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1 - Pencil Vs Camera for AOC by BenHeine 1 - Pencil Vs Camera for AOC by BenHeine
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Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde (the small location spotted on the above world map)... I'll make 10 Pencil Vs Camera creations for "Art Official Concept".

If you wish, you can view some closer details here: [link]

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

More facts: The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. The islands, covering a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres. Because of the infrequent occurrence of rainfall the overall landscape is not particularly green, despite what the country's name suggests ("verde" means "green" in Portuguese).

The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th Century, and became an important location in the Atlantic slave trade due to their geographically advantageous position. The islands' prosperity often attracted pirates including Sir Francis Drake, who twice sacked the (then) capital Ribeira Grande, in the 1580s. The islands were also visited by Charles Darwin's expedition in 1832. The decline in the slave trade in the 19th century resulted in an economic crisis. With few natural resources and without strong sustainable investment from the Portuguese, the people grew increasingly discontent with the colonial masters, who nevertheless refused to provide the local authorities with more autonomy. This discontent festered and culminated in 1975, when a movement led by Amílcar Cabral achieved independence for the archipelago.

Cape Verde has a rich cultural heritage influenced by continents like Africa, South America and Europe. This heritage is reflected in the country's literature, poetry, cuisine, its dance and its famous national song, the Morna, represented worldwide by the famous Cesária Évora.

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Global warning: This clever sketch gives a volcano an all together more interesting landscape" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)

Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in progress (with a small animation and an original musical composition).

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SomethingCould Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
the most amazing thing is combining the map with the background, i love the air balloon and the detail of Africa coming out of the Vulcan, amazing work!
RuaCharl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
ingenious :)
cutieisevil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
verde also means green in Italian i think
cheguarana83 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
redelijk subliem :)
Valadix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tazhia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DomoKunnnn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
You are so talented!
wiggwigg2012 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this!!!! do u add the pencil drawing in using photoshop or is it all just taken at the location?
caramelli91 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
So cool! Love this, its so inspirational... :)
endeppa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
That's some awesome handwriting.
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