Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso has had a rough life. His wife left him – on his 30th birthday, no less. To make matters worse, she even took everything with her – from their furniture and appliances to their photos and kitchenware. There was nothing left for Rafael. Well, nothing except for Jimmy Choo, their pet bull terrier.
During this dark moment in his life, Rafael decided to do something productive to cheer himself up. He turned to his dog and to his love for art.
“With only Jimmy for company, I found inspiration in my blank walls and my best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. When Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, I grabbed a marker and drew a new world around my ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt this long-dormant inspiration for drawing — for art, for life — returning.”
Rafael later started sharing Jimmy’s photos on Instagram and it eventually went viral. Now he has hundreds of thousands of followers.
Check out Jimmy Choo’s awesome photos below:
Time for a haircut and shave.
Now to watch Jimmy’s favorite TV show.
“Let’s get ready to rumble!!!”
A milking cow.
Now this is adorable!
I bet the dog can play better than me.
The circus dog.
Tinkerbell and Jimmy.
Ready to perform some sick skateboard tricks.
Smelling the flower.
Hey, that’s not a mountain!
Good job, buddy!
This dog’s really got a good heart!
And strong muscles, too!
Well, way to go making lemonade when life handed you lemons, Rafael! Best of luck to you and what you do.
Artist from 100 Years Ago Depicts A Very Interesting Vision of the Year 2000
Now those are some pretty awesome illustrations!
Remember the famous movie franchise 'Back to the Future'? It was released during the '80s and tried to depict how the future society would look like. For a movie trying to look far into the future, it sure got some things right.
But here's another interesting fact: Back in the 1899-1910s, French artist Jean-Marc Cote was asked to illustrate life in the year 2000. His artworks reflected how he imagined life about a hundred years ahead of his own time. The illustrations were found in the form of postcards and paper cards enclosed in cigarette boxes.
Scroll down and see his awesome illustrations below.
“It’s Going To Be Okay” is a True Story That Fills People With Hope
This is a touching true story about a guy who survived three plane crashes – and did something wonderful with his life.
As a story-telling medium, comics can be very powerful. When done right, the combination of words and artwork can deliver profound messages that can easily touch the hearts of its readers.
Want a proof of that? Well, go take a few minutes and read the autobiographical comic we’ve shared below.
Written and drawn by The Oatmeal, this tragic yet heartwarming tale is based on the life of Gene Roddenberry who was “a decorated WWII pilot, a plane-crash investigator, and an LA cop,” the comic tells us. He has likewise survived three plane crashes, one of which has been captured in this short story.
This Artist Creates Amazing Tables with Animals Peeking Above the Water
These tables make you think there’s a creature just peeking above the surface of the water!
Most people don't put a lot of thought into typical furniture like tables and chairs. They often figure that as long as it's durable, within the budget, and fits into the theme of their living room, they'll take it. But that's most people. Others want a piece that can also be considered as a conversation piece. That's where Derek Pearce comes in to give them a piece of furniture that guests won't be able to get enough of!
Derek Pearce is a furniture maker and sculptor. He creates pieces that are part furniture and part works of art. In this collection, Derek showcases his creativity by creating "Water Tables", which are coffee tables that show animals that seem to be floating through water.
Derek Pearce, a remarkable sculptor with a vivid imagination.
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