Published: 14:07, 10 May 2021
| Updated: 14:15, 10 May 2021
Three pupils from two schools in Kent have been named runners-up in an international children's competition.
Izzy Rowlands, 10, and 12-year-old Sasha Llewellyn from Saint Ronan’s School in Hawkhurst were recognised while 12-year-old Seb Ford, of Rose Hill School in Tunbridge Wells, also finished as a runner-up.
Sasha and Seb took part in the Year 7 to 8 category, and Izzy was involved in the Year 5 and 6 category.
They were taking part in the international iArt 2021 competition, which received 168 entries from children with their creative depictions of jewellery, people and materials.
The pupils will receive Amazon vouchers, as well as recognition in the iArt 2021 brochure alongside the other 27 finalists.
Sasha took inspiration from her mum and drew using pencils on cartridge paper.
She said: “I have always admired my mother's engagement ring and found it an interesting subject to draw.
“I used pencils in a range, from 2B to 10B, to create the contrasting tones.
“Getting the reflection of the diamond was a challenge, but I feel so proud.”
“In school, we have been looking at how to draw metal,” said Izzy who drew a silver key, also using pencil on cartridge paper.
“I really like this antique key artefact, as I knew I could use tone and highlights to make a realistic drawing.
“I worked on grey paper as the middle tones would already be there as a starting point.”
Seb took to sculpting and his submission, "The Arab", was made up of ceramic with oxide glaze.
He said: “To start off, I made a hollow dome of clay and applied more with a slip to create the facial features.
“I used a wide variety of tools to achieve this.
“When I was doing the turban, I had to focus extremely hard and pay attention to the detail, created by the folds and the shapes of the fabric.
“Towards the end, all I had to do was add extra detail to the face.
“My teacher was able to fire the completed product for me to glaze it.”
The competition first started in 2013.