Phil, who took the pseudonym Hercule Van Wolfwinkle, never knew how to draw. However, masterpieces of caricature come out from under his hand.
The man discovered his talent as an artist relatively recently – after he posted on Facebook a comic portrait of his dog with the caption “I will sell for 299 pounds.” Everyone liked his work so much that he began to receive requests from users who were ready to buy his work.
Soon there were so many applicants that he had to create a separate group on the network dedicated to his work, in which the man began to publish photographs and portraits of pets of his customers.
The money that the Briton received from the sale of portraits, he decided to donate to charity – the Turning Tides Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people left homeless.
During his work, the artist has already managed to collect more than 5 thousand pounds, and this amount continues to grow every day. According to the cartoonist, he is simply inundated with orders – in the near future he will have to draw at least 600 paintings.
The Briton is very happy that what started as a joke has grown into such a huge and important project. “If I ever leave my main job, I will devote myself completely to this business,” he says.