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Pencil Vs Camera - 60 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 60 by BenHeine | Facebook | Twitter | © Ben Heine

No more violence! This work is dedicated to the 5 killed and
125 wounded people in the recent gun and grenade attack in
Liège (Belgium). Weapons are useless. I ripped the paper and
held it in a different way so that it works with my drawing...

If you wish, you can view the work in progress (part of it)
and some random detail here.

My Pencil Vs Camera works are now featured on CBS News.

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

(The above picture has been shot with the Samsung NX11)

Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil
Vs Camera pictures in progress (with original music).


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Amazing, expressive and a true work of art.
This is what real art is all about. It is full of love and passion for art that lies deep down in the heart. the artist clearly, and simply delivers the moral of the picture in such a way that a child could understand. it's very inspirational, and heart warming. it is like nothing that i have seen before in an artist. It has great deapth and personality that lets you see what the artist is thinking. it's a beutiful work of art that inspires me to be a better artist.

great jb, keep up the good work!
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once again another great art work you have created n as well as the message it gives us another reality cheek of what is really happening on in the world so that we can try n help as well as try n stop the senseless death of defenseless people n i hope people do realize that 2. your technique is flawless as all ways your originality of it is the same message but different art but very good ass well but the impact was absolutely great . love your art hun n look forward 2 seeing more of your creative work hun
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Moosplauze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If Jesus had a weapon, do you think he would have used it against his opponents?
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
No, but I'm not Jesus, and neither are you.
Moosplauze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, Jesus is a common name in many countries, so how would you know..
QuantumInnovator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
"Jesus is a common name in many countries."

Well, if I can meet this Jesus, and he can turn a glass of water into a glass of milk or some other liquid, then I'll concede you're right.

But, here's something to keep in mind-there are times when violence IS the answer. If the United States "turned the other cheek" when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, the United States would cease to exist.

More recently, there was a case where a twelve year-old boy had to kill his stepfather WHO WAS ARMED WITH A SHOTGUN by shooting him in the head. Click here to learn more. If Nicholas Boleware had "turned the other cheek", instead of one dead body, there would have been two dead bodies. At least. As Nicholas Boleware put it, "He ran towards my mom like he was going to strike her. I shot him. I had no other choice." If you have any questions about this story, e-mail Allison Manning at

What if YOUR life was in danger? Wouldn't YOU want to live, even if that meant your assailants would get injured or killed?
Moosplauze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can turn water into tea and you don't even want to know what I can turn the tea into afterwards.

Did you realize that your example situations when weapons are needed (in your opinion) wouldn't be real if there were no offensive weapons to begin with? If Japan would have just visited Pearl Harbour without weapons, there wouldn't have been a (proclaimed) reason to drop 2 atomic bombs killing numerous cilians and if his stepfather wouldn't have been armed with a shotgun there wouldn't have been a reason to freaking shoot him.

Civilized people don't need weapons, at least no offensive weapons.
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Moosplauze Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this sold out in your limited editions print or is this not limited? :)
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconwowplz: Great work!!! :thumbsup::clap::)
themarz22 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that is awesome
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student
I love the message conveyed. Well done!
scortez Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
What an awesome piece... and such a great idea... makes me want to jump right in and try it...
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