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Pencil Vs Camera - 64 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 64 by BenHeine
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Eat, sleep, work... no way. No more routine! Escape the madness, escape the system.
The character is a mix of James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Tintin and King Kong, lol!!!
I took this photo recently in Barcelona subway. I also made the illustration in colors.

If you wish, you can view the full sketch in progress here.

This is part of "Pencil Vs Camera Beta Version" (colored sketches on black paper).

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Rush: A monkey on the underground
in this image taken in Barcelona. The animal, dressed in an suit, dashes from a train clutching
a banana"
(Matt Blake, The Daily Mail, July 2012).

Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in
progress (with a small animation and an original musical composition).


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This piece certainly portrays the sentiments of many of us caught in the 'rat race!' The photograph itself is captured quite nicely, the slow shutter-speed blur gives the effect of a 'rush' and headache. I like the way you have combined three pop-culture characters to create one figure, doing what these characters normally do; ditching the norm and creating their own adventures.

Whilst I think this 'Beta' version of paper and drawing works well with the underground setting of the train, my personal preference was for your original Pencil v. Camera styles of intricate pencil sketching. I think it gave a bigger impact between the world of photography and the world of imagination.

Personal preference aside, I once again love the simple concepts that you represent so fantastically in these artworks, and will again applaud you on your fantastic imagination that I envy greatly.
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Sorry, haven't been able to write this critique because it's been several weeks since my last critique on your artwork.
Now let's get down to business.

Vision: The subway provides a very good place for for taking pictures. The drawing of a monkey fits very well with the picture. Looks more like action to me. This picture is way beyond imagination, but it makes more sense.
Originality and Technique: You have a very great way of taking fantasy shots. This, by the way, is much experimental.
Impact: I am still very impressed about this picture. Still minimalism, and just fantastic.

Well done.

Rick Robin P. Cagnaan
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anubisgame Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  New member Student General Artist
haha funny XD really creative!
tropfengirl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
The first thing that comes to my mind was the song "Stadtaffe" from Peter Fox. Stadtaffe means Citymonkey.… If you want to listen. :D
15t Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
bro, love the work especially your pencil vs camera series. I could add all of you drawling's to my favorites but I think three is good but I do love all of them and your studio looks awesome I myself just set up my art room but its looks nothing like yours amazing! hope more people sees your work on my page and checks your stuff out because its that good! 
aerendial Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
featured in journal 'world would not forget monkeys' [link] enjoy! :iconaceventuraplz:
kruemelTHEmonster Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Haha, tho whole project is awesome! I love it, it's so creative and brilliantly done!
trippinxtremezebra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
this is too perfect

reminds me of NYC
VickyDoll Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haahaa thats me in the morning:)
ButchxButtercup1996 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Buttercup: Mojo Jojo!
Me: I really like this, I'd thought the monkey be the boss or is the monkey the employee merely controlled by a gorilla? Now you got my brain going! ;D I can imagine much more than this image now.
Xantarax Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This combination is awesome! Like the idea, more please! :D Thanks for the Video, i can see clearly how much work does a photo. :)
Daggerman2009 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! You must have stared at that particular area for days!
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