How to Be Forensic Artist: The Reality

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Are you interested in becoming a forensic artist, but don’t know how in the world to go about it? Here’s the best information you’re going to get on the reality of joining the field: You must join law enforcement.  The fact is, 99.9% of forensic artists are law enforcement employees, and most of them do […]

Careers in Facial Approximation

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Q: I am interested in a career doing facial reconstruction. It seems that all the jobs go to those in law enforcement. I really want to help victims and families, so where do I start?   A: Here’s the short version. I had thought I might need to expand on this at a later date, […]

Forensic Artist Q&A: Joe Mullins

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Joe Mullins has over 11 years of experience working at NCMEC to find missing and exploited children, and he shares some of his work and experiences in this interview.

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This is just a short post as a heads up, to look out for a new artist interview next week. I know it’s been a few weeks since one was posted, mainly because all the forensic artists that I’ve asked at this point are as busy as I am. Luckily, a Joe Mullins, a terrific artist […]

Pop culture references in forensic art?

I came across an interesting article yesterday, in the Maclean’s magazine from Canada entitled: “He had a gun and Tom Cruise eyes.” The article features several of our forensic art colleagues in Canada, and gives a little reality-check to what forensic artists face on a daily basis. Not every feature the witness describes comes from a catalog: […]