Courtroom sketches

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An underappreciated artform. Prompted by this from the Madoff trial today:

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-06/47774910.jpg

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:28 (ten years ago) link

omg yes

surm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:28 (ten years ago) link

there was some show i would watch as a kid, where they would draw everything as someone narrated a story, and courtrooms were involved

surm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:29 (ten years ago) link

The dude on the far left is my favorite in that one.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:31 (ten years ago) link

yeah, so much pathos!

Orin Boyd (jel --), Monday, 29 June 2009 17:31 (ten years ago) link

that 1 woman's suit jacket is kinda nuts

surm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

lovin the chick dead center with the curly brown mop

surm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

Haha wow

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:35 (ten years ago) link

But why is Spiderman villain Hammerhead standing at the back?

Orin Boyd (jel --), Monday, 29 June 2009 17:35 (ten years ago) link

there was some show i would watch as a kid, where they would draw everything as someone narrated a story, and courtrooms were involved

― surm, Monday, June 29, 2009 12:29 PM Bookmark

omg, I don't know if we're thinking of the same show, but I used to watch one like that too in elementary school. It would start off with this brown paper and as the off-screen narrator told the story, you'd watch the artist's hands draw the characters with pastels.

Can't wait for my daughter to get a little older so I can tell her how back in my day, our cartoons were drawn as the story was told and we didn't have this mumbly-jumbly 3D art in our shows.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

One of my favorites: Courtney in the Courtroom.

http://5.media.tumblr.com/YgxT8YztQ6aqe45pPg4U6VcB_500.jpg

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 29 June 2009 17:39 (ten years ago) link

PP, YES! i've always had those images burned in my brain

surm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:41 (ten years ago) link

http://i40.tinypic.com/1gnczn.jpg

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:42 (ten years ago) link

vice magazine of all things had an interesting interview with a courtroom sketch artist last year, accompanied with some of her work -- should be easy enough to find on the site

giovanni & ribsy (elmo argonaut), Monday, 29 June 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

xposts
http://i43.tinypic.com/ziwvih.jpg

Kerm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

x-x-post -- What is that even about?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

YES, Kerm. What was his name?

haha, surm. Now we have to find out what that show was called.

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/040122/040122_michael_judge_hmed12p.hmedium.jpg

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:44 (ten years ago) link

http://www.committeeforlegislativeaction.org/blago3.jpg

velko, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:44 (ten years ago) link

lol montage

http://www.si-la.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/montage_manson_1.jpg

velko, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:45 (ten years ago) link

Hahah oh man that Blago one.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:45 (ten years ago) link

http://5.media.tumblr.com/YgxT8YztQ6aqe45pPg4U6VcB_500.jpg

Is ILX participating in a "Write the Caption" contest for Playboy as well?

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:46 (ten years ago) link

UK weighs in with a classic (bit small, sorry) (BTW this is 'Soham liar' Maxine Carr)

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40136000/jpg/_40136877_videolink203.jpg

YOULL BE BAND FROM THE WEB FOR BEING OLD BITCHES!!!! (DJ Mencap), Monday, 29 June 2009 17:50 (ten years ago) link

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/images/2008/03/19/reisercarseatdemo.jpg
At the prosecution’s request on March 19, Hans Reiser demonstrates to the jury how he disposed of the passenger seat from his Honda CRX.
Courtroom sketch: Wired.com / Norman Quebedeau

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:52 (ten years ago) link

PP: "Cover to Cover with John Robbins"

here I have found an article about him from the MINIPAGE of course:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=860&dat=19781111&id=c98PAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KY8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5469,2917204

Kerm, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:56 (ten years ago) link

GATHER AROUND, wow. thanks, Kerm.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 17:57 (ten years ago) link

David Hicks:

http://bagnewsnotes.typepad.com/bagnews/images/hicks-drawing400.jpg

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 18:56 (ten years ago) link

Paris Hilton, believe it or not.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01GO5LI9Mv3Zk/610x.jpg

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:02 (ten years ago) link

Abbie Hoffman:

http://www.petelit.com/images/2007/09/18/hoffman.jpg

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:09 (ten years ago) link

yeah i've seen the paris one. the brit one is hot!

surm, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:30 (ten years ago) link

http://www.committeeforlegislativeaction.org/blago3.jpg

Is this ILX's own N/A?

Tuomas, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:40 (ten years ago) link

http://i40.tinypic.com/1gnczn.jpg

Why is Lisa Kudrow pouring water on a priest? Is that Paul MacCartney next to her?

Tuomas, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:41 (ten years ago) link

Next to the priest, I mean.

Tuomas, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:41 (ten years ago) link

There's a link to the explanation 6 posts later: she's his lawyer and Lisa Kudrow is his ex-wife.

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:45 (ten years ago) link

Ah, okay. Is the "priest" outfit some sort of traditional British barrister dress?

Tuomas, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:48 (ten years ago) link

I don't think it is, but it is quite strange: http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/03_03/McCartney1703_468x849.jpg

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:50 (ten years ago) link

(note the fresh marihuana plant he's always carrying :-) )

StanM, Monday, 29 June 2009 19:52 (ten years ago) link

hey, pleasant plains. do you know john kushmaul (sp?)? he was a courtroom sketch artist for a time here for the local tv station he used to work for. forget which one.

andrew m., Monday, 29 June 2009 19:58 (ten years ago) link

How can one get a job doing courtroom sketches? I wld be very good at it.

baleen, the krill queen (Abbott), Monday, 29 June 2009 19:58 (ten years ago) link

I know John well. He was a sketch artist for the Susan McDougal trial. I tried to find one of his, but none of them are online. He was on CNN and everything! There was another trial he sketched for, though I can't remember what it would have been. Something federal here in town.

Abbot, our friend just grabbed a seat in the gallery, drew his sketch and sold it to the networks. He had to show up pretty early, and I don't know what kind of arrangements he went through to get all of his art stuff in there.

Pleasant Plains, Monday, 29 June 2009 20:02 (ten years ago) link

Huh! Maybe I could just do it for fun.

baleen, the krill queen (Abbott), Monday, 29 June 2009 20:03 (ten years ago) link

that 1 woman's suit jacket is kinda nuts

― surm, Monday, June 29, 2009 1:32 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I'm pretty sure that was one of the victims who spoke -- she was all "EXCUSE me Judge Chin, I WAS NEXT. It's MY TURN TO SPEAK."

Garri$on Kilo (Hurting 2), Monday, 29 June 2009 20:03 (ten years ago) link

"Like a canary in a coal mine..." The Rise & Fall of a Courtroom Sketch Artist

http://vimeo.com/95152526

pplains, Monday, 19 May 2014 13:59 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...
one month passes...

From the "Blurred Lines" trial

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_xTrKxWEAASGF1.jpg

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 March 2015 23:34 (four years ago) link

LOL that judge is me every time I hear that damn song.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 March 2015 23:37 (four years ago) link

love this thread!

saw a really great tsarnaev one lately, i'll see if it can dig it up

marcos, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:06 (four years ago) link

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme throwing an apple at prosecuting attorney Dwayne Keyes during her trial for the attempted assassination of President Ford

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii546/Libero44/squeakyapple_zps894866dc.jpg

(is this a genuine courtroom sketch? was this the standard style for courtroom sketches in mid-1970s California? I know the apple thing did happen, but is this a courtroom sketch or an illustration from somewhere else?)

soref, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:28 (four years ago) link

Goddamm, did the artist get to court only to realize he had grabbed his daughter's neon sidewalk pastels by mistake?

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:21 (four years ago) link

The flag is melting, the jurors' faces are literally melting and that big computer thing from TRON has opened up under the judge's bench. I'd be looking like John E. too.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:23 (four years ago) link

Throbbing. The flag is throbbing.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 02:23 (four years ago) link

haha, yeah. More here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/image_gallery/11124134/

I kinda dig she did this radioactive color crazy like fauve thing— like breasts-face juror here:

http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/news/local/politics/2012/05/30/11154950/DSCN2980-720x540.jpg

drash, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 04:05 (four years ago) link

I don't know if I've been watching too much Better Call Saul or not, but his resemblance to Michael McKean is becoming more apparent.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 13:56 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/tDDQZAD.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:00 (four years ago) link

the one with the psychedelic flag is amazing

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:20 (four years ago) link

All three of these are from the Whitey Bulger trial.

http://i.imgur.com/9jg5D6t.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0Bs2JMa.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yNZcAQJ.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:44 (four years ago) link

These three are not:

http://i.imgur.com/oePxU5p.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VphG6Ci.jpg

^ Fargo Meth Trial, in case it wasn't obvious.

http://i.imgur.com/DhCYiAw.jpg

^ I'm a big fan of that one juror.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 14:46 (four years ago) link

is that blagojevich on the synthesizer

brimstead, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:18 (four years ago) link

(massive xpost)

brimstead, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:18 (four years ago) link

Oh great, now Robin Thicke has to pay royalties to that guy too.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:39 (four years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/udb1lJem.jpg

Hate it when people come in after the movie's already started.

pplains, Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:57 (four years ago) link

ha marla and her shoes

http://im.ft-static.com/content/images/6aa22484-2f70-11e0-834f-00144feabdc0.img
Woody and Mia

drash, Thursday, 12 March 2015 00:44 (four years ago) link

PS Nice comparison of the 3 Whitey Bulger sketches.

Gotta say my favorite's the last (again, by Christine Cornell)-- it's not just the psychedelic colors, but those expressive faces! Conveying character & drama.

drash, Thursday, 12 March 2015 02:19 (four years ago) link

one month passes...
three months pass...
four months pass...
one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/ZjQo0Ym.jpg

pplains, Thursday, 28 January 2016 02:42 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Same sketch artist who did Tom Brady.

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/08/13/sports/13sketch-web-2/13sketch-web-2-facebookJumbo-v2.jpg

Eazy, Thursday, 29 June 2017 20:07 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

lonely defendants just thinkin baout things

the shape of a hot willie lumpkin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 10:51 (two years ago) link

2nd left looks whimsically happy

put your hands on the car and get ready to die (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 2 August 2017 10:52 (two years ago) link

Illustration from the new YA mystery novel, Taylor Swift and the Ghost Attorney

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--5lzthp8e--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/exmrenanlu05oag8wczm.jpg

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 14:52 (two years ago) link

http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article165544847.html

Martin Shkreli's court room sketch is me when the microwave beeps and the hot pockets are ready pic.twitter.com/2bckcCWznw

— Bob Bryan (@RobertBryan4) August 4, 2017

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:03 (two years ago) link

four weeks pass...
seven months pass...

something tells me that the Brooklyn courtroom sketch artist assigned to Smallville actress Allison Mack's Nxivm-related sex slavery trial is not a big fan of Allison Mack pic.twitter.com/DZx3pbzcHK

— audible gasp (@morninggloria) April 25, 2018

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:31 (one year ago) link

It’s the Tom Brady artist, isn’t it? pic.twitter.com/NZ5CoEo2pD

— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) April 25, 2018

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:32 (one year ago) link

I just remembered I actually emailed the sketch artist of that Robin Thicke one upthread to ask how much, and I guess it was some high-three-figure number and I never pulled the trigger. One day it will grace my office.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:35 (one year ago) link

xps
not many courtroom artists are Toulouse Lautrec, but that's just taking the piss!

calzino, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 17:44 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/wT416B4.jpg

pplains, Friday, 12 April 2019 00:35 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

http://i64.tinypic.com/2itmwkj.jpg

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:31 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

🗣🎙 pic.twitter.com/Vlvyq6qOAE

— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) September 17, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 23:21 (one month ago) link

Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst https://t.co/KBwZ0Dq6BI pic.twitter.com/GRCwQcWZHg

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 13, 2019

The Pingularity (ledge), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:55 (one month ago) link


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