Profile view

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Woman in profile view.

Side view, also known as profile view, is a view in visual art where the artist, the audience, or the camera looks at the side of a person or object. It is like the front view turned by 90 degrees to the left or right.

This view is mainly found in graphical design such as pictograms, caricature, cartoons, comics, manga and anime. It is often avoided in fine art and illustrations that strive for realism because it looks somewhat "artificial".

Side view is a preferred choice for silhouettes, as in this art form people are best recognizable in profile.

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