Thando Kubheka is a 24 year old aspiring illustrator and digital designer. Born in Soweto, and based in Alberton, Thando’s illustrations are unique and dynamic with an extraordinary blend of detail, texture and color.
My work serves as a symbol of my underlying subconscious activities or dialogues, the truest expression of what I’m really feeling, either at the time or just in general. I pay a lot of attention to the facial expressions of the reference images I pick because that’s sort of like the window that directly portrays how I’m feeling to the viewer.
Collaborating with other artists is very important, especially in our developing country. Not only do they help promote one another, and that there is strength in unity, I find collaborating as a form of sharing knowledge between two or more creatives. That’s where the gold really is for me.