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The Value of Silhouette

April 15, 2014

Dear Artist,

Have you ever noticed how a silhouette can tell you such a lot by saying less? That's because the human mind is capable of filling in needed information to complete a picture or to recognize a familiar image. Silhouettes were originally profile portraits, generally in black. In the early days they were often taken from a shadow cast by a candle onto a... Read On








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