One City One Story 2016 Art Contest

1st place

High School category

Carissa Paccerelli

Grade 10, Pasadena High School


“Soothing Movement of the Train Calms Autistic Brother”

Markers and colored pencil; 8 in x 11 in


This image captures many elements. The first of which is the color and beauty of the image. There’s great composition, great use of shapes, a unique style, good balance of space and subjects, and demonstrates high technical skill. Then take a deeper look, and there’s tension and sadness and anxiety in the eyes of the captured faces. Look again, and there’s a feeling of calmness, and–as the title suggests–a soothing moment. It’s a single scene, but illustrates much more than that. It looks like a page right out of a graphic novel.

View:  One City One Story Contest 2016 Winners

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