Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Portraits: Silhouettes

     Remember that we already know what a silohuette is: it is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject (Wikipedia). 

So let's put it into practice!!!

  1. We will tape a paper to the wall and had them sit in a chair showing our profile.
  2. A light will throw a shadow on the paper (wait or coloured) that we will trace with a pencil
  3. We will cut along the line to get our silhouette.
  4. If we want the silhouette to be black, we will have to trace it again on a black paper. Or, you could also want it painted on a canvas, then you could paint the head or the background.

On canvas

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