Anniversary couple

This couple will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. Their daughter was sweet enough to commission this for their present/ party. I had so much fun doing this one because it was for such a great occasion, and also- staring at them while drawing them made me think about when the reference photo was taken and the idea that someone that they'll never meet in the future would be drawing them 50-ish years later for a party with their kids and grandkids. Life is phenomenally weird.

Also, they look like they'd be so fun to hang out with! They were the owners of Bryant's in Milwaukee, which is an amazing cocktail lounge that feels like a portal back into the days when the photo that I drew this from was taken. I hope that they have a great party and love their picture, because I loved drawing it!