Forensic Sculpting books good reference material for special fx artist

I found a very interesting website for a book on Forensic Sculpting Step-By-Step In Photographs, by Seth Wolfson. The book is listed as “a comprehensive guide specializing in the art of forensic reconstruction.” It is my first time hearing about the subject, so I don’t know a lot about it, but as a makeup & special effects artist I think a book like this would be very helpful. It’s $7.99 for the e-book, or you can get it for $29.99 on Amazon.

Why Forensic Sculpting?
As a makeup artist I think learning about forensic scuplting is great because forensic artist study not just the face shape, muscles, etc…but they also study the progression of age. Something that would help me in my field of work.

Other sites about Forensic Sculpting & Artist
I also found a site called Ask A Forensic Artist that has tips and tutorials. Another reference useful for special effects makeup. And an interesting article about Recomposing Life’s Details From Scraps about a forensic sculptor named Frank Bender.

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If you find forensic sculpting useful, or know anything thing about it, I would love to hear from you.  If you are interested in being an actually forensic artist, there is a good article on Forensic Sculpting Education Requirements which talks about the different degrees and education necessary.

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2 thoughts on “Forensic Sculpting books good reference material for special fx artist

  1. I’ve never heard of Forensic Sculpting either. It sounds like a great career for someone who loves to do makeup effects. It includes many of the elements that I like about makeup effects plus some added interests I’d never thought of before.

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