Ordinarily I mock and ridicule people who mock and ridicule things like movies, TV shows or books they haven’t at least tried or given a fair chance. That said, I have to admit I have never seen any of the “Twilight” movies nor read the books but am guilty of unilaterally disdaining them mainly because they are so inescapable in all aspects of pop culture that I’m just sick of hearing about them… kind of like the Kardashians and “Jersey Shore”. Then again, you could say the same thing about Harry Potter, and in that case I loved both the books and the movies. Frankly, I think in this instance I’m safe in my assumptions I’d hate “Twilight”.
Anyway, when the big “Twilight” craze started and I had to stare at the smug faces of the stars of the series on the cover of every magazine and entertainment news website, I promised myself I would live my entire life without ever drawing Robert Pattinson. This was a promise I knew I would only have a small chance of keeping, as eventually I would be asked to draw him for some client project and that would be that. I thought there was an outside chance I’d not get a “Twilight” job before the film series was done, and then there would be an excellent chance we’d never hear about Robert Pattinson again and I’d be in the clear.
No such luck.
I just got an assignment for a client who shall remain nameless for the moment requiring me to draw the main three characters of the Twilight movies, so I figured I might as well get it over with and draw Robert Pattinson for the Sketch o’the Week. Here he is.
Just for the record, no doubt Robert Pattinson is a splendid guy, with a winning personality and a genuine, fun-loving heart to go with his ridiculously haunting good looks. Overexposure is a bitch.
On the plus side, I have still not broken my promise of having never seen a single minute of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and barring someone stapling my eyelids to my forehead and tying me in front of a TV I never will…. that one can go on my tombstone.
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