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Dog Owner Creates Playful and Humorous Illustrations with Photos of His Pooch

Brazilian Illustrator Rafael Mantesso‘s divorce left him his dog, no furniture and a house full of white walls. So when Mantesso started drawing again, his bull terrier Jimmy Choo, in true fashion as man’s best friend, was more than willing to help his owner out.

Mantesso, able to capture the shot when Jimmy obeys his “stay” command, first photographs his dog against a white background. Once he captures the photograph, Mantesso creates playful illustrations starring his pooch in several humorous scenarios, like flying over the city draped in Superman’s cape or taking a mug shot for jail.

In an interview, Mantesso told Bored Panda:

Although it’s really messy when I’m photographing him, [Jimmy] obeys me…I had just divorced my ex wife, who took all the furniture in the house and the house was completely empty and white. The only thing I had was Jimmy and an empty white house.

Mantesso loves to paint and draw and since returning to it, it is just a hobby for now where he draws, paints and illustrates objects from his daily life.

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