The Unspoken Side Of Long Term Relationships Revealed In 25+ Brutally Honest Illustrations
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 A&D. “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!