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The art of Cristian Ortiz : By CROM !!!

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.

No doubt, Crom is a great illustrator! To get an idea, go on his website, his instagram or pay you one of these t-shirts on ETSY!


Pierre Melier

Enfant des années 80, Pierre a été biberonné au club Dorothée, aux jeux- vidéos et aux super-héros. Ce trop-plein de pop culture à créé en lui une légère inadaptation sociale. Mais il s’en fout, dans son repaire secret, sur un fauteuil en cuir en caressant son chat, il attend patiemment le moment où les geeks gouverneront le monde... Sinon il dessine la plupart du temps, et cours derrière ses potes avec son dermographe pour leur tatouer un truc sur la fesse...

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