After my first video destroying over $20 worth of papers, I was ready for more! What I had in mind, was to film a video that focuses not only on ASMR sounds, but also pleases the eye. This led me to my childhood hobby, painting.
When I was 5 years old, I spent my weekends at a Community Centre near my home to learn painting. Visually, I have pretty much forgotten everything I’ve drawn, even my friend’s faces. What etched deepest in my memories are the sounds! Kids furiously dabbing at with their paintbrushes, with kids at the back of the class washing their palettes. To top it off, the overwhelming laughter of everybody.
Reminiscing about the past where all we did was have fun. It has been years since I last painted, so I felt that it was time to let the younger version of Glory to take over for the next video!
I searched for the pastel paint that is left lying at the corner of my storeroom. Luckily, the paint hasn’t dried out despite it being left there for years! I proceeded to gather several other items such as toothbrushes, sponges, wooden sticks, even a dishwashing brush! I was ambitious, looking to explore all kinds of sounds that might trigger ASMR.
My initial plan was to flick the paint filled toothbrush with my fingers, as seen at this part (6:57), but I soon realised that the black paint was splattered in all directions and it will take me approximately 10 years to finish one art piece! Things were not going according to plan… I decided to change to drawing my artwork with the toothbrush itself, using big and broad strokes. I soon finished the outline of my artwork, which I intended it to be an octopus.
Then, I coloured the remaining white drawing block with all the different colours mixed together with a sponge. Occasionally, I flicked the toothbrush with the vibrant colours onto the artwork, so that splatters of the colour can be seen on the black octopus. My experience was that using a toothbrush and sponge gave off very different sounds.
I would describe a toothbrush giving off soothing sounds as the bristles scrape against the grainy texture of a drawing block. On the other hand, a sponge absorbs water and paint, making squelching noises as the paint adheres onto the paper. Both are therapeutic sounds to me but I personally preferred the sponge as it made me feel more comforting.
To be honest, I was really proud of my artwork at the end! in fact, I was having so much fun painting the octopus that I forgot to use the other art tools that I prepared.
No worries, the rest of the items will be used in my future painting videos as I experiment with them!
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