By Hannah McFadyen
This 26-year-old creates incredible drawings of himself and his girlfriend in different famous cartoon styles.
Kellen O’Hickey created these ten sketches as a gift for his girlfriend Lindsay Brinkman, as they both share a love of cartoons.
The sketches of the Minneapolis couple range in styles from Disney to the Simpsons and artistic Kellen says he hasn’t gone more than a few days without drawing something.
Kellen, who works as a medical transportation coordinator and freelance artist said: “I’ve always had a huge interest in cartoons and animation and as we’ve been dating, she’s developing an interest of her own.
“As far as what inspired me, Linds and I have both been working quite a bit, so we tend to spend our little amount of time together in the evenings during the week making a nice dinner and watching some of our shows.
“Also, when we used to date back in high school and couldn’t just drive anywhere we wanted, we spent countless hours watching shows like Family Guy and South Park. It’s always been something we are able to enjoy together.
“That’s the reasoning behind choosing most of the cartoons, except Dragonball Z, I just really love Dragonball Z.
“I’ve been drawing for as long as I could hold a pencil. So maybe 20-22 years? It has always been my passion. I don’t know if I’ve ever gone more than a couple days without drawing something.
“The reaction has been simply astonishing. I could have never dreamed that my art would be enjoyed by such a large amount of people, ever. All of my social media accounts are blowing up with kind messages and commission requests.
“Even in the comment sections of the images have remained almost entirely civilised, something I’ve never seen before on a ‘viral’ post.
Lindsay couldn’t have been more thrilled with the amazing gifts and Kellen says that she literally threw herself at him to give him a massive hug.
“Her initial reaction was adorable and so sweet, everything I could’ve hoped for. It took her about 30 minutes to finish looking and as soon as she finished jump-hugged me and was sure to remind me of how much she loves me.
“I’m not sure I could ever properly express how much she inspires me, and that none of this would have happened if it weren’t for the way that she makes my heart sing.”