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Pencil vs. Camera Goes Huge: 3D Charcoal and Pencil Drawings by Ben Heine

Friday 01.31.2014 , Posted by
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Belgian artist Ben Heine¬†creates amazing 3D charcoal and pencil drawings. What looks like the backdrop to a regular photo shoot is really a large scale canvas Ben is using to create his next monumental art project. His drawings are so fascinating because they jump off the page at you! They mix drawing and photography, imagination and reality; and while many artists are confined to a small workspace, Ben looks like he gets a full-body workout creating his pieces. These works continue on Ben’s best known series, Pencil vs Camera, which he started in 2010. [Read more…]

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Famous Pop Stars Painted With Digital Dots

Friday 06.03.2011 , Posted by

Ben Heine, dynamic creator of the Pencil vs. Camera technique, has started another project that is equally captivating. His Digital Circlism series captures famous pop stars in what he describes as a cross between pointillism and pop-art. Each highly recognizable portrait takes a sizable 100-180 hours to complete as each circle of color is hand placed. Check out the last image for a peek at his labor intensive technique. [Read more…]

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A Tribute to Cape Verde: New Work from Ben Heine

Saturday 05.21.2011 , Posted by

Ben Heine is back with a new collection of imaginative art from his Pencil vs. Camera series. The 10 creative new combinations of photography and pencil drawing celebrate the tiny island nation of Cape Verde and it’s vibrant people. The series was made for the gallery Art Official Concept which calls the island home. [Read more…]

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Pencil vs. Camera: The Surreal Works of Ben Heine

Saturday 10.30.2010 , Posted by

Ben Heine sketches new realities for our eyes, taking a photograph with a piece of paper in it, and then adding a sketch using only his own vivid imagination. He says he got the idea while writing a letter and watching TV one night. As he finished, he held up the paper and saw the TV in transparency through it. What if that effect could be combined in one image, he though? Here are captivating new works from his surreal Pencil vs. Camera series.

The photo below features Stromae, a Belgian-Rwandan singer who became famous for the number one song in 12 European countries. It was taken in Brussels, Belgium.
Pencil Vs Camera - 33 [Read more…]

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