{inspired} silhouettes


It’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be getting old – animal silhouettes, especially antlered animals. (Personally, I think Goldfrapp kicked-off this trend way back in 2000 with the artwork for their first single.) Pictured above is a holiday card put out by the MET this year, a cut-paper silhouette by Hunt Diederich. Below is a metallic reindeer card from Kate’s Paperie via a great blog called Print & Pattern. If you’re interested in making your own deer head silhouette (or whatever), here are instructions for a do-it-yourself project…if you have a good eye, you wouldn’t need to buy the $50 tracer projector. (I’m sure this silhouette project would work well with branches or flowers too.)


Below are horse silhouettes I made in a recent printmaking class. The shape of the horse was inspired by a Kunihiro Amano woodblock that I posted awhile back (basically, I copied his horse!)


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