2 - Pencil Vs Camera for Art Official Concept

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I intended to represent a mermaid attracting several persons with her love (please see some closer details below)...

Made for "Art Official Concept", an art gallery based in Cape Verde (Western Africa).

See 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. 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.

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: "Mixed Reality: This incredible sketch has captures the boats on the water sitting alongside a mermaid on a rock. A carefully-cut hole in the paper even makes room for the diver as he prepares to launch himself overboard" (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 art: info@benheine.com

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  1. coalvillestation [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

    Toujours aussi magique et magnifique Ben !!!
    J'admire cette technique que tu as développ♪ée.
    Merci de partager tes talents avec nous.

  2. Neil Zone 36 months ago | reply

    Another brilliant shot - impressed everything lines up so well considering it's all on water!

  3. Aruna's world back! 35 months ago | reply

    I really love your beautiful and so poetic work, keep dreaming, keep drawing, keep shooting ;-) Have a lovely week-end!

  4. Fennicienta 35 months ago | reply

    Amazing work!!

  5. LYDIA BOCIURKIW 35 months ago | reply

    WOW I have never seen anything like this before. You are very talented!!

  6. deiserathge 35 months ago | reply

    you do an amazing job!

  7. Bill_Giannoutsos 35 months ago | reply

    Nice work there!

  8. leoberenstam 35 months ago | reply

    A l u c i n a n t e!!!!!!!!!

  9. diana_buc 35 months ago | reply

    great picture!

  10. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

    Incroyable photo

  11. Rhansenne.photos 34 months ago | reply

    Géniale série, idée très originale et parfaitement maîtrisée. Amicalement

  12. sed44 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful drawing, great colors and idea.

  13. Marcos GP 26 months ago | reply

    Que puedo decir? cada una me gusta mas que la otra...

    Estas invitado a agregar tu foto a / You are invited to add your photo
    Llama danzarina
    Fotografia Fina – FF / Fine Photography – FP
    Solo tus mejores fotos! – Only your best pics!

  14. Ergin Yıldırım Photography 22 months ago | reply

    you are amazing.. awesome works, congrats..

  15. Steves Smudges 13 months ago | reply

    Very clever and creative, well done

  16. Ubaían 13 months ago | reply

    That is just amazing...

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