Most of what you've learned about forensic art is wrong.
And that worries me, because it makes a big difference in how effective our work is. This is one of the few fields in law enforcement that relies almost exclusively on the public to help solve cases. If you believe what you've seen on TV, then we might have lost an opportunity to bring in a suspect, or identify a victim of crime. This website is here to set the record straight.
Who am I to tell you this?
I've been a full-time forensic artist for over 16 years. I'm still active in the field, still doing the work. I've taught forensic art to members of law enforcement all around the world, and lectured at agencies who you would totally know...but I'm not about to name.
Most importantly, I keep up with the times. I search out all the newest scientific research on matters related to forensic art, and provide it all here, in plain English.
So if you want to know how our work is really done,
you'll get the answers here.
Better yet, if you want to be a forensic artist, you're really in the right place, because I'm going to tell you how to go about it.
The forensic art field is like no other career. You can't take a few classes and expect to get a job, no matter how talented you are. You need to go about it the right way, to save yourself time, money, and loads of frustration. I'm doing all I can to bring more artists into the field, so head over to Career Advice to learn the three things you must know first in order to become a forensic artist.