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.


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Amanda is currently dating Joey Rudman. "[He] ends up drawn in most of my drawings," she told Bored Panda. "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!

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Aqua Sky 3 months ago

I mustache you... Is it uncomfortable?

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Hans 3 months ago

The fur is real!

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birdhouse 3 months ago

My wife get mad if I bug her when she's doing stuff.

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Jennifer Farley 2 months ago

Grooming behaviors, people. Way back when we used to pull lice out of each other's hair. LOL!!

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AIA 3 months ago

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.

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Jade Lynn 3 months ago

My man is a space heater lol

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Hans 3 months ago

Unbored Panda in the background.

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Hans 3 months ago

Caress-O-Detector. For unknown biological reasons only available to women.

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stellermatt 3 months ago

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!

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C 3 months ago

This one is adorable, but inaccurate. My dog prefers to be RIGHT IN BETWEEN MY LEGS ahaha

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