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    Posted on Jun 13, 2018

    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."

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

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

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

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

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

    "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?'"

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

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

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

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

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

    "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."

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

    "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."

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

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

    Yaoyao Ma Van As / Via yaoyaomavanas.com

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