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Submitted on
December 15, 2010
Image Size
495 KB


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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
45 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 26, 2010, 6:02:50 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size
Pencil Vs Camera - 41 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 41 by BenHeine
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Left alone, desperate and drunk... but with a smile.
This is a photo I recently took in Greece. I also made
the quick drawing. Thanks for the feedbacks.

Please, see the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

The above picture has been shot with the Samsung NX10

Some details of the above image HERE

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture:
"Table for one: One lonely panda, looking for a friend
and companionship, seeks same... but is he really there?"

(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).


For more information about my artwork:

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A poem by Katie Gabrielle

All by myself
I put my heart
Upon a shelf
Even with the beauty seek
My soul is lonely, purely meek
If the world could understand
That my heart is surely grand
I could share a drink or two
Sit down with me
Won't you do?
Bring a smile upon my lips
Waiter! Garçon! Leave a tip...
I can talk, or I can cry
Kind souls have no alibi
Lonely is a single word
Free my tears
Soar like a bird
What is happy
I don't know
Just a smile
Will let it show
Wonder ever
What will be
Lonely Lonely
That is me
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Critique by theotherartist Dec 15, 2010, 8:56:06 PM
There are a lot of things that make this piece truly phenomenal. The mixture between the two worlds here is wonderful and shows a lot of contrast between colors. How you possibly came up with a panda of all things, we may never know, but what we do know is that for some reason it looks perfect in this atmosphere. The colors of black and white suit well with the style you are representing within the slip of paper. When it comes to the photography outside of the paper, it could stand alone beautifully by itself.The furniture looks very elegant against the blue backdrop, and it is sincerely gorgeous. The way the sketch mixes in with the picture is great, the way the table integrates with the sketch is astounding. The concept of this piece is wonderful. The uniqueness of the piece is perfect.The editing of the two parts are smooth and look sublime. It is an overall great deviation.
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Insanity-Psychopathy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A picture in  country of mine sorry I am bad jk I have great English I love this a panda in my home country!! Whoop whoop
Alicelisabeth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Awwww this is so cool!
syneczek Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Writer
Easiest way to get started making money
PandyVal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
this is so badass!!!
evelyngrom Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I love pandas! What you've done is amazing, now I'm loving them more :)

PS: sorry for my english, I'm Brazilian and I don't know how to write very well.
music-luver2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student
this is awesome AND YOU EVEN USED A PANDAAAA!!! haha... sorry ^_^'
kyoko43 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
sososososososososo awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KidXMakaSupportz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You draw Realistic Cartoons... Best thing in the freakin' world! I love your work :3
Taken-by-the-Night Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Oh my god, you are a freaking genius!
EvaSpan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
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