Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

pencil vs camera by Ben Heine

Pencil vs Camera is an ongoing art project by Belgian illustrator and digital photographer Ben Heine (now a musician as well!). As project name implies the images combine his own photography with hand-held torn pieces of paper upon which his illustrations alter the subject matter.

Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

A little trompe l’oeil, a little imagination and a lot of graphite mesh to result in whimsical narratives. Ben uses both black and white and full color illustrations to combine with his photographs.

Ben with the elements used to create the final artwork shown at the top of this post

The final artworks are not little, but enormous- as you can see in the gallery images below:

Pencil vs Camera by Ben Heine

ben heine drawings


ben heine artworks

Black and white:



See all of the Pencil vs Camera images here

About the artist:
artist ben heine

Ben Heine is a Belgian artist who has produced through the years a huge number of artworks. He is currently best known for his original series “Pencil Vs Camera”, “Digital Circlism” and “Flesh and Acrylic“. He has a degree in Journalism and is a self-taught person in drawing, digital photography and music (piano and drums). His graphic creations have been exhibited widely in Europe and more recently in Asia. His favorite art movements are Surrealism, Pop Art, Geometric Abstraction, Expressionism and Social Realism. He started creating electronic music in 2011. A documentary about his work was released in 2012. Ben is married to Marta and their son Theodor was born in August 2012.

all images and info courtesy of the artist’s site and his facebook page