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“I like to show women who exist in solitude but do not suffer” Illustrator captures the beauty of being single

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More than any other time of the year, Valentine's Day has a nasty way of dividing who is in and isn't in a relationship. As one greeting card perfectly put it - Happy Singles Awareness Day!

But as we all know, being alone doesn't (always) mean lonely.

In fact, it can be damn right fulfilling, fun and exciting, which is exactly what one illustrator has set out to capture.

Mexico-based artist Idalia Candelas uses pencil, ink and watercolour to capture how a dose of solitude isn't a bad thing.

"The theme of the loneliness has been recurring in my drawings," she tells Mic. "Even though people try to avoid [it] [out of] fear, being in that situation is increasingly common in our society."

"I like to show women who exist in solitude but do not suffer. They are not depressed or crying. Rather [they] are safe, exalting in the sense of enjoying the company of just herself."

The series titled Postmodern Loneliness was recently bound together and released as a book called Alone, and it's already a sellout success.

Candelas says she's now selling second editions of the book for $20 (approximately £13.87) plus shipping costs. 

You can send her a message on Facebook to place an order. In the meantime, take a look at why her work is taking the internet by storm...

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