The True Lovers art series by illustrator Renan Cardoso captures the love between inanimate objects and animals in a colorful and playful set of drawings. The illustrations transform objects into animated creates of life paired with living plants or animals to further emphasis the relationship between the two.
Cardoso's images offer a childlike quality to them allowing the viewer to tap into their imagination and suspend reality. The illustrations show items such as a bottle of ketchup and fries lovingly smiling at each other, a tree playing with an attached tire swing or a wiener dog with a hot dog bun attached to it. The illustrations capture movement with large brush strokes, bold color and detailed shading. Each image varies in the items featured but each piece in the series highlights this same loving relationship throughout.