Blog: @silhouettist

A modern-day silhouettist tells his story.
Charles Burns writes about his explorations into the art and history of silhouette. His mission is to bring this often-overlooked art to a wider, appreciative audience.

New silhouette scissors

New silhouette scissors

One of the things people most often ask when they see me cutting is "How many pairs of silhouette scissors do you get through?" I get the impression they're expecting to hear that I use at least six pairs a night! When I explain that I've been using the same pair of scissors for the last ten years, it's often quite a surprise! (more…)

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Sent to publisher

Sent to publisher

I managed to finish the book, and lots of free silhouettes are going out in the post.  "Mastering Silhouettes", full of silhouette ideas, is coming out in February and is available now for advance ordering on Amazon. (more…)

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The Ink and Wash silhouettes of Mr Charles

The Ink and Wash silhouettes of Mr Charles

I sent the first draft of my book to the publishers this morning.  It's been an intense few months, but I've really enjoyed the opportunity to write about people like Mr Charles and his ink-wash silhouettes.  (more…)

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Your profile needed!

Your profile needed!

I need to ask for a little help. I've been commissioned to write a silhouette book, which for me is very exciting.  The book is due to come out sometime in 2012. There's only one real problem. I don't know how to write!

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