Ross Collins


Ross was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972. He would eat anything and resembled a currant bun.

As he grew up he was fond of drawing, the Bionic Man and precariously swinging backwards on chairs.

He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1994 with a First  in Illustration. In the same year he won the MacMillan Children’s Book Prize an achievement that opened many doors in the Big Smoke.

Ross then spent two years in London cultivating an exotic image of  the scribbling Scotsman abroad.

Longing for the cold and damp of the North, Ross returned to Glasgow, where he spends his time writing and illustrating children’s books, doing animation character development, walking the dug by the banks of Loch Lomond and precariously swinging backwards on chairs.

Ross’ unique character designs stand out to me more than anything with his work, they’re comical, interesting with beautifully illustrated characteristics and a brilliant imagination. I do feel quite inspired by his work and look forward to seeing more of it.


About bonny83

I am currently studying at Glyndwr University, North Wales School of Art and Design. Design Communication is the main subject body while also looking at a large variety of the many forms of Art. My main interest is illustration and I am considering illustration for children's books for the future. Art and Design has always been a huge part of my life and i am enjoying taking things further for a possible career.

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