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Artist paints Facebook users’ profile pictures, replaces them with sloths
If you’ve ever been curious to see what you’d look like as an anthropomorphized sloth, now’s your chance to find out.
In an age where college admissions officers vet prospective students’ social media presence and people Google-stalk their dates before actually meeting them, your Facebook profile photo is the best representation of who you are. But as great as you think your Facebook default game is, your photo would probably be even better if it was a watercolor painting of you as a sloth.
Redditor Shitty-Watercolour, a.k.a. illustrator Hector Janse Van Rensberg, knew this. So he selected 50 of his Facebook friends at random and painted watercolor versions of their profile photos, replacing the human faces with those of sloths, messaging them the results.
He even gave Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg the human-to-sloth treatment.
While not exactly zoologically correct—where’s the sleeping and consumption of bamboo shoots?—the human-to-sloth portraits are pretty adorable nonetheless. Reddit seems to agree: Shitty-Watercolour has already gotten requests to commission personal sloth watercolors. He’s also been asked to give the sloth treatment to the girls at r/gonewild. Expect “sloth porn” to start trending on Reddit in 5, 4…
H/T Reddit | Photo via swatercolour/Imgur
EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.