This 16-Year-Old, Armed Only With A Pencil, Did Something I Didn’t Think Was Possible

This girl is an unbelievable artist!

only pencil

16 year old Shania McDonagh is a talented young woman when it comes to drawing. And by talented, I mean unbelievably freaking brilliant! She entered the Texaco Children’s Art Competition and won the overall prize.

She’s been involved with this competition for years, but this time, things were a little different. The piece of artwork she submitted was so stunning that it’s hard to believe it’s, well, a drawing!

The judges established 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.”

Her piece left me speechless. Her portrait, entitled “Coleman,” is what won her first place. And just to be clear, this is NOT a photograph.