Watercolor by Shibasaki

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Have you ever wondered what Bob Ross would be like if he was Japanese, only used watercolors, uploaded hundreds of how-to’s to Youtube for absolutely free, and went by a mononym? Well wonder no more, because we’ve found the answer: Shibasaki.

There isn’t a lot of information out there about Shibasaki. All we’re really sure of is that he A) has been painting for over 40 years, B) studied watercolor in the US in the 1970s, C) is an insanely prolific how-to video uploader, and D) is just as calming to watch, if not more so, as our own venerable Bob Ross (RIP).

His videos are easy to navigate and even easier to watch, with everything from “10 Minute paintings” to instructions on specific techniques. They’re also conveniently, and this is probably pretty important to 99% of our readers, subtitled in English.

And if you need your own watercolors, we highly recommend you head on over to Case for Making to check out their selection of beautiful, customizable paint sets.