On Rafael Mantesso’s 30th birthday, his wife left him, leaving nothing but bare walls and their pet Bull Terrier, Jimmy.
With only his pooch for company, Rafael began snapping photographs of his happy hound as he played in the empty house.
It wasn’t until Jimmy lay down for a rest next to the blank white wall that Rafael was inspired to pick up a black marker, and drew a whole new world around his pup.
Igniting his passion for art, Rafael created a series of fun, tongue-in-cheek illustrations featuring Jimmy in different situations.
Now, Rafael has more than 610,000 Instagram followers who love his cute artwork.
Which one’s your favourite?