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How to Draw on WATER

in today’s video we are taking a look at
a popular and easy to do illusion and
guys a few years ago action lab did an
amazing video where he showed you how to
draw on water now that’s a pretty cool
experiment now I have seen a lot of
different youtubers who have done this
but I’ve never seen anybody try and
stack their art together to form sort of
an illusion I want to try that I want to
try different types of dry erase markers
to see if they have any sort of
difference and see if we can actually
get a barrier to for them with a pane of
glass and just some hot glue sticks
here’s the basic idea we have several
different types of dry erase markers and
several panes of glass now we should be
able to get our drawings to float on the
surface of water so by adding a
waterproof barrier to our piece of glass
we should be able to stack them up and
see if we can get an illusion to form
this should be pretty simple we’ve got
just a few panes of glass here and we’re
gonna try and form a waterproofing
barrier just using some hot glue sticks
it should be pretty simple the reason
I’m not using any sort of just pre-made
dish like Pyrex is when you have a
cooking pyrex dish if you’ve ever seen
these other videos before they tend to
have a sort of a warped bottom now my
goal here is to try and get lots of
overlay pieces of art the way to do that
is have a perfectly smooth surface so
I’m gonna have to build these myself
this is not the most conventional method
of using hot glue sticks but you guys
have seen me do weird stuff with them
before so why not the reason these are
gonna be so nice is they’re kind of
rubbery so when we stack the panes of
now the reason that using glass is so
important when you’re trying to draw on
water is it’s a non-porous surface and
you need something that is very very
smooth anything that’s textured means
that the dry erase marker is going to
sort of sink into it and it’s not going
to release as you’d be even with the
release agent that’s in these markers so
I want this very very smooth glass but
what that means is the hot glue is less
likely to stick let’s see if it’s
all right so we’ve got our glass panes
and they’re more or less waterproof so
those are pretty much good to go but
before we start drawing on those I
wouldn’t do a few tests now action lab
said that he had the best results with
glass bowls or anything that has a very
smooth non-porous surface but also with
using hot water so we’re gonna try a few
different types I’ve got a few different
types of markers I’ve got Expo markers
which is what most everyone seems to use
but we’ve also got a few off-brand
markers and I want to see if there’s a
difference we’ve also got three
different temperatures of water I’ve
just got cold tap water just sort of a
lukewarm and then one that we actually
microwave to get really really hot so I
want to see what that’s gonna do first
test just our black Expo marker we’re
gonna try it with cold water lukewarm
and then hot keep this very simple what
we just do some tests or some cold water
and so I’m gonna go ahead and say that
did nothing the ink is still very much a
dear to the bottom of the glass it’s not
even wanting to pull up all right let’s
all right same thing not much happening
there I’ll also be curious to see if the
off-brand markers or if a different
color works any better well that was
so with the hot water immediately you’re
starting to see it crack again not
floating to the surface alright action
lab used blue Expo in his first video
he’s done a few of these there’s one he
actually does a magnetic animation with
them with a magnetic putty when I could
forget in that crazy today but he did
manage to make a blue Expo marker work
let’s try it we were seeming to have the
most success with the hottest water so
we’ll go ahead and do that
but definitely parts of it came to the
that’s definitely thinking about it it’s
not keeping the shape we wanted all
right so a little float to the surface
not keep me in shape let’s try that one
one more time whew is definitely working
alright so this bottom might just be too
hot I’m not pouring it gently enough
because it’s just falling to pieces but
it is floating to the surface let’s go
ahead and try one of our off-brand see
if that works any better and be shocked
if it does but it’s got a try it
actually released much better however it
did fall apart now it’s almost looking
like this is dissolving in the really
really hot water so I do think we need
that mix between hot and lukewarm so I’m
gonna mix those we’re gonna try again
there’s definitely a temperature factor
here and that’s pretty cool
so we’ve got off-brand Expo Expo Expo
off-brand and then three of our tinier
Expo markers just cooling down the hot
water just a little so it’s warm to the
touch it’s not going to burn me
there we go all right let’s see here
what’s working best blue green so that’s
the orange pigment was surprising I
didn’t think that would work we’ve also
got our red Expo month of floating to
the surface that’s good to know it is
interesting to note though that the
green and the blue are just sort of
dissolving pink orange is working better
well almost all right let’s go ahead and
try on one of our flat surfaces see if
we can get any better results
he’s waving at us and he broke
well almost purple is holding together a
little bit better also not wanting to
rise to the surface however the blue
even though it is sort of dissolving as
it goes it’s forming some really fun
patterns so we might try that instead
let’s just try and see if we get some
fun patterns on the surface of the water
all right so success rate is varying
wildly depending on the marker that
we’re using the heat of the water and
smaller drawings or drawings with more
ink tend to be working a little bit
better so I’m going to attempt that and
then we’re gonna attempt to stack this
some of it is definitely lifting off
better than others
well that’s interesting just because you
can see that some of the colors lifted
off and some did not you’ve got one
mobile design here which is at this
that’s cool so you can layer and switch
it up see then get these two back
together ha ha ha that’s fun you can
kind of manipulate it to go back to
where it’s supposed to be we go the
other one underneath it you could do
some fun optical illusions with this can
you draw on water and can you layer it
for optical illusions yeah you can is it
practical probably not but it’s a lot of
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