Love is in the small things. And Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Oleander captures these moments in her illustrations. Drawing inspiration from her own romantic relationship and collecting memories from people close to her, Amanda perfectly shows what love looks like when no one's watching.
Amanda is currently dating Joey Rudman. "[He] ends up drawn in most of my drawings," she told GIGGAG. "We have been together for almost 3 years. He's the sweetest man I've ever met." The artist describes the bond between them as pure magic. "Before I met Joey if anyone told me their love and relationship was like ours I wouldn't believe it. It's nothing less than amazing. We can't get enough of each other."
"I'm enthralled by the way people behave behind closed doors, intimate moments we never get to see. Those are moments that can’t really be documented because if they were, it would alter the way the person behaved. So I draw them."
Oleander claims that each of her drawings is inspired by a different concept. "I do wish that viewers take with them a sense of confidence and appreciation for the simple moments in life."
Currently, Amanda is crazy productive, meaning we can expect more of her work! She has been drawing every day for 9 months straight and working on 3 large paintings at the same time she's doing illustrations. It even reaches a point when her wrists really hurt. Scroll down to check out some of the best results of her dedication to art and upvote your favorite images!
The fur is real!
I mustache you... Is it uncomfortable?
My wife get mad if I bug her when she's doing stuff.
Grooming behaviors, people. Way back when we used to pull lice out of each other's hair. LOL!!
I have a five month old and this one is quite true to life, down to the pumping equipment and the mess of clothes. I adore the tiny hearts floating above the parents. This is so sweet.
My man is a space heater lol
Unbored Panda in the background.
Caress-O-Detector. For unknown biological reasons only available to women.
i remember doing this for my mrs, but i got frustrated with the rubbish brush they give ya, so I used one of my artist ones instead, much better job!
I always wondered why everybody wanted to have morning kisses, knowing that the they have a bad breathe.
This one is adorable, but inaccurate. My dog prefers to be RIGHT IN BETWEEN MY LEGS ahaha
Aww poor dogo just wants to play
he's as hairy as his dressing gown
everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
That's a big NOPE for me. But that's just me!
Another one. And they multiply!
She is A- taking his photo, or B- going through his phone LOL
The daily struggle: edge of the bed sleeping.
I love when my husband brushes my hair!!
I love this one
Best part of the day!
Yay you are home! :)
As someone covered in tattoos I love that some of these couples are too...
there are more stars in the sky than words spoken by all humans ever.
every dinner the first one to find a hair would shout out, it's okay, I got it.
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho is a wonderful read and very short too. One of my favourites.
Every god damn time.... And then you can not move....
The pug is not amused.