Police Sketches of Literary Characters

By Dianna Dilworth 

Illustrator Brian Joseph Davis has created a series of images of famous literary characters using a police composite  software.

He enters physical descriptions of these characters, as they are described in their books, and the software generates a sketch. Davis got the idea for The Composites project from James Elroy’s book, My Dark Places. He has published a book of the collection. Check it out:

Includes 45 images from throughout literary history, full-color design, an essay on the evolving nature of character and fiction in the digital age and excerpts from authors Herman Melville, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Victor Hugo, Bram Stoker, Gustave Flaubert, J.-K Huysmans, and Thomas Mann.