Trees Have Never Looked So Menacing – Bob Ross Is Now A Character Skin On Smite


You know Bob Ross, even if you aren't aware you do. He's the painter with the 'fro who talked a bunch about painting happy little trees. And boy, have they never looked quite so menacing. The painter is now available as a character skin on the MOBA Smite, which is a combination I cannot wrap my head around, no matter how much I try.

Hi-Rez studios revealed this weekend that their massively popular MOBA Smite will be celebrating Ross' legacy with a bundle that includes a Bob Ross skin for character Sylvanus, as well as a loading frame and a jump stamp featuring Ross' face. The bundle will be available on May 9th for PC and on May 16th for console. It can be purchased for $9.99 or 700 gems in-game. Because Bob Ross is many things, but cheap isn't one of them.


Ross was famous for his painting instructional television series called The Joy of Painting from way back in the 80s and 90s. But you could still see him on PBS even through to 2000, as they ran repeats of the show. The Joy of Painting ran from January 11th, 1983 to May 17th, 1994, and since then, Ross has become a widespread meme. Because everything is easier when presented by Bob Ross (even unwanted pregnancy).

If you're still baffled about why Ross is now in Smite, you are far from alone. But it's okay, just settle in and watch all 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting until everything seems much less confusing. Just let Ross's soothing voice lull you into a state of utter contentment.


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About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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