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A Reddit Mystery Solved: The Identity of ‘Shitty_Watercolour’



When 18-year-old Hector Janse van Rensburg was rejected by his first choice university, he traded books and essays for a dusty old watercolor painting set he’d received years earlier. Painting, he thought, might help ebb his nagging boredom and depression.

The only problem: he was a shitty painter. Hilariously shitty. And so, the mysterious account /u/Shitty_Watercolour was born in 2012.

By revealing his identity to Mashable, Rensburg finally puts to rest the constant questions from suspicious Redditors, some of whom believe him to be Quentin Blake, famed collaborator of children’s author Roald Dahl Read more…

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