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Post #798 • May 26, 2006, 5:54 PM • 3 Comments

"The first Bob Ross video game will be developed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii (formerly Revolution), utilizing its intuitive controls so that players can easily immerse themselves in the addictive game while having fun and learning to paint like Bob Ross... Bob Ross Interactive LLC is calling on the community to participate via the official Bob Ross video game art contest - six lucky winners will have their paintings included in the high-density graphics of the Bob Ross video game (and on the box cover too!), right along with Bob's own fantastic masterpieces." I would love to hack this into a first-person shooter. Or maybe make a Pollock version. (Digg)

Drawings done under the influence of LSD. You've wondered, right? It's nothing you couldn't generate on purpose after a few Picasso studies. (Digg)

SuperDraw. Check the web version. (Digg)

Pixelroller. (Reddit)

The Sheep Market, the product of people drawing sheep for two cents each for Amazon's Mechanical Turk. (Reddit)

Make your own Cretan-maze octosphericon! Now! Or else! (Reddit)




May 26, 2006, 7:52 PM

I love watching Bob Ross on TV. I saw him the other day doing a lighthouse and ocean waves on a black canvas. He has such nifty little tricks, and the combination of that powderpuff hair and the dulcet voice and the little happy waves that appear as if by magic is hypnotic.

And the nasty old mystery of art just hangs there like a neon sign over the TV: how can anyone be so sweet and successful and know all this stuff and still consistently produce such transparently odious paintings?

It just ain't right.



May 27, 2006, 5:54 AM

Wow! - my (octosphericon) paper model came out not too badly! ( I made it with two less tooth links on each half however). I wonder how this would spin as a baseball? That would really change the game a lot I think.



May 27, 2006, 4:50 PM

I find that artist drawings on acid experiment kind of hilarious. The artist's line quality seemed to get really nice after 4 hours and 25 minutes.



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