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Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde (Western Africa).

I intended to represent a mermaid attracting several persons with her love... If you wish, you can view some closer details HERE

View the the full Pencil Vs Camera album

More facts: The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. The islands, covering a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres. The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th Century, and became an important location in the Atlantic slave trade due to their geographically advantageous position. The islands' prosperity often attracted pirates including Sir Francis Drake, who twice sacked the (then) capital Ribeira Grande, in the 1580s. The islands were also visited by Charles Darwin's expedition in 1832.

Cape Verde has a rich cultural heritage influenced by continents like Africa, South America and Europe. This heritage is reflected in the country's literature, poetry, cuisine, its dance and its famous national song, the Morna, represented worldwide by the famous Cesária Évora.

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Mixed Reality: This incredible sketch has captures the boats on the water sitting alongside a mermaid on a rock. A carefully-cut hole in the paper even makes room for the diver as he prepares to launch himself overboard" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)

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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SeriantSlyjarr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Hello, your work is included in my "Hello Summer!" journal. Very good job, congratulations!Thank you! Thank you!…
SlyJakRatchetGamer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is AMAZING!
ShadowXenMaricat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats really cool!!
dolphinandcow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome collection ... Cheers :)
ceciliethehedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
the little mermaid.....DENMAARK :D
detourhk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
great idea
ThatOneFriend Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how perfect it is!
irisuediting Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg ur piks are soo cool!
STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Flawless execution
Sijio44 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Evidently you chouse the camera houver a fake pencil.
jayii Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it seems, virtuality concepts... quizas cuando pinto en mi cuaderno me resultan cosas como estas! i really like in 3D
Welton-Arruda Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
beaultiful. :D
sefalet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
very goood
morasaly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
This is so nice :)
Hazy-JG Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Very nice ^^
francesa1996 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
love what you have done with the plase !
Axleman290 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Do you edit your hand in?
patycezarini Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love all your work!!!!

but this one it's my favorite!!
Human-Assault Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student
friggin amazing
Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is simply amazing!!
Azuzena34 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Wow. Your art work is very creative & out of the box. It's fun, captivating & beautiful.
This is one of my favs. Bravo.
x13GodSlayer13x Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is my favorite. Your work is so beautiful!
CreativEnergy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Writer
VampInMask Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work was featured here [link]
Happy New Year! :squee:
lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is amazing!!! Your ideas are so great! :)
Perfect photo and awesome drawing :D
MaryKaoru Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! I love how you brought life to the place!
7argool Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
so creative >.<
Q-Le Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the serie but I'm wondering how is this possible? I'm guessing the boats are moving but the sketch is spot on with the kid diving to...?
pyro-helfier Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   General Artist
I really love all your pencil vs camera works. They are interesting, well done and entertaining. :heart: :D
kenjessica Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
wow I never seen a style of arrt like this! is this syle already out an an artists inspired u or thsi is really what u made up! totally awsome.
BeeBeeCoOl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure you've already heard this question a million times but...
How can you make the lines of the photo and the lines of your drawing match so well???
Do you draw before taking the photo or after?
Please help me solve the mystery!!! :please:

BTW, you've already understood but, I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! :D
juliethestrange Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
wow this is amazing!
Zebraa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Really nice ! I love the concept :)
lulipoppins Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erialc12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
fav, excellent job !!!
Nattaxx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
You are amazing!
TatiNava Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
That is soo creative its so amazing! You have a creative, cool, mind and the best part if it is that you can add whatever you like that Merimaid
aqhalover1995 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love love love your artwork! This is fantastic, it inspires me!!!
ICONcreations Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist
great !
phikaphi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
awesome work.
rosist-art Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is really cool :)
CaptainJackHarkness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool
Raleee Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore these 'Pencil Vs camera' pictures.
Amazing! .
OneLifeRemaining Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you do things like this? Do you add the drawing in after you take the pic? :o
fidele7684 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Filmographer
you're a smart artist,very talented
kimgabrielmilanes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
i like your work so much. feels like im looking to postcards. itsi bet
AlwaysMyself Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student General Artist
my god, so good!
JecBro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just wow man this is amazing blows my mind. keep up the amazing work
Photography-Onlooker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
REALLY, YOUR WORK IS AMAZING! you are sooo creative and artistic...i'm amazed you leave me with no words. I love each draw each picture!! I LOOOOOOOOOVEEEEE IT!!! :D :O :dance:
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