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This Artist's Series About Living Alone Will Speak To Every Introvert's Soul

"Just because someone is alone doesn't mean they're lonely."

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Artist Yaoyao Ma Van As is a 35-year-old art director located in Los Angeles.

Instagram: @yaoyaomva

She has an amazing series that focuses on what it's like living alone and being in solitude.

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And damn, the color palettes she explores throughout this series perfectly captures mood and atmosphere.

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"The 'solitude' part wasn't my goal." She told BuzzFeed. "However, once in a while I would get some comments on my painting like, 'Why is she always alone?'"

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"And I started thinking, 'Just because someone is alone doesn't mean they're lonely.'"

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"I started doing these because I wanted to tell stories with my drawings, especially stories about my dog Parker."

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"Life has its ups and downs, and I hope people can see from the stories I tell in my illustrations that they're not alone in going through certain experiences in life."

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"I do go through different emotions, but I'm also not crying in the staircase every time I draw something sad or biking through nature when I'm happy. I mainly just want to improve my skills and become more well-rounded as an artist."

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You can see more of Yaoyao's work on her website and follow her work on Instagram.

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