Pencil Vs Camera, A New Visual Concept by Ben Heine

Art, Illustration, Photography | August 4th, 2012

A talented illustrator and photographer, Ben Heine creates wonderful combination photography and pencil sketches he calls “Pencil Vs Camera“. “Pencil Vs Camera” is a series of images that inject hand-drawn pictures within real-life settings to create a composite effect that is often surreal and highly narrative. It’s a new visual concept invented and initiated by Ben Heine in 2010. It’s full of magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism. His creative thinking combines both art and pictures portraying two different things within the same scene. Ben creates a strong perspective for the viewer by expertly matching the lines of the background scenery. These visual impacts have become a favorite among artists and photographers.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

Made for “Art Official Concept”, an art gallery based in Cape Verde (the small location spotted on the above world map).

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

Tiny men are seen jumping from block to block in this sketch. The drawing makes the apartment blocks on the horizon look like the computer game Tetris.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine
pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

The guy on the right is shown upside down, the head inside the pavement. The smaller tramway called “Gravity” in the upper right corner is overturned. 12 balls seem to be in weightless conditions. The infinity symbol appears in the distant vanishing point.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

X-ray vision: This man is a little more exposed than he should be in this clever drawing.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

Lovers walking and waiting for their love to bloom.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

Dual fuel: This creative drawing splits the vehicle in two and has tiny toy cars driving through the middle of it.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

Dedicated to Daft Punk. Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The famous musicians recently composed the score of the film “Tron: Legacy”.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

A little hole in a piece of paper and a minimalist drawing. One world meeting another, imagination versus the blurred and strange reality.

pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

Photo took from the “Palais des Beaux Arts” of Lille, France. The paintings on the paper:

  • “The Third of May 1808″ by Francisco Goya
  • “The Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli
  • “The Gleaners” by Jean-François Millet
pencil vs camera for aoc illustration photography by ben heine

This is dedicated to all the victims of the recent Fukushima disaster in Japan. The “Fukushima nuclear accidents” are a series of ongoing equipment failures and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

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One Comment

  1. HumourFlare says:

    wow. they are really amazing and inspiring. 3D effect!

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