December 17, 2016

Imagining Literary Characters, With the Assistance of a Police Artist

Via @christianbok

The nice thing about fiction is that it allows you to imagine in your mind's eye what characters look like, even though authors do often provide you with some notion of those characters' physical attributes. Thus, the arguments over whether one actor or another should play the role in the inevitable movie. But what happens if a police sketch artist, or someone doing a similar job, tries her hand at producing images of literary characters, using the type of kit that police artists use to assist witnesses in identifying suspects? Brian Davis has done just that. Here are some of his results.

More about a police or forensic artist's work here.

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