom,” she said. “They zoomed in on him — everyone’s criticizing his head. What about the whole picture?”

So she is saying her drawing was taken out of context?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 13th, 2015. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Sketch Of Tom Brady Draws Apology From ‘Court Artist’”

  1. captstubby says:

    she was merely exercising her Expressionism training.

    “Expressionism is an artistic style in which the artist attempts to depict not objective reality but rather the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him. He accomplishes his aim through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism, and fantasy and through the vivid, jarring, violent, or dynamic application of formal elements. ”



    or its just a crappy sketch.

  2. yadayada says:

    makes you wonder at her other drawings. are they accurate? are they barely passable? are they slanted to make the accused person’s image fit the profile wanted by the msm masters? let’s face it, there are those in the courtroom of opinion that the msm likes and those they don’t. are their sketch artists influenced by those subjectives?

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