The One Direction singer uploads his artwork to Twitter

Zayn Malik thrilled fans when he shared one of his drawings with them yesterday.

The One Direction singer, 21, rarely Tweets so it was pretty exciting for his followers to see him post the felt-tip scribble of a bearded man.

Zayn‘s caricature also sported a pair of sunglasses, a dangly earring, a tie and a messy ‘do and the words: ‘Bad Hair Day…’ had been written next to it.

‘Sorry I haven’t been on in a while thought I would do a drawing for you, what do you think? :-),’ keen artist Zayn captioned the portrait.

Zayn – who’s engaged to Little Mix‘s Perrie Edwards – is very busy travelling around on 1D‘s Where We Are world tour and played in Barcelona, Spain last night.

But he’s also managed to find the time to squeeze in a few songwriting sessions with producer Naughty Boy, who’s very impressed with his lyrical skills.

‘We’ve done something that might be a One Direction single. Me and Emeli Sandé wrote it, and Zayn wrote on it too,’ Naughty Boy, 29 – real name Shahid Khan – tells Capital FM.

‘It does sound like them, but it sounds like the natural next them. They are all becoming their own unique person, so that’s when you get the best songs.

‘I’m encouraging him to be a great songwriter.’

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Anna Duff