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NEW: Prints of this artwork now available!

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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SoraWithWings's avatar
is it an illusion? cuz no way the boats and waves all stayed frozen long enough to draw the sketch and hold it up in time before they moved out of alignment. anyway the fact it makes u wonder "how on earth was this accomplished" makes it a really neat and interesting technique

-sora
SeriantSlyjarr's avatar
Hello, your work is included in my "Hello Summer!" journal. Very good job, congratulations!Thank you! Thank you!

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ShadowXenMaricat's avatar
thats really cool!!
dolphinandcow's avatar
Awesome collection ... Cheers :)
ceciliethehedgehog's avatar
the little mermaid.....DENMAARK :D
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ThatOneFriend's avatar
I love how perfect it is!
irisuediting's avatar
omg ur piks are soo cool!
STORMCORROSION's avatar
Flawless execution
Sijio44's avatar
Evidently you chouse the camera houver a fake pencil.
jayii's avatar
it seems, virtuality concepts... quizas cuando pinto en mi cuaderno me resultan cosas como estas! i really like in 3D
WHEN WE COULD TALK?...
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morasaly's avatar
This is so nice :)
Hazy-JG's avatar
Very nice ^^
love what you have done with the plase !
Axleman290's avatar
Do you edit your hand in?
patycezarini's avatar
i love all your work!!!!

but this one it's my favorite!!
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Elchanan's avatar
Your work is simply amazing!!
Wow. Your art work is very creative & out of the box. It's fun, captivating & beautiful.
This is one of my favs. Bravo.
x13GodSlayer13x's avatar
This one is my favorite. Your work is so beautiful!
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