I’m addicted to these videos at the moment.
I don’t even paint, but watching them is really coercing me to take it up. The one reason I never took it up before was that I am hopeless at drawing (anybody who has ever seen my storyboards will vouch for that).
Somewhere between the calmness of Bob’s voice, the white noise of the sound recording, the minimal editing, and the mesmerising shots of the paintings these videos seem to trigger some kind of ASMR in me and I revert to an infant like fascination. Fuck it, in the summer I am going to start painting.
Also Bob Ross was a total bro.
PS. There’s some serious wisdom at about 12 minutes in.