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Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

Belgian painter Ben Heine has been drawing and photographing since he was 10 years old. His “Pencil Vs Camera” series is a graphic exploration done over the years and an artistic evolution. The real idea came to him while he was watching television and writing a letter at the same time.

Reading my letter before putting it in the envelope, I saw in transparency the television behind the paper. I then realized it would be great to make something similar in a single image showing 2 different actions.I went outside and Drew “Pencil Vs Camera 1″ which is very simple and shows 2 chairs with a small table. About ¼ of the scene is represented on the paper, the other ¾ happens on the photo.

So this is roughly how the project started. In my other “Pencil Vs Camera” images, I tried to introduce weird elements on the paper (such as dinosaurs, ufo’s, double pair of eyes…) to contrast with the realism of the photo.


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