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Video by @ts_abe
“i adore drawing. i’m obsessed with it,” says t.s abe (@ts_abe ), a 28-year-old british artist who creates short looping videos of her pencil-and-paper self-portraits. “i’d been making traditional pencil self-portraits for over a decade before i decided to pick up my camera and shoot with the intention of creating a portrait in motion,” says abe, who lives in west london. “i shoot the footage of whatever i’ve seen in my head, play around with it on my computer to find the perfect loop, and then draw the frames—typically six to 20 of them.”
she’s been a full-time illustrator for more than three years, but abe doesn’t take the creative freedom for granted. “making a living from drawing is still mind-blowing to me,” she says. “drawing is so comforting — being able to distill the peculiar and confusing experience of life into something exacting.”
see abe’s creative process 👀 — today on our story.

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@little.bee_88 Yesterday

Wow.. amazing!

@contact_apurba Yesterday

Awesome animation.

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Did she just s***w me

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Weloveyou waaaaah #blackskins1_2

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So good

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@jdm_massoterapeuta 23 hours ago

Muito top

@hillarychilufya 23 hours ago

Keep up with your work.

@danil_esakov_ 21 hours ago

Wow ! Круто !

@just_bits 19 hours ago

It's amazing. love it 👌👌👌❤️

@frosildapolena 16 hours ago

So beautiful drawings! ❤

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@veralu_ribeiro07 13 hours ago

Very nice 😍

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What's that

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@jeep_girl_dani mood

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@foreveralexaa all 8 hours long.

@_fatma_bags_ 8 hours ago

Очень круто ✨

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@jaxmila 7 hours ago

@shammarian oh, das sehe ich jetzt aber als kompliment, danke 😌😋

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Belajarko @holynaldy

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