Sandusky Verdict

The first three sketches were done as the verdict was read in the courtroom . . . .  Sandusky120622_verdict
. . . . and are pretty sketchy. It was late and, apart from Sandusky, there was alot of emotion. Sandusky120622_victim
This last sketch is from earlier in the day when the jury asked to hear part of the the judge’s instructions over again. Sandusky120622_jury

Reuters story here.

Art Lien

Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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