5 Bizarre Subgenres of Fan Art Lurking on the Internet

#2. Epic Bob Ross


I loved Bob Ross' show, The Joy of Painting. I never watched to learn to paint scenic vistas dotted with "happy little trees," as he always said. I watched because Bob Ross was Xanax with an afro. He was so kind and soothing that he had to have been up to some nefarious shit. I know that geniality masked a psycho.

"I had to appease the trees with human sacrifices to ensure their continued happiness."

That's probably why Bob Ross fan art (because there is such a thing) goes in the opposite direction when portraying the guy who looks like he sells acid out of the back of his van. Why show him blandly standing beside an easel when you can toss some testosterone on that bitch and depict Bob Ross as a ripped Viking riding a dragon:


Notice how this piece lacks color, save for the blood and/or paint Bob Ross draws from the dragon's back with his justice brush. This, unquestionably, implies that this piece has art meanings and things of art-ish qualities and such and the like. Also, there's a burning village in the background. The dragon probably did it ... but it's fun to imagine that Bob Ross literally blazed a path of destruction in his quest to kill a dragon.

When Bob Ross must art, he must art quickly. Thus, Bob Ross uses his unicorn steed to whisk him away to his art, for his art cannot wait.


The unicorn shares Bob's hairstyle because that unicorn is Bob's son. Bob rides his son to work. It's just more efficient; they're both going downtown anyway.

To some, Bob Ross' fascination with nature can mean only one thing:

Screaming Sky Art Gallery

He's an Ent.

Other artists take their passion for imagining Bob Ross as a much, much more grandiose figure than he was by tattooing onto their thigh a crude image of Bob Ross firing automatic rifles atop a giraffe:


Of course, some artists use their talent to capture the truth of Bob Ross, to show him as the human he was and not the wild myth. Finally, I present to you Bob Ross, as painted in his natural state:

Screaming Sky Art Gallery

#1. Link and His Pee


These entries work best when, for no apparent reason whatsoever, dozens of people out there individually decided to draw images of their favorite characters doing one very specific thing, as if they were given a command to draw this character doing this one thing. For example, in my first article I showed you how dozens of people decided to draw the Hulk taking a shit. A similar thought floated through the minds of dozens of other people, like it was whispered into their ears by a pervert fairy. The pervert fairy whispered, "Hey, you know Link from the Legend of Zelda games? Yeah, well, draw him pissing."

None of them knew exactly why they suddenly felt compelled to draw a fake elf kid unloading his bladder, but damn it, they acted on that urge:


Link pisses on everything. On Midna, like in the one above, or all over himself after his urge to piss collapsed him to his knees:


If you ever wondered what it would look like if you needed to use the Wii remote to aim Link's cock at tree bark, well, here it is:


As far as I know, there isn't a meme out there about Link peeing or needing to pee. There isn't an in-joke shared by fans based on a specific moment in the games that pertains to Link peeing. The closest I can come to an explanation is with a Japanese fetish subculture called omorashi, which is when people get aroused by either having a full bladder or seeing someone who does.


The thing is, only one of the artists in the vast collection of Link pee art I found mentions omorashi, and none of the others mention anything about fetishes. But maybe I'm trying to find reason where there is none. Maybe they drew Link peeing because the pervert fairy muse told them to. If that's the case, it appears someone got wise to the pervert piss fairy muse's antics:


Take that, pervert piss fairy muse!

Luis pissed himself. Will you draw him? If so, let him know on Twitter and Tumblr.

Related: Be sure to check out Luis calling out other bizarre things like crappy action figures and terrible video game performances.

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