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For too long it has been romanticised that love is in the grand gestures. Expectations of the “perfect” man or woman that strides into our lives and sweeps us off our feet sound great in fairytales or Bollywood movies (here’s looking at you Yash Raj Films), but in the real life, so many happy couples agree: love is in the little things.
Los Angeles based artist Amanda Oleander took to her illustrations to depict what love looks like when no one is watching, and it is the most adorable thing you will see today! Her work was recognised internationally, after working as the in-house illustrator for E! Entertainment, and once she started broadcasting her work on Periscope - a live streaming app, she gained over half a million followers, all of whom were absolutely in love with her art! She has been featured in several publications, including Vanity Fair and Seventeen, and we can totally see why people are touched by her illustrations.
It’s in the little moments of pure bliss with the one you love, may it be cuddled with them on a lazy Sunday morning, or doing mundane household work with each other, that we realize that love is definitely what comes in small packages, and details are everything!
Check out these illustrations that will restore your faith in personal bonds and intimacy, and let your heart fill up with a whole lotta love!
This is drawing 13/100. I have been a little delayed on the drawing a day for a 100 days challenge because my sister was in town so I just had an itinerary of places to go, things to eat and people to meet while she was here. This drawing was inspired by my little sister and @joeyrudman playing connect four the other night. Check the Instagram story for the original photo. 😊 Also, thank you for the encouraging words and letting me know how much you look forward to these drawings.. it's inspiring for me. ✨👩🏻🎨
Drawing 56/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. When you see a white hair and it reminds you how old you're getting and all of the things you wanted to have accomplished by this age. So you get your partner to come help cut them out or you pull them out yourself because.. who needs that rude reminder? ✂️✂️✂️-- So after this post I've been getting messages about how I should be proud of what I have achieved at this age, and that I'm not that old..etc. I know I'm not that old, thirties are great years and I'm looking forward to them. And I am really happy about how far I am in my career, but as a women who wants multiple kids and wants to tour the world and publish books and work an a ton of projects it gets a little messy at this age since the older I get the closer I am to my internal ticking clock of having children. I'm not ready for them but I do want them in the future and before them there's a lot I want to do, many places I want to go and things I want to accomplish. My mom got married at 23 and had me at 24. She always gave me this piece of advice: "Do what you love before you have kids, travel, spend alone time with your partner don't rush into it." I take that advice to heart and have followed it but I think it's normal to feel that pressure when I am reminded of my age. ✨
Drawing 77/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. When you plan on watching a show or movie together and you fall asleep immediately. 🤦🏻♀️ // This is inspired by last weekend when @joeyrudman and I said we were going to binge @strangerthingstv and I fell asleep after the second episode. He ended up binging until episode 5 and then rewatched them with me the next night. 😊🙈
Drawing 6/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. This is when your partner is sick and you just want to be close to them all of the time even if it means you end up sick with them. 🤢🤧 . . . Esto es cuando su pareja está enferma y solo quiere estar cerca de el/ella todo el tiempo, incluso si eso significa que terminará enfermo con ellos. 🤢🤧 . . Check out the time lapse of this drawing in my IG story. P.S.S I just realized the characters look like my sister and my best friend’s mom 😅 I posted a photo of them on my IG story too. . . 📱Link in bio for prints and originals 📬
79/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. Your relationship has reached a new level if you change your tampon with them in the room. 💁🏻 ///This drawing is another version from the drawing I did digitally in 2015 for @eentertainment I will post the older one in my story with the link to see the whole article of "Gross things people do that are in love. " I had this concept brewing since 2013 in my sketchbook. In 2014 when I went in for my interview I showed them my illustrations of this and I think it helped get me that job.
Drawing 76/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. This is when he/she finally lets you get that blackhead out! // The painting on the wall is a drawing of an original painting I made of @afashionnerd. If you want to see the process and us hanging out in my studio check out the livestream on periscope. Also, today I'll give you guys a tour of my at home art studio on my Instagram story! Thank you to all of you who share my art with the world, because of you I'm able to do what I love for a living❤️💕😭 -- Happy Friday! Oh and one more thing! I'm shipping out your drawing orders from this week out today! 📬
Drawing 80/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. When you can't wait to eat but you love them so much so you let them have the first bite (or last). 🍕This drawing is inspired by the very talented couple @itsjessandrea and @logic 🎙
Drawing 96/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. ❤️Thankful // Thank you to everyone that has shared my art with their family and friends, because of you I am able to create everyday, for that I am thankful.
There goes my heart all warm and fuzzy with feelings. Such simple illustrations and so little said, yet such a potent and heartwarming message in each of them!
What does love look like, to you? Let us know!