Five years after he first began his watercolor journey, Rensburg is still posting new content to reddit regularly. But he’s now also illustrating for York University, had his portrait of Barack Obama featured on the former President’s very own Tumblr page, and has a Wikipedia page dedicated to him.
Rensburg says he takes inspiration from Quentin Blake, the artist famous for illustrating Roald Dahl’s work. Ironically enough, Blake is the man many assumed to be behind the “Sh*tty Watercolour” pseudonym, before Rensburg revealed his true identity. “Truth be told, I don’t like most paintings – my own included – so it’s quite rare to find things I actually enjoy,” he told university news website The Tab.