Brilliant Examples Of Pencil vs. Camera

The Pencil vs. Camera series sprung from the mind of an artist by the name of Ben Heine. The basic concept is to take an existing image, lay a torn piece of paper over it and let the pencil and creativity flow. This crossbreed of photography and sketching isn’t exactly new, yet through an extremely creative mind and an artist alike, it is taken to an entirely new level. Below you will find this creative series in full with the exception of one bonus example that we couldn’t include in the roundup.

Pencil vs. Camera

Who’s Responsible for this Creativity?

His name is Ben Heine, a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. He was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He studied graphic arts and sculpture and also has a degree in journalism. You can catch him on his flickr photostream to view more of his creations.

In regards to the Pencil vs. Camera series, he claims the idea came completely by coincedence. While proofreading a letter that he had written, he noticed the television in transparency beyond him in the background. He then thought that it would be a great idea to make something similar in a single image showing two different actions. Thus, Pencil vs. Camera was born.

Bonus: Although considered art, I try not to include any nudity in the posts on this site. The advertisers tend to frown upon it. That being said, there is one more image in the Pencil vs. Camera collection that can be viewed here. WAIT a second, before you leave the site I’d love to hear your thoughts on this form of art in the comment section below. Thanks!


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  1. These are awesome, i can’t believe no one else has thought of it.

  2. Ericka

    This is awesome! What a creative use of mixed media. I’m going to try and make one of these this afternoon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Amazing collection. The one with the koala and the burning paper is taking it to another level. This guy is creative.

  4. Allan Spece

    Anytime you can combine a T-Rex with guns you get a thumbs up from me. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Oğuz Kaan Gökçe

    Very Nice.. Thanks for the inspiraton! and thanks for Ben Heine

  6. wow, very creative, now i have an idea

  7. Brilliant photography and drawing. Very creative and unique.

  8. Now THAT was the mind-blowing visual-experience of my life so far :)

  9. Sandra

    Waw, sin palabras.

  10. andra

    a special photography and drawing :))

  11. brilliant, specially the double eyed cat.

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