Looking through Carmen Ortiz' ample collection of celebrity portraits is like taking a trip into the mind and eyes of a talented celebrity portrait photographer.
But Carmen Ortiz main instrument isn't a camera, no, rather it is the most basic of instruments: A pencil. She manages to capture the same distress, interest, and attitude that the best fashion photographer's capture when shooting celebrities. As a result, this self-taught Spanish illustrator is drawing attention from art galleries and connoisseurs around the world.
Looking through Carmen Ortiz' collection, it's hard not be taken by her ability to sketch such divergent talents with such intricate detail. My personal favorite illustrations from her collection include: Clint Eastwood and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, if only because you couldn't find a more disparate pairing of celebrities if you tried. Carmen Ortiz displays a special talent and versatility by moving from new-age, indie rockers to old school A-list actors with such ease.
Do not be surprised if you see her name appearing on your screens more frequently in the near future, she is a talent to watch.