Taylor Swift Is Apparently Too Pretty To Sketch 

Posted: 3:42 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

By mjonbli

2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert In Houston - Taylor Swift Performance

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

The sketch “artist” for Taylor Swift’s recent court battle is under some heat! Jeff Kandyba, apparently didn’t sketch Taylor to the liking of her fans.  Taylor managed to swiftly (slight pun intended) move past paparazzi for several days during her trial in Denver.  “A person like Taylor Swift, who is very pretty, who has perfectly proportioned dimensions on the face, is actually much harder [to draw],” Kandyba, who has been sketching in Colorado courtrooms since the 1980s, Swift’s eyebrows have “a really distinct arch,” he added. Prior to Swift’s testimony, he researched photos of the pop star online as part of his preparation. “It made me very nervous going into it,” he said. “That’s why I did practice sketches ahead of time, just to figure out the nuances in her face.” Kandyba added, “Everybody’s got little idiosyncrasies about them that you want to pick up on.” “It’s hard. Some people are just much easier to draw than others. If you give me somebody with a beard and glasses—bingo—got it.” Unlike a portrait, where subjects stay still, Kandyba must observe a person who can move freely and create a still image in his mind. “I’m always drawing people in my head and they always look way better in my head than they do on paper,” he said.  Kandyba’s sketches were criticized on social media, & he explained why they don’t necessarily resemble Swift in real life.  “I’m probably sitting 35 feet away from her looking through binoculars—and if you’ve ever tried to draw anything looking through binoculars, it’s not the easiest thing in the world. You go more for resemblance, and hopefully you can at least get that,” he said. “I don’t think you can ever draw a personality like Taylor Swift well enough to have everybody go out and say, ‘That’s great.'”

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