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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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@cailynresweber September 2018

Amazing can you decorate all of my home😍

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@riga.fm September 2018

Well hella creative💡💡

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@potatoqueenzt September 2018

Did she just look at my up and down

@jeanesilva015 September 2018

Nossa muito legal

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@siham_see_ham October 2018

👍😮 extraordinary ❤❤

@mayy.dayy October 2018

This is beyond incredible

@marielisemarty October 2018

Superbe création....l'art a ça de magique, créer, inventer....j'adore....✌🌞☀♥

@wlwrncelance_ October 2018

It was awesome!

@shrfy3609 October 2018

افرین بسیار عالی

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@mattparrish_ October 2018

My team and i are working on a few business projects in london, we should connect!

@gudik11 last month

Я тоже очень люблю рисовать )) карандашом.

@mauricioreyesaranda last month

I am mauricio reyes artis from cuba. just i want to say you good work.

@maks_kisko last month

Искусство ✌🏼😀✌🏼

@rahel.haile.9081 last month

What! you b**w my mind it's ...💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

@maks_kisko last month

Искусство ✌🏼😀✌🏼

@carlawernermusic last month

You're incredible!

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@robertsjimmer 4 weeks ago

You and i have the same interest. i my spare time i grab a pencil and pad a stratemore pad & draw faces of people. i'm just practicing, getting tips from books and what i learned.

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@aye_bitch.ass 2 weeks ago

Boo 👍✌️😙🎅

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