The loss of a loved one has never been an easy thing for anyone. And neither has breaking up. They are difficult to cope up with and it has its phases just like The Script song “six degrees of separation.” You are completely shattered at first and everything seems to remind you of your lost love and how life was like heaven with them. Now, that they are no longer a part of your story, you’re broken inside. Slowly, you try to recover from this pain and start a new life. You think you are better off without them and need to start seeing other people to get over your heartache. But, when you see them with someone else, making new memories and happy, everything rushes back to you and you break down again. Then blame game starts and finally you get your thoughts together and think rationally. It always takes two hands to clap, so it wasn’t entirely their fault, you may have messed up too.
It surely isn’t as easy as it seems but it’s true that breakups either make you or break you. Sometimes, all we need is to break free from a toxic tie to get inspiration to do things that we always wanted to do. Or, things that we were meant to do. Just like this Brazilian artist Rafael Mantesso who after divorce with his wife, came up with an excellent illustration idea involving his dog bull terrier named Jimmy (who his ex-wife named after her favorite shoe designer Jimmy Choo).
Scroll down to see the hysterical illustrations. You won’t regret it.
He thinks he’s a pretty ballerina.
Bugs, is that you?
Jimmy is a bull-dog.
Who said a dog can’t catch butterflies?
It is one hot summer day.
“Hey, how you doin’ ladies? Wanna go for a ride?”
The dog’s got some serious diving skills.
Rafael’s wife left him on his birthday and took away all the cookware, photos and furniture. Basically, everything except his dog Jimmy. So, as the doggo roamed around the empty apartment with nothing but white walls, Mantesso came up with an ingenious idea of funny illustrations with his dog and everyone seems to enjoy it. Here’s what he said:
“On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me. She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. 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 his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, I felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life—returning.”
Paint with all the colors of the wind. We’re getting some serious Pocahontas vibes from this one.
“I doughnut care!”
“I want to break free.”
“Whoa, Dad! That’s a lot of food.”
Happiness is finding friends with the same level of madness.
That’s one strong boy!
“The dentist said oral hygiene is very important. So, I must clean my toofies.”
Love is everywhere.
“I’m gonna join a hip hop band.”
“Yup! He’s called the sausage dog for a reason.”
“Who wants some free kisses!!?”
“Today, I’m feeling like a beautiful mermaid.”
“This is Jimmy a.k.a Mr Dog.”
Jimmy is all set to hit the beach.
“Secretly, I’m a Unicorn.”
Looks like he found the one…
Pink Floyd doggo version.
The narcissistic Jimmy.
Jimmy at a rock concert.
Jimmy posing for a selfie. Pst! He’s acting totally normal.
Is it just me or is that a cartoon version of Einstein?
A scene from the Lion king featuring Jimmy.
A day well spent, sitting at the dock thinking about life.
Jimmy getting that much needed massage.
Jimmy is scared of the 4th of July.
Just getting close to the nature.
That’s the ant vacuum.
Up, up and away!
Googly eyes can make anything look funny.
Looking for food 2 minutes after lunch…
This one clearly states the difference between dogs and human.
“I’ve been stretching out.”
Hope you’ve enjoyed these funny illustrations as much as we did. We think it’s great to stay this positive, creative and composed even after a divorce. It is no surprise to us that a divorce can drain a person emotionally and finding inspiration is the last thing a person would do. We appreciate the Brazilian illustrator Rafael for his amazing photo series. We simply love them. What do you guy think of all these illustrations? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family for some inspiration and a good laugh.