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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…

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I was born and bred in the desert country known as Namibia. I moved to South Africa in 2012 when I started my tertiary education journey. 

It started in the small town of Potchefstroom where I studied music at the university of Potchefstroom. I then moved to the western Cape, Somerset West in 2013 where I then completed my degree in musical theatre at a college known as Pneumatix. I then decided that I wanted to get my advanced levels in dance as well so I moved over the the Waterfront theatre college in 2016 and will be graduating at the end of 2017 with my advanced level in modern, tap, ballet and jazz.

I've been asked by the theatre Gate69 in Bree street to be one of the dancers in their show currently running which started the 14th of February and will be closing on the 30th of June

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