A Malaysian man recently went viral for selling portraits of people that he deliberately drew badly, and the best part is… he has sold almost 200 units in less than a week!
Speaking to SYOK, Adib Afdzal said he got the idea when he came across a seller on an online shopping platform selling inspirational quotes.
Photo via Twitter (Adib Afdzal)
“I was editing a poster for my company at that time using photoshop and I thought, why not sell my art on Shopee,” he said.
The first few days, there was no response, but then he started getting orders after his artwork went viral on TikTok.
Amongst his artwork includes portraits of famous people such as the prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, actress and entrepreneur, Neelofa, and badminton athlete, Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
Using only a mouse, Adib charges RM0.50 for a black and white sketch or RM0.80 for a coloured version, and customers only need to send him a photo that they want to be sketched!
So cheap, right?
“I have sold almost 200 units and garnered over RM100 in sales, which all started from that first RM0.50. I was shocked at first and touched that there are people who even complimented and appreciated my work!
“I’m glad that my artwork is able to cheer those who are feeling down due to the Movement Control Order,” he said.
This is amazing! Thank you for making people happy with your art, Adib!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat