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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…

Kornilios Victoria

I am Kornilios Victoria; an up-and-coming artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Pretoria. I am also a professional night owl and lone wolf, and I have been night owling and lone wolfing for a few years now.

I wouldn’t say I have a specific style because I enjoy working and experimenting with different materials and mediums and processes which translate to work that is different from each other. However I try to maintain a consistent theme throughout these different mediums.

My recent work explores the relationship between two siblings, as well as personal identity. I try to ask different questions about the journey I took to adulthood along with my sister, as well as what the future may hold for us as young, black individuals.

I am mostly driven by fear, and not fear in a” The Walking Dead” kind of way, its fear of not living to my fullest potential or being in full control of what I represent.

A question I get asked a lot is where I see myself in the next few years, that’s a very hard question to answer because I can’t really pinpoint a certain "place". For me it’s about: How many places can I be in and still being as engaged and eager to improve as I feel now? If I get to a certain place, can I take a 180 and still feel good about it?

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