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
About Burns, Charles
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.