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I'm trying to find someone to do an old-fashioned black
silhouette portrait of my preschooler. I have one of my mom
as a young child, and one of me, and i'd like to have the
third generation done. I know there are caricaturists at Pier
39 and the Santa Cruz boardwalk and other tourists spots, but
I can't seem to find someone who does silhouettes. I'm looking
specifically for the black paper cut-out kind that outlines a
person's profile, and I want it to be small, maybe 4''x4''.
This guy was pretty highly reviewed in a magazine this year:
I kept his info because I think it looks pretty neat and I plan
on using him sometime (I haven't yet...)
Love the Silhouettes!
Well, if you can get your child to sit still long enough (ha!),
you can do it easily yourself: Pose him in front of a piece of
white paper hung on the wall, shine a bright light on him, and
trace around the shadow, then use your tracing as a template to
cut a silhouette out of black paper.
If you prefer to have someone else do the work, I saw this place
(in Atlanta, but they work over the web) on HGTV the other night:
http://beegoodstudio.com/. You email them a high-res profile
photo of your child (or whatever) and they produce a cut-out.
They have lots of nice options.
When we were in LA and visited Disneyland I was surprised by the
skilled silhouette artist I saw working there. The silhouette was
done by cutting black paper and putting it in front of light
paper. There was a kind of corny looking option (with a
silhouette of Mickey Mouse next to the child) but there was also
a regular shadow portrait option which looked very old-fashioned
At first I could only think of getting the silhouette portraits in
disneyland and then I came across this today. CHeck out this link
they not only do silhouette portraits but also these great Andy
Worhall prints. Hope this works for you!!!
I want a print too!!!
Hi! I'd like to find a service that does shadow profile
portraits (don't know what it's really called). I haven't seen
them in homes for a while but they were really popular about 20-
30 years ago. Basically, the child's head is in profile, but
the profile is basically a cut-out from white board placed over
a black background.
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