16-Year-Old Girl Wins National Art Competitors With Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait


Incredible 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh simply won the annual Texaco Children’ s Art Competition in Ireland with “ Coleman, ” the girl impressive hyperrealistic pencil drawing of an old man.

The girl drew the portrait from a photograph the lady found in the Vanishing Ireland guide.   It took McDonagh close to one month to create the portrait, which usually won her the top prize of $2, 075 (€ 1, 500). The young artist is the champion of the 16-18-year-old category and of the whole 2014 competition.

Prof. Declan  McGonagle, the judging panel’ s chairman and director of the National College of Art & Design, says that the girl’ s i9000 work has positioned her “ as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’ s foremost portrait musicians of the future. ”

Supply: texacochildrensart. com  (via thisiscolossal)

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16-Year-Old Girl Wins National Art Competition Along with Stunning Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait initially appeared on Bored Panda upon April 17, 2014.