Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's The News: Butt sketching artist visits campus


Butt sketching artist visits campus

silly Texas Tech

Students gathered Wednesday afternoon in the Student Union Building to get portraits of their backsides.

Krandel Lee Newton has been sketching butts for more than 20 years and visited Texas Tech Wednesday to give students a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Newton sketched groups and individuals for four hours, spending about two and a half minutes on each sketch. The artist said he practices his talent around the world.

"I don't have a clue why it's so popular," he said of his art, "and in all the time I've done it, I just can't say why."


While people may be apprehensive when they first hear "butt sketch," Newton said they get on board quickly once they see the art being made.

via Daily Toreador