|Racing with the Feather, Harvey Pratt|
|The Three Guardsmen, Harvey Pratt|
|Bigfoot, one of Harvey Pratt's major interest in which |
he employs his forensic drawing skills.
|Sandman, a facial reconstruction|
based upon a skull.
Forensic art can be broken down into eight specialties. The painted clay figure of Sandman (right) involves two of them, historic reconstruction and skull reconstruction. Among the others are: witness description composite drawing; skull tracing; soft tissue postmortem drawing; age progression, photo enhancement; and sometimes, courtroom sketching. For the most part they could all be loosely categorized as recreating what was from what's left. Pratt's expertise in one of the most difficult (and valuable) of these specialties can be seen in his drawing of Roy Russell Long (below, right) based upon descriptions offered by two eye-witnesses. The actual photo (below, left) of the convicted double murderer allows for an accurate indication of Pratt's skills.
|Roy Russell Long photo (left) and Pratt's color |
drawing (right) from eyewitness descriptions.
|Skull facial reproduction (left), allowing the postmortem |
identification of an unknown individual (right).
Chief Magpie, Harvey Pratt
|One Butt, Harvey Pratt|