Bold Illustrations from Randy Ortiz

Illustration // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"Randy Ortiz began life as a burrowing freshwater larva. At this stage, he was toothless, with rudimentary eyes, and fed on microorganisms. He transformed into an adult through metamorphosis similar to most...

Randy Ortiz: Damn the Design

Illustration // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Randy Ortiz is an illustrator based in Winnipeg, Manitoba with an incredible ability for rendering intriciately drawn compositions. According to his bio, Randy is a self-taught artist and he illustrates and designs his art by attaching his mouth to a goatfish, secreting an anticoagulant into the host, and drawing with the blood and melted tissue that spills from the gelatinous orifice...

Rocks and Roots: Randy Ortiz Process Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, May 14, 2012
Awesome example of an illustrators process, step by step drawings from Randy Ortiz's piece 'Among the Rocks and Roots'.  Randy draws influence from the dead shells of insect vessels ravaged by parasitic cordyceps, careful not to inhale the deadly strings of ascospores created by the flask-shaped perithecia.

New 'Felidae' Print release from Randy Ortiz

Illustration // Monday, April 02, 2012
Randy Ortiz began life as a burrowing freshwater larva. He transformed into an adult through metamorphosis similar to most amphibians. It involved a radical rearrangement of internal organs, development of eyes and transformation from a mud-dwelling filter feeder into an efficient swimming parasite and sexual tyrannosaur. Recently, Ortiz released a new limited edition 'Felidae' silkscreened print!  Randy draws influence from the dead shells of insect vessels ravaged by parasitic cordyceps.

The Work of Randy Ortiz

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 17, 2012
Randy Ortiz is a self-taught illustrator from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. An architectural technologist by day, Ortiz has been working freelance for the past six years, garnering an impressive list of clients and galleries, including Gallery1988, Spoke Art Gallery, and Mondo Tees. He primarily works with pencils, Adobe Photoshop, and a Cintiq, and has recently started exploring screenprinting.

Randy Ortiz

Illustration // Friday, March 16, 2012
Randy Ortiz is a self-taught illustrator from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. An architectural technologist by day, Ortiz has been working freelance for the past six years, garnering an impressive list of clients and galleries, including Gallery1988, Spoke Art Gallery, and Mondo Tees. He primarily works with pencils, Adobe Photoshop, and a Cintiq, and has recently started exploring screenprinting.

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