The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword by SquarePeg

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Hello. 2nd July and number 183 in the ongoing 365 image mega series.

Mannequin taken tonight at home. Letter taken some time ago for another shot that didn’t work out.

I had done one similar to this many years ago where the mannequin was holding the pen like a rifle, but this one’s arms won’t bend properly, so it is wielding the pen as a sword.

Black and white conversion with levels adjustment. Letter pic was placed onto the main image and blended with overlay and erased from the body, then it was duplicated again. Dodging around the edges finished it off.

Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens used on both images.

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I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchover 3 years ago

    Awesome work! ☺

  • Thank you, Kelly. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Lenka
    Lenkaover 3 years ago

    Great idea, and nicely done :) Great overlay and post-processing, nice message in the title :)

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 3 years ago

    That is so true, a great message and a fine work, X

  • Thank you, Anna. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • SexyEyes69
    SexyEyes69over 3 years ago

    excellent work! x

  • Thank you! :)

    – SquarePeg

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thank you! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Evening Features Art by Hand

    July 06, 2011

    Excellent Artwork!

  • Thank you! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Kelly! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • islefox
    islefoxover 3 years ago

    Fantastic idea

  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • carnal
    carnalover 3 years ago

    We need more pens since there seems to be too many swords…

  • I can’t believe I missed this! Thank you so much. :):):)

    – SquarePeg

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