Artist Draws His Dog in Blank Walls

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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.

radical? ( )yes ( )sure SWIPE TO THE LEFT <<<<

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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

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MAY THE 4TH be with you . #maythe4thbewithyou

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