Mastering Silhouettes: Expert Instruction in the Art of Silhouette Portraiture

Charles Burns

Mastering Silhouettes: Expert Instruction in the Art of Silhouette Portraiture
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Mastering Silhouettes: Expert Instruction in the Art of Silhouette Portraiture

Charles Burns

Instructions and exercises for the basic techniques needed for making silhouettes: learning the proportions of a profile, tracing a shadow, reducing an image, drawing and cutting freely, and the author’s own natural waves technique How to create scissor-cut portraits, painted silhouettes, hollow-cut silhouettes, silhouettes painted on glass, caricatures, and more Includes information on the history of the craft and examples from artists from the eighteenth century to today. Creative and innovative suggestions for using color, applique, and three-dimensional effects.

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