No SCOTUS Sketches This Week

A family emergency has me out of town. I hope to be back at the Court next week. In the meantime here’s a doodle from the 2011 Term.SCOTUS sketch, 4/18/12

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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2 comments on “No SCOTUS Sketches This Week
  1. noooooooo! I can’t go back to using my imagination…

  2. owen Hogarth says:

    I really enjoy this blog and the art that you create. I usually have to wait for the papers to see some courtroom artwork but your blog gives me all the art that I can handle.

    Hurry up and return!

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