On this page a large number of silhouettes are available that can be downloaded and used in your grahic or craft projects.

A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene. More precisely, it is a monochrome solid shape (usually black), typically presented on a light colored or white background. As a form of artistic expression, the silhouette first appeared in the Greco-Roman culture and Ancient China (the ’shadow theater’), from where it spread to almost the whole of Asia. Silhouette or profile portraiture used to be very popular in Western Europe in the 18th and 19th century.  Such portraits were cheap and easy to make in relation to miniature portraits - within a few minutes, skillful artists would cut them, freehand, from lightweight black cardboard and mount them on a pale (usually white) background. Even today, the silhouette is very popular and can be found in various forms of art such as film, photography, jewelry, graphic design, etc. The vector silhouettes that you can download here have different themes, and they are all precisely drawn in a 2D CAD software and then transformed into vector illustrations. The quality of each of the silhouettes has been achieved through patient work because we do not use the tools for automated tracing of images, which are part of certain vector graphics software. Today, the process of making silhouettes is very easy because you can just import the image of the object into a vector or 2D CAD software and draw it by tracing its contours. On the Internet there are many websites where you can download high-quality old photographs acording to which you can create perfect silhouettes. As with all other categories, all the works published in this one will also be under Creative Commons Attribution licenses, and there will be 2D CAD (.dwg) and vector (.svg and .eps) file formats at your disposal.

 

On this page you can download three airplane silhouettes, suitable for various craft techniques where motifs are cut out from some material.

On this page you can download a 2D vector illustration that we named 'Artistic illustration for laser cutting'.

On this page you can download nine ballerina silhouettes. To create these silhouettes, old black and white photos found on the Internet were used.

 

 On this page you can download a silhouette collection of flying birds.

 

On this page you can download the Birds silhouette pattern.

Here you can download the free animal silhouette that we named Cat design by Walter Caspari.

In this collection there are 22 vector illustrations of various creatures from fairy tales.

Black and white silhouette of a Crane. Free hand drawn vectorized silhouette that can be used as design element for various projects.

Stylized monkey silhouette, simple pattern suitable for cutting from a variety of materials (paper cutting, scroll saw, laser cutting...).

On this page you can download three ‘Danse Macabre’ silhouettes that were originally published in the book “Ein Totentanz” (Author: Draesner Walter, Published 1922).

Out of deep respect for the beauty of this animal, we have made available a vector deer silhouette on this page.

Design for a music rest for a grand piano pattern (Messrs - Collard and Collard) originate from the book "Modern British domestic architecture and decoration" by Charles Holme, published in 1901.

Here you can download the free vector silhouette that we named Fairy tale horse design.

Feeding the seagull silhouette was inspired by a photo taken during our ferry journey a while ago. Try to use it in any creative way possible.

This free vector contains silhouette of a gecko. This silhouette of a baby gecko was inspired by a photo taken in our hotel room some time ago.

In case you need some silhouettes of girls in standing position, a high-quality collection can be found and downloaded here.

 

Here you can download a very simple silhouette, which we have called Horse rider silhouette.

Here you can download two humorous illustrations (Rabbits, fox and hunter, Pig and butcher) that were taken from the pages of an old book.

If you need a silhouette of a mosquito, you have come to the right place - here you can download a highly detailed Mosquito vector silhouette.

 

On this page you can download a digitized silhouette of a scene from the movie Nosferatu ("Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens" (original title)).

On this page, two silhouettes of  old cars are available. By cutting in wood or paper, you can make beautiful panels or wall decorations from them.

On this page you can download a free silhouette vector in the shape of the parrot bird. The silhouette depicts a parrot sitting on a branch.

 

Hand drawn silhouette vector of a scorpion. This free silhouette can be used within various graphics projects as a design element.

On this page you can download the design called "Scroll Saw Design Founded on the Wild Rose", a perfect design to try out on your laser cutter.

Here is a collection of 28 old car silhouettes with the help of which you can cut a very nice decorations in scroll saw technique.

On this page you can download a silhouette inspired by the popular tale “The Town Musicians of Bremen” written by the Grimm brothers

 

This is a collection of 25 silhouettes drawn by the famous German artist Ernst Moritz Engert (1892 – 1986).

Here you can download 18 silhouettes of various domestic and wild animals that adorned the book of Aesop's Fables printed in 1916.

Black and white silhouette of a Spider. Free hand drawn vectorized silhouette that can be used as design element for various projects.

 

On this page you can download 51 different weather vane silhouette designs, out of which you will definitely find your favorite in case you decide to make an interesting roof decoration for your house.

In the picture you can see the complex silhouette suitable for cutting with laser cutter which we called ,Young ship modeler pattern’.