Sketch o’the Week

March 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

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.


  1. zachy says:

    can u draw kanye west

  2. Anton Emdin says:

    Nice sketch! And ha!… I used to feel the same way about ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. That is, until I saw it a few months ago – it’s a damn fine film. Who woulda thought?

    • Tom says:

      I have no doubt it’s a great movie. However having made it 44 years without seeing it, it’s the challenge of not seeing it that drives me. Around the holidays in the U.S. It’s on some channel every day, and I seem to recall once a cable channel played it repeating for 24 hours during a promo called “It’s a Wonderful Day”. 🙄

      • Anton Emdin says:

        Well, in that case, be strong! Sounds like quite a challenge. Perhaps a trip to Oz, relaxing by the beach might make things easier around Christmas time?

  3. JWB says:

    Well, Tom for many years “Life” was in the public domain so any station could run it. And they did! Luckily it was restored a few years back and got a new copywrite( if that’s the right term). And now NBC has the exclusive TV rights and runs it usually Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Eve or Day. You should check it out. It’s darker than you think!

  4. KC says:

    This sketch’s AWESOME!! The top half of the face is fantastic! Even though, the lower half is a bit off. This looks unmistakably Robert .Love the way you draw his eyes. They really help captured his likeness! Also,i agree Overexposure sucks.

  5. Ryan Roe says:

    I know what I’m gonna get you for Christmas now….ha!

  6. I think this is the second time I have seen you sketch Pattison for “sketch of the week”
    Loved them both

  7. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom its been a long time im working harder on the comic theme and be able to go to Ecuador and have a signed copy of your Bo confidential. Great likeness, is not your favourite to draw but is art what matters, just a thought. Take care.

  8. Toki Tover says:

    I look forward to these every week! I will too admit, I an not a fan of Twilight but he is a good looking guy 🙂

    Nice work! When is your book coming out about how to draw faces like these?

    Toki Tover

  9. jimh says:

    Tom, that’s a beautiful sketch.

  10. zach says:

    how did you learn 2 do such great caricatures.I realy wonna know.

  11. Hi, Tom. So, what do you think of the Wizard of Oz?


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