Belgian artist Ben Heine has gained recognition for his Pencil Vs Camera series, in which the clever illustrator superimposes a drawing on a sheet of torn paper over a real-life background. As a continuation of the series, Heine has recently ventured into new territory that allows him to enter his drawings, thereby reversing the components of his work that are drawn illusions and real-life objects or figures.
Working with a large-scale sheet of paper, set up like a cyclorama in a photo studio, Heine adds drawings of scenes and subjects with the illusion of depth. He proceeds to interact with his handcrafted creations, heightening the deceptive impression of three-dimensionality.
In one of his latest drawings—actually, the one that kicked off this new avenue of his project—features Heine feigning a reaction to a giant hand holding a gun. To further realize the authenticity of the image, the artist even cut off part of the sheet at the end, allowing the barrel of the gun to jut out. It’ll be a treat to see what else the clever artist has in store for the future.