This work of art was done by a very talented young artist named Charly (a 5th grader). Charly has been featured on this site before for his work on the Abraham Lincoln project as well as the painting he did of Andrew Johnson's birthplace.
This work is special because not only is it beautifully drawn, but it overcame a disaster. Every time Charly made anything in my class it was always expected that at some point there would be a crowd drawn to his talent. As Charly was putting the final details in pencil, another student onlooker splattered liquid water color paint across his paper. As you can imagine, Charly was upset. I decided to use this disaster as a way to teach Charly and the students of his class how to fix a mistake like this digitally. I took a picture of the image on my Iphone and showed Charly how to erase the paint splatter (in addition to coloring the image) using Photoshop Elements.
This work will be on display at the 2013 North Carolina State Fair from 10/17/13 to 10/27/13.