Love Is In The Little Things And These Heartwarming Illustrations Are Proof!

Love Is In The Little Things And These Heartwarming Illustrations Are Proof!

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!

1. The cuddles that make you believe in the fairytale kinda love


Drawing 48/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge. Back rubs and head rubs are the best. // This is inspired by @joeyrudman and I.

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2. Intense game nights with bae - hell yes!

3. Love is about ganging up against those solitary strands of grey hair, together!


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. ✨

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4. When you love to binge watch, but sleep just doesn’t give up!

5. Love is taking care of them when they’re sick, even if it means sharing their germs

6. Because all you need is time with the one you love to recharge your batteries!

7. When love reaches comfort levels where even boundaries of personal space go out the window!

8. Love is obsessing over gross, but relatable things, together - one pop at a time!

9. When there’s no one else you’d rather share your junk food with

10. Because a quiet moment spent loving, is worth a million lives lived unloved


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!