What is a forensic artist exactly?

No, it's not dead people. The term "forensic" comes from the Roman forum, or marketplace, where issues of law and philosophy were discussed and debated. Now we use it to describe a debate team or something pertaining to law enforcement or legal proceedings. The most common type of forensic art is the composite sketch. This is a drawing made with the victims and witnesses of crimes to aid in the identification of unknown suspects. Other forms of forensic art are courtroom drawings, aging of missing children, facial reconstruction and crime scene reconstruction.