Meet Kareen Waris Olamilekan (also known as Waspa), an 11-year-old artist from Lagos, Nigeria, who is quickly gaining international recognition for his life-like drawings. This talented young man is currently studying at Ayowole Academy of Arts, calls himself a “bitty artist”, and dreams about seeing his works in a museum someday.
The main subject of his hyperrealistic works is usually portraits, although he sometimes goes beyond them, too
“I draw my friends. I draw cartoons, comics. I draw illustrations from textbooks and newspapers”
Every drawing that Kareen creates stuns people with the details that are not very common for an 11-year-old
Kareen says that his inspiration comes from everything that’s happening around him, especially his family
He also reflects a lot on two of his artistic idols – Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley and Italian master Michelangelo