Bob Ross & Daryll Collins Mash Up

My friend and former Cincinnati illustrator Daryll Collins has finally decided to start a blog at  And he has started off strong by mixing the iconic landscapes of Bob Ross with his own cartoons.  For those not familiar with Bob, he had a show on public television for years where he taught people how to oil paint landscapes in about 10 minutes.  In fact I have one of his follower’s works hanging in my house (thanks mother in law).

If you get a chance go give Daryll some love and encouragement.  We want more.

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  1. Jillsy Girl says:

    Yes, I remember that guy with the frizzy hair! If I caught him while flipping channels, for some reason I’d get stuck there and just stare. Like he had some kind of power over you. 😉 And it wasn’t any 10 minutes….more like 30!

  2. Bo Lumpkin says:

    I love this. I still watch Bob Ross on PBS at about 5 in the mornin’. Mixing cartoon characters makes it even better.

  3. Jim says:

    Heheh. Doing it like a Ross.

    Forget Chuck Norris (Don’t tell him I said that!), but Bob Ross is the Bruce Lee of the landscape painting world.

  4. Thank you Bearman. I appreciate the shout out.
    I’ll be back for a lunch or two sometime soon… I hope!

  5. Tony McGurk says:

    I while I forgot his name I remember the show once I read your description of it. I used to love watching Bob work his magic on the canvas. Great cartoon additios to the landscapes. Now I’ going to check out Daryll’s site

  6. MC/Curtis says:

    Hahaha! That first one looks great!

  7. nursemyra says:

    Is there any tartare sauce with that filet o fish?

  8. Binky says:

    That’s a neat technique! I wonder how I’d look sitting with the Mona Lisa?

  9. Does Daryll have happy little accidents when doing his cartoons? That would complete the Bob Ross experience.

  10. Deb says:

    I love to watch Bob Ross when I see him flipping through the channels…He’s awesome!
    I love these comics incorporated in.

  11. DadaHyena says:

    “Found art” has just become a lost cause!

    Seriously, funny stuff here. Now see if he can superimpose himself into those old videos.

  12. George says:

    I remember trying to match Ross’s time. My results looked nothing like his. I think he was/is a mutant. You can’t paint that well and as fast while talking seductively unless you sold your soul to Charles Xavier.

    I do love the combination of Ross’s backgrounds and Collins cartooning style. They mesh perfectly.

  13. I like the concept… This is pretty neat stuff!

  14. Jenn says:

    I love this concept, bringing the old with the new and contemporary!

  15. Bo Lumpkin says:

    I buy paintings at yard sales too… I don’t change anything but the signature though.

  16. Sounds (and looks) awesome!
    I think he’s got a great idea, there!
    ‘Maybe we’ll give that tree a fried…
    everybody needs a friend…’
    *in my best B.R.*

  17. Scholar Mel says:

    I remember the fro man. He had a soothing voice. Great painter and sleeping pill. He was so relaxing. 🙂

  18. Love this idea. Really funny.

  19. MJ says:

    Ha! Happy little clouds and trees.

  20. Mark Stokes says:

    Classic once, Classic twice. Great work, Daryll!

  21. lisleman says:

    I remember that guy on TV. I recall he didn’t always use brushes. I remember him using wood paint sticks.
    So does the cartoonist need to share project with Bob Ross?

  22. Jande says:

    Awesome! But… is that legal?

    • Bearman says:

      I think as long as he isn’t trying to profit off of it, he is fine. Plus it also fits into parody so he is fine from that standpoint too.

  23. Mr. Captoon says:

    Like to see more caricature from you.

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