This title features expert instruction in the art of making silhouettes. This is a practical guide to silhouette portraiture with a gallery of carefully chosen examples, past and present, and workshop sections featuring 20 projects. Written by a high-profile silhouette artist, 'Mastering Silhouettes' explains all the techniques for creating both modern and period style silhouettes, along with advice on poses and materials. There is a revival in this traditional art, with silhouette-making workshops and artists once again appearing at events as entertainment. The book examines silhouette art for every occasion, and teaches readers the skills to make silhouettes for themselves.