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Animated Selfie Captures the Artist in 33 Frames

Here's a selfie we actually don't mind gazing at.
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If you think your Instagram selfies are paintstaking, talk to artist James Neilson, who rendered his own visage 33 times in as many mediums to create an animated self-portrait that's actually worth gazing at. The video below documents his final product in a mesmerizing cycle of animation that seems to capture his face in every angle, color, and emotion possible, all in the span of a six-second loop.


Neilson also makes animated GIFs, including this one of Hillary Clinton as an alien, and the occasional bootylicious short film. But his animated selfie is a reflexive departure from the normally tongue-in-cheek attitude of his work.

Check out more of James Neilson's work on his website.


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