We know how disappointed you must be that Tom Brady is practicing with the Patriots today and not attending the latest Deflategate hearing in federal court. No Brady in the courtroom means no more of those Brady courtroom sketches, a source of endless fascination last week.
As a public service, we commissioned a series of recent sketches of the quarterback outside the courtroom and in his natural environment. The artists are not professionals. In fact, they are free-lancers and not particularly skilled but we feel they have captured the essence of their subject as closely as the sketcher who drew Brady’s image for national media publication a week ago.
Here is the first submission from our team of free-lancers. It is a rapid artist’s rendering of Brady stepping out of the Patriots training facility in Foxborough Tuesday afternoon and trying to remember where he parked his car.
Next we have this quick doodle of Brady walking his dog upon returning home Tuesday night and being startled by the sketch artist.
Now, from a courtroom artist who also happens to have some classical training, we offer this rendering of Brady preparing to shave as he rises on Wednesday morning. As this assignment was on deadline, the product may seem to be a bit rushed but is considered acceptable under current courtroom artist standards.
Last, as a bonus to our subscribers, here is a sketch of Brady’s courtroom nemesis, Roger Goodell, as submitted by a staff member at the NFL Players Association.
Let us know what you think. I’m leaning toward the dog-walking sketch because it looks the most realistic, but they’re all on a par with this one, right?