Share Shares 91 Our society is brimming with symbols. These creative bits of visual shorthand are great for quickly letting the world know where we stand on an issue or just for stirring up a particular feeling. For as long as anyone can remember, this stone-faced, flag-clad gent has stood as a representation of American pride as well as the country itself. But rewind a few centuries, and you would likely get a patriotic punch in the face for mentioning the name Uncle Sam in the presence of a proud American.
The general public sees their artwork on the news, online, and in print. These artists see the trials for us, and often their artwork is our only glimpse into the proceedings. I found myself wondering who these artists are.
Is courtroom sketching a full time job? Are these people fine artists or commercial artists? And what kind of artwork do they do outside the courtroom?
I decided to contact a range of courtroom sketch artists and see what I could find out. There are many more talented artists in courtrooms than just the seven I contacted, and I present them in no particular order. All artwork shown with permission of the artists.
Mona has been covering celebrity trials in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. She recently released a book called Captured! Before she began sketching trials, Mona was a fashion illustrator.
She has illustrated several fashion books and has taught fashion sketching at UCLA. Some of ironic stories to write about fine art is available in posters from Winn Devon.
I think she conveys a lot of elegance in seemingly simple lines.
InSteve was passing through Philadelphia on his way to Hollywood, when a photojournalist friend offered him a press pass to watch the moving of the Liberty Bell with him.
For nearly 30 years since then, Steve covered court cases for every major media outlet, drawing his courtroom pictures with color markers. Steve also does fantasy and sci-fi illustration and is working on a book of stories from his illustration adventures.
In a interviewshe recalled drawing notorious mob boss Jon Gotti: I saw him as terrifying. I used to watch him through binoculars. And one day he wagged his finger at me and pointed to his neck.
Besides her illustrious career as a courtroom sketch artist, Marilyn is an accomplished painter whose post-impressionistic work has earned several solo exhibitions. Here are some examples: Patrick recently moved to a state that allows cameras in the courtroom, which pretty much put the kibash on his courtroom sketch art.
These sketches are from the Kirby Puckett trial and the Marilyn Manson trial: Others depict seemingly mundane corners of suburban landscape. And his portfolio is rounded out with commercial work showing both creative and technical illustration skills.
On a more local scale, Dana does commissioned portraits for clients, and is even available as a caricaturist for events. Paulette says about courtroom art: The artist must grasp the image of the moment, hold it, and express it onto an 11x14 drawing pad in their lap without spilling ink, paint or supplies onto the lap of the person sitting beside them.
The composition must tell the story at a glance. In all my art I go for essence. The essence of my subject in the mood of the moment is my goal. I have written a biography with artwork of the great radical criminal defense lawyer J.
I learned about essence from Marceau and about drama in the courtroom from Serra. In addition to being a courtroom artist and author, Paulette is also a photographer, a magician, a mime, and a fine artist who work was first exhibited in a joint show with her father, designer Paul T.
Here are two of her portraits:Irony can be a hard concept for students to grasp, even when every other word out of their mouth is sarcastic.
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Irony is something that typically happens subtly. A butter knife that sucks at spreading butter. Running out of gas a block from the gas station.
List of Short Stories for Teaching Irony. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” – Join one of literature’s most unlikeable characters as she ruins her life in a most ironic way.
Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” – First her husband’s dead, which makes her sad but happy. Then her husband’s alive, which kills her.
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