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Someone Recreated A Bob Ross Painting In Minecraft

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Screenshot: SmallishBeans (YouTube)

Bob Ross was famous for his show which helped teach basically anyone how to paint wonderful landscapes and vistas. But, what if you wanted to create a piece of art, but you didn’t have any paint or brushes? Well, one YouTuber decided to recreate a Bob Ross painting using Minecraft.

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SmallishBeans is a popular Minecraft YouTuber and self-described terrible artist and painter. However, he still wanted to create some art and so he decided to create a Bob Ross painting using a medium he is more comfortable with: Minecraft.

After building a large frame, SmallishBeans logged in to a second account and placed that character facing the painting from a distance away, letting him see how his “painting” is coming together in real time.

To help create the landscape, SmallishBeans used some mods that allowed him to more quickly place large chunks of blocks. But most of the creation is made by placing blocks by hand, one at a time, to make the scene look more natural.

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After spending a few hours working on the scene, the end result is surprisingly faithful to the original painting.

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Screenshot: SmallishBeans (YouTube)

I wonder how Bob Ross would react to seeing people using his art as inspiration to create their own art in entirely new mediums, like video games.

He’d probably think it was nice. Real nice.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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SquidEatinDough
SquidEatinDough

Yeah it sucks that he doesn’t get to enjoy all the dopey, endearing memes and fan projects and stuff made in appreciation of him. I remember he was always well-liked and got great fan mail, but he died not having any idea he would be this beloved, even by later generations. He’d be too humble to let it go to his head but it’s kind of a bummer that he missed out on the creativity and positivity (the latter which, really, is a rare feat for the internet), which I think he would’ve dug.