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Pencil Vs Camera - 64

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Eat, sleep, work... no way. No more routine! Escape the madness, escape the system.
The character is a mix of James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Tintin and King Kong, lol!!!
I took this photo recently in Barcelona subway. I also made the illustration in colors.

If you wish, you can view the sketch in progress here.

This is part of "Pencil Vs Camera Beta Version" (colored sketches on black paper).

View the the full Pencil Vs Camera album

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Rush: A monkey on the underground
in this image taken in Barcelona. The animal, dressed in an suit, dashes from a train clutching
a banana"
(Matt Blake, The Daily Mail, July 2012).

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RobbieMelrose's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Sorry, haven't been able to write this critique because it's been several weeks since my last critique on your artwork.
Now let's get down to business.

Vision: The subway provides a very good place for for taking pictures. The drawing of a monkey fits very well with the picture. Looks more like action to me. This picture is way beyond imagination, but it makes more sense.
Originality and Technique: You have a very great way of taking fantasy shots. This, by the way, is much experimental.
Impact: I am still very impressed about this picture. Still minimalism, and just fantastic.

Well done.

Rick Robin P. Cagnaan
NanaNekoKitsune's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This piece certainly portrays the sentiments of many of us caught in the 'rat race!' The photograph itself is captured quite nicely, the slow shutter-speed blur gives the effect of a 'rush' and headache. I like the way you have combined three pop-culture characters to create one figure, doing what these characters normally do; ditching the norm and creating their own adventures.

Whilst I think this 'Beta' version of paper and drawing works well with the underground setting of the train, my personal preference was for your original Pencil v. Camera styles of intricate pencil sketching. I think it gave a bigger impact between the world of photography and the world of imagination.

Personal preference aside, I once again love the simple concepts that you represent so fantastically in these artworks, and will again applaud you on your fantastic imagination that I envy greatly.
BenHeine's avatar
Thanks for the review. I'm sorry to say the beta version is far more difficult to do. More work is involved. My initial Pencil Vs Camera concept keeps being copied so I needed to put the level higher. I'll always work more and more for you all
NanaNekoKitsune's avatar
I can definitely appreciate that - nothing is sacred in the art world. People take 'appropriation' to the completely wrong level. I can also appreciate how pvc has evolved, and that you managed to perfectly blend flat drawing with moving picture.
Shadow-Hacker's avatar
Your style may be copied but that's because it is so great. your pictures where things are moving in the real world yet you have it drawn on the paper are too stunning at how they came out. Specifically, the paper with a hole showing the person about to dive off the boat. To get the movement of things onto the paper like that is amazing every time I see it.
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pvalentega's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
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:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

First of all I'm a great fan of your work but I will try to be impartial!

I love the idea of this peice - it will resonate with alot of people those 9 to 5vers - you know who you are.

The Sense of perspective in the shot appeals to me. Although rendered really well the drawn part does not merge into the entire image as well as some of your other works. This is the reason I've marked you down on impact.

This could have been intentional as the Monkey is literally bursting out of the daily routine!

I Love this peice because of what it represents every one should release their inner monkey a little every day.
anubisgame's avatar
haha funny XD really creative!
tropfengirl's avatar
The first thing that comes to my mind was the song "Stadtaffe" from Peter Fox. Stadtaffe means Citymonkey.… If you want to listen. :D
15t's avatar
bro, love the work especially your pencil vs camera series. I could add all of you drawling's to my favorites but I think three is good but I do love all of them and your studio looks awesome I myself just set up my art room but its looks nothing like yours amazing! hope more people sees your work on my page and checks your stuff out because its that good! 
aerendial's avatar
featured in journal 'world would not forget monkeys' [link] enjoy! :iconaceventuraplz:
kruemelTHEmonster's avatar
Haha, tho whole project is awesome! I love it, it's so creative and brilliantly done!
trippinxtremezebra's avatar
this is too perfect

reminds me of NYC
VickyDoll's avatar
haahaa thats me in the morning:)
ButchxButtercup1996's avatar
Buttercup: Mojo Jojo!
Me: I really like this, I'd thought the monkey be the boss or is the monkey the employee merely controlled by a gorilla? Now you got my brain going! ;D I can imagine much more than this image now.
Xantarax's avatar
This combination is awesome! Like the idea, more please! :D Thanks for the Video, i can see clearly how much work does a photo. :)
Daggerman2009's avatar
This is amazing! You must have stared at that particular area for days!
Simounet's avatar
Vraiment excellent comme compo ! J'adore ! :clap: :+fav:
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mapelie's avatar
Hihihi... monkey suit! ^^
lil-chocho's avatar
very clever ,<3 it
hate how good you are!! ;D
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