Have you ever been so enamored with the beauty that is Bob Ross’ painting instruction series that you wanted to take your handy paintbrush and slather the screen in shades of permanent red, moss green and canary yellow?
Great, there’s a website for that.
Videoart.lol is, as creator Matthew Britton outlined in an email to The Huffington Post, a collaborative drawing website that lets you draw over a video with the rest of the internet.
Bob Ross fans are in luck: The current video series being streamed is “The Joy of Painting.” Ross and his unwieldy globe of frizz are waiting for you ― and your internet friends ― to paint all over him as you listen to his soothing voice and never-ending stream of elated instruction.
It all works a bit like Microsoft Paint and seems like it’s a lot more fun to play when several people are playing at once. (HuffPost editors were the only players at the time we discovered the website.)
Britton imagined Videoart.lol with Bertie Müller as part of an ongoing series of web-based projects. “We plan to release an expanded version of the project very soon with a variety of video content,” he added. You can see some of his past work ― including his hilarious pairing of famous paintings and BuzzFeed headlines ― here.
Matthew Britton’s project was supported by the Arts Council of Wales and AISB.