A Japanese Artist Draws Feelings Everyone Has Encountered at Least Once But Couldn’t Describe

Very little is known about the Japanese artist who calls himself avogado6. All we know is that he is very fond of chemistry and his profile photo is a portrait of the famous Italian scientist Avogadro. However, boring formulas are nowhere to be found in the works of this mysterious illustrator — only vivid pictures in which human feelings are shown in a very comprehensible manner. Many of these feelings are difficult to describe in words and that’s why the works of this artist are worth taking a look at. After all, how can you draw what you cannot say?

smartzune.com has gathered 20 illustrations by the talented artist. Let’s take a look and share our impressions.

When you are trying to save what should stay in the past:

Recall those early days of your relationship when your partner could not get enough of you. He or she would call constantly, stay on the phone for hours, talk with you all night. Now time has passed, and you no longer get butterflies in your tummy when you think of your sweetheart. The spark is gone. You still have romantic feelings for him or her, but you sense that your partner no longer cares as much about the relationship — or at least not as much as you do. You no longer have the upper hand.

It is natural to feel anxious and sad when this happens. Your anguish may lead you to attempt to use various manipulation tactics to get the upper hand in your relationship. But playing games to gain or regain the power in a relationship is bound to lead to its demise. There are many relationships in which one person holds more power than the other, but these tend to be extremely unhealthy. Physically or verbally abusive relationships, relationships in which one partner is cheating, and relationships in which one partner has more assets than the other (that are not common property) are often doomed to fail or to lead to heartbreak and unhappiness.

If you feel your partner is pulling away, the way to go is not to try to gain (or regain) the power in your relationship. “Power” doesn’t give you what you want. What you really want is to be loved, you want your love to be reciprocated, and you want praise, admiration, and respect. Your negative feelings about your relationship stem from a perceived lack of these features.