Thabiso Hlela is an upcoming artist from Bulwer, South Africa. He’s doing realistic pencil drawing using Charcoal, Graphite and Pastels. He started his journey of drawing in 2020. His goal is to become the best at what he’s started doing as he keeps his practice routine. Thabiso loves to go out in nature, and fell in love with animals. He is inspired by other artists’ work, nature and his love for drawing.
What’s the purpose or goal of your work?
Thabiso: For my work to be featured in big art galleries across the world. I want to bring hyper-realism in my work, and teach these kids who are growing what I can teach them, what I’ll have learned.
Who is your favorite Artist/Writer and why?
Thabiso: Jono Dry. I have been learning from his tutorial videos on YouTube, he makes drawing looks easy, he’s drawings are hyper-realism and that is my dream to bring hyper-realism in my work.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as a Creative?
Thabiso: Do no do it for money, do it for yourself. Be The best that they can’t ignore you.
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