M'sian artist paints portraits of World Cup stars with football

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Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi has marked the World Cup kick-off by painting the portraits of three stars of this year’s competition with a soccer ball.

“I think my painting skills are okay, but my soccer skills are questionable as you can see from the video,” the 28-year-old wrote on her Facebook page of her latest masterpiece.

It depicts Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil’s Neymar and Argentina’s Lionel Messi.

The current video of her creation, like the artist’s earlier ones, has drawn praise from netizens, Malaysian daily The Star reported.

The Sabah-born artist is known for YouTube videos of her creating art pieces using everyday materials such as basketball, socks, bamboo sticks, chopsticks and food items.

Among her works are a portrait of Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei which was made out of shuttlecocks, and a portrait of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi made from 2,000 dyed carnations.

Jackie Chan portrait

Most recently, she made a portrait of actor and martial arts master Jackie Chan from bamboo chopsticks.

Her breakthrough project was in Jan 2012 when she used a basketball dipped in red paint to create a portrait of former Chinese NBA star Yao Ming.

Source: The Star