In April this year I received the great news that I was nominated as an official nominee to receive an INAP (International Naturally Autistic People) award. The INAP celebrates the talents of autistic people and the awards ceremony would take place in Vancouver during the 8th Annual World Autism Festival from September 28th to October 4th. I was a nominee in the category of visual arts representing Canada.
On Sunday night October 1st, very early in the morning, I flew to Vancouver to attend the awards ceremony. I couldn’t attend the World Autism Festival the whole week, because that was just too expensive. The awards ceremony started at 4pm with a meet and greet, red carpet media coverage, and interviews. I met amazing people from Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan and many other countries. It was amazing. At 6pm the awards ceremony itself began. There were many performances of artists who were also official nominees. The awards were divided into a few different categories — visual arts, performing arts, excellence in technology and great work done by individuals and organizations for the autistic community. I won the the third prize in the category of visual arts. The second prize went to an artist from the Philippines and the first to an artist from Taiwan.
It was an amazing experience and I hope to be there again next year.
The last few weeks I have been working on a pencil portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch. It was quite a while ago since I drew a portrait of a person, so I decided to draw Cumberbatch as Sherlock. I love the BBC’s Sherlock TV series. I’m not selling prints of this drawing, because I don’t own the copyright of the photo I’ve been using as a reference. Some day I hope to give this drawing to Benedict Cumberbatch himself.
I’m working on something totally different for a change. It’s been a while since I’ve made a pencil drawing of a human face. I’m a huge fan of the Sherlock BBC TV series, so I decided to draw Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock. I hope you like it so far, and I hope to give it to Benedict Cumberbatch some day when it’s finished.
I finished my baby elephant pencil drawing. I’ve had a lot of fun with all the tiny details and the cracks of his skin. I’m quite happy with the result, I think he looks very cute and happy.
The original is listed for sale on my website Remrov’s Artwork and prints are also available on Fine Art America.
The last month and a half I have been working on a pencil drawing of a brown bear. I lost track of how many hours I have been working on it exactly, but I did take a two week break while I was visiting my mom in the Netherlands. I’ve had a lot of fun with this drawing, because a bear had been on my ‘to draw’ list for quite some time.
The original drawing is 18 by 24 inch and it’s for sale. Have a look at my website Remrov’s Artwork for more information. Prints are also available, along many other cool products with the drawing on it, on Fine Art America.
Down here you can see me working on the drawing with my feathered friend Pilaf as my personal coach.
And here you can see the finished bear drawing. On my Remrov’s Artwork Facebook Page I always post a lot of progression photos of my drawing, so come over and follow me there as well.
The last few weeks I have been working hard on a new drawing. This time of a brown bear. A bear has been on my ‘to draw’ list for quite some time now, so I’m really happy working on this fellow. I just started with the background. I hope you like it so far.
I have finished a new pencil drawing, a wolf. In total it took me around 70 hours and I’ve had a lot of fun with it.
The regional drawing is listed for sale on my website: Remrov’s Artwork, and prints are also available on Fine Art America 🙂