“Paint me like one of your French Hens” by junior Hope Garcia

April 4, 2022

For her Gold Key piece, junior Hope Garcia used a mixture of charcoal pencils for her medium to deepen the value within her illustration. As for her art style, Garcia said she typically draws realistically, but incorporated surrealism designs into her piece.

Junior Hope Garcia’s “Paint me like one of your French hens” was awarded a gold key at the Scholastic Art and Writing competition of Nebraska. Photo by Hope Garcia.

“I like to have a more realistic style,” Garcia said, “I also do a lot of surrealism, a chicken in a dress, that’s not something you really see everyday.”

According to Garcia, the inspiration for her art piece came after she stumbled upon a dress online which she wanted to integrate into her artwork.

“I saw a cool picture of a dress, and I thought, “Whoa, I want to do something with this,”Garcia said.

As for the chicken, Garcia said it was something she thought up herself, along with the title of the piece. According to Garcia, the title was originally a joke, but later became a reality when her friend encouraged her to use it for her award winning artwork. 

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