Court artist about odd Tom Brady sketch: 'I draw what I see'

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The court sketches of Tom Brady have everyone talking, and not in a good way.
 
The drawings have sparked all sorts of memes poking fun at the sketches and the artist who drew them.
 
Jane Rosenberg is now apologizing for the sketches, and she is even challenging her critics to come up with something better.
 
"I may not have made him look handsome as he really is, and I apologize to the fans for that. People were sending e-mails directly to my e-mail, like nasty things," said Jane Rosenberg.
 
"Do a better job yourself, go ahead and practice up and do some sketching and see how well you do," she said.
 
Rosenberg said she would try harder next time.
 
So how difficult is it to try and capture what is happening in court, in a short amount of time.
 
To get an answer, Fox 10 spoke with a valley courtroom sketch artist who has covered a number of high-profile cases including Jared Loughner, Jodi Arias, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
 
A local sketch artist drew a sketch of Tom Brady in about 10 minutes; this one is much different than the one that had gone viral. The local artist says a number of factors could have interpreted why the original one may have looked the way it did.
 
"The first thing I saw was a hilariously horrible court sketch and I just thought, oh no, that poor lady, I immediately went to where she was," said Maggie Keane.
 
Maggie Keane spoke about the sketch of Tom Brady recently drawn by artist Jane Rosenberg.
 
The sketch has gone viral and sparked several memes, some comparing the drawing the Hunchback of Notre Dam, and ET.
 
Keane, who has 38-years of experience, says there could be many factors that influenced the unflattering image.
 
"It could have been an off day, it could have been too quick. I mean there has been a few times where I didn't have enough time to get a good likeness of someone, and I felt terrible about it," said Keane.
 
Rosenberg claims it was hard to draw Brady because he was either on the phone, or he had his head down most of the time.
 
Keane says most of the time courtroom sketches are for media outlets, and although you can add your own creativity, there are some guidelines.
 
"They usually require a broad shot of the courtroom, the judge, and the main person on trial, or on the stand," she said.
 
Keane has worked on several high-profile cases. She says drawing these types of people is sometimes more difficult because the public has high expectations, which often leads to criticism.
 
"They say there is no such thing as bad press, but this is kind of personal, that would hurt, it's your work," said Keane.
 
Keane looked up Rosenberg's work and thinks she may have had an off day. She says we all have good days and bad days, and you can't always have a winner. 
 

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