By Cindi Harwood Rose, freehand silhouette arts

A real silhouette artist is a fine artist and not a craftsman. They can draw and paint portraits, front view and sideways. This art form predates the camera, and began around the time scissors were invented. Some of the best artists of the day learned to actually draw with scissors.

This is a difficult art to master, as you have to learn to draw with the interior of a sharp scissors. However, ways of “cheating” were also invented. Many people can live a full life and never meet an authentic silhouettest (one who merely takes scissors and their own talent, and directly cuts an accurate profile, in minutes).

Good news! Here are some different ways to make a silhouette, it won’t be as good as the real thing, but it will be a treasure, no matter what. You can always get “the real thing” when one has the joy of a professional silhouette artist coming to your city, school fundraiser, favorite children’s store, wedding, or boutique.

1. Take a profile photo of someone, with top of head, back of head, no smile, and bodice. Right view is always the best, unless you are left-handed.

2. Get black paper, the darker the better, or buy silhouette paper from a school supply store.

3. Tape the picture to the black paper or authentic silhouette paper.

4. Cut out the shape from the photo!

5. Admire, share, use for greeting cards or frame them.

6. If you don’t like what you did, look on-line for a real silhouette artist (look for people who don’t use a Photoshop or computer art) and order one on-line!

7. You can also try putting black paper on the wall, and casting a shadow and cutting that out.

8. You can reduce this to 4 x 5 or 3 x 4 to get the desired authentic size prized by historians.

9. Look at SilhouettesbyCindi.com for heirloom freehand cut silhouettes, or any other former Disneyland or Disneyworld silhouette artist!

10. Enjoy these shared silhouettes done in New York, Denver, Houston, Brooklyn, Austin, Aspen, Dallas, England, Orlando, and Los Angeles by CindiSilhouettes@gmail.com

 

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It’s already time to start holiday shopping and foremost silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose, will be available to capture you and your loved ones in her heirloom artwork for gifts to be treasured for a lifetime at Kaleidoscope Toys (110 N IH35 #375, Round Rock, TX 78681) on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from 2:00- 5:00pm and Sunday, December 7th, 11:00am – 2pm.  Call Kaleidoscope Toys to set your appointment! 512-388-5048

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The World’s Most Skilled Silhouette Artist Cindi Harwood Rose (SilhouettesbyCindi.com) will be in Austin December 6-7 at Kaleidoscope Toys, hand-cutting profiles from sight. Cindi is considered the world’s premier silhouette artist, and has sheared celebrities such as Elvis, Liberace, Mama Cass, Queen Elizabeth, Sammy Davis, Peter Fonda, Barbara Bush and Tony Bennett.

What a wonderfully unique Christmas gift!

Sat. Dec. 6, 2PM–5PM & Sun. Dec. 7, 11AM– 2PM

Kaleidoscope Toys – 110 N IH35 #375, Round Rock, TX 78681

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment are required.

Call 512-388-5048 to reserve your spot.

Cindi’s hand cut images take 2 minutes and last forever, and children don’t have to sit still.
Individual or group.

Cost is $30 per person, Extra copies are just $10 per person.

children-silhouettes-videosWatch the Kaleidoscope Toys Silhouette Video! http://youtu.be/NxDpLHnDS5M

Christmas Silhouette Art Card by Cindi Rose

Christmas Silhouette Art Card by Cindi Rose

Cindi Rose is one of the few silhouette artists in the world who can do groupingsHave America’s best paper profilist Cindi Rose hand-cut a flattering likeness of you, your child, or loved one for a unique heirloom gift that will be cherished forever. Cindi, a natural artist has drawn portraits since a child, and cut silhouettes for Disney as a teen, she is the world’s fastest and most accurate silhouettes, descended from generations of established artists.

Mounted silhouette profiles $30 each person, extra copies $10 per person (think grandmothers, aunts.)

Cindi’s work is not the generic wall-traced copies of this lost art, she does the real art of looking and cutting a direct profile, without even a prior sketch– yet with the person’s fashion statement! Vogue Mexico stated that “No silhouette artist since Edouart in the 1800s has been able to capture style and personality in their intricate profile portraits.”  England awarded Cindi Harwood with an achievement art award for silhouetting Queen Elizabeth for BBC TV. Her work has spanned over 3 decades, and is internationally acclaimed, with a slew of celebrities who Harwood/Rose has captured in person.

Silhouette Art by Cindi Rose

Silhouette Art by Cindi Rose

Silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, started cutting silhouettes at Disneyland in 1969 and eventually at Walt Disney World, breaking park records by doing over 600 people in one day at Disney World in 1971.  Rose honed her talents as a child drawing portraits an at 15 discovered that she could look at a person, and capture each profile feature (in a flattering and stylish point-of-view) in a minute or less, making her the world’s fastest authentic silhouette artist in all history. She is also the best with unmatched details and an intuitive twist.  She has traveled the world, cutting silhouettes for Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, President Obama, President Bush, Queen Elizabeth, Dr. Phil, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Liberace, Patricia Arquette, Ashley Judd, and many other celebrities.

Cindi Rose, a third generation fine artist, has done silhouettes over 35 years, and is considered the world’s fastest, most accurate premier silhouette artist.  Please view Cindi’s videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SilhouettesByCindi. For more information and booking information please visit silhouettesbycindi.com.  

Watch Cindi's Silhouette Videos on YouTube
Watch Cindi’s Silhouette Videos on YouTube

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Noted pop art silhouettest Cindi Rose cuts her heirloom mix of silhouettes for MAC all over New York City.

Cameo heirloom silhouettes were cut by internationally known silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, at the ultra- fashionable MAC 5th Avenue boutique, in New York City

Cameo heirloom silhouettes were cut by internationally known silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, at the ultra- fashionable MAC 5th Avenue boutique, in New York City

Cameo heirloom silhouettes were cut by internationally known silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, at the ultra- fashionable MAC 5th Avenue boutique, in New York City.  This event showcased the best make-up with top silhouette artists of heirloom black cameos.  Rose amazed MAC make-up artists, and fashionistas with her on-sight profile artworks by hand, and just with surgical scissors and her precise talent.

Silhouette Artist Cindi returns in November, SOHO, Time’s Square, of course. . . food, fashion, purse designs, plays, friends, art!

Check out the New York Silhouette Art video: http://youtu.be/LX8t0UPa3WU

Fashion best Face silhouettes by Cindi for MAC Heirloom Mix Event in NYC in New York City Fifth Avenue  in October

Fashion best Face silhouettes by Cindi for MAC Heirloom Mix Event in NYC in New York City Fifth Avenue in October

Cindi Harwood-Rose is booked to be back at the trendy Soho MAC beauty shop, and the theatrical Times’ Square location, during the first week in November (November 6-9, 2014.)

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Silhouettes for MAC Heirloom Mix Event in NYC – New York, New York hand-cut silhouette profiles by Cindi Rose

Next, November 6-9 the former New York silhouette artist, Cindi, will draw remarkable freehand profiles with her surgical scissors in minutes for MAC fashion lovers in Soho and Times Square, putting your best face forward.

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Silhouette Artist Cindi carves heirloom paper profiles for MAC NYC.

Cameo heirloom silhouettes were cut by internationally known silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, at the ultra- fashionable MAC 5th Avenue boutique, in New York City.  This event showcased the best make-up with top silhouette artists of heirloom black cameos.  Rose amazed MAC make-up artists, and fashionistas with her on-sight profile artworks by hand, and just with surgical scissors and her precise talent.  Harwood-Rose is booked to be back at the trendy Soho MAC beauty shop, and the theatrical Times’ Square location, first week in November.

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cindi rose silhouettes bio
Premier silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, has mastered the lost art of hand-cutting profile-portraits using the best French silhouette paper and scissors. Cindi is a fourth generation fine artist with natural talents. Cindi began working for a Walt Disney art company as a teen, first drawing in pastel and watercolor, then progressing to the difficult art hand-cutting profiles, with full interior details.

Cindi Harwood Rose has lived and worked in Los Angeles and Orlando at both Disney theme parks, creating a silhouette artist record in speed and sales productions, and being part of the Disney theater group. Cindi Rose, studied in New York City and lived there with her husband Dr. Franklin Rose. C. Rose lectures on the history of silhouettes, and is ranked as the top silhouette artist of this era, as well as the world’s fastest, paper profile cut arts master, with an unmatched likeness. Her work appears to capture the soul.

Specialties: Natural organic home-made skin care, cooking food, and preparing raw foods, all art mediums, including bronze, oils, found objects, collage, watercolor, and applying these mediums on hand-cut paper arts. Cindi Rose is available to do silhouettes for weddings, business meetings, and store events.

For more information about Cindi and to book her for your upcoming event kindly visit her website www.SilhouettesbyCindi.com

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