Tom Brady Courtroom Artist Seeks Redemption With New Drawing

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots leaves federal court after contesting his four game suspension with the NFL on August 31, 2015 in New York City. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman had required NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Brady to be present in court when the NFL and NFL Players Association reconvened their dispute over Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. The two sides failed to reach an agreement to their seven-month standoff. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The artist behind the courtroom sketch seen around the world, which featured a rendition of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady that has been compared to “Beast Jesus” and “Lurch,” is hoping for a shot at redemption.

Jane Rosenberg, who has also captured the court proceedings of Martha Stewart, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, recently released a new drawing of Brady, which she hopes will be better received by her critics. She told several news outlets after the sketch went viral, “I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is.”

While the now-infamous sketch was produced quickly in the courtroom, her new, decidedly more handsome portrait of the football player took about two days to finish, and was based on a photograph. “I still found him very hard to draw—from a photo as well,” she told the New York Daily News. “Something subtle goes on with his eyes.” She added, “He has a big chin with a cleft in it.”

A closeup of the courtroom sketch. Photo: via NPR.

A closeup of the courtroom sketch.
Photo: via NPR.

Despite the fact that she has reportedly gotten over 25 offers from fans and collectors to purchase the original sketch, Rosenberg describes her overnight Internet fame as “a nightmare.”

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