Coloring Outside The Lines



An Industrial Vibe

And and little bit of History;

I’ve been walking about the train tracks near my apartment. I collect little bits of the nuts & bolts, the broken bones of aging tracks. Right now some of my findings are a bit more interesting than the average railway spike.

Here in Dartmouth I live just under an 50+ Yr old bridge that is going through a major facelift. The Big Lift is the first ever in history undertaking of completely refurbishing a bridge while it is still open (Hit the link for more information). Some of the parts jammed into this vase are original parts shed from the bridge construction.

Art; Halifax Harbour

Title; Halifax Harbour, finger painting by Ross W ©2015

Title; Halifax Harbour, finger painting by Ross W ©2015

Wednesday night @ Connections the Art Group was small and we decided to break out the water based paints and have a ton of fun. Or at least I had a ton of fun lol. I love to finger paint, or paint with strange objects ie: I once painted an ink abstract with an Avocado shell. Or sometimes I use fabric swatches, paint the face and use the resulting abstract shapes to construct realistic environments.

Point is, I have fun 🙂

doodle of the day – Misfit Treasury

Thursday night @ The Spot!


Above; I title this “Misfit Treasury” just a casual doodle again over some casual conversation. A lot of my inspiration these days is really just random thought. I am thinking about hitting the library and checking out some books on anatomy. Study proportion, form, motion. I also have a huge love affair with Graphic Novels and whenever I pick one up an thumb through the pages my mind flurries with awe and envy over the larger than life creations.

Art; doodle of the day


Above; Sketched in my Moleskine @ Connections this image is inspired by the pattern on my dinner fork. I’ve been trying to maximize the use of my water based markers, brush and fine point. I am not always satisfied with how the color lays down but I left my markers out in community environments and its assumed by others my property is for community use. Soo the ends of my markers are getting all fucked up, some of them are just muddied up into bland puddle water.

Art; doodle of the day

Tuesday night @ The Spot


Above; 4Hb Pencil, Microperm 0.3 MM Marker, Tombo Watercolor Markers w/blender, DeSerres Watercolor Markers 0.4 MM, photo edited using Android (color correction) work surface is Canson Watercolor paper 10″ H x 12″ W.

This was a quick doodle while engaging in some friendly conversation at The Spot. Doodling just for the sake of stretching my muscles, brushing the dust off. I really like to draw straight from my imagination. Draw what I see in my sleep or what wanders through my mind in a daydream. I’ve been thinking of trying to storyboard some of my dreams in a sorta comic book fashion. My medications give me great dreams, mostly because I actually sleep. Its amazing the difference real sleep makes. Before my medications I never remembered my dreams, unless they were traumatizing nightmares. Who wants to remember that? Maybe somebody, not I.


reworking “My Music Monday”

music to work by; …

My Music Monday was really a lazy mans post. I created it in hopes of amping myself up into some sort of creative mind storm. Well that never happened. Often I just picked something that was swimming in my playlist and tossed it like wet spaghetti onto the wall hoping it would stick. On a Monday.

What do I want “music to work by” looking like? Well, something like this;


Above; This is a doodle, I like to look at it as “work” … Ya see, I’m an Artist but I’ve been very, very veeerrryyy slow about production. Over the winter I came to a grinding halt. The above work is a self portrait, it is a portrait of where I work. And while I work, I listen to music. Music inspires me. It amps me up. Different types of music flow and sync up with my creative vibes. Aided by the right kinda sound I can work out an entire muralistic piece in a very short period of time. Without it, a single work can sit in my sketchbook untouched for weeks or months. Nothing demotivates me more than looking at something that could be amazing but never really makes it there cause I’m just not feeling it.

With that said, here we go. music to work by; Drake – 0 to 100