There is sanctity to be found in solitude, and Mexico City–based illustrator Idalia Candelas captures that perfectly.
The 40-year-old is a graphic designer by trade and just got into illustrating two years ago.
In an illustration project called "Postmodern Loneliness," Candelas captures the beauty of living alone.
Candelas told BuzzFeed about the inspiration behind the project.
"This project is me trying to communicate my idea of loneliness. It was derived from the time I lived alone. The thing I want to convey is the fact that living alone is not bad; it can be enjoyable."
The drawings are slated to be published in a book titled Solo, which shows women living everyday moments and enjoying their own company.
Candelas described the process to BuzzFeed. "First, I make a small script of the whole concept [and] after that work up the sketches. My technique is pencil, ink, and watercolor. I also do them in black and white to bring a little melancholy."
After the project was featured by prominent Mexican media outlets, Candelas said she received positive responses from all over the world. "I am excited but very grateful. Now I feel the responsibility to strive more in my work."
She also said many people have told her that they identify with the subjects in the drawings.
Candelas went on to reiterate the message she is trying to convey through her art.