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Crisco BL

My name is Sabelo Crisco Dlamini better known as Crisco BL. I’m an illustrator based in Durban. I’ve been illustrating for about a year & unlike other digital illustrators, I use my phone instead of a laptop to create my paintings.
My art is based on Depression, Anxiety & Anti Self Harm. The reason as to why I base my illustrations around these things is because I don’t think they are spoken of as much as they should be nor are they taken seriously. My illustrations or a form of self-reflection, things that I’ve gone through myself. I feel that in doing this, people can relate to my art as much as I do. 
A lot of teenagers these days go through the above mentioned and don’t have the platform to talk about it or express it. I want to make art that makes people feel like they’re not alone and that there are ways to deal with their pain.
You’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of yellow as a background in all my art. Yellow is a colour that is associated with happiness. I use the c…

Jen Jengo

I can't even remember the first moment I picked up a camera.

I just remember my art teacher telling me that my graphic design wasn't exactly on point (at all) and that I should pay more attention to photography perhaps? Not much positive feedback there either...

I don't find myself very good at articulating actual words to people. I have the thoughts all ready, but getting them out into something verbal sometimes makes me feel like I'm from space. I find solace in that my photographs definitely convey the tone and message I'm trying to get across. 

My brain is on hyper alert when it comes to colour and certain colours just evoke extreme elation. I feel so happy in that moment, that I want to share it immediately. 

I love architecture, yellow on it's own, blue water and spying on the odd neighbour. 

Photography is kinda like my means of communication.

It felt weird to hear how something that is supposed to be an expression can have a 'right' and a 'wrong'. It left me doubtful, but I continued nonetheless.

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