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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…

Township Rockstar ~ Pictures Of The Pictures

Jay Carson "Township Rockstar is initiating with personal brands that are fashion icons. It collaborates with these personal brands through a product of merchandise where it makes T-shirts printed with the personal brand's face portrait picture, and every portrait picture of the personal brand has a story that elaborates the context behind the image. Recently Pictures Of The Pictures Initiative is in collaboration with Nthabiseng Muriel Mamoepa, she's personally styled by David Tlale, and she's been traveling the world showcasing her influence in the fashion industry including countries like France, United Kingdom and more."

The collaboration with Nthabiseng  has a story that elaborates context behind nthabiseng's image on the T-shirt, and the story is entitled Truth About Darkness and the story will be released on a book entitled "Pictures that tell a story book" authored by Township Rockstar, and Masesi Tsotetsi as one of the TR writers. We can say now is the time for people to see how pictures can say thousands of words through portraying the contemporary of fashion, and life. 

You can take a look at her Instagram for all the reference 

Photographer @sean.steenkam

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