|Another Twist In My Sobriety|
My name is Sylvester Fihla, a self-taught artist who was born in 1989 in Port Elizabeth and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Ever since I was a child I loved to create things that would be considered artistic. Although I’ve tried several styles of art, portraits have always been my favourite subjects to draw.
Lately I absolutely love to portray the human face and forms with pencils only and capture that person’s spirit on paper. It’s amazing how much you can learn about someone by drawing and observing their facial features.
My lifestyle is loosely based on art and design and since I love art it has become one of my dreams and aspirations to become an artist. I love to draw and create things which is the reason why I have chosen to study graphic design because I am artistic, creative, innovative and I am very enthusiastic about art.
In 2009 I enrolled at a University where I learnt and still learn a lot of new techniques to improve my pencil skills. The more experienced I became, the more techniques I developed myself. People got really interested in how I drew certain features of the human face.
One thing I’ve learnt through the years is that you can achieve anything if you truly believe in yourself and enjoy doing the things that you love to do without hurting anyone else. (: I am grateful for being able to make people smile by showing the things I create.
Current Residence: Cape Town, South Africa
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Dubstep and Metal
Favourite style of art: Pop Art, Portrait Art
Favourite cartoon character: Nathan Explosion Metalocalypse
Personal Quote: Just do It!!!!!