One City One Story 2016 Art Contest
High School category
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.