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June 23, 2010
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Drawing in A Drawing by BenHeine Drawing in A Drawing by BenHeine
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This is a full drawing with a surreal touch ^^

The architectural background is inspired by the main hall of the "Palais des Beaux Arts" of Lille, France. I visited this place some time ago.

I'm glad I can finally share this with you. I'm now going to work on some new "Pencil Vs Camera" images. Thanks for your comments and feedbacks.

For more information about my artwork:


Some other drawings:

Other pictures from Lille, France:

A drawing in a drawing

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Many a place
I come to see
A drawing in a drawing
Where zebras
Run free
Cut in two pieces
Or maybe three?
Where does the artist
get his gold stars?
Maybe he learns it
From the zebras on Mars?
Carry on with your talent
And make us all proud
Or blast off to Venus
For crying out loud!

(thanks Katie!)
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Okay, so I can't say much about vision, only because I don't actually know what deviantART means to imply when they say that. But what you have envisioned is unusually excellent. Frankly, I've never seen this [specific] setup before.


You were the original person to come up with the "drawing in a photo" idea [at least I've heard you are], and this is just adding on to that original idea.


Your style is smooth but solid, leaving no extremely rigid spots in the drawing. It seems you've used a mixture of Cross Hatching and Blur shading on this, and is came out well.


I don't know if there was an impact, but that is opinionated, therefore making whatever amount of stars I give you automatically biased. So here's 3. Just above average.

Well, I probably didn't go very in depth, but it was mostly for the rating. Overall I like this piece a lot, whether or not I understand the underlying concept. I would like to ask, however, why the zebra is cut in half? Seems a bit strange.
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AnandKrish37 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just amazing!!!
yelartist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
OMG! :jawdrop:
Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that's just a little bit awesome!!!
jayemack24 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style brings me to another point of view... its amazing
M-ARSENIC Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Amazing !
mrclement Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Very talented. Your very professional.
Braja69 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great concept, great execution!
ArtemisAesthetic Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Reminds of the cell -horror movie-. :heart: I found this calming although its a zebra in half but your shading and energy from the actual penship is soothing
AztecPrincess333 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww poor zebra but great work!
Saltedpistachio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student General Artist
lol I love this one!:XD:
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