Kitboga Dual-Color Fanart

December 17, 2020

If you know me, you know that I like to watch popular scambaiter Kitboga on YouTube and sometimes on his live Twitch streams. If you don’t know what a scambaiter is, it’s a person who “scams” a scammer into believing that they have a valuable mark, and then spends countless of hilarious hours making a scammer get frustrated, jump through hoops, and complete tasks for them at the promise of eventual gift card payouts in the thousands.

A scambaiter like Kitboga has an elaborate set up, including multiple virtual machines (virtual environments where you can run a “fake” computer and let a scammer do whatever he wants to it without damaging your real computer), whether it’s an iOS device, Windows PC, or something else. He also has set up amusing fake banking websites (they’re all made by him and his team, and don’t actually have any real money), a Google search bar that actually loads to the 5th page of the Bing SERP, lol-worthy popup ads and adware made by various members of the Kitboga community and fandom, and plenty of other random bits that make his baiting hysterical. One of the things he does is he has multiple “personalities” he plays, including “Edna” the old woman, and many others. When he plays Edna, he sometimes dons a curly, grey haired wig. It’s quite funny.

I had already wanted to do a fan piece for Kitboga, but wasn’t sure what to do. After watching Kitboga use the Desktop Goose to harass scammers and make them do their best goose impression, I just had to finally draw something. I decided to revisit making a two-lensed, dual-colored illustration like I did for the Australia is Burning calendar at the beginning of the year, called A World Aflame.

An alternating blue and red tree. The blue tree has lush greenery and starry beautiful skies, while the red tree has smoke-formed skulls, an exposed ribcage in the tree, and burning cinders/embers.
A World Aflame, 2020

Basically you can use an old-school red-cyan set of 3D glasses and view one image through one lens, and another through the other!

If you don’t have a set, here’s (kinda) what the Kitboga work looks like:

Blue Kitboga work on left, red Kitboga work on right

It’s really not super difficult, but does take some adjusting to do a work like this. Basically you’re just drawing a black-and-white version of your base drawing, duplicating it, and making changes to that, colorizing, and overlaying appropriately. It’s a fun, different spin on a regular artwork that I think makes it a little more interactive.

Anyway, if you haven’t checked out any of Kitboga’s videos, if you’re looking for a good laugh, check out what he does over on YouTube.

Aimee Cozza is a freelance illustrator out of Southern New Hampshire. She graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in illustration. Since then, she has been working in a variety of ways completing various illustrations for clients, friends, and for herself.

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