Finding your niche as an artist can be difficult. Establishing yourself based upon your individual style and technique can often prove more difficult. Especially in a crowd of talented individuals.This is something all artists experience. Not only at the beginning of their art careers, but throughout as well. This includes forensic artists. I experienced the same challenges for many years myself. That’s why I felt it was important to include this course before we dove into our formal forensic art training.
It’s natural to imitate other artists whose work you admire and long to recreate. I was lucky to surround myself with talented artists early in my career. It wasn’t long before realizing I could not draw like them. I also didn’t have the intangible ingredient that made their work so unique and special.
What I was able to get from them, was some insight into their technique. Style? I was on my own for that one. Over time I discovered my own intangibles that I was able to incorporate into my own work.
To increase your opportunity for success, YOU – the forensic artist must carefully evaluate how to adapt your style to the techniques we will show for the duration of your training.
In this course, you’ll discover how to explore your art style to develop a signature look and brand for your composite sketches and to feel comfortable with your style moving forward.
This course is all about getting in your comfort zone as an artist/forensic artist. To help you with that, I’ll share my own journey, plus how the work of others with different styles helped make a difference too.
Contents of this course include:
• Powerpoint Presentation – Style and Technique: How to Develop Your Signature Image• Video lecture from Michael W. Streed ~ The SketchCop®• Video discussion on how to differentiate yourself as an artist• .PDF tip sheet• A short reading assignment from the textbook: Creating Digital Faces for Law Enforcement• Bonus slides