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Real illustrator Vs anamorphic photographer (View it on FB)

Am I having a multiple personality disorder or is this just an
optical illusion? Invisible 3D mirror? Who will be the winner?

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Sketch in progress:

Sketch in Progress - Pencil Vs Camera - 73 by BenHeine

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:iconearlschibikoibito:
This really speaks with the shadowing that you did versus what a camera sees. The detail on the pencil side is divine int the fact that it looks so realistic while at the same time retaining the look of being on paper. It also looks like you are looking in a mirror at yourself from two different views; the colorful view and the black and white. In the end you are one in the same and although both outlooks are different in many aspects they are still the same soul. Also there are limitations on both sides. With a camera you are only allowed what what the lens can see versus what you can do with a pencil and vis versa. The camera can bring out more than the pencil can even begin to achieve.
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:iconmurriwurri:
this picture seems to takes things to perfection.
drawing and photography are fitting seamlessly. the direction the light comes from is the same on human and portrait. the perfect symmetry of the two-dimensional background, the exact same size the real and the fake man have. the only imperfections are planned: the sketch-like shadowing of the pencil-human, in order to stress the contrast between reality and paper-fiction. the detail and pattern of the persons hat, for instance, are missing in the drawn version. the strong, red color of the pencil reappears in the shoes, contrasting the grayscale-drawing. like a yin and yang, where yin contains a part of yang and vice versa, the sketch-person is the one holding the camera and the man the one, with the pencil in his hands. also, like a yin and yang, this pictures symbolizes completeness: the sketch, as a representative of all art-forms, carried by the human mind and accomplished by a forming, drawing hand, is nothing but the raw form of more complex descendants of its kind, such as a painting, where oftentimes color is included, a sculpture, with its three-dimensionality, or more modern ones like digital paintings, or animated cartoons, if motion and time are added. photography, on the other side of the spectrum, receives the impressions an environment offers, instead of actively forming it. it's the photographer, who has to discover the beauty that's already existing. although, especially in modern days, many in-betweens exist, this picture can be seen as a metaphor for the constant breathing in and breathing out of visiual arts: a metaphor for shaping, as for receiving, for building and for seeing, for creating and for enjoying, for selling and for consuming. a metaphor for art.
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:iconsonialelo75:
Sonialelo75 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Un trabajo excepcional, donde plasmas el dilema del arte tradicional frente al arte digital. Muy bien logrado, por ese motivo, he incluido dos de tus trabajos dentro Fotoquimera, mi blog, en un especial Arte Ditgital. Te dejo el link por si quieres verlo: fotoalquimiada.blogspot.com.es….
Mi más sincera enhorabuena por tu creatividad y tu habilidad para plasmarla. Un saludo!!
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how far you've taken this Pencil v. versus Camera concept and how it keeps working for you - each piece in this series tells a different story yet remains within the confines of the original concept... Brilliant!
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:iconolanrewajuoluwayomi:
OlanrewajuOluwayomi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Nice job
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:iconkala89:
KaLa89 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I love the concept!
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:iconrmh13:
RMH13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
you are great ;)
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:icondarkcrystal26:
DarkCrystal26 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You were the one who drew this?? I have seen this before, on another social media sight! I love this so much. I always thought it was cool and I hope to draw this good someday!! :)
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:iconseadragon123:
seadragon123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!!!   :D
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:iconmiiworld:
miiworld Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
This is why I love art. They surprise people, taking them to whole new heights. :)
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:iconunicorncat:
UnicornCat Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconsheilacalhoun:
SheilaCalhoun Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
WHOA. This. Is so awesome, the pencil is smooth, the shading is superb, and just. Whoa. I love the camera! 
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:iconanfawe:
anfawe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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:iconengelchen9378:
engelchen9378 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool! Good job!!!
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:iconnicholaspaulreihl:
Nicholaspaulreihl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Artist
wooooah! really cool
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool
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:iconmifa13:
Mifa13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like that they create each others. I prefer the pencil, even though this one is photorealistic, cause you draw what you see in your mind, not outside like the camera does.

What I mean: Excellent work! 
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:iconangelawaye:
AngelaWaye Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Everything is great in this. You have certainly thought about the lighting source and the way the shadows are falling off the subjects. I saw this piece somewhere before (maybe Modern Metropolis?) and I loved it then. Great job!
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:iconduzetdaram:
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Undoubtedly,  you mark the difference!!!!!!!!!
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:iconiphlux:
iPhlux Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Awesome!
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:icondragonflysunning:
Dragonflysunning Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome…. and might I say, where did you find such a big pencil? ;D
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:iconfrauleinvampyria:
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW ! Amazing !
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:iconfunvampiremihihou:
funvampiremihihou Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely astonishing!
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:iconjfahrlender:
jfahrlender Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
this is just so amazing
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:iconmhbrown:
mhbrown Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Photographer
This piece has such an amazing concept I absolutely love it! :) Shows so much of your work
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you
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:iconchildofaeolus3:
childofaeolus3 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness, this is amazing!
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:icondboy0009:
DBOY0009 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is well cool! :D
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:iconrainbowzo3o:
RainbowzO3O Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
It seems so real O.O
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:iconmonsieurkill:
MonsieurKill Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah ! ;)
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:icont-babe:
T-babe Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
You're brilliant.:)
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:iconkeo1973:
keo1973 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
very cool , love it. 
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:iconi-just-want-to-be-mi:
I-just-want-to-be-Mi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah... cool...
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:icon200shadowfan:
200shadowfan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Artist
this is very awesome.

very well 3D drawn. c:
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:iconrozan24:
rozan24 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow your art abstract is good my friend
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:iconlawapawa:
LAWAPAWA Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!!! Your whole gallery is amazing!!
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:iconjb113:
JB113 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Wonderful work. You really do wonders with perspective, which is not easy to do.
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:iconempatheticfrog:
EmpatheticFrog Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Incredible!
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks everyone
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:iconkanji-the-wanderer:
Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely brilliant  
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:iconwhyterabbit:
whyterabbit Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
i really don't mean to set this one above the rest , but just stopped to comment on this pic... all of the work is just fantastic. bloody brilliant work. 
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
warm thanks
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:iconcaelumpicta:
CaelumPicta Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing! Lovin' it!
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:iconshiito-kun:
Shiito-kun Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing piece of art :squee:
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:icontegz0rz:
Tegz0rz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone has stolen this, and claimed it as a work of their own. I have reported them, and hope you will too. keira5.deviantart.com/art/1185…
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:iconryotsu-san:
Ryotsu-san Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL!  They kept the signature, too!
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:icontegz0rz:
Tegz0rz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and despite shoving the proof in their face, they're still trying to convince me that they did it. So Pathetic.
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:icongenuinecelestial:
GenuineCelestial Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
awesome concept :)
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:iconalme2208:
alme2208 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most creative thing i have seen in a while :D
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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alme2208 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 ^^
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:iconanne-summer:
anne-summer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool.
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