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Monde Mabaso, a 23-year-old illustrator, has been drawing since he can remember. He fell in love with the art after a primary school teacher complimented him on his techniques. Encouraged by this, Mabaso has kept the ink flowing and after graduating from the University of Johannesburg, he is hopeful that Design Indaba's 2016 Emerging Creatives campaign will be a springboard for his budding career.
Your Tumbler account, “Mr. High Art” showcases fashion and photography rather than illustration, why is this?
I studied Communication Design at the University of Johannesburg, which comprised of photography, fine art, and graphic design. I use my photography to document my surroundings and illustrate my images from that.