We at Bored Panda have written about choosing beggars again, and again, and again, and still haven't even scratched the surface of their ridiculous demands—there are simply too many!

But this time, we decided to look at the other side—the one that does the offering—and see if we can find any opportunists among them as well. Pretty soon, we discovered the subreddit 'Delusional Artists' and it gave us exactly what we were looking for.

This online community of 514,000 members constantly shares pictures that expose people with a warped understanding of their prowess. Thinking they're the next big thing, these folks ask for thousands of dollars for their work, and probably expect that the Museum of Modern Art will give them a call any day now, begging to buy a piece for its collection.

I guess the key takeaway here is that people are funny. No matter where you look, someone will find a way to surprise you.

#1

Delusional Photographer Needs To Quit While She’s Behind

Delusional Photographer Needs To Quit While She’s Behind

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

Only the dogs are safe...

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#2

My School Cut Down A Perfectly Healthy Tree For This...

My School Cut Down A Perfectly Healthy Tree For This...

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1 month ago

Such vandalism against nature 🤦🏻‍♀️

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We contacted the moderators of 'Delusional Artists' and one of them, a Reddit user who goes on the platform as Wqzu, was kind enough to have a little chat with us.

It's not a secret that when subreddits get big, they attract more trolls, but the mod said this particular one isn't having this problem. (Knock on wood.) "Thankfully, the most common issue is reposts," Wqzu told Bored Panda.

"There are times when we have had to step in and control off-site brigades; the most infuriating one is 1-star review bombing self-published works on Amazon. Every now and then, some big drama will kick off, either publicly (like this) or in modmail when an artist finds out they've been posted here. It hasn't happened in a while though, unfortunately. Maybe I should stir the pot a little bit."

#3

I Know Orange Sea Glass Is Rare Find But...

I Know Orange Sea Glass Is Rare Find But...

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Monika Rhodes
Community Member
1 month ago

Just checked it out, still there. Ridiculous.

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#4

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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CapitalDee
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, it counts

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#5

Only $588 For A Coloured Zip Tie? Great Deal

Only $588 For A Coloured Zip Tie? Great Deal

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Roe Rainrunner
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I have a lot of money in my toolbox...

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Putting a price on your artwork on the internet can be hard. As writer Julia Rittenberg, there are several important factors both amateurs and professionals should keep in mind when doing so that doesn't really apply to real life.

Take shipping, for example. "Since [it] can be prohibitively expensive for consumers, price your products to be more expensive to keep shipping costs down for customers," Rittenberg explained on Forbes. "It's a difficult calculation, but higher shipping costs tend to dissuade potential customers. If you keep shipping costs down, you might get more sales, even if the product is priced to be more expensive."

On the other hand, if you're selling digital prints and reproductions, you might want to keep costs down to get your products out to more customers. Only after you build a customer base, should you start to raise prices and consider special offers and shorter runs to incentivize your products as collectibles.

#6

Excuse Me What

Excuse Me What

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Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

Holey Hats Batman!

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#7

Filmmaker And Painter, Copied Works Out Other Artists, Claimed Them As Original And Sold Them In Galleries

Filmmaker And Painter, Copied Works Out Other Artists, Claimed Them As Original And Sold Them In Galleries

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1 month ago

Sadly this is pretty par for the course for a lot of graphic design. Take an image of someone else's work, alter it just enough to be different, sell for profit. It's a shame cuz it seems like the artist could've made some decent stuff on their own had they tried to do ANYTHING that was actually original.

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#8

$2000

$2000

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Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

A penny for each confetti? Confett? Is there a singular for confetti?

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#9

Okay What??

Okay What??

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Marion
Community Member
1 month ago

46 bids? 😳

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However, these things are directed toward the reasonable. And those who end up on 'Delusional Artists' are usually anything but; the creative type isn't exactly known for its rationality.

"I think part of being any form of artist (and I say this as a very amateur hobbyist writer that wasted over $33k on a creative writing degree) is being somewhat of a narcissist [who believes] the idea that what you've made needs to be viewed by other people," Wqzu said.

"Most people know that for every Picasso or Dali, there's a million people trying their own hand at it, and that gives you a big pool of people with the potential to be more narcissistic."

#10

They Clearly Just Put A Filter Over The Picture

They Clearly Just Put A Filter Over The Picture

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

For £12 that’s definitely a filter. I know many artists that create paintings like this from the photos their clients provide and they cost way more than loose change.

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#11

Well Then...

Well Then...

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Yoyo
Community Member
1 month ago

The hair looks better on the stone

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#12

I Know What I Have

I Know What I Have

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Community Member
1 month ago

Only $500 for this miraculous specimen of a cat angel! This is a bargain and your chance to own a one of a kind species!

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#13

Found On Etsy Kind Funny Kinda Like It But 1,200$ Is No

Found On Etsy Kind Funny Kinda Like It But 1,200$ Is No

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

If only it said "....banana for scale...."

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The moderator said it is also worth mentioning that a lot of the subreddit's members have never attempted to sell or buy art, and so their idea of what constitutes a reasonable price is normally fairly low.

"I'd say the community is split between people that like looking at bad art and like looking at delusional people having a meltdown," they explained. "I definitely fall into the latter category at least, and that's how the sub was when I joined around 7-8 years ago. If I had to group everyone together, I'd say that we are cringe-voyeurs."

#14

One Of My Fb Groups Posted This

One Of My Fb Groups Posted This

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1 month ago

That poor dog! What have they done to my boy?!

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#15

'portraits'

'portraits'

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Boreddd🇺🇦
Community Member
1 month ago

It's better than I can do and they look pretty cute, I guess?

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#16

I See Your Funfair Yoda And Raise You Texas State Fair Nic Cage

I See Your Funfair Yoda And Raise You Texas State Fair Nic Cage

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Lola Atkinson
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure that's Texas Trailer Jesus - not Nicholas Cage.

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#17

Design School I’m At Paid 5000$ For A Painter To Paint A Lightbulb, But It Just Looks Like A Noose

Design School I’m At Paid 5000$ For A Painter To Paint A Lightbulb, But It Just Looks Like A Noose

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a hanging offense.

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'Delusional Artists' have been around since 2013 and has been reviewed by various big names, but the visibility comes with its fair share of challenges. "Every time the sub gets posted somewhere big, like when PewdiePie made a video on it, we get inundated with reposts, soapboxers, and brigaders that predictably whine in modmail after they get banned."

They would love for everyone to check out the sub, but ask that you read the shagging rules and search the shagging sub before posting and commenting!

#18

Unsure Where To Post This. Sims In A Higher End Hotel Restaurant?

Unsure Where To Post This. Sims In A Higher End Hotel Restaurant?

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1 month ago

🤣 I swear, I designed one of these places in the game!

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#19

Comic Sans And Crappy Printer Paper For £55

Comic Sans And Crappy Printer Paper For £55

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𝕮𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖗𝖎𝖊
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this

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#20

Instagram “Influencer” Originals!

Instagram “Influencer” Originals!

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm pretty sure I did the exact same artwork for free in kindergarten.

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#21

Infecting A Laptop With Malware Is Art?

Infecting A Laptop With Malware Is Art?

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

Meh we used to do this for fun. Install a heap of viruses and have them fight to the death.

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#22

My Boi Weest Dun Got Scammed

My Boi Weest Dun Got Scammed

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1 month ago

Oof. I don't like to make fun of people's art when they're really trying but come on, if you don't have artistic skills then you shouldn't be charging people money to do commissions.

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#23

Artist Suing Smithsonian For Not Hanging His Painting

Artist Suing Smithsonian For Not Hanging His Painting

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Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

Of course they will not hang his painting. The artist has not included Jesus holding a rifle and drinking a bud.

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#24

Yeezy

Yeezy

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Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeezy on the price there fella.

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#25

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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Rijkærd
Community Member
1 month ago

I believe that Paltrow is on a collision course with clinical certified insanity very soon....

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#26

Op Ordered The Left Painting From An Instagram "Artist" Who Then Blocked Them After Delivery

Op Ordered The Left Painting From An Instagram "Artist" Who Then Blocked Them After Delivery

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1 month ago

How hard could it have possibly been to trace this?! Or size it up using a graph?! WHY DON'T THESE PEOPLE BOTHER DOING ANY ART FUNDAMENTALS COURSES?!

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#27

This Dude Thought His Paintings Were Good Enough To Get Him Into Art School In Vienna Lol

This Dude Thought His Paintings Were Good Enough To Get Him Into Art School In Vienna Lol

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The Scout
Community Member
1 month ago

The world would have greatly appreciated if he had actually gotten in...

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#28

This Was Selling In A Painting Store On Sale For $10000

This Was Selling In A Painting Store On Sale For $10000

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Boreddd🇺🇦
Community Member
1 month ago

If it were to be sold for 10$ I would've bought it for my 6yo sister to colour

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#29

Literally Thought This Was A Joke Image At First. It’s Not

Literally Thought This Was A Joke Image At First. It’s Not

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#30

60 Dollars For This Pin Made Of Scrap Fabric. The Audacity

60 Dollars For This Pin Made Of Scrap Fabric. The Audacity

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SpongeBob SquarePants
Community Member
1 month ago

bro I thought it was one of those things you used to wash your body

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#31

Hang My Old Mattress Springs On Your Wall For Only $70!

Hang My Old Mattress Springs On Your Wall For Only $70!

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1 month ago

This is clearly a video game level IRL 😅

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#32

Some Of The Laziest 'Art' I've Ever Seen (This Is In One Of My Country's Biggest Art Galleries...)

Some Of The Laziest 'Art' I've Ever Seen (This Is In One Of My Country's Biggest Art Galleries...)

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1 month ago

This is pretty pitiful. I hope no one had to pay admission for this place!

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#33

I Looked A Flat Earther’s Profile Out Of Curiosity And

I Looked A Flat Earther’s Profile Out Of Curiosity And

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1 month ago

I honestly thought this was a "Nailed It!" meatloaf

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#34

Bridal Zip Ties On Etsy.. Alrighty Then

Bridal Zip Ties On Etsy.. Alrighty Then

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🧶𝔹𝕚𝕥𝕔𝕙 𝕂𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕖𝕣🪡
1 month ago

How are there more than one of these listings selling crazy overpriced zip ties?!

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#35

The Universe Is A Great Artist.

The Universe Is A Great Artist.

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Nathaniel
Community Member
1 month ago

Hidden images? I can see an eye, top centre right?

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