Forensic Art

Karen T. Taylor writes, “…forensic art is any art that aids in the identification, apprehension, or conviction of criminal offenders, or that aids in the location of victims or identification of unknown deceased persons”.

My goal as a forensic artist is to aid in the identification of suspects and victims in order to bring some measure of justice or closure to families and victims. Forensic art is neither a wholly scientific or wholly artistic endeavor, rather it is a blending of both practices in order to most accurately create a link between unknown persons and evidence that might identify them.

Full post-mortem and reconstruction portfolio viewable by appointment. 

Facial Reconstruction

The following are 3D and 2D examples from a training case.

Completed Reconstruction
Completed Reconstruction Side by Side with Overlay
Completed Reconstruction Side by Side with Overlay

Anatomical Studies

Composite Drawing

The following samples were created during training at the 2017 IAI Educational Conference.

Age Progressions

The following examples were created with the help of volunteers. I did not see the present day photos until after completing the age progressed portraits of these individuals.





Education & Training:

Drawing to Depict The Deceased For Identification, led by Karen Taylor at FACTS Facility at Texas State, 2018

102nd Annual International Association For Identification Educational Conference, 2017

  • Composite Drawing Tune-Up, led by Duncan Way
  • Court and the Forensic Artist, led by Paul Moody
  • Sculpting the Human Skull, led by Dr. Daniel Marion

Laguna College of Art + Design, 2005-2008, Fine Art & Illustration


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