Archives for June 2011

Mugshot Sketch 4

Finally, another mugshot drawing! I LOVE doing these, the black and white photography from the 30’s to the 50’s is just spectacular, and the faces….wow. I drew the whole thing (except for the hair, which I don’t like, oh well) with a .5mm government issued 2B mechanical pencil (!) and it took me about 2-ish hours. The […]

What skills and traits are needed to be a forensic artist?

The most obvious is drawing and artistic skill. Don’t believe anyone that tells you otherwise, because they are probably trying to sell you something. The whole concept of “anyone can be a forensic artist” is ridiculous. To be a forensic artist, you must first be an artist. To work doing composites, you then adapt that […]

Walter Edgar Brown, Jr

Several years ago I joined a public speaking class, and was terrified and anxious about my first speech. Until a very wise friend said “Why don’t you just tell them about your Dad?”  The speech wrote itself, and I thought it was appropriate to post for Father’s Day. Forgive me that it’s a bit early. […]