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Journal Entry: Tue Jan 17, 2012, 10:00 AM
When you get up and open the curtains to a lovely sunny day;

No school:

School day:

Getting breakfast;

No school:

School day:

Leaving the house to seize the day;

No School:

School day:

Anyone tries to talk to you;

No school:

School day:

Hours between 9 to 5:

No School:

School day:

Someone says 'Have a nice day!':

No school:

School day:

Then, the rest of the evening;

No school:



Hope you enjoyed that :L

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Devious Journal Entry

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 12:01 PM by BenHeine:iconbenheine:

by techgnotic
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM

Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.

In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.

Art on Fire

Belgian Multidisciplinary Visual Artist

As a photographer, fine artist and conceptualist BenHeine
has been conjured up not one but three new categories of art of
his own devising, blending together those separate disciplines.

Pencil Vs Camera

In his Pencil Vs Camera works he first takes
a photograph and then overlays a section of that photo with a photo of his own hand holding his own penciled
sketch over a portion of the original photo. The effect is an astonishing jolt that echoes pop art but is
also entirely fresh and new. An already beautiful photo is transformed with a sketched "comment" that adds a
splash of satire or whimsy. I love the thought of our everyday monotonous surroundings taking on fantastical,
joyous, and humorous qualities.

Pencil Vs Camera - 41 by BenHeinePencil Vs Camera - 12 by BenHeinePencil Vs Camera - 57 by BenHeinePencil Vs Camera - 30 by BenHeine

Digital Circlism

In his Digital Circlism
works he updates the pointillism school of art by making the "points" actual
recognizable circles with which he creates portraits of pop icons and others. The effect is as striking
as posters struck from the iconic Alberto Korda photo of Che, but suddenly re-conceived to be projected
upon the infinite cyberwall of digital space.

Jesus by BenHeine

Eminem by BenHeine- Marilyn Monroe - by BenHeineFight for Your Rights by BenHeineFlesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by BenHeine

Flesh and Acrylic

In his Flesh and Acrylic works he photographs
models or portions of their anatomy which he has already painted in acrylic paints. In the finished work it is
at first difficult to tell where the human figure ends and the
background "canvas" begins, both blending together into one surreal abstract vision.

I Don't Care by BenHeine

His work is powered by a fearless positivity. Rarely do such brilliant purveyors of new forms and
techniques arise so startlingly in our midst, and rarer still do they display such an abundance of joie
de vivre! He is a new talent we should all be watching. If you haven't seen his work yet, do yourself a favor and check it out right now.

Perhaps the most innovative aspect of BenHeine's art is an element transcending even his magnificent
accomplishments in photography, pencil sketches and acrylic paint. His work is probably the most joyous and
embracing expression of an infinitely and indefatigably excitement over and celebration of both traditional
and new digitally technological art creation.

An Interview with BenHeine


All your innovations in art form (Pencil Vs Camera, Digital Circlism, Flesh and Acrylic) celebrate both humanity's creative artistic imagination and humanity's creative technological innovation in a way that's almost absolutely seamless. Are you not fearful of the dangers of "bad" technologies, or is your art a statement about remaining positive and always finding the "good" in human progress?


I always see the good aspects in human progress. I personally don't think there are any bad sides in technologies as long as they are used in a creative and constructive way to help artists increase their abilities. Significant innovations in graphic art are very important and do not happen so frequently. I mean having nice ideas is awesome but expressing them with totally new forms of art is even more interesting in my opinion. I don't have any specific statement concerning my art, I just take my own direction all the time, and I believe new mediums also give us the opportunity to explore unknown fantasy universes and develop a distinctive style. In the Pencil Vs Camera series for instance, I wanted to demonstrate that it's possible to combine drawing and photography in an imaginative, harmonious and eye-catching way. I just invented this technique to allow me to express more powerful messages with the tools I use the most.


Your Pencil Vs Camera creations have the effect of simultaneously "flattening" a scene into a still life sketch while at the same time seeming to almost project it in a pop 3D fashion. What sort of statement are you making about the artist's "eye" in relation to his media (camera or pencil) and his imagination? Are you asking us to escape or embrace reality with you? Or to explore the possibilities in both?


Pencil Vs Camera is all about illusion, dream, poetry, magic and simplicity. The challenge is to create a 3D-like drawing on a piece of paper; the sketch should be connected with the photographic background but it should also say a little story by itself. I always try to give symbolic meaning to my drawings so that the message goes deeper than the photo alone. The combination of drawing and photography is really a powerful way to express ideas. There are no limits because everything is possible; every single illusion can be created on the paper.

I think the fact that my hand is always visible attracts the attention of the viewer, it was not an easy decision at the beginning because the hand may look too big or may obstruct the whole composition of the picture but it also represents somehow a warm human invitation to the watcher to see and grasp the little story happening on the piece of paper, to escape and hopefully dream a bit. The photography always shows reality as it is, the paper represents a door to a parallel world, and the hand is the connection between these two worlds. Everybody knows reality more or less; it's kind of boring. Ideally, the persons viewing my pencil Vs Camera images should travel in another dimension. It can be confusing sometimes for me, because this parallel world on the paper is just a reflection of my imagination at a given moment.


Your Pencil Vs Camera technique, your whimsical, often surreal "improvements" upon an already interesting photographic capture, seem to say as much about the artist's process and imagination as they do about the subject matter. How much time elapses between taking the photo and penciling the addition?


Yes, you're right, the way Pencil Vs Camera is made is also an essential point. Because it's a new form of expression, many people want to know how it's achieved. There are several methods to get the same results. I explained them in several past interviews. The concept is super easy to understand: draw a sketch on a piece of paper, hold it in your hand and take a photo of it in a place of your choice. I usually make a rough drawing first (it takes hours or days, depending on the complexity of the subjects I want to depict), then I go to the place in which I intend to take the photos, I hold the paper in my hand, I adjust it to make sure the main lines on the paper fits with the main lines of the reality behind, then I take the photo. In some cases, I need to make corrections and improvements in post-production to make sure everything works together.


You've evolved pointillism in your works by having the "points" be recognizable rather than "invisible", thus adding a symbolic significance to your subjects, a sort of modern stained glass effect. How do you pick your subjects? Are they heroes or simply pop figures and icons?


Portraits in my Digital Circlism series are made indeed with thousands of flat circles. Each circle is made of one color, one tone, one dimension and each circle is placed one after the other on a black background. I often make a photomontage first using a bunch of references, then a digital painting and I finally apply my "digital circlist" technique. There is no automated process, it takes a lot of time, generally between 100 and 180 hours for a single portrait. I generally choose to portray top celebrities I admire, not only for their work but also for their influential charisma. In my views, Digital Circlism goes in the continuity of Andy Warhol's Pop Art portraits. And as you mentioned in your question, it is also a new take on Pointillism. I've been making all kinds of portraits since more than 15 years. I wanted to develop a very original technique. As I've been working with digital tools recently, this came quite naturally.

Lady Gaga by BenHeineElvis Presley by BenHeineJulian Assange by BenHeineBob Marley Lives by BenHeine


Your flesh and acrylic pieces provoke an ongoing debate: How far beyond the generally aesthetic into the overtly political do you intend your works to probe and provoke? Are your messages of human imagination and freedom of a general universal nature or is it ever the artist's duty to support specific causes?


My recent works do not carry any political message. This is not my intention in "Flesh and Acrylic" or in my other recent projects. It's true the photos belonging to the "Flesh and Acrylic" series are provocative in some ways, because models made of flesh and bones become plastic synthetic creatures, they become part of the abstract painting. In this project, my main intention was to give a new dimension to the life model, to make something new and to generate surprise, happiness and joy in the viewer's eyes. I wanted the result for each piece to be extremely colorful and spontaneous. As usual when I do an abstract work, I paint in a very intuitive way. The final piece is often wild with unexpected effects. Finally, I try to create an optical illusion blending different layers together, which can be a bit disturbing sometimes. But this is what I like the most!


As an artist of the current digital vanguard, what new revolutionary changes do you think we may soon be experiencing in the production, distribution and appreciation of new art in the very near future?


Hard to say, artists are full of surprise, you never know what comes next. Globally, I think there will be more and more digital creators. I'm sure there will always be galleries and museums showing artists works. Original talents will be found via the Internet and social networks, like it's happening already.


What do you tell young artists whom upon viewing your achievements also seek to create works of such technical innovation and striking beauty?


Everyday, I receive emails from young artists willing to receive the recognition they deserve. There are so many gifted people in this world. I always tell them to keep working hard, they must do their best to be inventive, to always believe in what they do, never give up and stay positive. Their moment will come soon or later. Talents are always found one day or later.

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A teacher taught her class about bullying today, and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper, then told them to crumple it, stomp on it, and mess it up, but not to rip it apart.

Then she told them that they had to unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry.

Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.

That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.
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I know this may come as a shock to most of you (a-hem), but I was a weird kid. I was awkward. I had funny hair and bad skin. I liked creepy things. All those "mean" teachers who seemed like they hated everyone? They loved me. Meanwhile, some of the really popular teachers were calling my parents to express concern over the stories I wrote (for which I can't actually blame them. Subtlety, like pimples, takes time to master). So, yes, I got my share of bullying. Every day. Everywhere. And the sad part is? There were kids who had a rougher time of it than me, but I didn't feel like I could stand up for them without making my own situation worse.

It shouldn't be like that, but it still is. You can tell kids "It won't be like this forever" but it's impossible to see that far ahead when just getting through each day without being noticed is an impossible feat. Just when you think you've had a good day, some well-meaning Home Ec teacher gives you an award in front of the whole school for Best Improvement in Lemon Meringue, and it starts all over again.

That's why I've signed the Choose Kind pledge. We can all help to end bullying. If you're an adult, listen to kids when they talk to you. If you're a kid, be kind to your peers. Kindness will make you feel far better about yourself in the long run than teasing someone less fortunate than you now.

Anyway. Sermon over. Go sign the pledge. And don't stop at adding your name to a list. Be there for someone.

Choose Kind Pledge

P.S. Tip to other Weird Kids: your classmates probably don't have every Hitchcock movie memorized. I know, I know. I'm just saying, be patient with your peers.

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This actually gives me hope and I think that everyone should see this:…
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Gerard-- a life in quotes (part 3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:44 AM by toad1:icontoad1:
“I wanted to challenge gender, abuse the audience. I didn’t want the girls to want to fuck me, I wanted the straight guys to want to fuck me.”

B M F--ker by darkaholic

“It’s amazing to be here with people who love music in a non-violent way. If you’re mad, don’t throw a punch, don’t start a fire about it, don’t shout about it. Sing, that’s the most powerful weapon you have.”

Red by shvau4

"I thought if we made an album that tried to change the world, or give it hope, it would really happen. But all people found was death and destruction and misery and self-hate. I learned that the world doesn't want to be saved, and it will fucking punch you in the face if you try."

I Don't Love You by sephkane

"Me and my kid brother used to grow up—we used to grow up? Everybody used to grow up! We had comics, and that’s the only thing we had to escape the kind of place we lived in. And it made us lift up our heads, make up our own stories. And we got older and we did the same thing and played music—but we always missed comics."

Comic Book Nerd by saramondo

“No matter how bad it gets, don’t give up. Always keep running. We will always be there for you. Just turn up the speakers, sing like no ones listening, dance like nobody’s there.”

...And We'll Dance Again by Tatmione

“We’ve shared a lot of the same troubles. But sometimes he’s the older brother and sometimes I have to be.” - Mikey

Marchen by nezumi-zumi

"Two weeks after having Bandit I was in a recording studio. I hadn’t yet really fully understood what being a dad was and, man, I was exhausted. But she is 17 months now. She’s running, she’s been running for a long time. She’s inspired me a great deal for the record. She even goes ‘Wow Daddy!’ when I play to her."

Waybirds by hehthar

“Anything can be art. Anything can be self-expression. Now you take the weapon and run with it. Don’t be an easy target. You don’t always have to wear black. I feel like by adding color we’re handing off the keys to the fucking rocket!”

Party Poison by RamaRajya

GERARD: Mikey’s always got my back. He’s one of the most supportive people in my life alongside my wife. Anything I want to do, here’s there for me: from working on a drawing as a kid, to what we do now. And I’ve always tried to be there for him. Knowing there’s somebody out there who has so much trust in what you do is great.

MIKEY: There are times you look across the stage, see him, then think back to when you were kids. Back then, we’d joke about it: ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if…’. We’d have ideas of what our band would look like, what it would sound like and what it would be like. We formulated fantasies in our heads about this mythical rock band.

GERARD: I always saw myself doing something with him and I always will. If we decided we weren’t doing My Chem anymore, I’d still do something with Mikey. I couldn’t not.

Mikey and Gerard Way by Megz-ARTopia

“Rock and roll is old as hell and I’m not saying we’re gonna save it. We’re not trying to. We just want to make it beautiful."


"I wasn’t with [Elena] when she died and it took me a while to get over that. I was very angry with myself. She was in hospital and I had just got home from tour. I went to bed, woke up the next day and she was dead. She died the night I got home. The emotions I went through at that moment and over the next six days completely fuelled ‘Revenge’. All the fucking anger, the spite, the beef with God, the angst, aggression and the fucking venom all came from those six days. Every single emotion you go through when you’re grieving is on Revenge. When I lost her, I thought I was screwed. I thought I was done. I felt like I had lost my mentor. That’s why I took it so hard."


"I went through a crisis. I was examining every awful thing about myself. I was cutting myself open and taking all the parts out and examining them. I realized, ‘Wow, I’m not a likeable person’. I found out I was a coward. I became very susceptible to depression. It wasn’t the happiest time of our lives. I was extremely intense. I was very edgy, almost like I wasn’t really alive. I was living inside the record. It really did feel like something was coming after us. We couldn’t escape it. It was there every time we turned a corner. It was just staring at us."


"Not only are you extremely lonely because you don’t know who your friends are, there’s also a lot of people who want to see bad things happen to you. There’s a lot of people that would love to see me start drinking again. There’s a lot of people that would love to see me kill myself. Once you become aware of that, you become extremely lonely."

Regret by TotesMaGotes

“Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves. Like I love you all.”

The End by xBetweenTheLens

“There was a time where I used to cut myself and that, but I’ve gotten over it. I mean people who do that have a problem and it’s not the right way to deal with it. It’s sometimes the easy way out, but it doesn’t mean it’s the right way. When we first started out I had a really big issue and a lot of my loved ones had a really big issue with the fact that I was totally in pain up there and there was a time when I tried to hurt myself offstage, but I got over that. Like, you should never want to hurt yourself. You should love yourself.”

Gerard Way by LaunchLeto

"Gerard is an incredible lyricist, and he is aware of things that I think he is not even aware of. He is just a really smart guy that to me is years ahead of what is going on in the world, and the world always seems to catch up to things he writes about. “Sing” is a perfect example of that. Think about what is going on in the world, and read those lyrics. It is really crazy." - Ray

Art Is The Weapon by 3lda

“I like things around us to be challenging and chaotic—almost as though there’s a dark force constantly fighting us. It reminds us that we have to keep battling. It charges us. This band does need adversity. If we don’t have that, then then we’re not doing any good. We need something to fight against, we need to be winning people over and changing their minds. The second we lose that, we become normal, we become mundane.”

8 Bit Comic Killjoys by SirPedroEC

"[The Black Parade] is about our salvation and it’s almost like we’re looking to our fans to save us. You’ve got a bunch of guys who were put under the microscope, run through the wringer, put through hell emotionally, scrutinized, verbalised against, deconstructed, abused, everything, and we kept it afloat and they helped us. At times with this record I felt like saying, ‘Somebody fucking save us, please?’"

Welcome to the black parade by isaeway

"If we weren’t polarizing people our lives would be boring; we wouldn’t be affecting anything. If you look at a lot of great bands through rock history they’ve affected people in both ways: no band that has taken a risk or spoken their minds or that has challenged anything has done it without inspiring love and hate. It’s okay to hate us: if I wanted to be mediocre I’d have stayed a drunk comic book artist in my mom’s basement in New Jersey, and especially if I wanted to be everybody’s friend."

Kill Romance by johnnythesuicidal

"Gerard… is very sensitive, but very, very, very smart. And sometimes you don’t always see it, ‘cause he’s not book-smart, he’s just an idealist, he’s like a genius. And like his brother, very kind." - Frank

I will find you when the sun goes black by TakeLifeBack

“You get phone calls from people back home like, ‘I saw your video on TV! It was awesome!’ But people expect you to have changed. They’re kind of shocked that we’re not acting differently. That we’re still doing the same things: hanging out, reading comic books, playing video games, dressing like jerks. Nothing’s different at all.”

like butane on my skin by saramondo

(on twitter) "michaeljamesway mikey're my hero"

Hold On Tight by sharp-eyed

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I found something for you guys! A Director's Cut edition of Helena!
Quite old, but I've never seen it before, and I thought you guys might like to see it. :3
You can see the video here:…
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I could get really fucking pissed off and say that I hate this guy and everyone misusing 'amen' to what he was saying.

But, you know what, no. I'm going to be the better person here. I don't hate people, in fact, what I'm standing up for is love. Love. Not locking people who are just loving eachother in a giant pen with an electrocuted fence for the rest of their lives.

That is so cruel and unjust and, I'm just going to say it, fucking ridiculous, that I can't even wrap my mind around it. You're treating intelligent, loving, wonderful human beings as you would treat cockroaches. Not even that, with cockroaches you'd just step on 'em and that would be the end, but no, instead you want to slowly starve 'lesbians and queers' until they die. Do you even understand how painful a death by starvation is? Not to mention, they would be cut off from everyone else they happen to love.

And what, in the end, will that even solve?!

He said that they would all die out because, as he says mockingly, they cannot reproduce, but what he doesn't understand is that they don't even need to. Killing all the present gay people isn't going to do anything. Some people are born that way, and that's that. It's not fucking unnatural, it happens, and quite a lot.

Did you know that roughly 20% of Americans are homosexual, and worldwide, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates three to eight percent in both sexes?

Did you also know that when a survey was taken in America, the average estimate was that 21% of men are gay and 22% of women are lesbians?

Oh, I have another fact for you. Homosexual behaviour has been observed in 1500 animal species.


In the last 10 years, the number of Americans saying they feel homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle has gone from 38% (June 1992) to 51% (May 2002).
Yeah, that's May 2002.
Guess what?
It's 2012 now, baby. another 10 years later. I wonder what the percentage is now....?

So, you can rant and spout your horrifying craziness as much as you want, sir.

Just know that what is probably about 64% of the general population does not believe what you say. And I'll bet you that that number is growing. The President of the United States is for gay rights. Ellen DeGeneres is gay- yeah, the voice of Dory from Finding Nemo that I'll bet your kids (if anyone was unfortunate enough to have kids with you) watched when they were little.
I'll also bet you that they loved Dory. Who doesn't?

Oh, and I couldn't help but snicker about that last thing he said, something along the lines of 'Can you imagine kissing a man?!'

Oh, trust me, through the voice of a male character in my writing, I've done a whole lot more than imagining kissing a man.

One last comment.

The band who changed me and saved me, which I bet you've never done and could never hope to truly do to anyone, is very much for gay rights, as are a whole lot of other musicians and people in general, especially in my generation, also known as the generation who will be in control when you're dead and rotting.

Good day to you.

(Ah, and I would like to say that I go to church almost every Sunday. I am religious to a certain extent. I am a Christian.

I'm not, however, fucking crazy.)

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The band added some studio pictures to their "Untitled Album" on Facebook:… Nothing too revealing, though. I wonder if this will be another concept album or if they'll just tease us with studio photos.

Also, Macy Gray did a beautiful cover of Teenagers:… Great re-interpretation of the song.


Frank tweeted a photo of a song timeline: Not very informative, but good to know that they're working on new songs. (Thanks to kaymirtas for the news.)

He also posted this: I guess he's making the point that they're throwing out their old style and trying something new.


The Internet is abuzz about deadmau5's collaboration with Gerard. Originally it was unconfirmed-- deadmau5 posted a track on his Livestream and fans thought they heard Gerard's voice. Later it was confirmed that he sings guest vocals on the song “Professional Griefers.”

More info (and a link to the ripped song) here:…

Both deadmau5 and a spokesperson for MCR have confirmed that it's Gerard.

So, is it good? Haven't heard it.

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Happy birthday Gerard

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 8:52 AM by toad1:icontoad1:
Happy 35th birthday Gerard. :la: Some birthday gems from the group gallery:

Blessed - G.W. by MfashionsHappy Birthday Gerard Way by xMisguidedxRoxHappy Birthday Gerard Way! by zsamiGerard Way by miesmudG by nezumi-zumi:thumb295065279:Have you heard the news that you're dead? by TakeLifeBack

Also, enjoy this cute picture of Gerard, Mikey, and Ray that was taken a few days ago:…

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