When Pencil meets Camera
by Carlyle Meder - Graphic Designer
Sometimes it just takes a piece of paper and a pencil to alter the reality any way you want and make fantastic art out of it. This Belgian artist discovered that mixing…
The Ivory Coast born artist Ben Heine introduced this original concept back in 2010, with his first Pencil Vs Camera series. He combined pencil drawings with photography, taking pictures of people, interesting architecture or passages while holding a piece of paper with an imaginative drawing that corresponded to the photo in some way.
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".
More about Ben and his artwork can be found on his website below.