|Portraits by ChrisRWK|
I already took Chris' drawing to our new apartment and framed it. When Dave's mom saw that it was the first thing I did when I got to the apartment, she thought it was weird I didn't put up our wedding pictures first. Pff I thought. Those are easy to come by while cool hand-drawn robot-like portraits are not. ChrisRWK does art shows and you've probably spotted some of his graffiti around the city before. He's super responsive on social media so feel free to reach out to him about anything!
Chris's drawing took a bit more time as he was more meticulous with his drawings. He would first take a snapshot of you and then draw your portraits based on the picture. He also welcomed guests to bring their own picture for him to draw which was pretty cool.
While getting our portraits drawn, Chris and Melissa were friendly and chatted with us. When I found out that they lived on Staten Island (I don't really know anyone from SI), I asked if they have seen this clown before! Turns out that it was fake and done by a Staten Island film company (should have guessed that people were not this effed-up!). I also asked about how they deal with the giant cicada invasions which are known to be super bad on Staten Island! Apparently, you can never get used to these loud giant flying insects ever! Both Melissa and Chris are super down-to-earth peeps and I wish nothing but the best for them! I enjoyed their company very much :)
|Portraits by Mike Perry|
Mike Perry is a designer and artist who has done multiple illustrations for ad campaigns, films, tv, magazines, collabs and much more. For the full list, see his extensive "about me" page on his website. He was a very serious artist at work and was affirmative about it when I made a comment after Cutie Patroller was giggling and he asked her not to move. I may have offended the guy :( Nonetheless, he still did my portrait and asked a couple of things about me before he started which was nice!