Greetings my name is Chela Odol I am a portrait pencil artist residing in Brooklyn, New York. I love capturing the details of an image whether it is a person, place or pet. I discovered I was natural at sketch art at the age of 12 when my junior high school art teacher handed the class a few fashion magazines allowing the students to choose an image of our liking, I surprised everyone, no one including myself knew that i was able to draw. I took classes on shading & drawing technique much later on at the age of 20. Thank goodness for those fashion magazines in junior high school. I am currently working with my niece in arts & crafts by building miniature homes. We are creating videos through storytelling about daily life situations, children's perspectives and community relationships.