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I took this picture in Oxford, England. I made this sketch very quickly...

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Lovers walking and waiting for their love to bloom. :heart:

If you wish, you can view a closer detail at this link.

Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde.

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>>> This image and 9 others from my Pencil Vs Camera
series were featured on Yahoo homepage in October 2011


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Walk and Let Love Bloom

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Walk and let love bloom
...In two peaceful hearts
There inside is much room
Where a feeling once starts
A bouquet of balloons
To faraway mountain tops
In spring fresh afternoons
Where a brainwave never stops

Stop and listen to a heart
As it boom booms away
It’s where all love will start
Making colors out of gray
And the wishful roads along
In a heart that wonders still
With a beat to beat mood song
That every love shall fulfill

Walk and let the bridge find
Every aspect of our explore
Leave your worries behind
Drift your mind to lover’s shore
Like the birds that wing free
To their waiting new spring
Same to you it then must be
If your feelings of love do sing
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I've taken this photo in a very narrow street in Fira, Santorini island, Greece.

I also made the rough sketch. I really had the feeling to enter in someone's mouth... :)

View a detail/close-up at this link.

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(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)

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Days Are Going Nowhere

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Days are going nowhere,
Immortal at last;
Stillness is here and there,
Memories of past.
Years like unknown streets,
All going to by and by;
Remembered bittersweets,
Only a faraway cry.

The simmering fragile wind,
Crumpling nothingness;
Blandly from future rescind,
The fruits and flowerless.
Receptive to breath and sleep,
All is in steep descend;
The shining things into the deep,
Till its very own end.

Days that mask in dark faces,
Flowers with mouth of new;
Shadows passing moods abases,
And hiding realities construe.
Days are going nowhere,
Immortal at last;
Is there anybody aware,
The hour has glassed.
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A photographer in search of inspiration...

I recently took this photo in Braives, near Hannut in Belgium. I also made the
rough sketch. I only drew things that came to my mind when I started this
specific project... Sort of an improvisation. The letters placed randomly form
the word "PENCIL". There is "Dust" written on the flag, because photographers
always complain about dust in their lens and because earth is made of stardust...

A superhero is trying to get out of the camera, searching for new ideas, while a
smurf is having fun on a horse... A plane, a horse, a tricycle, butterflies, a bar
code, a guitar and many other objects are getting out of the camera.

This also gave me the idea of a new video series that I might be doing and
posting in the future... Thanks for your visit. The person on the left is Sebastian,
a good friend of mine. The pic is dedicated to him. If you wish, you can view
some details of this picture HERE

The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10, provided by Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd.

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>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "The camera never lies,
or does it? The photographer's eye is met with this fantastical scene"
(Kerry Mc
Queeney, 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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Sebastian again:

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Sunshine Flower

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Day is coming clear as light
With its wings of inside fire
Like the morning onward bright
In its accomplishing desire
Hours drop in together close
With runs and roams of drift
Creation beautiful as the rose
In the mind to go and uplift

Summer sunshine flower
Where little dreams go by
Through the endless hour
From the deep and blue sky

Tranquil wingspan ways
Motions on a weaving stream
Flickering mirror plays
With light that timeless seem

Every look in dissolved freedom
Catching moment of dark way
Giving silhouette ad-infinitum
When its fire lights the day
Echo’s flutter in distance yield
Every growth in roots clear
Open heart in artistic field
Now the marvels have opened here

Summer morning shower
Through the day to night
Bringing soothing dower
For the new day and light

Silence flowing yellow glow
For just the two of us
In its timeless motion slow
Of light that comes across

That is ageless on wonder asking
Rising above the earth’s hill
Every instants of creation tasking
That you dream must now fulfill
Thru the seconds of their beat
Going higher then all before
On like smoke to realities treat
And opening up again a new door
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An old man thinking about his past life... Made for "Art Official Concept"

If you wish, you can view some details here: farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5…

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I've made here a slightly more detailed sketch for this surreal composition on paper. The guy on the right is shown upside down, the head inside the pavement... The smaller tramway called "Gravity" in the upper right corner is overturned (see a detail/close-up here, showing the small tramway the right way). 12 balls seem to be in weightless conditions. The infinity symbol appears in the distant vanishing point. I took the photo near the Palace of Justice in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. The second title of this image is "This is Not Gravity".

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(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Balancing act: Not even tram lines escape the artist's mischievous eye" (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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Across

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

I go my road of fate
Stronghold of my day
Its cry of timeless debate
On to the side way
To enter on to the dark
Once flowers were in shine
A glow like eyes spark
A shimmer of soul‘s define

Now here is drop of night
In carnations of mystery
Dark wings in deep flight
Ever so wandering free
Taking eyes to somewhere
Where silences are black
A song of nocturnal somber
Never to return back

O tongue of deepest tongue
Inside this closing abyss
Each night where we long
And enter the garnet bliss
Fountains of evening veins
I cross you mask of bleed
To twilight’s coming reins
In all your shadows mislead

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Puffed up Dandy

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Never stick your finger
In the electric socket
Or forget the change
inside your pocket
Never put your head
On the trolley tracks
These are the facts
It's dangerous to assume
You will survive the zoom
Of the trolley car
To crush you
Are you super man
I'm sure you can
An alibi is handy
When you are a puffed up dandy
With your head in the tracks
And your mind in the cloud
For crying out loud
Get out of the road
You silly toad
Because the train is coming
Are you in your right mind
Is this your trolley
Pull your head out of the tracks
It's right on time
Your trip to Pencil land
Is one of a kind...
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Ants carrying heart shaped leaves... :)

I recently took this pic in a park in Brussels and I also made
the rough drawing on a small piece of paper.

Please, see the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture:
"Chain gang: These worker ants have been magnified as
they walk across the twig in this piece"
(Kerry McQueeney,
The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)

See THIS VIDEO showing 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in
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San FR Ant Sis Co

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

I left my heart
In San FR Ant Sis Co
High on an Ant hill
To drag away

A place where little anty cars
bring crumbs from sandwich bars

And drag hearts from
dumpsters blue

I see my share
of picnic anties

My heart is weary
But here's my theory

A heart is but a dream
Each life must have a theme

But when the ants
come to the picnic
And drag my heart
Up to that hill

For all the anties and bullies
And for that heart of mine
full of holes and dying

Keep on trying
to beat
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I took this photo in the "Palais des Beaux Arts" of Lille, France (I also made the drawing)

I've represented on the paper 3 of my most favorite paintings:

- "The Third of May 1808" by Francisco Goya (the painting is much bigger in the real life)

- "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (the painting is much bigger in the real life)

- "The Gleaners" by Jean-François Millet

The big Eye in the centre of the composition is something I added because what would visual art be without the tool to see it?

In my opinion, the human eye and brain and the way we interpret art are even more important than the artworks themselves. The model is my sweet Marta.

Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in progress (with a small animation and an original musical compo).

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The Eye

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Here I am or if I am
The eye of seeing all
Some of it is a scam
As it's not on the wall:

3 of paintings favorite
Is a pure fantasy play
1 left out deliberate
The Shooting of 3 May

Eye to see another eye
Of model Marta - my dear
Artists now have a try
And draw a picture of her!
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Checkmate :) The Queen takes the King!!!

I took this picture under a church in Oia, Greece, I also made the rough
drawing on paper. I used to play chess every day some time ago... The
Queen is the most powerful piece in the game, being able to move any
number of squares vertically, horizontally or even diagonally. I intended
to draw a skull ring, I finally opted for a hypnotic knot ring... Thank you
all for your appreciated feedbacks :hug:

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album (48 images so far)

(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Trick of the eye:
Ben Heine's drawing takes optical illusion to a new level as this floor is
turned into a giant chessboard"
(Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, 2011)

Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera
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Checkmate

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Queen
And King 's mighty mean
Think once, then twice
Playing chess is not so nice
A game of cunning and of mind
Checkmate the King!
And win the game
Outfox the hand
From land unknown
And you shall be
Crowned Chess Queen
Yes, you alone!
Be better, smarter, quicker
Out think, outsmart, outwit
Win, defeat, lose, defy
Make that hand shake
and wonder why
It's fun you say
So come back again
and let's have a play
Good luck!
Said the hand to the mind
Of might
If you have half a brain
You'll agree, I'm right!
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I want to dream! I made here a very simple sketch, a small
idea with a few lines and simple shapes. Everything is possible.

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

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progress (with a small animation and an original music).

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I Want To Dream

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

I want to dream
Through day and night
Where the entire world seem
In the dreamy light
And stars go their way
In a dream come true
Where light is at play
Always to renew
I want to find my destiny
Be guided in its hope
Where all’s for you and me
By no means to elope
In every way possible
Where realty doesn’t count
Always to dreams accessible
Hard times shall surmount

I want to be a child
To find a wistful ray
Not be in times beguiled
Where dreams all go away
Where hope is impossible
To make active or try
Fantasies are accomplishable
Where make believe lie
I want to have a vision
In every colors too
With nothing of precision
In what to make and do
Just glide in my sleep
To find my own trance
When dream my eyes keep
In nocturnal instance

I want to dream
In flights of mind's eye
Rise thru the airstream
As distant as blue-sky
In every hope and call
Where no one has been
And rainbows are for all
In castle in the sky seen
I want to go and sing
That comes from my heart
And to the world bring
In every trust and part
All that is for a child
In innocence and clean
Ever so kind and mild
All early days have been

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Draw me a Dream

A poem by Katie Gabrielle

Draw me a dream
Give me a pencil
Paint stars in the sky
Show me the way
And maybe I'll stay
Make the sky blue
Or maybe pink
Send some moonbeams
And a cool space ship
Add a few stars
Don't forget your telescope
For your trip
I want to dream!
Before I go
Across the desert
I shall wander
Just make sure
To wake me
Before I miss
My favorite dinner!
I want to dream
I want to fly
I want to see
What's out there
Beyond my pillowcase
Across the sky
And maybe the universe
But get me home
Before my teddy bear
starts to cry
It's fun to dream
And make believe
It's just a game
It's just a pencil
So you can play
If you believe
If you see the world
Just like a child.

(thanks Katie!)
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