Monday, October 24, 2011

Pencil vs. photo

These photos/pictures are from a series of works by a Belgian photographer/illustrator/artist Ben Heine. His technique is combining photos with pencil drawings to create a unique and very interesting artwork. The first time I saw these it reminded me of a commercial that was on TV recently- I am not sure what product it's for but the idea of it was to place old photos in a shot of the landscape in present time. Heine's work is similar, perspective-wise, but I feel that what makes his idea beautiful is the combination of imagination and reality. The pencil drawings he creates fit into the real landscape seamlessly, but at the same time they are of a different world. In a way, they combine the imaginary and the real in one, very cool picture.

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