30 Characters Challenger: Jane Wankmiller

| November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! My name is Jane. I’m not a professional artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve always enjoyed drawing and I’ve always been especially interested in human anatomy.  I just received my master’s degree in forensic anthropology from Michigan State University, and I’m still at MSU working toward a Ph.D. in physical anthropology.

Recently I’ve been making connections in the forensic art community and I’ve been trying my hand at forensic facial reconstructions. Hopefully reconstructions will be a large part of what I do professionally when I get out into the real world.

It’s difficult for me to describe my work because I’m not asked to do it often, but I can say that I work in traditional media–mostly graphite and soft pastels–and you’ll probably see some fantasy themes from me, with some glimpses into my obsession with anatomy here and there.

I heard about the 30 characters challenge from someone I admire who is also participating this year.  I wanted to join the challenge for a few reasons.  I tend to be a starter not a finisher…so I thought the challenge would be a great opportunity to force myself to finish something (well, 30 somethings).  I also thought it would be fun to be part of this experience and to get to know other artists and their work.  There’s also nothing better than a reason to push yourself, so I’m looking forward to the challenge!

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I am a graduate student in forensic anthropology at Michigan State University, and illustration has always been something I enjoy. This is year #2 for me with the 30 Characters Challenge and I'm pretty darn excited about it!

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