This Award Winning Pencil Portrait by a 16-Year-Old Girl would leave you speechless!

A true deserving winner of the The National Art Competition. Amazing 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh just won the annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland with “Coleman,” her impressive hyper-realistic pencil drawing of an old man.

The girl drew the portrait from a photograph she found in the Vanishing Ireland book. It took McDonagh around one month to create the portrait, which won her the top prize of $2,075 (€1,500). The young artist is the winner of the 16-18-year-old category and of the whole 2014 competition. [Read more...]