Say what you will about Dan Bilzerian, the professional gambler and venture capitalist whose Instagram account--which features countless shots of the Bilzerianaire celebrating the perks of his wealth in the easily-photographed form of fancy cars, fancy guns, and fancy mostly-naked ladies--has made him something of a celebrity to those who aspire to excess and douchiness: He does know a striking image when he sees one.
The bearded bro-king (whose most recent photo on the site at press time features two seated ladies with their backs to the camera, on a bed, without pants, with the letters "BIL-ZE" and "RI-AN" written across their butt cheeks) has inspired both envy and disgust, a human Rorschach test that can help determine the viewer's values. And now, he's also inspired a tribute account, @danbilzerianized, which features pen-and-watercolor-style interpretations of Bilzerian's famous photos.
The images--which appear to have been created in the Paper By 53 iPad app--capture the spirit of Bilzerian's most Bilzerian-y photos, with the bro himself inserted into the frame (often with a dialogue bubble illustrating Bilzerian's original captions). The piece based on the butt cheeks photo, for example, features a bearded Bilzerian character with a knife and fork, preparing to dig-in to the butts he's branded. That's probably as pointed a commentary on Bilzerian's aesthetic and the way his hobby treats women as the @danbilzerianized artist--who remains anonymous at the moment--has made thus far, but regardless, Bilzerian doesn't seem to mind. The account, which launched three weeks ago and has amassed over 60,000 followers, received a rare "shoutout" from Bilzerian himself last week. Congratulations?