A new student to the Academy's Teen Program this past semester, Thirla Alagala had a good start and made a strong impression with the designs she was creating. Thirla spent most of her time in class focusing on drawing female characters. Here's a sample of a few of her designs. Click on the picture for a better view.
Thirla has a delicacy to her work that creates an appealing aspect to the images she comes up with. In the examples above, she renders her characters with a gentle hand while establishing strong tonal relationships in places where it's needed such as the hair and shadow areas. Her subtle control is commendable.
Thirla shows a lot of promise with her art. Looking forward to what she'll be coming up with in the future.