This Malaysian artist is receiving praise for his talented sketch of Dr Noor Hisham

Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah has become a household name in Malaysia.

The Health Director-General has been one of the main faces of Malaysia’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

And it’s undeniably thanks to him that the country has managed to decrease the number of reported COVID-19 cases to single digits.

Get to know the brilliant doctor who’s leading Malaysia’s fight against coronavirus.

So it’s really no surprise that many Malaysians look up to the doctor.

What is surprising is the beautiful and soulful portrait of Noor Hisham by this talented local Malaysian artist.

In an interview with the Malay Mail, artist Luqman Hakim said he had been planning for many months to draw a tribute portrait of the doctor.

And inspiration sparked in a Starbucks outlet.

The talented artist Luqman Hakim. IMAGE: @DGHisham

“Suddenly I got an idea, instead of using normal paper, why not just draw the portrait of him on a Starbucks cup,” he said to the Malay Mail.

It took him roughly an hour to finish the portrait while he was at the Starbucks outlet.

Luqman was surprised and touched by the positive feedback and praise he had received since his artwork went viral on Malaysian social media through his friend’s Twitter post.

“I felt like I wanted to cry after the pain and challenges that I’ve gone through, all the struggles as an autistic artist.”

You can find Noor Hisham’s portrait and many more amazing artworks on Luqman’s Twitter and Facebook page.

The Director-General himself tweeted out a thank you to Luqman.

Even Starbucks Malaysia noticed his talented portrait and praised his art!

This is definitely not the first time Dr. Noor Hisham has received fan art though.

Other artists have also made beautiful portraits.

Like this one artist who made a portrait of the Director-General, not by drawing but by using 4219 screws.

There have even been enamel pins dedicated to the brave doctor.

And this black and white portrait accompanied by a harmonica cover of “Gemilang.”

Amazing work everyone!

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