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Pencil Vs Camera - 37 | by Ben Heine
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Pencil Vs Camera - 37

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Checkmate :) The Queen takes the King


I took this picture under a church in Oia, Greece, I also made the

rough drawing on paper. I used to play chess every day some time

ago... The Queen is the most powerful piece in the game, being able

to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

I intended to draw a skull ring, I finally opted for a hypnotic knot ring...


See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album


(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)


>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Trick of the eye:

Ben Heine's drawing takes optical illusion to a new level as this floor is

turned into a giant chessboard" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail,

Sept. 2011)


See THIS VIDEO showing 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in

progress (with a small animation and some original music).



For more information about my art:





A poem by Katie Gabrielle


Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Queen

And King 's mighty mean

Think once, then twice

Playing chess is not so nice

A game of cunning and of mind

Checkmate the King!

And win the game

Outfox the hand

From land unknown

And you shall be

Crowned Chess Queen

Yes, you alone!

Be better, smarter, quicker

Out think, outsmart, outwit

Win, defeat, lose, defy

Make that hand shake

and wonder why

It's fun you say

So come back again

and let's have a play

Good luck!

Said the hand to the mind

Of might

If you have half a brain

You'll agree, I'm right!

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Taken on August 25, 2010