Happy curly-haired man Bob Ross, with his soothing voice and teddy bear demeanor, has successfully hypnotized many an artless fool into painting flawless, fluffy clouds. Turns out, you don’t even need an easel to make Ross’ cheery, pastoral visions come to life so long as you have good ol’ Microsoft Paint.
Digital artist Hailey-Jai Damboise blew our damn minds when she uploaded her artwork to Tumblr, made by following along with Ross’ divine guidance on the old school computer program. When we found out Damboise was only 14 years old, we really lost it.
“I honestly expected the picture to turn out really, really horrible since I tried to stay with the normal palette in MS Paint,” the young genius told Buzzfeed.
But she continued to follow the velvety sound of Ross’ voice, and, of course, he did not lead her astray.
“It felt oddly calming and actually really, really soothing,” she continued. “I had a lot of stress from school at the time.” Damboise said she got so far into the zen zone that she lost track of what she was doing. And yet her final product is the stuff dental office art is made of. (We mean that in the best way possible.)
Well done, Hailey-Jai. We’re sure Bobby would be proud.
Pretty cool, huh?