Courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg had the assignment of a lifetime Wednesday -- draw everyone's favorite crush, Tom Brady.
Seriously, it's probably not often that a courtroom sketch artist has such handsome and downright dreamy material to work with as the New England Patriots quarterback, who was appearing in U.S. District Court in New York for the first hearing in his Deflategate case.
This is what she came up with:
Tom Brady's courtroom sketch perfectly captures the, um, well... pic.twitter.com/04KyTfdCxD— HuffPost Sports (@HuffPostSports) August 12, 2015
And, not surprisingly, Twitter users have been harsh.
that drawing kinda looks like what would happen if Tom Brady were James Carville crossed with Mark Hamill and Leonardo DiCaprio.— Laura Lorson (@prairielaura) August 12, 2015
This is where's he is eventually going: pic.twitter.com/dxf9a0vRTo— Jari Peltola (@JariPeltola) August 12, 2015
@JulieDiCaro He was drawing Tom Brady as a 'walker' from The Walking Dead...and he nailed it— Shawn Foss (@Shawn_Foss) August 12, 2015
Tom Brady looks the damn Crypt Keeper in that courtroom drawing.— Daddy Warbucks (@olumiden) August 12, 2015
Wow here’s another sketch of Tom Brady at court today pic.twitter.com/g5ryPCW1nH— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 12, 2015
DeflateGate is turning into a real thriller pic.twitter.com/KmY3Xv2Bej— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 12, 2015
Here's a story Bout a QB named brady who was busy letting air out of his balls pic.twitter.com/43QAXYqJqS— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) August 12, 2015
Rosenberg defended her sketch of Brady in an interview with the Boston Herald. "I don’t try to be different. I try to draw what I see," she said. "So that’s what I did.”
She said Brady was tough to draw because he "seemed to be on his cellphone most of the time, looking down at his phone for most of the day. He didn’t look up very much."
Later on Wednesday, Rosenberg actually apologized for the sketch during an interview with WBZ Boston.
“I didn’t make Tom Brady look as handsome as he is,” she said. “I apologize to Tom Brady. And all the NFL fans.”
She added: "“He’s a very handsome guy. It’s very hard in a very short time to get somebody so good- looking to look as good as they look [in person].
“There’s no characteristic that really stands out. He doesn’t have a big nose, he doesn’t have bushy eyebrows or a beard. He’s just all perfect — perfect angles, nice blue eyes.”
1:10 p.m.: This article was updated with comments from courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg.
Aug. 13, 9:01 a.m.: This article was updated with comments Rosenburg made to WBZ Boston.
The first version of this article was published at 12:16 p.m.