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Pencil Vs Camera - 46 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 46 by BenHeine
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I want to dream! I made here a very simple sketch, a small
idea with a few lines and simple shapes. Everything is possible.

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I Want To Dream

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

I want to dream
Through day and night
Where the entire world seem
In the dreamy light
And stars go their way
In a dream come true
Where light is at play
Always to renew
I want to find my destiny
Be guided in its hope
Where allís for you and me
By no means to elope
In every way possible
Where realty doesnít count
Always to dreams accessible
Hard times shall surmount

I want to be a child
To find a wistful ray
Not be in times beguiled
Where dreams all go away
Where hope is impossible
To make active or try
Fantasies are accomplishable
Where make believe lie
I want to have a vision
In every colors too
With nothing of precision
In what to make and do
Just glide in my sleep
To find my own trance
When dream my eyes keep
In nocturnal instance

I want to dream
In flights of mind's eye
Rise thru the airstream
As distant as blue-sky
In every hope and call
Where no one has been
And rainbows are for all
In castle in the sky seen
I want to go and sing
That comes from my heart
And to the world bring
In every trust and part
All that is for a child
In innocence and clean
Ever so kind and mild
All early days have been


Draw me a Dream

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Draw me a dream
Give me a pencil
Paint stars in the sky
Show me the way
And maybe I'll stay
Make the sky blue
Or maybe pink
Send some moonbeams
And a cool space ship
Add a few stars
Don't forget your telescope
For your trip
I want to dream!
Before I go
Across the desert
I shall wander
Just make sure
To wake me
Before I miss
My favorite dinner!
I want to dream
I want to fly
I want to see
What's out there
Beyond my pillowcase
Across the sky
And maybe the universe
But get me home
Before my teddy bear
starts to cry
It's fun to dream
And make believe
It's just a game
It's just a pencil
So you can play
If you believe
If you see the world
Just like a child.

(thanks Katie!)
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After first seeing your art through a daily deviation, I've become a big fan of your artwork. Each one of these pieces where a piece of paper fills in the world only gets better each time. It recognizes the imagination that a complex artist can come up with. This piece in particular is rather impressive. I'm assuming that the real doorway is blocked up as well like the window. Seeing this piece makes me feel like that there is still an innocent child in me (or everyone for that matter) that still wants to escape to a better world. Maybe not a better world per say, but a world with vast imagination and adventure waiting to be explored. I'm also very impressed by how geometrically, the doodle is very precise, literally dead on to the reality surrounding it. Its surreal in its own way. Harmless, but still striking. I applaud you and this piece and hope there are more to come. :clap:
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byrds-of-midnight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So creative! I'm impressed.
nightliqhts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love how the rocks turn to clouds! :D
NEMpaints Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PRO cartoonist you can call yourself! your pieces of paper create a cartoon world.
mslydia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
miabg101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
my photographs are nothing compared to yours but you should check out some of my pictures.
Furmankind Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
powerfull of imajinative bro..
Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist
it's a trap! don't do it little boy!
shoughad Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dalove: Featured here --> [link] ;)
Eventhorizon6 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Writer
I was listening to a song where the line was: I'd rather dream, and I listened to that right as I read the description for this picture and just had to favorite it! Awesome work! You are simply amazing! :D
shoughad Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: :clap: :D :+fav:!
Odango-Usagi-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You have one of the most amazing talents I've seen yet on DA...awesome imagination sir. Simply awesome.
thebcmc Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Photographer
You're pictures are truly amazing, and look to take so much time to make, if you dont mind me asking, how do you do them? do you take a picture and then go home or w/e and do the drawing or do you do the drawing on the site?
Hyroar Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist
For me this picture shows the big amount of fantasy, that children have. And most of this great fantasy gets lost while growing up. But here it is: Our fantasy from former days... *dreaming..* ;) AWESOME. :)
crazydude159 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Artist
This must be really hard to do, but it's really cool
Nebeldorn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this little boy with his teddy.
brooke-jasmine Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful poem, and the picture is perfect... I love your creations... <3
friedinsanity Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
WOW! Tremendous! :D
Csteen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Can you tell me ,,
how do you do this?! :O
zanfeh Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
hmmm how do you do these artworks? you take a picture and you draw? or you draw then you take a picture? either way... you have truly perfected your art :D with all these seamless transitions from real to surreal... lovely....
Washi-sama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
you were born for this work!
its just perfect
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Nice one amigo
SpeedDemonXYZ Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
it's GREAT!
kolibanat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I think this is the best pencil vs camera ps you've made! Really emotional. Dreams. Hope. <3
craszystring Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazingly the photo itself looks like a painting. The drawing part just fits so perfectly. Great job.
PlanetaryButterfly Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It's Christopher Robin, and Pooh!
divby0 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
I hope you don't mind, I used this as inspiration here: [link]
EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   General Artist
Magical!! Really ...Love how you recreate the world...:sun::heart:
libertado Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
it s really great to watch you.. good job as usual ;)
Celeb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I love the innocence in this... the magic feeling of being able to change reality, and pass through doors... <- that being left purposefully vague. I love all of these, but this one seems extra cool because of its depth.
99centsphoto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Nice and original approach. I like it very much.
macdieter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw your works frequently, now the time has come to fave aour works and put you onmy watchlist. Wonderful work and it every time amazes me how you connect your drawings with the surroundings! Great artist!!!
Dovesplash Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work as always :)
Rym5 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh what a nice style. hehe that is pretty awesome ^ ^ d
Intro71292 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very adorable.
Shadowdew6 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Omg, wow! This is soo cool!
Bamban29 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Very poetic, love it !
Tensaman1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
You are amazing.Truly gifted. :)
phantomdragons Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
OMG that's awesome! love the surrealism of this piece
MissKade Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I love the poem because it's so true especially for Early Childhood Education! <3 Extremely beautiful, keep up the AMAZING work! :)
juultjepuultje Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Joroidescons Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Featured on my Tumblr [link]
tailsmilesprower12 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This is truly fantastic honestly i see stuff like this. Youve now made me a BIG fan of this stuff. I see what nobody else sees. I feel this is my eyes. Its fantastic truly fantastic.l
Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Wow once again this is beautiful and just wow. I wish I could form a better comment but I just cant XD
Philoscircles Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
simply great!
KumaGie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really wondering... How u can do that....
jazzydragonfly3 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work Ben. So clever, thought provoking, and well executed. Thank you for sharing it with the world.
RMTonieta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
amazing like ever
BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
many thanks :hug:
Delightfaces Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot :heart:
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1/80 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 28, 2010, 2:49:40 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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