Mastering Silhouettes: Expert Instruction in the Art of Silhouette Portraiture

Mastering Silhouettes: Expert Instruction in the Art of Silhouette Portraiture

by 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

Overview

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, appliquè, and three-dimensional effects How to mount and display silhouettes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811701495
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
12/21/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,342,334
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Burns is one of Britain's most prominent silhouette artists. His subjects include Queen Elizabeth (at her 80th birthday party), her consort the Duke of Edinburgh, and Bill Clinton. He lives in London.

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