Wednesday, 28 August 2013


      A silhouette 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).

     In the days of long ago, before photography was invented, our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers used to have portraits of themselves taken sideways. They were what were known as silhouette portraits, and they were not taken with a camera, but were cut out of thin black paper, and stuck upon a white card.

  Where are silhouettes used?

Traffic sign
Graphic Design
Shadow Theatre

   1. Draw 16 silhouettes on the given grid.

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