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Pencil Vs Camera - 19



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I took this pic a few days ago in Poland and made the rough sketch too.
The painting on the wall is a reproduction of the famous masterpiece
titled "Girl with a Pearl Earring". I really love this painting by Johannes
Vermeer but I thought a "modern" version of if would be cool ^^

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images in progress (with a small animation and original music).


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A poem by Peter S. Quinn

I think she loves
Mr. Plant
Though he's a bit
Like an ant

She’s the girl
With the earring
And always through
The canvas staring

He has fire
In his big bud
But perhaps he
Loves her not
Image details
Image size
900x637px 693.07 KB
Shutter Speed
10/150 second
Focal Length
18 mm
Date Taken
May 4, 2010, 1:58:44 PM
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

Continuing my own journey through the world of Ben Heine, I came across this marvelously funny and intereting adaptation of an already famous painting.

The sense of continuity between the photo and the drawing has, as with Number 48 in the series, enhanced the picture and provided a focal point. It has to be said, that in comparison to the Number 48 picture, that focal point is not as affective in this work. I think that this is due to the drawing being half of the photo's element, (the picture), whereas in other pictures of the series, the drawing has added a complete element of its own.

On the other hand, I love the sense of fun with the gas mask and the carnivorous plant. In terms of technique though, I was really impressed by the girl's eyes. If you look very closely, Ben Heine has drawn a fantastic eye that absolutely matches the original eye that is still visible.

Once again, in a very original work, Ben Heine has given us something that is created exceptionally well and is very thought provoking and absorbing. The poem added a nice interpretive touch to it, too.