Love hides in little things, in small moments of intimacy: snuggling together on the couch after a long day, falling asleep while watching a movie or even much more “unpleasant” things, like waxing your partner’s back.
Love and intimacy according to the drawings of Amanda Oleander
This illustrator shows us the intimacy of couples, what they do when no one sees them, and what love between them really shows. Although books and movies have accustomed us to great trips, requests for gifts or surprise gifts, true love, the real one, is appreciated in other details.
Sharing the couch, bed, nudity, or bathroom; having a pedicure, brushing hair or waxing the back are gestures that show that two people really feel comfortable with each other.
Amanda represents couples at home, completely relaxed, enjoying the daily routine. Not in the most glamorous moments, but in the most sincere ones. She herself assures that she is inspired by her own relationship and the couples of friends and family that she knows to carry them out.
His quirky illustrations are influenced by artists like Amedeo Modigliani, Alice Neel, Picasso, and Tim Burton, as well as the cartoons he grew up with, such as the Rugrats and The Thornberrys.
In addition, the artist seeks to awaken feelings in people when viewing her works and claims to feel especially fascinated by human behavior.
But it is not only limited to the scope of the couple, as we can see on his Instagram account, it also represents love in other situations: friendship, towards a pet or even towards oneself.
Because it is those little things, the little details of everyday life, that show true love. Love yourself and everything around you.