Girl wins a national art competition, you won’t believe how realistic her drawing is

16-year-old artists Shania McDonagh wins the Texaco Children’s Art Competition in Ireland with her impressive hyperrealistic pencil drawing of an old man.

Using a photograph from the Vanishing Ireland book, it took McDonagh a month to create the portrait that 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.

The judging panel’s chairman and director of the National College of Art & Design declared that McDonagh’s 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 artists of the future.

McDonagh’s work of art called is called “Coleman.”

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