Kellen Hickey, a 26-year-feeble who lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, has gift giving down to a fine art.
He drew himself and his girlfriend Lindsay Brinkman, 24, in 10 different animation styles and gave the illustrations to her on Christmas.
Hickey told HuffPost that he got the plan a few months ago when he decided to draw the couple as “Futurama” and “Adventure Time” characters and Brinkman absolutely loved them.
Her enthusiasm inspired him to draw the two of them in the style of every bit of the cartoons they had bonded over since they began dating in high school.
“I am lucky enough to possess the ability to create something that can represent us and our enjoyment of each one of those shows relatively faithfully,” Hickey told HuffPost.
“But I possess to confess, the “Dragon Ball Z-style drawing was kind of for me.”
Hickey says that Brinkman’s response to the gift on Christmas was “everything I could’ve hoped for.”
“As soon as she finished [looking through the drawings she] jump-hugged me and was certain to remind me of how much she loves me for the next hour or so.”
Proud of his work, Hickey posted the drawings on his Instagram account earlier this week, where they’ve since gotten a lot of attention online.
The couple has framed nine of the photos and possess them hanging in their living room. Hickey says Brinkman’s favorite is the “Bob’s Burgers” illustration. The “Dragon Ball Z”-version of the couple is sitting in a frame on Hickey’s work desk.
“I’m not certain I could ever properly express how much she inspires me,” Hickey told HuffPost.
“nothing of this would possess happened whether it weren’t for her, her support and the like between us,” he said.