Artists earn their stripes

Fierce by Chelsea Peka is among the finalists.
Artists earn their stripes
Fierce by Chelsea Peka is among the finalists.

Peka created a portrait entitled Fierce using charcoal and pastel pencils.

�The tiger represents my love of animals. Tigers in particular have always taken my breath away with their grace, beauty and sheer strength,� she said.

�The subject in this drawing is me; my hobbies include drawing (especially animals), horse riding, reading and netball.�

Scade created a charcoal self-portrait titled Vogue.

�The assignment for my art class was to create a self-portrait about the things we love,� she said.

�I love fashion and enjoy reading fashion magazines, so I put myself on the cover of one.�