Some Doodles from the Manafort Trial

I took a lot of flak on Twitter for using the term crochet “needles” in my caption to the above. Word to the wise, don’t mess with crocheters!








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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One comment on “Some Doodles from the Manafort Trial
  1. Avatar Denis says:

    I’m from Paris. I love your drawings. Great, great professionalism.

    My personal taste goes to what you call sketches, doodles, especially the ones you did during the Manafort trial.

    Your drawings are great. Your sketches fabulous.

    It’s not easy or sometimes even possible to find them without having to browse through your whole production. Dommage. Sad.

    And could we have more of them on your blog?


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