The art of Cristian Ortiz : By CROM !!!
Crom was angered, and the Earth shook
Crom is the name of the god revered by most Cimmerians, including the most famous: Conan the Barbarian.
It is also the nickname of Cristian Ortiz, London illustrator.
Here, no frills, Cristian Ortiz goes to the basics. The line is fine and regular, not full or loose. The reliefs are highlighted by the addition of color, always sober, or contrasting black zone.
The outline may seem imprecise, childish, at first glance, especially on these pages of comics. But if you look closer, everything is there. The proportions are there and the atmosphere is laid. Because yes, Cristian is one of those artists who favors the atmosphere above details and each of his drawings have a “something”. His characters are haloed by a story, a life of their own. We can reads past battles in the pose of his warriors, the blackness of a world in the figure of his heroes … His inspirations range from science fiction (kudos for the Warhammer 40K fan arts !) to heroic fantasy with an obvious acquaintance for the wonderful world of Crom and of his disciples.