I hate silhouettes. It's like using cast aluminum filagree in wrought iron.
Everyone's doing them and the cad programs hooked up to a plasma do them best.
But in this situation I figured it'd work. I went to the internet for a photo, copied it off in black and white on clear plastic. Put it in an overhead projector.
It was a nightmare. But when you're not an artist drawing a person on a horse is tough. So between using a piece of soapstone and getting a faint image on dark steel from an overhead projector and then trying to detail it out via looking, making a mark, erasing, making another mark, erasing, well, you get the picture. It wasn't fun.
But what put the icing on the cake was my little Esab 625 handier than a pocket on a shirt plasma had the torch burned up by some other folks and I wasn't made aware of it. So I had to cut it out with the good old Victor 9000C cutting torch.
Enough to make one generate a couple of dump truck loads of bad words.
One of the things I hate about silhouettes is they're always attached to either expanded metal backgrounds or really obvious supports.
I do it different.