An artist keen to keep learning and share knowledge
As an only child Ross spent a lot of time finding new ways to entertain himself. “I remember exploring the back yard of my grandma’s place and getting lost in the worlds I created for myself,” he recalls. Soon that imagination was put to use in his art.
“Fantasy allows for anything to happen! It’s just a whole world of make-believe and unlimited things to draw from,” says the artist, who has found success with a vibrant portfolio of fantasy figures and concepts. His portraits in particular are striking and evocative. In a few simple strokes he manages to capture your imagination, and it’s all in the eyes… “They let the viewer in and engage them, then allow the viewer to gander around. The eyes help the viewer know their story and it makes a great focal point,” he confirms.
Over time, Ross has begun to define his style. Explaining that an artist’s style comes from their experiences and purpose, Ross has started to pare back his work. “Lately I’ve been trying to simplify a lot more and get into graphic design,” he says.
Key for Ross is the broader art community that he finds inspirational. “I think it’s essential to share and pass on knowledge. I wouldn’t be the creator that I am today without humble talented artists sharing their experiences and knowledge with me.”
To this end Ross has launched a YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/rossdraws) to give back to a community he values. “If I could help [artists] further succeed in [their] journey in any way, I’ve done my job,” says Ross.
Artist tip Never ever stop learning
“Every experience will feed into your work and make you who you are.”