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Pencil Vs Camera - 59



Which one do you think is the predator?

Ok, to be honest, this is somehow a metaphor and a parody of "capitalism".

I have been willing to do something like this since some time…

Everything is connected in this image (the smallest fish at the top is asking for help, see detail).

I took the photo near Sousse in Tunisia not too long ago, I also made the drawing.

I'm not a biologist or a fish expert, I just drew these animals intuitively. :)

If you wish, you can view some details and the work in progress here.

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>>> Review from THE SUN for this picture: "Eye-catching ... fisherman snares shark" (The Sun, Dec. 2011)

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Reeling in a whopper: A fisherman appears to catch
an unusual trawl in this perspective-bending picture taken in Tunisia as part of the Pencil Vs Camera series
by Belgian visual artist Ben Heine"
(Matt Blake, The Daily Mail, July 2012).

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/1328 second
Focal Length
70 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 20, 2011, 12:53:34 PM
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

There is not much I can Critique on for your outstanding art. As an on-and-off doodler, I am easily impressed with your real-life drawings. The fish are simple and cartoon-like, yet I feel like they could really jump in front of the man at any moment. With perspective from the man doing the fishing and the fish themselves, I felt that the drawing mad the man seem like he was on a higher cliff than actually being close to the rocky shore. All-in-all, I have never seen anyone else create art like this before in my life. Your ideas are completely original. I can, at least, tell that much from a glance. One look at your artistry, and I could tell that I wouldn't see anything like this from anyone else. (If, however, someone is doing something like this, then I have not had the pleasure of being acquainted with said individual.) I would like for you to keep up the good work and don't let any other person's negativity slow you down.