facial approximation/skull reconstructionFacial approximation/skull reconstruction is the process through which soft-tissue features are constructed onto a skull in order to approximate the appearance of an individual’s face in life.

Our forensic facial imaging experts blend traditional illustration techniques with the latest available photo-editing software to approximate the person’s appearance in a two-dimensional format.  In select cases they may opt for a three-dimensional format using traditional clay sculpture techniques, or specialized sculpting software.

Below is a sample of a facial approximation image demonstrating the process. It was created for investigators by SketchCop® Solutions’ forensic facial imaging experts.

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