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This is a real fire, a real drawing, a real piece of paper, real fingers...
only ashes are left :(

I took this photo 2 days ago and also made the very rough sketch.

This is dedicated to all the people suffering in the world.

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progress (with a small animation and an original music).

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Pencil Vs Camera

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Pencil Vs Camera
A concept, you say?
What is real
What is art
Fire burns
Paper
Only tears
Tell the story.
Look carefully
Like ashes to
The flame
No Voice
To scream
I am a concept.
I am art.
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Critique by SovereignCookies May 19, 2010, 10:10:46 AM
What a completely unique mixed mediums artwork. I can't even tell you how really creative this idea is. But this one definitely stands out from the others like in in the series in my opinion.

Firstly, I know how hard it is to catch flames in a photograph and still maintain some semblance of a proper exposure, yours is beautifully executed, the drawing of the face is unbelievably funny because of how really traumatized the expression looks. I also like how it's torn out of a sheet of paper.

It reminds me of every woman who has torn her ex boyfriends image out of all her photos and burnt them in effigy. Think how enjoyable their experience would be if the pictures cried and begged for forgiveness lol

one quick constructive comment, (and I know you can't have a whole lot of control over this) but the way the paper folded as it burned seems to cover up the face more then I would like. The drawing is so good I wish I could see that little bit more of it. But that is 100 percent and opinion

overall I can't say enough great things about this very creative idea and well executed photograph. well done.
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:icontrinitrixxxta26:
trinitrixxxta26 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
u are a true artist!
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:iconnempaints:
NEMpaints Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY Beautiful work you make, please keep it up!!
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:icondimily1313:
Dimily1313 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I love this concept of camera, and sketching!
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:iconjessica078:
Jessica078 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconunsungantihero:
UnsungAntiHero Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconlovablelilkitten:
LovableLilKitten Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Wow.

Just a moment too late or too soon, the whole picture would have been ruined!
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:icondt-anand:
DT-anand Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love it. it's so amazing
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:icondesimel:
DesiMel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Whoa, awesome!
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:iconmanismind:
manismind Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Very creative and beautiful.
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:iconowlnightwarrior:
OwlNightWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I think you just like lighting things on fire. xD but seriously, this is a very nice piece, and I like the concept. :)
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:icondanielt8:
Danielt8 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Like
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:iconcassandra667:
cassandra667 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
i really like this one. great work.
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:iconsnownightfall:
SnowNightFall Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Photographer
This one's kind of sad :( You must have burnt your hand! I just love the concept, it's a really lonely feeling you got here!
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:iconblondiebabe128:
blondiebabe128 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] someone used ur art here...don't know who but I gave you credit in the comments
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:iconcourtingcuriosity:
courtingcuriosity Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You're pictures are incredibly well done and fun. I tip my hat to you.
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:iconfitzofinspiration:
FitzofInspiration Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's all real, are your fingers turned into ash? :D

LOL, awesome piece, dude.
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:iconadinad4:
Adinad4 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Exquisite......and that's all am saying
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Nice..This is a straight photo, isn't it?
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:iconkuddarugg:
KuddaRugg Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Paper Manipulation... what happens to folded or bent paper when it has its own shape?
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:iconkisa94:
Kisa94 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondepressedplz: so sad
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:iconowlcityobsessed:
owlcityobsessed Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
i dont think i should laugh at this for some reason
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Wonderful, your work is awesome!
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this piece and have featured it here [link]
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:icontransitionclothing:
Transitionclothing Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Sick
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:iconbroken19:
broken19 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
very nice
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:iconsweetness1966:
sweetness1966 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome
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:iconaprillo:
Aprillo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
the photo shocked me deeply, but aesthetically is beautiful
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:iconandrikley:
AndrikLey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Simply, amazing!
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:iconed-weirdo:
Ed-weirdo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Again....BRAVO!![link]
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:icontr1st3r:
tr1st3r Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The fact that you dedicated this piece to people suffering is really what seals the deal for me.
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:iconshoooma:
shoooma Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
what can i say again you are so amazing
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:iconlastclover:
LastClover Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!!!
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:iconshootmoon:
shootmoon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!! como siempre super impresionada con tu trabajo, realmente es grandioso. te admiro muchísimo, no se como puedes combinar de forma tan artística y pulcra mis dos pasiones; el dibujo y la fotografía. felicitaciones, eres el mejor!!!
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:iconmariapereira:
MariaPereira Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous work!
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:iconcrimsoncorpse:
CrimsonCorpse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
... Amazing
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:iconbrandonhaist:
brandonhaist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there is no uvula, in the throat :D everything else is great.
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:icondandy-photography:
Dandy-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely Stunning; what a inspiration!
I am very lucky indeed to stumble into your wonderful gallery,
You imagination blows my mind,
Keep drawing my talented friend!
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:iconalura-the-sage:
Alura-the-Sage Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is nuts. You got the picture exactly on time.
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:iconmbinz:
mbinz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
wOw, great work and agile mind! `¬)
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:iconkevtwigg:
KevTwigg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a masterpiece!
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:iconminddiging:
minddiging Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
amazing, fan of your work.
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:iconjhonc43:
jhonc43 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
everything is great. :D i love your art.
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:iconkevin-yoshi:
Kevin-Yoshi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing. Once again.
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:icondoodelay:
Doodelay Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Writer
his tears sadden and scare me :[
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:iconsakixdemon:
SakixDemon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!:iconaaahhplz:
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:iconsounddrive:
Sounddrive Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My goodness, the flame is stunning! Great timing!
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:iconryuuchan4:
Ryuuchan4 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
"FUUU"
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:icond1e7el:
D1e7el Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
That is insane! Great work!
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:iconsanfelipe007:
sanfelipe007 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture i can see literaly the horror to be burn in that draw looks amazing
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:iconsumqui:
sumqui Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MAGNIFIQUE !
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70s
Shutter Speed
10/10000 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
55 mm
Date Taken
May 9, 2010, 3:10:49 PM
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