When seeking inspiration on Instagram, look no further than man’s best friend. Brazilian artist and advertising professional Rafael Mantesso always wanted a bull terrier since he was a little boy. When he got married, he decided to make his little family complete by getting his dream dog: A pup named Jimmy Choo (after the famous shoe brand).
Sadly, the marriage did not work out and Mantesso and Jimmy Choo were left to start a brand new life. “My ex-wife took all the furniture in the house and the house was completely empty and white. The only thing I had was [Jimmy],” Mantesso said to Mashable. Inspired by the dog’s white fur and his empty, white house, Mantesso began a new chapter in their friendship with a simple photo.
Although many people view Jimmy Choo’s breed as aggressive, Mantesso said he’s a very cooperative and sweet canine. “He is the best partner ever, he is loyal, friendly and loves to be the model!”
Mantesso’s artistic flair and his dog’s love for the camera naturally led to Mantesso creating dozens of hilarious doodles for his personal Instagram account. When Mantesso is not working on his various advertising and communication projects, including working at culinary institute, Instituto ATÁ, he draws and illustrates on a daily basis.
“I already have some requests for screens, photos and am starting to think about making it work. We will see,” he said.
Doodles featuring Jimmy Choo, as well as more of Mantesso’s artwork, can be seen on Instagram.