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Silhouette Scroll Drawings

Inspired by artist Han Qin

Artist Han Qin creates extremely large drawings that hang from the top of the wall to almost the floor, and she makes her drawings in a special way. She uses special light-sensitive blue paper that records the shape of anything on top of it when a bright light shines on the paper, and the object blocks out the light. The object leaves a white silhouette image that seems to blend into the blue, and this way of making an image is called a cyanotype. When Han Qin makes her cyanotypes, she often has people dancing or posing on top of the paper and uses the shapes their bodies make to create.

Materials:white paper, thin cardboard (like from a cereal box), pencil, blue crayon or marker, and a scissor. 

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