‘It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see’

– Henry David Thoreau

Painting, Illustration & Fine Art

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Rhino Watercolor Portrait


Animals & Wildlife

Notre Dame Watercolor Painting



An Avocado Watercolor Illustration



Dragon Temple Carving Watercolor Painting



Sunflowers Semi Abstract Acrylic

Acrylic Paintings

Semi Abstract

A Cat Colored Pencil Drawing

Other Media

Colored Pencil,

Charcoal Etc

Lion Dance Mural

Mural Paintings

Mountain Villa Rendering

Previous Artwork


Hi, welcome to Accacia Studio, my name is Zafrie Zainuddin, Zaf for short. I’m the artist behind Accacia Studio. I’m a visual artist and an occasional photographer based in the tropical island of Penang, Malaysia. Accacia Studio is a platform that I use to showcase my work. My watercolor pieces predominantly focus on animal art and architecture paintings; occasionally I do some food art. I’m also experimenting on other media as well, such as, colored pencils, acrylic and charcoal and I also do some mural paintings. As a photographer I just love to discover the world around me and take photos as I see them.

I studied in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. I lived in the UK for more than a decade. My passion is with art, so after a few years back in Penang I decided to go into art full time. Since my background was in urban design, it has a significant influence in my artwork and photography. Feel free to browse through the website and check out all the galleries.


Most of my artwork is video recorded whilst I was painting or drawing them. I’ll try to make time lapse videos for almost all of my artwork, so that people can watch my painting/drawing process for a particular subject. You can click on the video button on the images of the artwork in the gallery. Some of the videos can be viewed right on the website, like the ones below, or in the video gallery page. You can also visit my YouTube Channel here or click on the button below. I know it is a cliché but please like, subscribe, comment and share my videos, this will help me a lot to get more exposure.


NFT or Non-fungible token has been the talk of the world recently, with the ever expanding environment of the blockchain technology I feel that it is time for me to take the plunge. I opted for more recent and affordable option which is Solana blockchain. I went through a lot of materials on this matter and trying to find the best possible way for me to get into the nft’s craze. Here I go, I will try to market and sell my artwork as nfts on a Solana’s marketplace soon. Below are two of my collections check out the individual artwork here.


At the moment I only take commissions for pet portraits. The drawing will be an A4 size original custom hand drawn colored pencil on a high quality colored Mi Tientes paper. I’m using artist quality colored pencils (Caran Dàche colored pencils). The physical drawing will be delivered to you. I will provide a digital file with the drawing (Jpeg 1500px) and included in the package is a one minute time lapse video of the drawing (similar to the above videos).

The digital file will be sent to you once the drawing is finished which is approximately within 14 days of ordering and the time lapse video will be sent soon after. The physical drawing will be sent after the drawing process is done (as above; usually within 14 days). Note: THE PHYSICAL DRAWING IS 100% ORIGINAL.

IMPORTANT: You have to provide a HIGH QUALITY reference image of your pet.

I’m using Fiverr as a platform for my commisions, it is easier for me to manage and provide clients with better and secure service. You can click on the button below to go to my Fiverr page and order a commission there. Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any queries, using this contact form.


We were delighted with this great painting of turtles, the detail is fantastic and our daughter loved it.

Etta Jameson

Head Teacher, Tenby International Primary School, Penang

This painting of my hometown is more than I could ever have imagined. Through this painting, Zaf has reminded me of my childhood and transported me back to a simpler time.

Wendy Cuthbert


I’ve always loved elephants and this picture really captures the beauty that I love about them. I was so impressed with how Zaf has shown every single detail of each feature. It’s a lovely picture!!

Lorna Kim

Early Years Practitioner, Nassington Preschool, UK

I was so pleased to have this print. Since I was born and bred in Penang, having this print in my home means a lot to me. This collage has portrayed the multicultural heritage in Penang for centuries, one of the things that I love about Penang. Thanks Zaf.

Suresh Kumar

Teacher's Assistant, Crescendo International School

Zaf, I was both pleasantly surprised and impressed at the artwork you sent of our 3 dogs, Meg, Freddie and Obi. Not only have you detailed their looks to perfection but you have done this without seeing them in real life. You have got their exact features and colours. Fantastic and Thanks. Keep up the good work.

Steve Wilson

Engineer, Perkins Engine, UK


Suite 311 MBE Straits Quay

3G-G-3B Straits Quay

Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang

10470 Penang, MALAYSIA




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