Rafael Mantesso is a Brazilian illustrator whose wife left him on his 30th birthday. She took everything except their bull terrier named after her favorite shoe designer – Jimmy Choo.
When Mantesso was left alone in an empty all-white apartment with only his dog for company, the artist found inspiration behind the black walls and he started taking pictures of Jimmy Choo running around the house and these are the moments when the hilarious series was created.
“when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, Rafael felt his long-dormant inspiration—for drawing, for art, for life—returning,” his website reads.
Now his bull terrier has a book titled A Dog Named Jimmy, where it chronicles the owner and dog’s exciting adventures together. His Instagram posts about their relationship quickly garnered fans from around the world, gaining nearly 600k followers.
The @dogtalesrescue does a great work helping animals to find a friend. They invited me to colaborate with art on two of his bullies. Ladies and gentleman, I present you Marley and Troya… If you are looking for a friend, take a look on @dogtalesrescue . o @dogtalesrescue faz um trabalho incrivel com animais desabrigados e me convidaram para colaborar com arte em dois dos seus bulls. Senhoras e senhores apresento a vcs Marley e Troya… se estiver procurando um amigo, de uma olhada em @dogtalesrescue
Jimmy sleeps with me every night, and wakes up at least 3x at night to pee, bark to the moon, smell the grass, or just wake me up … he always did it, I always woke up and be with him on his midnight missions. The difference is that now our room is on the second floor and he needs to avoid going up and down stairs because of the arthrosis. I'm already thinking about quit my workout classes . o Jimmy dorme comigo toda noite, e acorda pelo menos umas 3x durante a noite pra fazer xixi, latir pra lua, cheirar a grama, ou simplesmente me acordar… ele sempre fez isso, eu sempre acordei e o acompanhei. A diferença eh que agora o nosso quarto fica no segundo andar e ele precisa evitar subir e descer escadas por conta da artrose. Ja estou pensando em parar de ir na academia . pics by @anaslika to @meuhumanoeeu_br
this is a tribute to “the land of soccer”. Brazilians have nothing to celebrate and when they turn on the TV, the only hope of joy is the national idol, a blond bozo . isto eh um tributo ao “país do futebol”. brasileiro nao tem nenhum motivo pra comemorar dai liga a tv pra se divertir e o idolo nacional eh um palhaço loiro.
surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you dont see it yourself . tenha por perto os sonhadores, os que fazem acontecer, os que acreditam, os pensadores, mas, acima de tudo, fique perto daqueles que veem a sua grandeza interior mesmo quando vc nao consegue ve-la