Apr 04, 2013
As you have probably noticed, we are fans of illustrations of all sorts, however there's one style that stands out, at least for me. I am talking about the woodcut style or editorial style illustrations. I don't know exactly the name of the style but I can say that Ricardo Martinez masters the technique with some incredible examples. Check out the illustrations that we selected from his portfolio.
For more information about Ricardo visit http://www.behance.net/RicardoMartinez
Ricardo Martinez Ortega, born: 1956 Santiago, Chile of Spanish immigrant Parents. He moved to Spain (Madrid) with his family in May 1969. Ricardo began his professional career towards the end of the seventies. Soon he was creating illustrations for publications, advertising agencies, and comic books. In 1981 he moved to Miami, where he worked at an ad agency, conceptualizing ads for Seven Up , Dr.Pepper, and American Express, and movie posters. Shortly thereafter, he was hired for a staff position at the "The Miami News" as a designer/illustrator/graphic artist. After six years, the paper was sold to Knight Ridder, and Ricardo went on to be the Op/Ed illustrator for the Miami Herald. While in Miami, Ricardo and his childhood friend Nacho created "Goomer". This comic strip has been continuously published since 1987. First in the Spanish daily "El Pais" and since1990 in "El Mundo". In 1989, Ricardo returned to Madrid with his American wife to be a part of the founding group of the newspaper "El Mundo". He became the Assistant Managing Editor and headed the Art Department, supervising both illustration and graphics. In May of 1990, he began to publish editorial cartoons which he did with the writer and his business partner, Nacho. Nacho stopped working on the political cartoon in February of 2002. From then until now, Ricardo has been both the writer and artist for his regular political cartoon.