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Pencil Vs Camera - 19 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 19 by BenHeine
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I took this pic a few days ago in Poland and made the rough sketch too.
The painting on the wall is a reproduction of the famous masterpiece
titled "Girl with a Pearl Earring". I really love this painting by Johannes
Vermeer but I thought a "modern" version of if would be cool ^^

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

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 poem by Peter S. Quinn

I think she loves
Mr. Plant
Though he's a bit
Like an ant

She’s the girl
With the earring
And always through
The canvas staring

He has fire
In his big bud
But perhaps he
Loves her not
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I love this "Cartoonism over realism" idea that I pull from these photos, but I REALLY like this one. It's just the looniest and the best example of what we would be able to do if we created our own tangible realities with our art. You create an atmosphere with the photo itself. It's well-captured, too. But your overlapping drawing just makes it something totally different. Very creative. I commend you on that.
The only thing that I am curious about is the background. It seems like your wall is made of paper. Was that an added effect or is your wall really like that? It doesn't hurt the piece, though. In fact, it enhances it.
What do you think?
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Critique by Ooki-Kuma Feb 13, 2011, 1:48:25 AM
Continuing my own journey through the world of Ben Heine, I came across this marvelously funny and intereting adaptation of an already famous painting.

The sense of continuity between the photo and the drawing has, as with Number 48 in the series, enhanced the picture and provided a focal point. It has to be said, that in comparison to the Number 48 picture, that focal point is not as affective in this work. I think that this is due to the drawing being half of the photo's element, (the picture), whereas in other pictures of the series, the drawing has added a complete element of its own.

On the other hand, I love the sense of fun with the gas mask and the carnivorous plant. In terms of technique though, I was really impressed by the girl's eyes. If you look very closely, Ben Heine has drawn a fantastic eye that absolutely matches the original eye that is still visible.

Once again, in a very original work, Ben Heine has given us something that is created exceptionally well and is very thought provoking and absorbing. The poem added a nice interpretive touch to it, too.
What do you think?
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yakeen4u Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Love 
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DrawIfAffinity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is amazing ! 
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aurorahigh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
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Feral-nz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I DID IT!
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MentalAsylumRules Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah this is so cool! :O
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Avis-Praeda Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this version. And the poem too - it really fits the picture :D
Nice work!
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StasiaMayJ Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artist
in luv ^__^
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minaminotta Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your drawing style. and your sarcasm.
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unicornpoopinator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist
candles a bit out of place :p
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zombieabstract Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME:onfire:
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NandeGuist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Nice, very nice!
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DesiMel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
So cool!
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shadow2shadow Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just watched that movie a week ago.. nice flower
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I love it.
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DistrictAnne Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Oh my~ another one of your deviations that make me smile. I love this whole collection of yours.
It simply is brilliant and I love the cartoon-ism over realism concept you put together for the viewers.
Also, I have that clock!
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neivette Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this series! brings a smile to my face :)
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Allygator334 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome ^.^
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shermonsinmango Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your style- it's so creative and different! Amazing!
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Jesusdragon737 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Adding the candle in the bottom of the sketch is really what completed it for me. Great piece of art.
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VioletTheKat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
omg I have that same kind of frog thing in the bottom right corner <33

Either way, this is very creative and well done. Beautiful job.
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Moon-Spirit42 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the gasmask and the carnovorious plant. Two of my fave thing!
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wentrupie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
haha, i see that in toonland the candle is still burning while in real life it's gone xD great work :D
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m00nlightsnyper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your Concepts so much :D
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RaeArkadios Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
These are amazing
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elenhpaine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i am pretty sure you are hearing this a lot but i have to say that your work is really amazing!! you have such an interesting way of seeing things! keep it up!! i hope to see more!! :)
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BloodOfHelena Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Your work is unique and great!
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sketchtonia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
you're the best photographer in the world ~!
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amalia90 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I don't really know what to say other than its brilliant.
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StarlightShymmer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O OMG!!! I have that same painting in my house!!!
Awesome! :)
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I-GreK Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student
Good concept !!!
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:iconankaaru:
ankaaru Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
haha, this is a very funny idea!^.^
i love the paintings of vermeer, but this version is nice, too.
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Morning-Star-42 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Bwhahaha, love the flower/Venus flytrap.
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ErushiInsento Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are too awesome.
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ItsyBitsyshutterbug Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have never seen photography mixed in with pencil drawings before. Your photography has captured my heart, it is creative, and very powerful
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iluvsonicthehedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love this! It's so creative! ^w^
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Eppsy-girl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YOUR WORK IS SO AMAZING! LOVE EVERY BIT! DONT EVER CHANGE!
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Tar-Ankalime Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh man... All I have to say about this series is that this is why I'm so unhappy I can't draw! :XD: It's so much easier to make your imaginations come true, than using a camera ;p
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marlene101 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing :D
how do you do that???
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joker5063 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
BRAVO... DEAR SIR.. YOU ARE ABSOLUTLEY BRILLIANT..
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kites-ashes-flies Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you should do one of the mona lisa it'd be interesting to see her true colors revealed
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truthsoldier87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :D
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AviiCeruleanSkies Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student
wow this reminds me of Banksy. If you've never heard of him you should look him up. Really ingenious :D love the pacman
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prozpashi2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
well, i so like what u are doing!!!
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THX1085 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Audrey II
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ScottGardener Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
The Unstill Life movement is back! Back in my high school days, I did a number of still life sketches for art class, but as side projects, I pictured various things disrupting the stillness of the image and adding a sense of surreal movement. But, this outclasses anything I did by a long shot, even "Strange Dream with Oranges"!
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XWalyX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
great idea!!!
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Bluesigma Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Artist
this is awesome
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Nemotta Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
funny .... creative :D
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MSFasanaro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like you modern version it seems that the reality is blending into the art or the other way around!
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May 4, 2010, 1:58:44 PM
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