Sunday, November 25, 2018

Two Courtroom Artists Share Their Story

Elizabeth Williams, Faisal Shahzad, The "Times Square Bomber"
Sentencing, Manhattan Federal Court, October, 2010
Elizabeth Williams and Christine Cornell are courtroom sketch artists who have covered many famous trials. At the moment they happen to be sketching the El Chapo trial.


With cameras not allowed in the courtroom, their drawings provide the only window into the events of the trial. Vice News video spotlights their work (Link to YouTube).
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2 comments:

Christopher Alexander said...

That’s fascinating. They’re true historians.

Bob said...

Courtroom artists must sketch accurately and relatively quickly, working with subjects which may not be sitting still for a portrait -- much like in your video, [i]Painting Animals From Life[/i].