15 Illustrations That Perfectly Capture The Beauty Of Young, Modern Love

I’m incredibly, incredibly unromantic. I’m the kind of person who watches romantic comedies and turns her nose up just a little. But then I came across Yao Yao Ma Van As Instagram account and realised that maybe, just maybe, it’s not the romance that I hate. It’s the cliches that sometimes come with it. It’s the century-old ideas of fancy dinners and a million roses (basically, just dead flowers). Her illustrations, though? They’re honest and capture those tiny, supposedly unimportant bits of romance. And it’s beautiful.


That timeless look of longing.

“Call me when you get there” #illustration

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A step away from the world to go old school with your romance.

“You play and I’ll sing” #dailysketch

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I’ll stand by you, through sickness and in health.

“…But you’ll feel better!” #dailysketch

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Different contexts, different reactions.

When love distracts you from work. 🙂

Surprise kiss #illustration

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Romantic dinners have a new meaning 🙂

“What did I tell you, they’re good right?” #dailysketch

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To the people we celebrate.

The small moments that go them to bigger ones.

Is there anything quite like exploring nature with the person you love?

Worth the trip #dailysketch

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Trying to transcend distance with technology.

Breakfast-dinner date #illustration

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This. “Global” food, under the stars.

Just wanna gaze at you #dailysketch

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And sometimes, step back into the modern world :’)

Total concentration #dailysketch

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A quiet space in a busy world.

“You come here often?” #dailysketch #laundromat #sketchoftheday

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Let’s have our own special waterfall.

Modern family.

Lazy Sunday morning #sketchoftheday

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