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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.

View the the full 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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macpat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Wonderful concept, love the idea, beautiful model too...
Elsapret Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness!!Kisse by Digithalie  
old-pirates Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
sharif9991 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Love it the reality blend is amazing 
AnimeWithMe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artist
Its so cleverly artistic!
hargot Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Excelente me encanta!
these pica are so cool i love them keep it up dude you rule
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  Hobbyist 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
MerlinPsych Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah! Beautiful work! Very clever!
retro2k Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing works!
divafica Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :love:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
All I can say is Amazing!!
StubFarlow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Great work. Never saw pencil and photo before. I like it--and this piece is exceptional.
W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Your wonderful work is featured here: [link]
acoresjo88 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured here
Feel free to have a look at the feature and to comment on and/or to :+fav: it, would be really appreciated. Thanks!
GennyShelly98 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! :))
DerryAce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked skillz mayne...perfect for what I'm going thru right now
doyanadem Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
The dress color / tone and its detail seems like a painting...loooovee iiit.....
The lighting is also fantastic....awesome!!
i think the bokeh is little bit swirly(cmiiw)...even with f/4 ...very nice.. may i know the lens that used on this photo?
asl4life Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
CitrineG Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the message I get from this one-we're never alone, no matter how loneyl we are.
chuax Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
YASERGRAFIX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waw Amazing mashallah
DawnBlossom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really love the colors in this picture. I suspect that this photo is supposed to represent one-sided love?
DrGate Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so sweet.
red--june Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
there's a broken heart on the ground, whose is it?
lizardhr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
iamtheruss Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your pencil vs camera work! I should say, though, that the man looks a bit stiff. However, beyond that, you did a really good job.
BitterAlkaloid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
You are so $#(*#@ talented!
Neytiri789 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
It's art !!
MEPeace Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of June 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 26 - June 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
MickeyRae Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Photographer
Your artwork is amazing!
Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This image sure captures a lot in one shot. Her body language and facial expression coincides well with the graphic. Just a great job merging these two kinds of art work together.
overmood Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing short of a masterpiece! The best of this incredible series.
ToadisRules Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
You're amazing :)
upacers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing man u can do it in your way
SilverCleric Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Those are the coolest park benches I've ever seen.
dehog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
dude! awesomeness :)
ArtByASmith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful!!
BL8antBand Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the feel, the soft lines, the texture.
darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I totally agree with the critique!!
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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
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