This artist sums up commuting in Metro Manila through pixel art

It’s a sad reality we live in
ILLUSTRATION: Paul Timothy Sabado

The Internet is a gold mine of artwork, and we stumbled across a self-taught digital artist named Paul Timothy Sabado, aka Sab, a 17-year-old student who makes the most relatable pixel art about real-life situations in the city. He’s even got a series that’s solely dedicated to rainy-day situations, which, of course, involves the hassle of commuting in Manila.

Here’s a series of artwork that revolves around the MRT: 

That long line just to get inside the train station? #relate

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Here are some featuring other forms of transport:

We can’t help but pore over the little details: Sab drew people on their phones waiting for the time to pass, passengers of different ages in one jeepney, and even a man sleeping on the bus on the way home.

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Of course, commuting isn’t complete without a little walking exercise.

A lot of us are used to avoiding puddles and getting our shoes and socks soaked. 

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Sab also creates art about daily Pinoy situations in Manila.

Behold, scenes that we see on the streets every day: Kids taking a shower in the rain, carinderia and street-food stands, computer shops, and convenience stores. 

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NOTE: This article first appeared on . Minor edits have been made.

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