Tom Brady Courtroom Artist Seeks Redemption With New Drawing
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.”
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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