A courtroom sketch artist named Jane Rosenberg set the Internet on fire with her less-than-flattering depiction of NFL quarterback and accused ball-tamperer Tom Brady. Once the sketch hit the web, Photoshop aficionados quickly altered her work:

Now, Rosenberg is offering Brady an apology.

“Tell Tom Brady I’m sorry,” Rosenberg told Vice Sports. “He’s a very good looking guy, and if I didn’t make him look good enough, I’ll try harder next time.”

Personally, as a Colts fan, I think he looks perfect. And in all fairness to Rosenberg, I can’t remember the last time I saw a court sketch that didn’t look like the artist was on acid. After all, it’s a rough sketch made under time constraints.

“I’m working very quickly,” Rosenberg explained. “Obviously I have a lot of pressure on me, and it’s time pressure. It’s lucky if I have a few minutes.”

The artist went on to admit that her job is much more difficult when a high-profile celebrity is involved.

“It’s horrible… especially when they’re good looking, that’s the worst,” she said. “I’d rather do famous terrorists or something.”

As for what she thinks of the Internet’s reaction to her work, Rosenberg had this to say:

Does it bother me, people making fun of me? I don’t know. It hasn’t sunk in yet. I might be very depressed. I’m my biggest critic, myself. So I feel terrible when I do a bad sketch. So when the whole world is criticizing me, I might just kill myself. Or I might just laugh it off. Who knows?

Lady, do not kill yourself. You’re a talented artist (check out this rendition of Robert De Niro), and you’ve given the world a great gift.

Hold your head high!

(Sources: Vice Sports, NPR, ESPN.)