Everyone has off days, including courtroom sketch artists.
Jane Rosenberg was in charge of the courtroom drawings for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL’s trip to federal court on Wednesday for the ongoing Deflategate saga. And her sketch didn’t exactly earn rave reviews.
However, Rosenberg responded to the criticism of her sketches with a compliment for Brady.
“I apologize to Tom Brady for not making him as good-looking as he is,” Rosenberg told The New York Times’ Daniel Victor.
She cited time constraints and the wide shot she had to use as possible reasons for why the sketch turned out the way it did.
“Now, this Tom Brady thing, I did this whole wide shot with a million people in it,” Rosenberg told Joseph Swide of Vice Sports. “And everybody’s focusing on that one little fraction of the whole picture, of Tom Brady. But it’s really a big wide composition. There’s a lot of people and the whole courtroom in it.”
Even sketch artists aren’t immune to Deflategate.
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