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These 25 Brutally Honest Illustrations Capture The Magic Of Long Term Relationships

These 25 Brutally Honest Illustrations Capture The Magic Of Long Term Relationships

Los Angeles based contemporary fine artist Amanda Oleander captures the unspoken little moments that take place behind a closed door in her latest illustration series.

While romcoms have glamorized big romantic gestures way more than they deserve to be, in reality, it's the small unspoken details that truly make or break a relationship. Shower your partner with all the riches in the world but at the end the day, it's the gentle caresses, unexpected kisses, looks from across a crowded room, and the snuggles that make your bond stronger. This is exactly what Los Angeles based contemporary fine artist Amanda Oleander aimed to capture in her most recent illustrations, depicting the unspoken little moments that take place behind a closed door.



 

In August last year, Amanda tied the knot with the love of her life, Joey Rudman. Speaking to Bored Panda a few months before the couple exchanged vows, she revealed how her now-husband has been featured in many of her illustrations over the years. "He's the sweetest man I've ever met. 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 with their significant others we never get to see. Those are moments that can’t be documented because if they were, it would alter the way the person behaved. So I draw them."



 

In addition to her own romantic relationship, Amanda draws inspiration from those of her friends and loved ones and illustrating unspoken moments from these relationships in the hopes of reminding people that it's the small things that count. "I do wish that viewers take with them a sense of confidence and appreciation for the simple moments in life," she said. Check out 25 of Amanda's brutally honest illustrations that show what love looks like when no one's watching:

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Well, it sure does bring a warm and fuzzy feeling, doesn't it? Tell us in the comments which are your favorite ones and are most relatable. 

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