Pencil Vs Camera - 10

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This is a photo I took from Montmartre's hill in Paris, France. I also made

the quick drawing on paper showing a tyrannosaurus holding guns. :D


Thank you for all the positive feedbacks!


>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "A dinosaur goes

on the rampage... but city dwellers have nothing to fear from this pencil

drawn monster" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail, Sept. 2011)


Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera

images in progress (with a small animation and original music).



For more information about my artwork:






A poem by Peter S. Quinn


I had to shoot my way out

Because people were getting rough

They say I move too much about

Like a gangster getting tough


I only wanted some France food

But they said I wasn't polite

They thought my attitude was rude

And eating folks caused a fright


I know I’m only a little dinosaur

And I’m merely a tourist here

My clumsiness is in peace not war

And we ruled once everywhere




All I am saying

Is give dinosaur a chance

The little fellow is just playing

He wants to see you dance


He’s much for the rumba beat

And wants to see you all hop

He’s got the guns and big feet

So dance, dance on - don't stop!


Much talk is about his robbery

But he only stole some apples

He needs to have foods for free

So he can do more wiggles




They say I’m a mere joke

A Ben Heine’s pencil stroke

That might not be telling a lie

Though I have a different alibi


I was sent from gangster’s dinosaur

Since their town isn’t safe anymore

They are attempting to come back

Through a time machine walk


This is just the beginning of the end

I’m the 1st one to Earth send

The guns are just extra kick

Next comes my fiancé Ms Dinosaur

  • KEBWEBS 5y

    Creativity defined...
  • Vlad Solomon 5y

    This is hilarious!!
  • Sasha Hanako 5y

    i've been in love with this photo for a really long time, but yesterday, while shopping at forever 21, i saw it on a shirt in the men's section.
    i'm hoping they got your permission. your "pencil vs camera" series is brilliant and deserves credit!
  • Geoff Robinson 5y

    Amazing stuff, Ben !
  • KEBWEBS 5y

    Creativity unreal. This is the most out of the box imagery I have seen yet on Flickr.
  • Hanneke Vollbehr 5y

    This is AMAZING! Great work!!
  • Awang Muhamad Nasuha 5y

    very creative. :D
  • Markov Igor 5y

    funny :)
  • warrenxaviercruz 5y

    I'm quite sure that You're hearing this a lot but YOU'RE JUST ONE OF THE COOLEST MAN!!
  • J Johnson 4y

    I'm left speechless. Inspiring work!
  • Jacob Connelly 4y

    Extremely Talented
  • ngcp5183 4y

    This is so good!!!
  • Jorge L. Gazzano 4y


    BIg guns ah?
  • Felicia Brimacombe 4y

    wow I love this!!!!
  • julia ventise 4y

    thought I recognized Monmartre. This is brilliant.
  • izzie:) 4y

    i am so influenced by your pencil vs camera photos...i think they are awesome. you are one of my artist models for my photography assignment at school:)
  • sed44 4y

    As if a dinosaur in the city wasn't bad enough it has a gun.
  • lazerpointernerd 3y

    I bought a shirt from a Forever 21 that had that very first dinosaur image on it (only altered to not include guns). Did you sell the design to them?
  • lopez4949™ lopez4949™ 1y

    very funny. -lopez4949
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