I BEGAN PLAYING with an en grisaille portrait many years ago. At the time, I was experimenting with traditional techniques for adding gold details (known as embellishing) and began scribbling pencil notes on my white copies. I began to find these white copies more interesting than the finished silhouettes!
About the writing and publishing of my book: Mastering Silhouettes. Signed copies are still available.
MY NEW BOOK, Mastering Silhouettes, was launched last month with a small party at the London Sketch Club. We were fortunate enough to be sponsored by Hendricks Gin, after I worked at their “umbrella emporium” party last year. They supplied the drink, so it was a small but tasty party. Thank you Hendricks!
THE FIRST DRAFT of my book was sent to the publishers this morning. It’s been an intense few months, but I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to write about Mr Charles (among others) and his wonderful ink-wash silhouettes.
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! The book will feature a wide variety of silhouette portraits, both traditional