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1 - Pencil Vs Camera for AOC by BenHeine 1 - Pencil Vs Camera for AOC by BenHeine
© Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter || www.benheine.com
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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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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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:iconxladystark:
xLadyStark Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture. I visited Cape Verde a couple of months ago, to Boa Vista, which has a beautiful landscape. Which island was this taken on?
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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!
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:iconruacharl:
RuaCharl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
ingenious :)
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cutieisevil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
verde also means green in Italian i think
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:iconcheguarana83:
cheguarana83 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
redelijk subliem :)
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:iconvaladix:
Valadix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHERE IS TASMANIA?! :nuu:
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:icontazhia:
Tazhia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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:icondomokunnnn:
DomoKunnnn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
You are so talented!
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:iconwiggwigg2012:
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?
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:iconcaramelli91:
caramelli91 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
So cool! Love this, its so inspirational... :)
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:iconendeppa:
endeppa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
That's some awesome handwriting.
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:iconrockey15:
Rockey15 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
very cretive!
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:iconzoeynocturne:
ZoeyNocturne Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Nicely done. :)
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:iconxxstorefrontxx:
xXStorefrontXx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So how do you do this? Take the picture then Edit the drawing in later ?
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:iconmontieze:
Montieze Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really had to laugh... =D
I love it - and the idea! It's awesome :)
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:iconblubberwatte:
blubberwatte Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcaught-in-the-storm:
Caught-in-the-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
That is flat out amazing.
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:iconstjensen:
stjensen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
art where fantasy meets reality in a stunning collision of black and white or amazing color
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:iconamandaccardoso:
AmandaCCardoso Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His work is unique and fascinating, congratulations!!
:dalove:
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:iconaellien:
Aellien Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
very cool :)
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:iconaellien:
Aellien Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
very cool :)
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:iconbysparkyd:
bySPARKyd Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
bro this is real cool to me, i was born in capeverde, this is real cool, everything about it is nice
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:iconsounddrive:
Sounddrive Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa!
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:iconlotia:
Lotia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg we looked at your art in school yesterday! It's so cool!
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DancingKoalas Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome.
but you forgot to add Tasmania!!!
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:icondanni0624:
Danni0624 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love this one
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200810166 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
that is so cool!
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:iconchimera55:
Chimera55 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to see you around here Ben!
As always your work is amazing :)
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:iconlil-scribbler:
lil-Scribbler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
wow, I'm just amazed at your creativity, their all VERY unique. very well done.
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:iconfidele7684:
fidele7684 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
great idea to work on and make it your own
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:iconrockbeck:
Rockbeck Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Love it! Super creative, made me laugh!
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:iconwarrayfinson:
Warrayfinson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are all amazing :wow: I love this one the most though :D This is an amazing and original idea for a series :):+favlove:
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melekaii Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I simply LOVE your "Pencil Vs Camera" artworks! They are unique and you're somehow my model ... in the future i want to do something that the world hasn't seen before!
But can i ask you how you do these kinds of photographs? Do you draw the pencil picture first and take the picture with the right background afterwards or do you take the picture of the background first , draw the pencil picture and edit it in the photograph digital?
[I hope you could understand my question. I'm not sure if i would understand it afterwards .. xD]
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DBWR77 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
it is magnificent!!
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:iconfallafel:
Fallafel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Hi your photos are genius,And just out of curiosity do you edit the photo/hand in after or are these done on location thanks!
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:icondanineteen:
danineteen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Wow. That's kind of frightening, somehow.
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hello!

I just wanted to let you know that you were featured in deviantART's 11th birthdAy Countdown!

Thank you for sharing your art with the community!

Best,

=TimberClipse
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:iconbbkatsu1:
BBKatsu1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Beautiful concept and drawing :)
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:iconheavensoul91:
Heavensoul91 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Photographer
oh my gosh, you`ve killed me!!!
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:iconfotoheini:
fotoheini Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Very Cool Idea and performance. I like the pencil vs camera Pictures. Great stuff
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:iconredhead-summer:
redhead-summer Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
it's delicious! Don't stop to admire your artworks!
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Hanka-Muffin-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
OMG!!!!! LOVE UR WORKS :D!!!!!!!!!! ♥
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c8h8o3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I think Im in love with your artwork !
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:iconabdohad:
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
that is wonderful !!
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:iconmezza-verita:
mezza-verita Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your so clever! this is amazing!
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:iconavril000carolina:
Avril000Carolina Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Your work is amazing!!!
did you used photo shop to make the drawing and the photo match??

Congrats!!
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:icontekmeb:
tekmeb Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so nice :D
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:iconcarmeliss:
carmeliss Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
i thought its el teide :) but amazing work :P
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:iconbrooke-jasmine:
brooke-jasmine Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
that is amazing!!!! :D
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NiaNomster Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Amazing :aww:
I love it ~
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