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July 2, 2012
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
127 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 17, 2012, 6:18:12 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size
Pencil Vs Camera - 68 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 68 by BenHeine
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We should all try to have a romantic attitude... :)
You can view the sketch in progress at this link.

Model: Jessica De Boeck

Jessica was sitting on this bench and looking a bit lonely.
Now she is in better company with this mysterious man.

I took this photo in Anderlecht, Belgium, not so long ago...
I also made the drawing as usual. This is part of "Pencil Vs
Camera Beta Version" (colored drawings on black paper).
Drawing on black is a bit more difficult as it is the opposite
process of the way I've been drawing since many years.

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture:
"A blonde looks away as a male admirer with flowers is
left with a broken heart: The artist said he has been deeply
influenced by Belgian Surrealism, German Expressionism,
American Pop Art and Social Realism"
(Matt Blake, The
Daily Mail, July 2012)

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Every now again you have one of those "No why didn't I think of that?" moments and such was one of those moments when I first came across Ben's work. My immediate reaction was "Wow! This is so original."
I have followed Ben's work with interest and apologise for not always leaving a comment, but I don't always have the time.

This piece is simply beautiful. The hi definition of the original image combined with the hi definition drawing, blend so seemlessly that it's almost like looking through a window of time.

I really hope that Ben comes to have all the success that he deserves.
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
So cute, great work! :)
mg1342mg Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Blimey, I really like this. I love the dapper gent with flowers courting a wistful lass the old fashioned way. The integration of the medias is superb.
TheLittleThingsCount Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Love it!
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
mainone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
asl4life Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

love this idea


Kennyt2011 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
This is probably the most creative thought provoking, quality art i have seen in a long while. I love this a short second to the couple on the bridge with balloon heart. They are like a story of the dream girl/ or guy we envision as romance in our younger years. Marvelous.
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was reading an article and saw this piece in it.  though I had not seen it on dA before, I knew that it was yours.  not sure if you have given them permission to use the piece.
VictoriaCheveuxRoux Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I really like your work. It is so different and so good. You´re very creativ. I will follow your projects.
SonidaMarks Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like her pose, the legs are noice
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