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Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde (the small location spotted on the above world map)... I'll make 10 Pencil Vs Camera creations for "Art Official Concept". View some details of the above imagehere or view the whole Pencil Vs Camera Album.

More facts: The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. The islands, covering a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometres. Because of the infrequent occurrence of rainfall the overall landscape is not particularly green, despite what the country's name suggests ("verde" means "green" in Portuguese).

The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th Century, and became an important location in the Atlantic slave trade due to their geographically advantageous position. The islands' prosperity often attracted pirates including Sir Francis Drake, who twice sacked the (then) capital Ribeira Grande, in the 1580s. The islands were also visited by Charles Darwin's expedition in 1832. The decline in the slave trade in the 19th century resulted in an economic crisis. With few natural resources and without strong sustainable investment from the Portuguese, the people grew increasingly discontent with the colonial masters, who nevertheless refused to provide the local authorities with more autonomy. This discontent festered and culminated in 1975, when a movement led by Amílcar Cabral achieved independence for the archipelago.

Cape Verde has a rich cultural heritage influenced by continents like Africa, South America and Europe. This heritage is reflected in the country's literature, poetry, cuisine, its dance and its famous national song, the Morna, represented worldwide by the famous Cesária Évora.

>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Global warning: This clever sketch gives a volcano an all together more interesting landscape" (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 an original musical composition)

For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com

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  1. jesse1715301 36 months ago | reply

    Wow, really cool shots.

  2. L.Mejuto 34 months ago | reply

    I really love your pics, incredible!

  3. ShuttleToSaturn [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

    So awesome.

  4. Isco72 34 months ago | reply


    Wonderful work!
    Thank you for sharing it with us in:
    award code by Adriënne, on Flickr
    Rhapsodic Poems of Homer & Odysseus

  5. pdxphotoguy [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    i love the idea....

    Wonderful work!
    Thank you for sharing it with us in:
    award code by Adriënne, on Flickr
    Rhapsodic Poems of Homer & Odysseus

  6. Maik Nern 30 months ago | reply

    ...is there any geographical link to "Fernando Poo" mentioned in "Illuminatus!" by R.A. Wilson?!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

  7. Rakan-22 [deleted] 30 months ago | reply


  8. Mike_t_by_the_sea 24 months ago | reply

    Thank you for the enriching information in the caption, adding up to the amazing artistic expressionism of your drawings

  9. Kim van Dijk photography 24 months ago | reply

    very cool, clever and creative

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "I should get paid for this shot" and I would be honoured if you would add this perfect shot to I should get paid for this shot!
    I think you should get paid!

    PS: if you have other great photos in your stream: don't hesitate to post those as well!

  10. Ferry J@ansen Six Weeks gone to start a New Future [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

  11. EvelAcey 7 months ago | reply

    This is so cool, saw this on the Flickr blog and so glad I've been introduced to your photography

  12. pvanhala 7 months ago | reply

    Creative and kinda funny

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