Guys, the internet went wholesome again, and it was amazing. From one of the most unlikely places (Reddit) comes the most wholesome story of internet strangers this year. Reddit is known for their memes, their weird dark corners, and their anti-Trump pro-Trump game of tug of war.
But sometimes something so wholesome cuts through all that weirdness, and that's exactly what happened this week when Redditor, Gaddafo uploaded a painting of a bird she thought no one would like. Now you might be thinking, "I see crap like that on Reddit all the time. Someone paints something amazing and says 'no one will like this' and they rein in the compliments," and you'd be right. But this time, something special happened.
People decided maybe it would be fun to join in, and soon there were like way too many pictures of birds on Reddit. And now we get to share those birds with you! It's bird-ception all the way down.
It all started with a mom and her bird.
But soon after, another Redditor decided to paint the picture that was already posted.
Check out a timelapse of this painting in action.Things like this just remind me that I have no talent. But not in like a cute "oh, I'm so clumsy all the time" way. More in an "oh, you're very bad please stay away from sharp objects" kind of way.
The cycle continued.
This dude even painted one on his iPad!
iPad painters unite!
Right you are, past me.
Because then a wild watercolor painting appeared!u/shitty_watercolour because you're not a loser who spends all their time on the internet like me, ShittyWaterColour is a Redditor that used to paint watercolor pictures of people's stories, but he "retired" a couple years ago. But he's back! At least for this one painting.
This one is just downright impressive...
Some people went super stylized.
And we've reached the end.
Okay, all the way back up!
I love that the guy in this photo is on a second canvas.
There's also some artistry to the pose.
This guy's art goes so far as to imitate the face from the other painting.
Wait... where have we seen this iPad before?
Well, this is the end.
A real family tree.here.
Here's what some redditors had to say.Agreed. But I think it's over! We've seen all the good pictures!
Someone wants Banksy to get in on the fun.Not gonna lie, that would be awesome. But also seems very un-Banksy of Banksy.
Famous reddit poet u/Poem_for_your_sprog added his artistic contribution.Someone must have sent him a message to join in, and this is what he had to say.
The man from the second photo hears from the mom in the first one!Seems like he's shipping his art to her. So now she can have her bird and a painting of her holding her bird!
He's trying to organize everyone to ship out their paintings.This would be a very cool IRL gallery. But it would be even cooler if the original artist got to have this special collection in her home.
Some painters are doing their fellow artists favors.Good point. It would be messed up to take the photo in front of some Bob Ross style landscape. Double duty!
I wonder how often this happened.I'm not gonna lie, I had to throw mine away too and it was looking really good, I promise.
And finally, the thread that got Shitty Watercolour out of retirement.A piece of internet history right here ladies and gentlemen.
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