Meet Mari Andrew - a 29-year old DC-based writer and illustrator, who creates brutally honest drawings inspired by her adult life. Ever since September 2015, she has been uploading pictures of her illustrations to Instagram each day.


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"I was sort of depressed and found myself going home just to watch Netflix way more often," Andrew told Business Insider. "I wanted a creative hobby, so I thought illustrating would be an easy, enjoyable way to document little moments from my day."

Now, Andrews shares her illustrations, showing the harsh realities of adulthood, with more than 40k followers on Instagram. She's featured every topic from dream boyfriends to the people you meet while traveling. Take a look below.

If you enjoyed this article, also check out Chaz Hutton's series of illustrations inspired by adulthood.

More info: bymariandrew.com | Instagram (h/t: businessinsider, designtaxi)

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Amanda Panda 3 weeks ago

This is pretty accurate, I have space bags full of "somedays"

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Daria B 3 weeks ago

"Foreign" and "plays in a band" would apply to my teenage self actually. Ages 12-13 would be more like "has spikey hair". Late teens - early 20's → robotics engineer, scientist, professor or having another of these geeky jobs/majors. Eventually I got me my Dr.Slump. ♥

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Amanda Panda 3 weeks ago

This is like an internal #win for introverts lol

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Frimpong Poku-Dankwa 3 weeks ago

oh no... this is a horror movie in one picture!!

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Rajani Sarasan 3 weeks ago

I'm this except the last one. Everything else is it.

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Hans 3 weeks ago

The curve for falling in love is extremely sad. It should at least stay at a pretty stable tableau...if it does not, you got to do something about it!

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Hans 3 weeks ago

Bored Panda reader aged 15-99: Which animals look cute in funny situations?

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Pi... 3 weeks ago

So true. :) we forget our struggles. We should all cut ourselves some slack.

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Amanda Panda 3 weeks ago

Just don't ask WebMD anything, its almost always deadly and you must go to the hospital!

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Bettina Krumböck 3 weeks ago

ey, that cactus is alive :) (places with dieying plants are making me run ;) )

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