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July 20, 2013
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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
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F/14.0
Focal Length
28 mm
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160
Date Taken
Jul 18, 2013, 2:47:06 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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5mm
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Pencil Vs Camera - 73 by BenHeine 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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engelchen9378 Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool! Good job!!!
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Nicholaspaulreihl Mar 25, 2014  Professional Artist
wooooah! really cool
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theheek Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
very cool
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Mifa13 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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AngelaWaye 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:
Undoubtedly,  you mark the difference!!!!!!!!!
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Dragonflysunning 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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FrauleinVampyria Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW ! Amazing !
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funvampiremihihou Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely astonishing!
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