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Pencil Vs Camera - 58


No matter the reasons or the circumstances,
I love you today more than yesterday!

A quick sketch I made while I was in Spain some time ago.
That dog was standing there, alone, looking at me. So cute.
I thought he needed some good company...

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The above picture has been shot with the Samsung NX11

>>> Review from THE TELEGRAPH for this picture: A cat
seems to snuggle up to a dog in this picture from the Pencil Vs
Camera series by Belgian artist Ben Heine. The 28-year-old takes
colourful photographs of people or landscapes but covers a part of
the image with a pencil sketch. The sketch adds a bizarre twist to
the picture and acts "like a magic door to a fantasy and surrealistic
(The Telegraph, Dec. 2011).

>>> Review from THE SUN for this picture: "Dog's life ... cat
cuddles up to pooch"
(The Sun, Dec. 2011)

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900x636px 578.24 KB
Shutter Speed
1/180 second
Focal Length
145 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 22, 2011, 11:43:09 AM
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yesterdayIsmecksed's avatar
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Well, holy ballsacks. Let me just say that you have envisioned what could have happened to this doggy is just perfectly sublime. I mean, it is the pure essence of life! A cat falling in love with a dog. I believe that possible interbreeding with these two fabulous species puts a really interesting twist and plot to this sketch+photo combo. Hell, I almost jacked off to the thought of it. But I mean, it is what boils down to what we humans really are: sexually hungry creatures wanting nothing more than to stick their weiners into a hole and vice versa. Brrrrr... your artwork has left me absolutely stunned! All in all, I believe you have captured the nature and mind of every human alive and dead (whether you did it intentionally or unintentionally). Sir, I applaud you for your masterpiece!
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This is an amazing artwork! very inspiring and different. the fact that this is an art technique that is different from all the others makes it even more amazing. Mixing both photography and traditional medium such as pencil sketching is a very creative idea. It is out of the box, original, and eye opening. It can people to come up with their own art technique. This piece just shows that being different and original has its own great things. Leading a whole new path can be a great experience for an artists and coming up with different techniques can sometimes be challenging, this shows that great artists come up with their own way of creating artworks.
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Genie27's avatar
you're very welcome! :-)
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Comment ne pas tomber sous le charme de ce qui nous présente l'auteur ? Pour ceux qui aiment les animaux dans leur expressions, celui ci est particulièrement réussi : Le regard malheureux du chien est sans appel. Il réclame un amour qui lui ai donné par le chat, via la technique du dessinateur.
C'est la première fois que je vois un tel sujet traiter avec autant de poésie. L'Originalité mérite un 5 étoiles... Il y en aurait eut plus, il les aurait mérité aussi. Enfin un peu de nouveauté dans la symbolique : l'homme est acteur dans les relations entre les être vivants. Je ne me remets pas du choc émotionel.
Techniquement, que dirais-je, (je suis débutante) le détail du pelage m'impressionne, jusqu'au prolongement de la queue du chien... c'est quasiment du travail en transparence, j'ai beau imaginer comment l'auteur a réussi se prodige, le résultat à un impact particulièrement puissant, tant en symbolique qu'en esthétisme.

Mes remerciement à l'auteur qui mérite d'être connu...
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chaleureux merci
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This is a stunning peace of art with no shadow of doubt. The creativity is my best description for your collection of photo + illustration. That I know of I have only found you to have this kind of art. About the quality of the photo, it is awesome, nice and sharp. The illustration is marvelous as well and it really matches the rest of the photo perfectly. I really love the perspectives matching the photo and the illustration. The shading is great and it’s a very cute artwork. I love the idea of the heart shape on the cat’s tail. It really describes love and friendship. My only nip tick would be the hand holding the paper doesn’t match so well with the rest of the photo as if it were photographed there. I’d probably lower a bit of the saturation and it would look a bit more natural. (But then again it can be your own style)

Sorry if I miss spelled along the way. English isn’t my native language.

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I was looking around dA, and I stumble on this amazing....portrait+drawing. It's amazing. Never in my life have I ever seen anything so original. So beautiful.

Oh yes, I can clearly see the vision here. It's perfectly clear! A dog sitting all alone, and you, the great artist you are, brings a friend into its life through an amazing piece of art. I would've never thought it was possible for something like this to ever be created, and yet, someone, has been actually right here on dA, creating art like these, and I haven't noticed it. And that amazing artist, is you, my friend. 5 stars to this beautiful piece!

Never before have I ever seen anything with this idea. It's original! It's exquisite! It's one of a kind! I'm guessing you created this idea? If you did, fantastic job! 5 stars!

Ah, yes, for the technique, I do have a few parts for it.

For the anatomy, it's beautiful, each part of the cat drawn perfectly and beautifully. Though, I recommend working on the paws. At first glance, the paws looks fine, but after looking at it for a while, it looks somewhat a little too big for the cat? Though I'm not sure, great job!

Shading and Art Form
It's very pretty indeed. The shading seems perfect, the lighting and all those. And for the form of art, I love it. The way you did it is great. Even I myself could not do such great traditional art.

All in all for the technique, 4.5 stars!

There's nothing else I could say. That masterpiece has left me dumbfounded. It's so creative and imaginative in it's own cheerful way. Looking at it makes me feel great. Cheers me up, too. Impact is a definite 5 stars!

So, altogether, it's an amazing art. Special in it's own way, with it's own upsides, which is a considerable lot, and downsides, which is only the cat's paws I guess. Anyways, awesome job, great work, and keep it up! <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>
cin-Dsins's avatar
Cute and craetive
Canis-Lumina's avatar
Wow! That os awesome!
Valoushka's avatar
excelent ! hahaha
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Neato! Very unique & cool!!!
ZaLaRhIee's avatar
Oh wow this is un belivable
Spelled wrong i know
Ahau2's avatar
Amazing artwork!!:clap: 
hetorakelt's avatar
sweet and well done
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Very creative! Great ideas, I love it.
Babou-Shka's avatar
This is so gorgeous and touching, love the idea.
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Awwwwwwwwwww!!!! How did you do that???
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