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May 16, 2010
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10/8000 second
Focal Length
70 mm
Date Taken
May 8, 2010, 4:36:08 PM
Pencil Vs Camera - 20 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 20 by BenHeine
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I took this photo a few days ago and also drew the rough sketch... This is 100% dedicated to Yves Rossy alias "JET MAN" (also known as "Fusion Man"). I admire him a lot.

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

He is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. He is nicknamed "Jet Man" and "Fusion Man" for being the first person to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered fixed wing strapped to his back, reaching a top speed of 304 km/h (189 mph). He developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft), powered by four attached jet engines. He already flew across the English Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar and over the Alps. Next, Rossy plans to fly across the Grand Canyon in Arizona in the USA...

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Trick of the eye: Ben Heine's drawing takes optical illusion to a new level as a hand holds a paper aeroplane" (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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A poem by Peter S. Quinn

We are all geniuses today
One by one I observe and say
Breaking rules of what we can
Making abstract of the uncommon
This and that we didn't know
That it is we must show
Plainly done or complex
Take it easy now relax

Fly me fly me to the moon
Let me pass into deep space
New galaxies I'll see soon
In their turning many ways
Deep beyond and further still
Where no man has gone yet
Every dream I must fulfill
On my own and with my jet

We have made our day clear
Finding out and all steer
That was not suppose to be
But we anyway did it free
Asking question not of why
Only doing what we try
This is so much fun to feel
Taking off to what isn't real

We are passing through a stage
All their feeling and debates
Nothing seems unreachable
Not being unmade unteachable
We have made the sky fall
With our inventive certain call
All is undependable on a thought
And that we did or even ought

Fly me fly me to the moon
Let me see all the distances
New galaxies I'll see soon
Let me take my chances
You and I together are
Feeling these times now
Let us hope and reach a star
To all our dreams somehow
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Yamikou Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
confuses me but cool! :D
iSpazzyKitty Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing! I love this concept, it's so unique! :D
nice work!!!
Vair-Bair May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
my art teacher added one of your art works onto her slideshow for one and two point perspective
really nice work
Soul-Daemon Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinceptiontotemplz: we need to go deeper...
u r really good
Pan-Zareta Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
or should that be "optical allusion"?
ciphervision Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
a sketch within a sketch....sketchception! :iconspazattackplz:
misty2999 Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconxzibitplz: yo dawg, i heard you like pencil vs camera drawings, so we put a pencil vs camera drawing in your pencil vs camera drawing so you can look through a piece of paper WHILE you look through a piece pf paper!
that is too awesome!
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