And just like that, January gives way to February. Here are the best Malaysian artworks which we’ve come across to celebrate the first month of 2017! They come in all shapes, colors, sizes and commemorate a myriad of occasions, events and moments. Majority of these artworks were spotted and picked at the Doodle Malaysia – Do you doodle? Facebook group!

*** Fun Fact: The Facebook group linked above is the best local social media platform to join if you’re looking for a Malaysian Facebook art community consisting of supportive bunch of artists (young and old, male and female, beginners and masters, artists and viewers) who enjoy sharing and loving each other’s artworks.  

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Darth Maul created using ONLY color pencils and ink pen! Artwork by Superdoofus.

A watercolor experiment by Jiwo. We love how surreal and dreamlike this piece is :)

A watercolor experiment by Jiwo. We love how surreal and dreamlike this piece is 🙂

Majority of Sanuri Zulk Illustration's artworks are in black & white. The artist says he prefers these two colors for two reasons; the materials are cheap and easy to find and painting is not his strength.

Majority of Sanuri Zulk Illustration‘s artworks are in black & white. The artist says he prefers these two colors for two reasons; the materials are cheap and easy to find and painting is not his strength.

Created using markers on tracing paper, the secret behind the creation of this gorgeous piece is tons of mistakes according to Nazrin Latipi. What do you see when you look at this piece?

Created using markers on tracing paper, the secret behind the creation of this gorgeous piece is tons of mistakes according to Nazrin Latipi. What do you see when you look at this piece?

A mixture of ink on paper and digital colouring, Nicholas Quah shows how Darth Vader captures the imagination of people through this simple yet gorgeous artwork.

A mixture of ink on paper and digital colouring, Nicholas Quah shows how Darth Vader captures the imagination of people through this simple yet gorgeous artwork.

The Art of Rizal Paperbag Head is another artist who uses ink to invoke surrealism in his art. This one is simply titled, "Pokok".

The Art of Rizal Paperbag Head is another artist who uses ink to invoke surrealism in his art. This one is simply titled, “Pokok”.

Muhammad Ridzuan cartoonises Malaysian food! Check out the roti canai! :D

Muhammad Ridzuan cartoonises Malaysian food! Check out the roti canai! 😀

Galaxies created out of pastels. Ilianamelukis says she's extremely biased towards these colors.

Galaxies created out of pastels. Ilianamelukis says she’s extremely biased towards these colors.

Chuppy Lim dubs this the Eco Fish!

Chuppy Lim dubs this the Eco Fish!

"Places of worship tends to have works of art that takes incredible skill levels to create. Just sketching them taxes me. Imagine sculpting them out of stone." Stan CH Lee says.

“Places of worship tends to have works of art that takes incredible skill levels to create. Just sketching them taxes me. Imagine sculpting them out of stone.” Stan CH Lee says.

Here is Michelle Francis's minimalistic take on Maleficent!

Here is Michelle Francis‘s minimalistic take on Maleficent!

Check out Ikuwashi 衣谷化十's art project, a story about a cute flute playing bear with an afro wig :D

Check out Ikuwashi 衣谷化十‘s art project, a story about a cute flute playing bear with an afro wig 😀

"Mimpi" or in English, "Dreams" is a very simple yet dreamlike piece of artwork by Muhammad Faisal Kassim.

“Mimpi” or in English, “Dreams” is a very simple yet dreamlike piece of artwork by Muhammad Faisal Kassim.

Happy Boy is all set for Chinese New Year! :D

Happy Boy is all set for Chinese New Year! 😀

We had to do a double take on Nasir Artwork's art. Created only by color pencils, the artwork looks extremely life-like!

We had to do a double take on Nasir Artwork‘s art. Created only by color pencils, the artwork looks extremely life-like!

This is the second artwork for this year by The Art of Wallace Destiny. Are you excited for Wonder Woman just as he is? :D

This is the second artwork for this year by The Art of Wallace Destiny. Are you excited for Wonder Woman just as he is? 😀

The artist behind this image is Joshua Lim, who channels depression into an art-form. Here's more on his art process.

The artist behind this image is Joshua Lim, who channels depression into an art-form. Here’s more on his art process.

"There were so many mistakes including the pen bleeding into her face" Michelle Yesudas says. But all we see is perfection in this surreal artwork!

“There were so many mistakes including the pen bleeding into her face” Michelle Yesudas says. But all we see is perfection in this surreal artwork!

Jerome Liew Chai inks, paints and documents the Chinese New Year festivities at Kuala Lumpur.

Jerome Liew Chai inks, paints and documents the Chinese New Year festivities at Kuala Lumpur.

Tuyuk pokes fun at Jamal Yunus. The red-shirt leader's recent ice cream antics has led many to wonder if he is a performer or troublemaker. What are your thoughts?

Tuyuk pokes fun at Jamal Yunus. The red-shirt leader’s recent ice cream antics has led many to wonder if he is a performer or troublemaker. What are your thoughts?

Calling it "A Braided Woman", Izwan Shah says the painting was inspired by someone very close to him <3

Calling it “A Braided Woman”, Izwan Shah says the painting was inspired by someone very close to him <3

We would love to take this opportunity to wish our readers a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year! Art by Jean Lynn Chang :)

We would love to take this opportunity to wish our readers a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year! Art by Jean Lynn Chang 🙂

But ofcourse, there are more awesome artworks which were created in January 2017! Think we’ve missed a few or would love to submit an artwork for the month of February? Drop us an email to editors@eksentrika.com or simply comment below!