Eliza’s pencil sketch impresses art competition judges

Talented youngster Eliza Salam was crowned second in the Under 16s category of the Paint The Town competition.

Eliza, nine, from Blackburnshowed off her art skills when she drew a pigeon in Blackburn town centre.

She said: “I was going to draw The Mall but I thought it would be too hard. Instead, I decided to draw a pigeon.

“The pigeon had lots of marks on it so it was quite difficult. I think the eyes were the easiest bit.

“I drew it in pencil and shaded the darker bits and smudged the lighter parts. Usually I like to draw people.”

Eliza entered the competition after hearing about it from her dad – and said she was very excited to come out and draw in the town centre on the day.

Eliza was presented with a certificate at the Paint The Town Prize Awards and Exhibition, cheered on by her family.

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