A 16 Year Old Girl, Armed With A Pencil, Entered A Competition. The Result Blew My Mind.

You could say 16 year-old Shania McDonagh is good at drawing. You could also say that she is absolutely, mind-blowingly brilliant at it, too. She has entered the Texaco Children”s Art Competition before and won in different age categories, but this year she won the overall prize. She has been entering the competition for years, but this year everything was different. She submitted a work of art that”s stunning. You”ll understand why she took home first place.

Shania is wonderful young artist.

Shania is wonderful young artist.

And THIS, a portrait entitled “Coleman,” is the stunning work of art that helped her win the first place award. No, it”s not a photograph.

And THIS, a portrait entitled "Coleman," is the stunning work of art that helped her win the first place award. No, it

She drew Coleman by hand, using only pencil.

She drew Coleman by hand, using only pencil.

Via Independent.ie and Irish Times The judging panel chairman said she is now established as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Irelands foremost portrait artists of the future. Her talent will leave your jaw on the floor. Share this incredible work of art with others by clicking below.