Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Composite

Time for another blast from the past. [plus I don't have any new work to post today] 

If you read the Police Bulletin,[just click to enlarge] you can see this guy climbed into a young girl's room.  He removed some of his clothing and it was obvious what he intended to do to the sleeping girl.

Fortunately, the father heard something and was able to confront and chase the guy out of the room before anything happened.  

I believe the father described this picture.  Which is pretty good for the circumstances and for the little time he was able to see his face.  His identification was later confirmed by the DNA he had left matching to his on file.

The sketch is not great because the detective Xeroxed the sketch instead of scanning it like I recommended but this is the actual bulletin distributed for the suspect.

21 comments:

Cathyann said...

How wonderful that you could draw that from some other person's memory and help people, Sheila.

James Parker said...

No kidding, Sheila...you do better at getting a likeness from some other person's memory than I can looking at his photo.

pencilportraits said...

Wow Shela, you really do have a nack for faces. What a talent.

The Bull said...

Yep, this gal got skills! ;)

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I would have recognized this fellow on the street from your sketch. What an amazing process!!!

Manon Doyle said...

This is a very cool process! You have amazing skill and talent Sheila!

Cynthia said...

Interesting work, Sheila. Your personal history is facinating. Thanks for sharing your forensic work with the accompaning story! <3

Edward Burton said...

I agree with Stephen - that's the guy!

Dean H. said...

What an amazing and essential line of work. Do you miss it?

Michelle Burnett said...

Sheila, You never cease to amaze me! Great work!

L.Holm said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes, now I see why you are interested in portraits! Holy cow, what a fascinating line of work you were doing. A truly amazing skill. Sharp, talented, and kind. You're a rare find indeed.

Paula Villanova said...

I am grateful that there are talented folks like you who are willing to do this kind of work and do it so well. What an important vocation!

Mary Paquet said...

You nailed this guy from verbal description -- amazing! You can do anything in art that you decide to do. Thanks for sharing your previous work. It's good to know that the local police include such talented artists.

Madd Sketch said...

another one bites the dust!

artbyakiko said...

Very cool!!! I love it when the bad guys get caught.

Mona said...

An amazing resemblance. You must have a keen intuitive ability Sheila to get this on the money as often as you have.

I wonder about Dean's question too, yet it can't have been an easy job.

Abby Creek Art said...

I find your previous line of work fascinating, Shiela. Your sketches were spot on!

Your animal paintings are fantastic too...and what a great idea "Art for the Animals" is.

Stephen Gardner said...

Now that's what I call putting your talents to good use. I've often thought about getting involved with this kind of work. Well done.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

The similarity between your sketch and the photo is amazing! One day you'll have to blog about how you translate a person's description into a sketch like this.

Thank goodness he was caught!

Zhao Jinxing said...

Hello Sheila, the recent conduct of my busy, do not have access to your blog, I enjoy your painting, I wish you a healthy and happy!

Moses said...

I found your place via another page I was viewing.All I can say is I am blown away...not only is your bio and your work interesting,but those sketches and your paintings of the animals are wonderful.I am almost overwhelmed and don't know where to begin here...I want to see it all but don't want to wait. Thanks!