Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Pencil Vs Camera" by Ben Heine

"Pencil Vs Camera" is a series of images created with a mixture of pencil drawings and photography by Ben Heine a Belgian multidisciplinary artist. The series started in 2010 with subject matter including animals, people, portraits and architecture hand-drawn in black and white on a white background. 

The main theme approached in the series "Pencil Vs Camera" are love, freedom, after life, friendship and nature. Ben says: "I just make art for people. I want them to dream and forget their daily troubles. I used to write poems many years ago, I want to convey a poetic and philosophical meaning into my pictures, each new creation should tell a story and generate an intense emotion, like a poem, like a melody".

His work has evolved over the past few years, the optical illusions in his pieces such as shown above where he appears himself in the images sometimes being held at gunpoint by his own drawing and other walking a tiger on a leash with a barn owl flying over is simply mind blowing. Out of his desire to be able to pose with his work he started to draw large sketches that mostly measure 13ft x 10ft and can take up to a week to complete. If you would like to know more bout his new work then you can join him on Facebook.