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Pencil Vs Camera - 57 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 57 by BenHeine
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Sometimes, you find the key to your problems in the dark moment.
There is always a magic door and a key near you. The light and the
solution aren't far. Sad events can be a source of enrichment too.
The bird I drew isn't an eagle or a parrot, it's a crow. (If you wish,
you can also view a detail and the work in progress here...)

Model: :iconcarolinemadison:

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

You can find several interviews about the Pencil Vs Camera
series and about my other concepts as well at this link.

The above picture is dedicated to Caroline, the model.

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Take My Key of Dreams

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Take my key of dreams
For anything that´ll go
Not all is what it seems
Thru the keyhole’s glow

Stretch you own wings
Flow them thru a twist
The character inside sings
What your traits has kissed

Roads must be two ways
One is to your reply
The other with head plays
Wherein the interiors fly

Love is in its fine tresses
Falling down to the earth
Mind and ability abolishes
Each of its possess worth

Sometimes you’ll find a key
To your instant problems
It might have a sure way
To what it after that becomes
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Pencil Vs Camera -57 by `BenHeine "His artwork is absolutely superb and not only shows viewers an amazing story, but one of superb perfection in his technique. His skill in creating these amazing pieces is one that I look up to as a student, photographer and artist. His series, Pencil Vs Camera, takes two amazing forms of art and puts them together to tell an extraordinary story." ( Suggested by TimberClipse and Featured by WDWParksGal )
This work is beautifully detailed, one of my favourite of your 'Pencil Vs. Camera' works.

The pencil strokes are so straight and fine, it appears your work isn't even pencil. The drawing is so smooth, clear and tidy, in comparison with the rougher bricked area of the photograph, this is a wonderful juxtaposition.

The model is also dressed wonderfully, her hair clashing nicely with her clothes, and her shoes blending into the wall as she appears to attempt to walk up it. I like how she appears rested and relaxed even lying on hard uncomfortable ground.

The choice of bird is dark and forboding, yet in your case it is delivering hope and salvation. This is also a great spin off the norm.

A beautiful work, and I love what you have done with these already fantastic photos to create your own surreal spin and include a deeper meaning.
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I would like to highlight the Originality of this amazing project "PENCIL VS CAMERA", this is a overture that give us the photographers a new way to interpret the photography, a new way to combine the real world with the imagination.

This picture particularly caught my attention first of all because the perfect execution, the expression of the girl, the colours of the dress and her red hair make a perfect combination with the background, and obviously the great concept that gives the design overlapped in the photo.

This work requires a big amount of creativity, great talent and moreover a beautiful model.
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LovelilyArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. As a secondary art teacher this technique is something that would be so useful for my students, as it allows them to pick a section of a picture and just draw that. Allowing them to choose easier or hard sections. Love this. x x
CharmaineWashington Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Gil59sixty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Your work is really fantastic !!!
YamiBloody Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool.
milorox22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
This is beautiful
rea5press Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea, and it's really detailed! Good job! :)
Lillian-Phantomhive Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Skye-42 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!! Amazing stuff! I love this 'Pencil vs Camera' idea, and it really looks great! ^^
KiwiCocktail Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and such a lovely idea!
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