Silhouette (profile) portraiture was the popular way to recreate an image of oneself or loved ones before the invention and common use of photography in the mid 1800’s. During the years of 1500 and 1860, professional and amateur artists would either paint or cut profiles – using paints or scissors.
Silhouettes are known for their crisp, dramatic look. They make the viewers brain fill-in what details are missing. Done correctly, a silhouette can give an entire image, less all the details.
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Other Silhouette Stories:
Strategies for Completion
- Cutting paper/painted silhouette
- Interesting background- apply the silhouette to a book page, watercolored paper, etc.
- Mixed Media- use cut paper, paint, and/or other mediums
- Multiple colors of paper- can create depth/add drama