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2 - Pencil Vs Camera for AOC by BenHeine 2 - Pencil Vs Camera for AOC by BenHeine
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Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde (Western Africa).

I intended to represent a mermaid attracting several persons with her love... If you wish, you can view some closer details HERE

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. 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.

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: "Mixed Reality: This incredible sketch has captures the boats on the water sitting alongside a mermaid on a rock. A carefully-cut hole in the paper even makes room for the diver as he prepares to launch himself overboard" (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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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Hello, your work is included in my "Hello Summer!" journal. Very good job, congratulations!Thank you! Thank you!…
SlyJakRatchetGamer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is AMAZING!
ShadowXenMaricat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats really cool!!
dolphinandcow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome collection ... Cheers :)
ceciliethehedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
the little mermaid.....DENMAARK :D
detourhk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
great idea
ThatOneFriend Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how perfect it is!
irisuediting Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg ur piks are soo cool!
STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Flawless execution
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