Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends.

Today's inspiration comes from Ben Heine, a visual artist from Belgium who works in disciplines ranging from pencil to acrylics to digital art. You can see many examples of the great variety of his work on his Web site.

I'd like to highlight what I feel is one of Heine's most intriguing techniques, pencil versus camera, a concept he invented in 2010 that, according to his Web site, "mixes drawing and photography, imagination and reality." You can see an example of this technique in the first video. If you're interested in learning more about Heine, you might enjoy the second video, which is a trailer for a documentary about his work. Enjoy!






Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺

42 comments:

  1. Excellent combination of pen and camera, really creative and attractive, I've loved the two videos! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked them, Leovi. I thought you might. :)

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  2. Wow. That is so cool. I really need to slow it down, that quick slide show is really not enough to really get the whole picture. Wish I had a drawing talent.

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    1. Same here; I wish that all the time.

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  3. That's great how immersed he is in the drawing. And the drawings are fantastic too.

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    1. He's definitely very passionate about what he does. I admire that. :)

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  4. Wow!
    What a talent he has
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Gayle. Happy Monday!

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    1. Isn't it? He's very talented. :)

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  6. Like the 3D artist from last week, Heine has a fascinating concept. I'm left with questions about his work. Is it a finished product that he hopes to sell to collectors, and if so, is the finished product a picture of his hand holding the paper? Or is it something else I've missed? Or is this an exploration of a technique meant to expand the definition of art? I appreciate his skill and his imagination though.

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    1. I wonder about these things, too, sometimes, and although I can't speak for any other person, I think oftentimes the joy of the creation is found in the process. I don't think of myself as an artist at all, but I know I feel that way about writing: Yes, I enjoy the end result—I like the feeling I get when I finish a poem, for example—but I feel a different, and just as wonderful, satisfaction as I go about the process of writing it.

      Enough rambling! Maybe one day I'll contact these artists and get their views. It would be wonderful to know.

      Have a happy Monday!

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  7. That's so cool. He's got such vision.

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    1. Thanks, Adam. I'm late with my comments, so now I'll wish you a happy Monday. :)

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  9. Wow! This is so fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday!

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    1. You're very welcome. Have a great week, Nas!

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  10. Oh, I love this...it's so cool.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy Monday! ☺

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  11. Hello Dana,

    Now I have a special file named "DCD" for Dana's creative discovery. I'll had Ben Heine his lovely accent and his amazing creations in it.

    Wish you a lovely week dear

    Grace

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    1. Aw, that's very nice of you. I'm glad you enjoy the videos. :)

      Thanks! I wish you a wonderful week as well.

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  12. That is super cool! I wish I had drawing skills. Sadly I have none :D

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    1. I'm willing to bet you have more than I do. :)

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  13. So neat! Hope you're having a lovely Monday. :)

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    1. I am, thanks. I hope yours was a good one, too.

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    1. I'm glad. ☺ I hope you had a great Monday.

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  15. I've seen this on Tumblr. I'm glad I can attach a name to the work.

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    1. I need to spend more time on Tumblr. There's some great stuff there. :)

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  16. Love it! Hope you're doing well. :)

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  17. Amazing! Thanks for introducing me to his work.

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    1. You're welcome, Sandy. Have a great day!

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  18. so very creative-and thanks for always finding these amazing videos!!!

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