Thursday, February 2, 2012
Pencil vs Camera
Belgian artist Ben Heine seamlessly matches pencil sketches with real life settings to
create images he calls ‘Pencil Vs Camera’. Ben Heine is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist.
Starting as a painter and political cartoonist, he became more widely known in 2011
for his “Pencil vs Camera” and “Digital Circlism” projects. Heine has a degree in
journalism (Brussels – Belgium) and made his Masters’ final assignment on the “limits
of freedom of speech in political cartoons” (2007). As a political cartoonist, Heine
received some criticism for his views on the Middle Eastern political situation and
specifically some images about Israel and Zionism. Heine has stopped doing political
art since 2009. Heine has briefly studied painting and sculpture in Hastings, England,
but considers himself a self-taught artist in drawing and photography (The D-Photo).
Heine’s “Pencil vs Camera” artwork is so far his most widely published work. Check it out.