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Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde (the small location spotted on the above world map)... I'll make 10 Pencil Vs Camera creations for "Art Official Concept".

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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. Because of the infrequent occurrence of rainfall the overall landscape is not particularly green, despite what the country's name suggests ("verde" means "green" in Portuguese).

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. The decline in the slave trade in the 19th century resulted in an economic crisis. With few natural resources and without strong sustainable investment from the Portuguese, the people grew increasingly discontent with the colonial masters, who nevertheless refused to provide the local authorities with more autonomy. This discontent festered and culminated in 1975, when a movement led by Amílcar Cabral achieved independence for the archipelago.

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: "Global warning: This clever sketch gives a volcano an all together more interesting landscape" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)

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Sunken-nautilus's avatar
Just amazing how you do this. Makes everyone look twice.
xLadyStark's avatar
Great picture. I visited Cape Verde a couple of months ago, to Boa Vista, which has a beautiful landscape. Which island was this taken on?
SomethingCould's avatar
the most amazing thing is combining the map with the background, i love the air balloon and the detail of Africa coming out of the Vulcan, amazing work!
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cutieisevil's avatar
verde also means green in Italian i think
redelijk subliem :)
Valadix's avatar
DomoKunnnn's avatar
You are so talented!
wiggwigg2012's avatar
i love this!!!! do u add the pencil drawing in using photoshop or is it all just taken at the location?
caramelli91's avatar
So cool! Love this, its so inspirational... :)
endeppa's avatar
That's some awesome handwriting.
Rockey15's avatar
very cretive!
ZoeyNocturne's avatar
Awesome! Nicely done. :)
xXStorefrontXx's avatar
So how do you do this? Take the picture then Edit the drawing in later ?
Montieze's avatar
I really had to laugh... =D
I love it - and the idea! It's awesome :)
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Caught-in-the-Storm's avatar
That is flat out amazing.
stjensen's avatar
art where fantasy meets reality in a stunning collision of black and white or amazing color
AmandaCCardoso's avatar
His work is unique and fascinating, congratulations!!
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bySPARKyd's avatar
bro this is real cool to me, i was born in capeverde, this is real cool, everything about it is nice
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