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Pencil Vs Camera - 57 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 57 by BenHeine
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Sometimes, you find the key to your problems in the dark moment.
There is always a magic door and a key near you. The light and the
solution aren't far. Sad events can be a source of enrichment too.
The bird I drew isn't an eagle or a parrot, it's a crow. (If you wish,
you can also view a detail and the work in progress here...)

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Model: :iconcarolinemadison:

View the the full Pencil Vs Camera album

You can find several interviews about the Pencil Vs Camera
series and about my other concepts as well at this link.

The above picture is dedicated to Caroline, the model.

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Pencil Vs Camera -57 by `BenHeine "His artwork is absolutely superb and not only shows viewers an amazing story, but one of superb perfection in his technique. His skill in creating these amazing pieces is one that I look up to as a student, photographer and artist. His series, Pencil Vs Camera, takes two amazing forms of art and puts them together to tell an extraordinary story." ( Suggested by TimberClipse and Featured by WDWParksGal )
This work is beautifully detailed, one of my favourite of your 'Pencil Vs. Camera' works.

The pencil strokes are so straight and fine, it appears your work isn't even pencil. The drawing is so smooth, clear and tidy, in comparison with the rougher bricked area of the photograph, this is a wonderful juxtaposition.

The model is also dressed wonderfully, her hair clashing nicely with her clothes, and her shoes blending into the wall as she appears to attempt to walk up it. I like how she appears rested and relaxed even lying on hard uncomfortable ground.

The choice of bird is dark and forboding, yet in your case it is delivering hope and salvation. This is also a great spin off the norm.

A beautiful work, and I love what you have done with these already fantastic photos to create your own surreal spin and include a deeper meaning.
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I would like to highlight the Originality of this amazing project "PENCIL VS CAMERA", this is a overture that give us the photographers a new way to interpret the photography, a new way to combine the real world with the imagination.

This picture particularly caught my attention first of all because the perfect execution, the expression of the girl, the colours of the dress and her red hair make a perfect combination with the background, and obviously the great concept that gives the design overlapped in the photo.

This work requires a big amount of creativity, great talent and moreover a beautiful model.
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EyeJail Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Professional Photographer
Awesome creativity ! Well done !
MQ-MX-XQ Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it, very original idea..!!
WingsofAnEagle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intruiging, mystifying, and AWESOME.. O.O great job!
deejay21 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this and your other work. It's very clever and well thought out.
I look forward to seeing more.
conjuer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
fucking fantastic
Gold-Angel Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
very idealistic and conceptual wirk☕️
JS-Studio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
amazing concept
taksh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
how can i miss a comment on such a fantastic work. hats of to your imagination.
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
thank you
JohnWilson3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ofcours it's a crow,You captured the characteristics of the shape of head and beak in movement very well.

I just made a simple ilustration to a short poem of other person here,for a little challenge,that spoke of a key,and for other challenge I wrote about those heavy moments... So this piece relates to me in many ways, cause raven is my totem animal from northamerican indians Medicine Wheel / zodiac. I actually was this close with real alive reven,but he was much bigger,well ofcours it's not the same kind of bird but it has similar characteristics.
One of my friends long ago still in Poland, started to work in ZOO -(in Wrocław,one of the biggest from Poland)- especially to plan freeing this raven and I have seen him befor he brought it to nature park, where one if his friends was a guard there and they let him free there...
It was one of my best experiences I ever had... Raven was 60 years old, and over meter tall! His claws could hold my arm in grasp and if he would spread his wings open they would reach 2m! Beak was enormous, but the smart look scanning me was the most impressive, he didn't say anything,but my friend told me that he sometimes said something so deep, like if it was some philosopher or psycholog who said it not a bird!
Sabirr Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome concept!
rianprakasa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great idea btw
matthewtweedie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
very creative
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Alliancelimo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
DenaDrawingHorses Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me the episode of Doctor Who where Clara dieds...
nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016   General Artist
Why... Why did you bring that up *tears up and cries hard*
Mooncinder Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous.  I love the colours, the lighting, everything!
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! great work. Congratulations. :-)
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a adorable!
K-naille Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
squawkamole Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Student Photographer
Very cool!
L-L-arts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok uh...what is real and what is digital art and how did you do that? :P
Jackal0fTrades Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
I had this dream too.
TeamAquaDan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Almost perfect, amazing work
xandraclay Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D (Big Grin) Clap 
halfstreetstudio Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015   Artist
oh nice mixed
GreatC0ldDistance Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool style and nice picture/drawing.
MGartist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
I didn't realize that you have a deviantart! I remember seeing some of your artwork such as this one when one of my professors from my old college mentioned you and showed my class some of your work as examples for an assignment we had to do as a final project.
LovelilyArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. As a secondary art teacher this technique is something that would be so useful for my students, as it allows them to pick a section of a picture and just draw that. Allowing them to choose easier or hard sections. Love this. x x
CharmaineWashington Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Eloise-Caroline Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Your work is really fantastic !!!
YamiBloody Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool.
milorox22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
This is beautiful
rea5press Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the idea, and it's really detailed! Good job! :)
Lillian-Phantomhive Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Ben-XY Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi, could you please share with me knowhow to put a picture in your comment? Thank you.
Lillian-Phantomhive Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey , those are gifs, its easy just click "+Add media" scroll down and choose one of the community emoticons (which most of them are gifs) and yeah there you go!
Skye-42 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!! Amazing stuff! I love this 'Pencil vs Camera' idea, and it really looks great! ^^
KiwiCocktail Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, and such a lovely idea!
LegsEmporium Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
WhiteButler1618 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say that only you, my friend, would do this Clap 
fishman0422 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not the type of stuff I typically see. Different! Truly Impressive!! Love it
Mister-23 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Interesting piece you've made here.
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing!  There is a mystical quality to it.
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