Learning how to cut freehanded silhouettes is a worthwhile exercise for anyone who has dabbled in or is remotely concerned in art. Once the basic techniques are mastered the process of cutting a silhouette profile can take less than two transactions to perform.
What we are talking about here is a small silhouette visibility cut completely freehand, with no initial drawing involved. By far, the biggest majority of silhouette profiles that are available to view, whether on line or in art stores or books, depict a head and shoulder profile only. Mastering the full distance silhouette of a person is slightly trickier, and will be covered by another(a) article.
The classic silhouette bust, framed in an oval mount is a beautiful and enchanting form of art. It is sometimes referred to as a shadow or cameo. Some silhouette artworks ar produced in a size so small that they can be worn as jewellery.