FORENSIC ART TECHNIQUES
BY DIANA TREPKOV, CERTIFIED FORENSIC ARTIST
"EVERYONE DESERVES TO BE IDENTIFIED"
Composite Drawings/Police Sketches
Creating a drawing based on a victim's or witness's perception of a wanted suspect.
A reconstruction based on Crime scene photographs or morgue photographs, bringing the deceased back to life in the reconstruciton by removing blood, swelling and opening the eyes of the unidentified.
Surveillance Video Sketching
The forensic artist can see the outline of the skull while studying the assailant's proportions which can lead to identification after the sketch is circulated through the media.
Facial Reconstruction of the Skull
Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional facial reconstructions are used to Identify Skeletal Remains by putting a Face to a Skull.
Historical Facial Reconstruction
A Two or Three Dimensional facial reconstruction on a historical skull, may be used for Museums, Assignments and Television Productions, such as Historical, Discovery, Mystery, Cold Case or the News.
These are important for locating a missing child or fugitive updates. There are many different techniques and rules for facial aging.
A technique to rule out certain individuals or a possible match of two faces.
Illustrating a portrait of a person in life or through a photograph.
Sculpture Portraits or Sculpture reproduction of human hands
Reproducing a face in Three Dimensional from a photograph. Reproducing baby hands from photographs of a young infant. Final process is the bronzing of the reconstruction.
This is visual information used for court purposes also known as trial displays.
Superimposition Comparison Method of a Skull
This is a way to rule out certain individuals by a photographic or computer overlay.