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Pencil Vs Camera - 18 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 18 by BenHeine
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I took this photo in Oxford, England and also made the rough sketch.
It must be really difficult for blind people. Any accident can happen.
Danger is everywhere. Fortunately, this is just an illusion on a piece
of paper... My next PvsC work will be a bit more crazy...

View the the full Pencil Vs Camera album

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Watch your
step! A man with a white stick is seen heading straight towards an
open manhole"
(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 original music).


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A Blind Spot

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

A blind spot on the road
That we try to walk around
It has mirages of a load
Nowhere else in life found

It may try to bring us chaos
And we risk of being lost
While we go there across
To its ways of star-crossed

Like a hole in the ground
Is the experience of the new
Nowhere else to be found
Only truth still to the few
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I've seen the other deviations like this and I'm amazed.
It's just so unique and creative. I really like the idea and you're amazing. I just can see that the mole fall into the hole and it makes me laught.
Very interesting that you use photography and traditional art together and with traditional art photography looks more interesting.
I like it that you hold the paper, it's not just putted on the photo.
Sorry for the repeat but it's an amazing idea and I think a lot of ppl like it because it's not usual to see and it maked ppl smile.
Hope it's a good critique for you, I can't write anything bad about it.
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79seventy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
alg1998 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thats Really cool and creative! Awesome job my friend! :D
Sedrikone Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative and original...

An inspiration for everyone!

ZoomaRavewolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o That's horrible! but so nicely done I am willing to forgive the horribleness of the "accident".... but I have often wondered that myself... How would they not fall into a hole, or run into something they hadn't swept with the stick
MCMG Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply love it!!
curtisarroyo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Cool,its people like you inspire me to become a better artist.
Dwolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I think the drawings with pictures are SO cool!
LuckyBunnyofDoom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! (And can really relate to it, being partially blind and having to use a cane myself!)

It's amazing how you make the work blend so seamlessly into the real world- with a bit of fun thrown in for a laugh- really, you've become one of my new favorite artists!
bud-dha12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
WOW! :D so creative and unique :)
ArcAneArcheA Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im diggin your sick sense of humor and awesome cartoonized sketching style
Birdie121 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are such a talented and creative artist. I absolutely love your Pencil vs Camera series. :D
Tliken Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Where is this? I love cobblestone sidewalks.
scenekitty223 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Once I realized what was happening I just cracked up. Poor blind guy D:
RingosGirl64 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE THIS IS AWESOME!!!! :hug: :la:
nikorio Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
another great work!
TheNotSoEvilOne Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
this is awesome :)
loving the idea and the sketch is super
kawaiikitty65 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Oh sad! Haha, great photo and drawing!
YokoSC Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is also thoughtful :) hey, where in england was this taken? I just noticed the big hole on the right.
tommymarcus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
wohohoho... nice photo and draw bro
DaeDae13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THOSE ARE AWESOME XD its like so perfect i keep thinking that the pic is fake AMAZING
mario0om Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student General Artist
how funny
cherry-charity-chan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist
I love how seamlessly the picture and the drawing fit together! It looks great <(^__^)>
Photo-Rhino Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good work! I just love how seamlessly everything lines up in this shot.
metric-cookie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! :XD: you've officialy become one of my favorite artists on DA :D
faint-star Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
wow all of these look so real! very cool :D
hysteric-vipera Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
u're amazing!
Beshflorin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awesome.. I am horrible at drawing buildings.. this is just amazing.. very original
Shay123 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
xD Someone better help him! D;
Laiven2150 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
again keep amazing me.
Athazagoraphobias Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This gave me a sinking feeling in the stomach.
chukadrawer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i just can said one think WOW
Mikeyato Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
p-h-m Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
nice job! super cool.
gizmoartist Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student General Artist
did you come up with this idea or did u come up with it
gizmoartist Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student General Artist
like it alot
SpiritRiver Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
All of these "Pencil vs Camera" works are so clever... Hard to choose which is my favorite! :love:
Precipitation5 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
bahhaha thats meann! clever and cute though, love it! :aww:
Lorian-Dragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very good..and a litle funny and cruel (but is that's why is so funny)
BL8antBand Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can see you becoming the next Dali or Magritte of this era! Nice job! Interesting work!
Simounet Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Encore une fois, j'adore ! :worship: :+fav:
BenHeine Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
merci Simon
isabelgridley Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Im just curious how do you line the sketches up so perfectly with the photos??
BL8antBand Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe the use of filters and layers.
XHI Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think he first takes the photo with a blank paper, and then draws the sketch on top of the photos (digitally). Maybe he even takes 2 separate photos for the background and te hand as well, I don't know.
isabelgridley Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol well how ever the magic happens.. its really amazing! haha
XHI Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agreed~~!! :)
rosannabell Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Omg! This is pure genius :)
CelsionHope Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
amazing! you have great ideas :)
BenHeine Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks for your comment
gokhanproject Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent idea.
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