Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

11-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Paints Stunning Works Of Art.

It can take years for some artists to hone their artistic skills, especially when learning to master a refined skill such as a hyperrealistic art. But an 11-year-old boy by the name of Kareem Waris Olamilekan seems to have been born with a gift that is truly mind-blowing. Kareem is also known as Waspa, and he's from Lagos, Nigeria. But his paintings are so life-like that they're garnering a lot of attention from all over the world. This incredible child calls himself a "bitty artist" who would like to see his artwork displayed in a museum in the future. Meanwhile, he's learning how to fine-tune his artistic skill at Ayowole Academy of Arts and his hyperrealistic pencil work will truly blow you away.

Kareem Waris Olamilekan is a talented young artist from Nigeria who has taken the world by storm.

This artistic skill isn't new. Kareem has been drawing since he was six years old, and you'll find that the subjects he uses to draw are often portraits of people. He also likes to draw portraits of his friends as well.

Kareem Waris Olamilekan is a talented young artist from Nigeria who has taken the world by storm.

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He has quickly gained a lot of international recognition from his drawings, which are so life-like.

Kareem says that his hyperrealistic art is inspired by the world around him and everything that happens in it. He also draws things that relate to his family. But he also enjoys drawing cartoons, comics, and illustrations from newspapers or textbooks.

He has quickly gained a lot of international recognition from his drawings, which are so life-like.

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At the Ayowole Academy of Arts, Kareem is able to fine-tune his impressive artistic skills even further.

His attention to details is a gift that is quite rare for someone who is only an 11-year-old. He's also inspired by Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley, who also draws hyperrealistic artwork.

As you can see, all of Kareem's artwork happens to be full of detail and plenty of personality.

This artistic prodigy relies on simple tools to bring these art pieces to life. With the use of a pencil, he can take hyperrealism to a whole new level. But he's also not shy about trying other mediums like paint, pastel, or a ball point pen.

As you can see, all of Kareem's artwork happens to be full of detail and plenty of personality.

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You may see a lot of Kareem's drawings on paper, but that's not the only thing he uses as a canvas.

He has found more diverse surfaces to create his artwork, and these include faces and walls as well. But when you look at a face like this, you can see something, particularly in the eyes. Somehow, Kareem has managed to capture the soul of this individual and recreate it in his artwork.

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