All silhouette art has a common thread: the ability to create dramatic emphasis with the use of shapes. Because of the high contrast usually required to create a silhouette, we already have a strong sense of theatrics in every piece!
With the details left to the imagination, silhouette art creates something subtly evocative. Human imagination is often more gripping than accurate details portrayed for us.
Silhouette by Pablichy :thumb32753235: Hair Silhouette by leomajor88 Silhouette by MushMushi Silhouette by kris-comp evening's agony by mf4
Animators and cartoonists often use a character's silhouette to judge whether or not that character has "appeal." Appeal is the overall memorability of a character -- how unforgettable they will be in the grand scheme of art.
How memorable are these characters?
:thumb65959196: Silhouette by Faytte Dragon Silhouette by Azure-Sky :thumb80983276: :thumb54551