She is just too beautiful to draw.
Swift fans were furious their idol was portrayed as anything less than stunning, but Kandyba offered a reasonable explanation. “I’m probably sitting 35 feet away from her looking through binoculars — and if you’ve ever tried to draw anything looking through binoculars, it’s not the easiest thing in the world. You go more for resemblance, and hopefully you can at least get that.”
There was even a conspiracy that Kandyba drew Swift the way he had because he sided with Mueller. "I don’t have a horse in either of those races… I don’t listen to either of them," Kandyba told Westword. "I know who they are, and I think they both seem like really fine individuals. But I don’t have a preference either way. Taylor Swift fans think that because of my drawings, I must not like her, and it’s not like that at all."
So what is the truth?