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Another illusion... Sort of an introduction to another series entitled
"Chess Art" with some optical illusions, strong perspectives and
vanishing points... I took this photo a few days ago and also made
the rough sketch. Thanks for your constructive comments!

See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Illusions:
Art, imitating life, imitating art... the artist claims his technique is a
"new visual invention"
(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 original music)

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Grasp the Mental Game

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

Life is like a chess play
One by one they move:
Pawns to a Queen – away
Make attack to improve!

Square to square advance
Grasp the mental game
Give the King his chance
Have a patience to be tame

Carefully observe adversary
Wrong move can’t be adjust
Chess art is like all military
No one out there really to trust
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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 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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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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I took this picture in Oxford, England. I made this sketch very quickly...

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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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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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This is the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium :)
I took the photo and also made the rough sketch...

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Reality and Unreality

By Peter S. Quinn

Reality and unreality
It made me laugh
To be or not to be
Are the times epigraph

Everything you might see
Could be a sketch rough
Comprehending its duality
Is the world a bluff?

Endurance in durability
Wishes of arty autograph
On to each its infinity
Draw and photo half to half
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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


Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera
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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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Which one do you think is the predator?

Ok, to be honest, this is somehow a metaphor and a parody of "capitalism".

I have been willing to do something like this since some time…

Everything is connected in this image (the smallest fish at the top is asking for help, see detail).

I took the photo near Sousse in Tunisia not too long ago, I also made the drawing.

I'm not a biologist or a fish expert, I just drew these animals intuitively. :)

If you wish, you can view some details and the work in progress here.

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>>> Review from THE SUN for this picture: "Eye-catching ... fisherman snares shark" (The Sun, Dec. 2011)

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Reeling in a whopper: A fisherman appears to catch
an unusual trawl in this perspective-bending picture taken in Tunisia as part of the Pencil Vs Camera series
by Belgian visual artist Ben Heine"
(Matt Blake, The Daily Mail, July 2012).
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