Entertainment

Young artist draws on her talent

Tia Elsayed, 10, with her charcoal drawing of a lion.
Tia Elsayed, 10, with her charcoal drawing of a lion. Cade Mooney

WHEN a child brings artwork home from school, it's easy to assume it will be fairly basic.

Maybe some stick figures, a few dashes of colour and a nice big, bright sun.

But that's not always the case, especially for Tia Elsayed.

At just 10 years of age the Minyama girl has been painting for several years and is showing remarkable ability.

She's been going to art lessons since she was eight and her teacher Julie Bunting can't speak highly enough of her.

"Tia from the very beginning was just so into what she was doing," she said.

"She's very passionate about her work.

"She lives in that moment of bringing it to life."

This concentration, along with a healthy dose of patience is what Tia's mum Rowya thinks makes Tia so good.

"She really focuses. She finds that time for herself."

Considering the time it takes to finish one of these little masterpieces, patience is an absolute must.

"Since I was little I loved drawing and tracing," Tia said.

Her talents burst from canvases all around the Elsayed family home but perhaps nowhere more so than the enormous charcoal lion which holds pride of place in her parents' room.

She found the original photo in a magazine, then spent 10 weeks perfecting the regal beast.

Rowya said art lessons had been an expensive way to decorate their house, but it was worthwhile.

"It's worth it if it's something that she loves," she said.

"Everybody's got their own little thing and this is hers," she said.

Topics:  artist, school, student, sunshine coast


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Hanson says the "Islamisation of Australia" must stop

One Nation's pitch to woo Ipswich voters at the federal election.

One Nation is gearing up for this year's federal election

Speedster could not escape eye in the sky

CAPTURED: Polair2 captured the moment the Redbank Plains man was arrested.

A Redbank Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving

Government follows Opposition’s lead over Ipswich Mwy

GRID LOCK: The Coalition has committed $200m to fund the Ipswich Motorway upgrade between Darra and Rocklea.

FUNDS for Ipswich Motorway upgrade to be announced in federal budget

Latest deals and offers

Budget 2016: Tax on smokes to jump 50% over four years

THE tax on cigarettes will jump 50% over the next four years under a Turnbull Government budget measure, as small businesses can look to a new tax cut.

Hanson says the "Islamisation of Australia" must stop

One Nation's pitch to woo Ipswich voters at the federal election.

One Nation is gearing up for this year's federal election

Speedster could not escape eye in the sky

CAPTURED: Polair2 captured the moment the Redbank Plains man was arrested.

A Redbank Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving

Government follows Opposition’s lead over Ipswich Mwy

GRID LOCK: The Coalition has committed $200m to fund the Ipswich Motorway upgrade between Darra and Rocklea.

FUNDS for Ipswich Motorway upgrade to be announced in federal budget

Woman run over in driveway

Reported car v pedestrian at Nardoo Court, Redbank Plains.

Paramedics treat accident victim for chest injuries

WATCH: Dashcam footage shows motorway crash

FOOTAGE shared on Facebook site Dash Cam Owners Australia has revealed just why drivers need to take care on the roads over long weekends.

Ipswich crash caught on camera

Dash Cam: Roo takes on car

Kangaroo leaps car.

Kangaroo could have kept going, jumps car instead.

RACQ releases SE Qld's worst choke points

Paul Turner, RACQ

Paul Turner from RACQ talks about our worst roads at peak time.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances