You had a task! Johnny Depp’s questionable sketch by the Court Artist in the High Court is being ridiculed – as critics say, ‘It’s not like you don’t know what he looks like’
- Both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have appeared before the Supreme Court
- Hollywood legend, 57, sues The Sun for calling him a ‘woman beater’
- However, the sketches by Depp court drafters have given rise to ridicule on social media
- On Twitter, a user suggested Depp would be ‘furious’ to see the pencil portrait
Johnny Depp’s courtroom sketches taking the stand in his explosive legal battle against The Sun newspaper are drawing attention for all the wrong reasons.
Twitter is making fun of the sketches of court artists who have emerged from the 57-year-old star of Pirates of the Caribbean, suggesting Depp looks like he is at a ‘funeral’ and that the A-lister would be ‘furious’ if he saw the picture of himself.
The trial that makes headlines is on the second day of the London Supreme Court with both Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard and the Hollywood star.
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It’s the lawsuit of the year, with some of the best legal minds in the country meeting to represent A-lister Johnny Depp – but the court artist is tasked with displaying a realistic pencil drawing of the actor. 57, was ridiculed on social media.
Many on social media suggested that given the high profile status of Depp, the court artist could have achieved a more accurate likeness … but others defended the depiction of the sketch of Depp’s signature sharp cheekbones
@ davelee1968 wrote, “I know that court artists should leave the room and get these things out of their heads so that they often don’t show much resemblance. But if it’s Johnny Depp, they can practice before they arrive. There is really no excuse for this. ‘
@DaveTenacious agreed and wrote, ‘Am I the only one who thinks the court drawer did a great job of drawing someone who is almost a bit like one of the most famous and recognizable people in the world (if you stare and someone told you that) it must be Johnny Depp …)? ‘
@ MarkDotPeters5 wrote: ‘If I were like Johnny Depp I would be furious with this drawing.’
@GuidoBennett added, ‘Imagine you are a court artist. And one day you will be told to draw Johnny Depp. And then you come out here. ‘
Others praised the sketch. @ KaffeineEdward5 wrote: ‘Hats off to the scetch artist doing the Johnny Depp lawsuit against Amber Heard. Those cheekbones are a beautiful smiling face with heart-shaped eyes. ‘
Johnny Depp is accused of beating Amber Heard three times after laughing at his infamous ‘Wino Forever’ tattoo on the second day of his blockbuster libel case in London
Depp, 57 and Heard, 34, both arrived this morning at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, where dozens of photographers were waiting outside the entrance with face covering
On the second day of the blockbuster libel case, Depp was charged with beating Amber Heard three times after laughing at his infamous ‘Wino Forever’ tattoo.
The actor was examined in the stands by The Sun’s lawyer, who alleged that he beat Heard in 2013 after laughing at the tattoo during a period when he was drinking heavily.
Complaining to The Sun after calling him a ‘woman beater’, Depp originally got the ‘Winona Forever’ tattoo in tribute to his then-girlfriend Winona Ryder and changed it after they broke up in 1993.