Pencil versus Camera - Creative work by Ben Heine


Artist Ben Heine is one of a kind. His concept “Pencil vs Camera” has caught many attention and it is viral.

Based in Belgian, Ben showed signs of becoming a great artist from his early ages. At the age 10 he was taking photos and drawing them. As a result of years of explorations on his artistic evolution the “Pencil vs Projects” was born. The initial idea came while he was watching television and writing a letter at the same time.

Reading my letter before putting it in the envelope, I saw in transparency the television behind the paper. I then realized it would be great to make something similar in a single image showing 2 different actions. I went outside and Drew “Pencil Vs Camera 1″ which is very simple and shows 2 chairs with a small table. About ¼ of the scene is represented on the paper, the other ¾ happens on the photo. So this is roughly how the project started. In my other “Pencil Vs Camera” images, I tried to introduce weird elements on the paper (such as dinosaurs, ufo’s, double pair of eyes…) to contrast with the realism of the photo.

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