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May 18, 2011
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Pencil Vs Camera - 51 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 51 by BenHeine
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This is an old woman I met in a street of Venice, Italy. She was
walking alone and looking very sad. I hope that person feels
better now (I took the photo and also made the quick drawing).

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10,
provided by Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.

>>> Review from THE SUN for this picture: "Framed ... old
lady is caught in a sketch"
(The Sun, Dec. 2011)

See THIS VIDEO showing 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in
progress (with a small animation and an original music).


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I Miss You

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

I miss you
That's nothing new
I walked for miles
All tears, no smiles

I miss you
You ran away
I wept for days
I hoped you'd stay

I miss you
But you are lost
I'm weary
I'm teary
I paid the cost

I miss you
No sad goodbyes
You ran away
Silent alibis

Left to wander
Left to guess
I miss you
You know the rest
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This piece has been been showcased in

:spotlight-left: Spotlight Features :spotlight-right: - Volume 17.

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133eevee133 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
do you know that lady bcoz if you didnt she looks kinda angry like about to slap you or something
minepenne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
that's fantastic!!
KatanaHiryuu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
aaaaaw this made me so sad :(
IoanaBuzz Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RafalBigda Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But you've said somewhere that some of the photos are firstly take and then you do sketch over big print of background photo. Isn't it one of them?
RafalBigda Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you would do it "in situ" then the lady would be unsharp, wouldn't she?
krishnah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
This is a great idea !!! my interpretation is that deep deep inside she knows how much she misses the person, but she just won't show/admit it on the outside (even though she looks sad...) :) very nice !
arose521 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This is amazing-it appears as though she is getting younger in each picture/drawing. Such an amazing representation of passing time.
Qualibear Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Photographer
I think it looks that way because he couldn't draw the facial details (wrinkles, ec.) prominently as the drawing got smaller. But nice interpretation :3
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