Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso could be considered a comedic and artistic genius.But he would be nowhere without his muse, best friend, and beloved dog, Jimmy. Named after Jimmy Choo, the shoe designer, this Bull terrier has become a worldwide sensation.
With only Jimmy for company, Rafael found inspiration in his blank walls and his best friend and started snapping photos of him... Then, 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.
Mantesso's whimsical drawings have captured the hearts of millions worldwide. Charming and funny, he's turned his pup into Jaws, Supermanand even a guitar-playing pooch. Look at some of the amazing photos here:
If his viral success across the media wasn't enough, Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo's Creative Director, commissioned Mantesso to create a series of funny illustrations for some designer Jimmy Choo accessories which you can check outhere.Mantesso's Instagram accountmay say that he is a visual artist until he finds "a real job", but we think he's found his niche here!