Forensic Scientists Create The Face Of Crystal Skull Vodka

Forensic artists can’t come across a skull, or skull shaped decanter, without wondering what that person’s fleshy face looked like when they were among the living, and there’s no better testament to your artistic skills than creating a skull sculpture from scratch that actually looks like a human being when clay skin is added.

Some hitherto unnamed forensic scientists couldn’t help themselves when they saw a bottle of Crystal Skull Vodka sitting on the shelf at their local liquor store, they just had to see what that laughing face would look like properly skinned.

So they bought a bottle and went to work properly replacing layers of muscle and flesh until they revealed the face of a drunken fool, very appropriate for the spokesskull of a popular alcoholic beverage!

If anyone knows the name(s) of the forensic scientists behind this project please share in the comments below!

-Via Cheezburger

Update: These photos came from Crystal Head Vodka’s Facebook page. The forensic artist who did this is Nigel Cockerton.  -Thanks, kdub!


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Here are two examples: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/forensic-science-communications/fsc/jan2001/phillips.htm

There's definitely an art and a ton of skill involved with this. For example, the thickness and shape of the soft tissue (muscles, lips, skin, nostrils, etc.) and cartilage (nose, ears) is decided (guessed at really) based on things like the person's ethnicity. The less they know about the person, the less accurate the sculpture is likely to be.

In the case of a fictional skull, it's almost purely art.
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