Waqas Ahmad Shaiq
O wow… it’s my perfect reflection on the canvass… is it really sketched by you? Seems a picture taken with a digital camera… You have exceptional skills…. These are some of the comments made by people after seeing their own portrait sketched by Waqas Ahmad Shaiq, a God gifted artist, a fun loving human being and a talented entrepreneur. Waqas has made the portraits of national and international head of states and renowned politicians. His attitude towards learning art and painting on canvass pushed him to sit in the company of senior artist at his school age. Waqas never attended any formal session to learn painting and making sketches. He used to discuss with the senior artists around him about making good sketches and kept on practicing at home.
Waqas completed his graduation from University of Punjab, only because of the pressure from his parents, and then started his career as a professional artist. “My parents felt honored during an unveiling ceremony of the six feet portrait of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. Everybody in the ceremony surrounded me and my parents in the inaugural hall. That day changed the mind of my parents and they started supporting me in my passion for art” said Shaiq while talking to Engineering Cap.
Do what you love to and get Noticed
Waqas has been recognized at 10th number in the list of “Ten Most Talented Artists around the World” in 2017 and is the only artist in the list from Asia. This selection was made by Topteny which is based in New York. After getting this honor, Nawaz Sharif, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan called on him and congratulated on his marvelous achievement.
Waqas is very much popular figure on social media and have more than hundred thousand followers on facebook alone. He believes that he neither need any government support or a designation nor he has any sort of greed in his mind. Honesty and seriousness to achieve goals are his strengths which led to success. Waqas starts his work on time, be it rain, a storm or any other situation, he reaches at his spot on time and give his maximum to his artwork.