Randy Ortiz: Damn the Design

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. 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.