These pics gained popularity online months ago…but I just saw them for the first time over the weekend. I thought they were too adorably creative not to share.
A project by artist Rafael Mantesso, the pictures combine silly, fun drawings alongside his bull terrier, Jimmy Choo. While the pictures alone are enough to make us take notice of Mantesso’s talent – there is also a touching “man’s best friend” story there as well. After his divorce – Mantesso was left with nothing but and empty, white-walled house, and his newly acquired companion, Jimmy Choo.
“One day I was playing with him in the room and decided to make this picture, holding his hand [while showing the] affection and friendship that existed there.”
It wasn’t long after that Mantesso’s love of Jimmy Choo and love of drawing melded together to create what I think are amazingly unique, heartfelt, touching, goofy, smile-inducing pictures.
Check out Rafael’s Instagram page for even more awesome drawings and more Jimmy Choo. Here are a few of my favorites: