Following A Bob Ross Painting Tutorial

  • Published: 13 September 2018
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    JUNGLE OF COLORS  26 minutes back

    Would you lile to try to follow some of my tutorials? May be it is easuer on iPad

    • cozysophie
      cozysophie  1 hours back

      “Kermit stepped in oil paint”

      • Hippy Chick
        Hippy Chick  5 hours back

        WOW Jenna! that looks really really proud of you! <3

        • Kayla Winchester
          Kayla Winchester  6 hours back


          • lymmea
            lymmea  18 hours back

            A lot of the issues are due to the cheap brushes, Jenna, not your skill level. Bob Ross uses very high quality natural bristle brushes(I watch him a lot, and even bought a painting kit of his once), and those brushes react totally differently than the brushes you got.

            I know this was just a one-off and you're not likely to ever try this again, but if you ever wanted to actually try painting like Bob, I can offer some tips as a longtime Bob Ross fan!

            - definitely get natural bristle brushes; I don't want to sound like a Bob Ross shill, but his own line of brushes is probably going to get you the best results since they're specifically made for his style of painting and have all the types you'd need. But you could probably find them elsewhere, too. Those kinds of brushes won't make those weird spiny shapes that your cheap brush does when you get paint on it, which will automatically make your blending and painting look a thousand times better because it won't have a bunch of hard lines in it from the points. Unfortunately, the brushes Bob uses are nearly as important to his technique as the paint he uses, and his technique isn't going to work right with either of those elements being off.

            - Bob also specifies that he uses pre-stretched, double primed canvas for his paintings. You didn't mention what kind of canvas you got, but he talks about how certain kinds of canvas will just absorb the liquid white. If you got the wrong kind of canvas, that might be why you had to go overboard with the liquid white - because otherwise the canvas was absorbing it too much.

            - putting liquid white on a canvas in the right amount can be tricky, and Bob has suggested when using liquid clear to wipe off the canvas with a paper towel after you've applied it(and then going over it with a clean brush to remove any weird marks/texture the paper towel left), and the residue that's left will be just the right amount. I assume the same would work for liquid white.

            - if you get a hair on the canvas, use the corner of your paintbrush to lift it off. This avoids fingerprints on the painting! (Although you can probably just paint over fingerprints to hide them, too, but the paintbrush solution is just easier all around.) Bristle brushes shed, so even without dogs you'll probably get the occasional hair; Bob did often enough.

            - when blending colors, use small criss-cross, X-shaped strokes to blend the most evenly. Long, primarily horizontal strokes are much harder to blend.

            - when making your clouds with the fan brush, use just the corner of it rather than the whole thing. It makes it easier to control the shape of the cloud, and making circles with that corner is how to make the clouds nice and fluffy. (Mind you, with the quality of brush you had, I don't know if this would have worked even if you'd tried it, but that's how Bob did it.)

            - when making trees with the fan brush, use just the corner at the top and then, as you go further down and the tree gets bigger, turn the brush more and more toward the canvas so more of it hits the canvas and makes bigger branches. Also, move the brush back and forth in a Z sort of motion as you go side to side, working downwards!

            - don't feel pressured to do his paintings in NEARLY the amount of time he takes to do them. Bob acknowledges himself that it took him years to be able to be fast enough to do a painting in thirty minutes, and he regularly encourages people at home to take their time. (I'm sure you were pausing and rewinding his video as needed already, and weren't necessarily trying to finish your painting in thirty minutes, but I'm just saying you should never feel anxious if he's outpacing you. Bob would never want that!)

            As I said, I know you're not likely to do this again, but in case you ever do, or for anyone reading the comments who might want to try for themselves, I wanted to offer some pointers based on the way too many Joy of Painting episodes I've watched so that the literal weeks of my life I've spent watching them are useful to somebody. I also wanted to reassure you that most of the problems weren't on you, but on the materials. The few missteps you DID make are things Bob himself says a lot of beginners struggle with, and there's no shame in not knowing everything right out of the gate! And honestly, even with a lot of less than ideal materials and things going wrong for you, your painting still looks pretty good! You did really well!

            • Ethan Smith
              Ethan Smith  1 days back

              Copy of another youtuber

              • Rosachnid
                Rosachnid  1 days back

                “Dear artists that have pets, how do you deal with this?”
                By crying a lot, mostly

                • Mae Baby
                  Mae Baby  1 days back

                  This video is so pure

                  • seamas lawlor
                    seamas lawlor  1 days back

                    did you know that his afro is not real

                    • Emilija Petrova
                      Emilija Petrova  1 days back

                      Almost a year later, after rewatching this video, I have a question to all my fellow Virgos out there: Is the "too much gene" a personality traits?

                      • Its Luisss
                        Its Luisss  2 days back

                        The under part is beutiful

                        • Cluky3338
                          Cluky3338  2 days back

                          bob ross is

                          a legend

                          • Swannie
                            Swannie  2 days back

                            Love it

                            • Kelsey Sradeja
                              Kelsey Sradeja  2 days back

                              I grew up watching Bob Ross because we didn’t have cable when I was a kid. Because I’m a 29 year old lady

                              • Lucy Link
                                Lucy Link  2 days back

                                “that’s beautiful!”
                                can we talk about what a loving and supportive boyfriend Julien is

                                • Lucy Link
                                  Lucy Link  2 days back

                                  leave it alone?
                                  *leave it alone*
                                  leave it alone?
                                  *leave it alone*

                                  • Scarlett Winchester
                                    Scarlett Winchester  3 days back

                                    watching this on my birthday beetch

                                    • Gala Garcia
                                      Gala Garcia  3 days back


                                      • Kry Jodicke
                                        Kry Jodicke  4 days back

                                        It’s definitely the quality of the brush that’s making the hairs split x

                                        • Elibell
                                          Elibell  4 days back

                                          "I'm going to beat the devil in a appropriate place" lmao

                                          • Marlene Alvarez
                                            Marlene Alvarez  4 days back

                                            i mean jenna did good it was just the clouds lol

                                            • Ace of Hearts
                                              Ace of Hearts  4 days back

                                              "Oooh...he has already got his knife out!"🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                              • Jonathan Minaya
                                                Jonathan Minaya  4 days back


                                                • Scott Danielson
                                                  Scott Danielson  4 days back

                                                  You have to say hwite

                                                  • B Major
                                                    B Major  4 days back

                                                    Is the brush boar bristles ? Thats the only way it’ll work

                                                    • Ellie Barker
                                                      Ellie Barker  4 days back

                                                      This video inspired me to get a Bob Ross tattoo and it was the best decision I’ve ever made thank u Bob and thank u Jenna

                                                      • Spidey Kid
                                                        Spidey Kid  5 days back

                                                        Jenna it’s ok there just happy little accidents

                                                        • Blanca De la Luz Rojas

                                                          Great job 👍

                                                          • Mr. Jones
                                                            Mr. Jones  5 days back


                                                            • Samantha Snyder
                                                              Samantha Snyder  5 days back

                                                              "it looks like someone punched a yellow pillowcase and a bunch of stuffing came out" 🤣🤣🤣

                                                              • Zee UltimateBanana
                                                                Zee UltimateBanana  5 days back


                                                                • Kat Fox
                                                                  Kat Fox  5 days back

                                                                  JENNA YOU DID AMAZING. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL 😍

                                                                  • Caro Martinez
                                                                    Caro Martinez  5 days back

                                                                    can you redo the Bob Ross video and also have Julien make one too while dressed like Bob? Lmao please

                                                                    • Sant Sanitacíon
                                                                      Sant Sanitacíon  5 days back

                                                                      Julian: “ Do you have a vision?”
                                                                      Jenna: “ No! I see nothing like all the time!”

                                                                      • Jennifer Delgado-Cruz
                                                                        Jennifer Delgado-Cruz  5 days back

                                                                        Jennnaaaaa you should make your own scented candles, shape and smell wise

                                                                        • Reina Equina
                                                                          Reina Equina  5 days back

                                                                          Jennas face when Bob Ross said it turned him on 🤣🤣🤣 7:52

                                                                          • IHaveNoLife TV
                                                                            IHaveNoLife TV  6 days back

                                                                            To be fair. Jenna did really good

                                                                            Bob would be proud

                                                                            • Savannah L
                                                                              Savannah L  6 days back


                                                                              • Lazy Dude364
                                                                                Lazy Dude364  6 days back

                                                                                I wish every art teacher was like Bob Ross then art class wouldn’t be so nerve racking

                                                                                • dracobluelol
                                                                                  dracobluelol  6 days back

                                                                                  This chick is so chill I can’t even attempt to call her a bitch. Wtf is she on?

                                                                                  • Morgane Baho
                                                                                    Morgane Baho  7 days back

                                                                                    NOW I KNOW WHAT THIS VIDEO REMINDS ME OF ! it reminds me of "the office"

                                                                                    • Андер Гаунт
                                                                                      Андер Гаунт  7 days back

                                                                                      Как мне кажется , основная проблема заключалась в том , что Дженна делала не такие мазки как Боб. И возможно из-за того , что белый был очень жидки , не получалось плавных переходов как у Боба. Но как итог - очень хорошая картина. )
                                                                                      Особенно мне понравилась гора. )

                                                                                      • sexy mothman
                                                                                        sexy mothman  7 days back

                                                                                        Artist with pet here

                                                                                        Just add more paint

                                                                                      • RussianRobot TrollFarmer

                                                                                        I'm crying 😂

                                                                                        • Piero
                                                                                          Piero  1 weeks back


                                                                                          • Paula Domenech
                                                                                            Paula Domenech  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Honestly, you did such a good job!

                                                                                            • CasualPrince
                                                                                              CasualPrince  1 weeks back

                                                                                              I’ve never seen any of Jennamarbles videos before this but I might just subscribe