As a member of the online community reddit, however, Rensburg quickly realized that all the inspiration he needed was right in front of him. Indeed, the various and eclectic nature of other users’ posts, comments and even their user names was all he needed to dive right in.
And so Rensburg created an account, naming it “Sh*tty Watercolour”. He then began posting paintings of dubious quality in response to the discussions already ongoing on reddit. And it wasn’t long before his notoriety on the site grew.
Indeed, the reaction from reddit’s many users was phenomenal. In turn, Rensburg continued posting more and more watercolors to the site. And over time his paintings slowly began improving, to the point that the first part of his account name became something of a misnomer.