While living alone has its downsides, it also comes with many benefits like fewer responsibilities and less stress. You can do things your way, without worrying about what others might think. When you’re surrounded by people, you often find yourself considering their opinions and modifying your behavior. But when there’s no one around to judge you, you can indulge in all the quirky things you love. Being single and living alone can be pretty awesome, and these illustrations show exactly why.

Created by LA-based painter, illustrator, and occasional animator Yaoyao Ma Van As, this series of illustrated drawings perfectly captures the magic of living alone. From leaving your stuff everywhere to cleaning up whenever you feel like it, living alone really has its perks. Check out these delightful illustrations and don’t forget to mark your favorites!

Scroll down to enjoy Yaoyao Ma Van As’s heartwarming art and share your thoughts in the comments below!

More info: yaoyaomavanas.com

#1 Enjoying Some Peace And Quiet

#2 Playing With Your Pup

#3 Escaping Reality

#4 Working Whenever You Feel Like It

#5 Enjoying A Cup Of Tea While Watching The Rain

#6 Doing Nothing All Day

#7 Dancing Like No One Is Watching (Cause No One Is)

#8 Cuddling With Your Best Friend

#9 Binge Eating All You Want

#10 Being A Little Clumsy

#11 Bathing As Long As You Want

#12 Enjoying The Little Things

#13 Having A Carefree Sort Of Walk

#14 Having A Party With Yourself

#15 Snacking Whenever You Feel Like It Without Anyone Judging You

#16 Enjoying A Morning To Yourself

#17 Meditating Without Distractions

#18 Working The Way You Like

#19 Treating Yourself To A Whole Batch Of Cookies

#20 Enjoying Some Quality Me Time

#21 Taking Your Time In The Mornings

#22 Creating Your Own “Fine Dining” Rules

#23 Dreaming On A Rainy Day

#24 Cleaning However You Like

#25 Stretching In The Morning With The Room To Yourself

#26 Waking Up With Your Pup


#27 Taking It All In On Your Morning Walk

#28 Melting Away Your Troubles

#29 Marking Your Territory

#30 Doing Laundry Wherever You Want

#31 Trying On All Your Clothes


#32 Releasing Your Inner Artist


#33 Being By Your Pups Side

#34 Working On Your Flexibility


#35 Making A Mess

#36 Leaving Your Hair Everywhere Because You Can

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2 years ago

My dream

9 months ago

All I’m missing is the dog….in my case it was a cat….he passed. Still breaks my heart. And yes…I live alone. I have for most of my life.

8 months ago

These are all so beautiful!

8 months ago

o how i wish i have my own place yet here i am still living with parents and depression

8 months ago

Not quite alone when there’s a dog, eh?

8 months ago

I’ve never lived by myself. However, it’s also fun to have a husband who cooks me breakfast every morning before I go to work, washes my car every week, and makes me cocktails on Sunday evenings.

8 months ago

So well drawn and thought out – I loved them. Thanks for sharing your art.