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Blackhawks in 17 Sharp steps of art!!

Yes!! Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. They won the game in 17 seconds in one of the most astonishing victories in professional sports!! This is my tribute to a successful team. 17 steps to a phenomenal sharp image. Prints will be available for sale soon. IMG_2950

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Interested in buying a Lincoln Print for president’s month? by Martin M. Rocha

CLICK ON THE TOP RIGHT FOR OUR ONLINE STORE!! Not quite Lincoln on my latest drawing, but the incredible job Daniel Day Lewis did as an actor portraying one of the most important figures in American History is incredible!! I was inspired to draw that portrait and was blown away by it. Why not own a print from my original drawing? For the classroom if you are a teacher like me or simply for those that appreciate historical figures in the art world!! He is definitely an icon and you may own a nice glossy photographic card stock print for only $10.00. There is also an additional deal. If you buy more than one; you get an extra one for free. For example if you buy a Lincoln print and a Marilyn Monroe print for $20.00 you get a third one for free. Check out all the prints available as there’s quite a variety to choose from. Buy two today!! You won’t be disappointed.

Just make sure you go to Add when you are making your purchase where it reads “Add special instructions to the seller” as it is shown below. REMEMBER; YOU GET A FREE ONE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO OR MORE!!

If you have any questions email me at martinmrochaart@gmail.com


Interesado en comprar un poster de Marilyn Monroe o Adele? por Martin M. Rocha

HAGAN CLICK ARRIBA A LA DERECHA EN NUESTRA TIENDA DE POSTERS “ONLINE”!! Sabían que la belleza de Marylin Monroe en el arte es la más popular en los hogares? Ella trae mucha elegancia en una sala y en cualquier parte de un hogar. Ella es un ícono y usted puede comprar un poster en copia fotostática por solamente $10.00. También tenemos una oferta especial. Si compra más de uno, se le garantiza uno extra gratis. Por ejemplo : Si usted compra uno de Marylin y uno de Adele por $20.00 se le garantizará uno extra gratis. Hay mucha variedad en la tienda para escoger. Compre dos hoy!! Se lo garantizamos que estará satisfecho.

Opriman el botón de Add y eligan cual poster extra desean gratis. RECUERDEN!! SOLAMENTE CON LA VENTA DE MAS DE UNO SE LE GARANTIZA UNO GRATIS!!

Si tienen algunas preguntas mándenos un email a martinmrochaart@gmail.com


Interested in buying a Marilyn Monroe or Adele print? by Martin M. Rocha

CLICK ON THE TOP RIGHT FOR OUR ONLINE STORE!! Did you know that Marilyn Monroe’s beauty in art is the most popular in people’s homes? She brings a lot of elegance in your living room or any special part of your house. She is definitely an icon and you may own a nice glossy photographic card stock print for only $10.00. There is also an additional deal. If you buy more than one; you get an extra one for free. For example if you buy a Marilyn Monroe print and an Adele print for $20.00 you get a third one for free. Check out all the prints available as there’s quite a variety to choose from. Buy two today!! You won’t be disappointed.

HAGAN CLICK ARRIBA A LA DERECHA EN NUESTRA TIENDA DE POSTERS “ONLINE”!! Sabían que la belleza de Marylin Monroe en el arte es la más popular en los hogares? Ella trae mucha elegancia en una sala y en cualquier parte de un hogar. Ella es un ícono y usted puede comprar un poster en copia fotostática por solamente $10.00. También tenemos una oferta especial. Si compra más de uno, se le garantiza uno extra gratis. Por ejemplo : Si usted compra uno de Marylin y uno de Adele por $20.00 se le garantizará uno extra gratis. Hay mucha variedad en la tienda para escoger. Compre dos hoy!! Se lo garantizamos que estará satisfecho!!

        

Just make sure you go to Add when you are making your purchase where it reads “Add special instructions to the seller” as it is shown below. REMEMBER; YOU GET A FREE ONE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO OR MORE!!

Opriman el botón de Add y eligan cual poster extra desean gratis. RECUERDEN!! SOLAMENTE CON LA VENTA DE MAS DE UNO SE LE GARANTIZA UNO GRATIS!!

If you have any questions just email me at martinmrochaart@gmail.com


Portraits of beautiful people by Martin M. Rocha

Who does not appreciate the beauty of having a portrait of art of their loved ones or their beloved pets. The ability to transform a beautiful photograph and giving it life with just purely colored pencils is something that could stay with you forever. Things may come and go through our lives, but the beauty of art will always be there. Art is beauty and is a value that can be appreciated forever. Just thing about having an amazing portrait of someone special in your life; weather is your spouse, family, child or pet in your living room. It will always be there. I have completed many drawings of loved ones over the years and leave them with a smile. If you have any questions contact me at martinmrochaart@gmail.com.

Motherhood

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LINCOLN IS A SUCCESS by Martin M. Rocha

Lincoln

Lincoln

Such a powerful and iconic historical figure Lincoln was. The film was amazing because Spielberg can do no wrong. I saw this beautiful amazing portrait of Lincoln on the way out of the theater and fell in love with it. Daniel Day Lewis did an outstanding job portraying Lincoln. Such an emotional and powerful film that touched the hearts of those that love American History. I know I do, it was my second major in college. Intrigue by the fact that this would be another Spielberg success I took the inspiration to draw Lewis’ image and transformed it into a beautiful piece of art. Step by step I see it as the most powerful portrait I have ever done. It was a very enjoyable piece to put together and a film that I strongly recommend for those that appreciate our history. This is art at it’s most emotional, powerful and iconic. Lincoln can do no wrong in art. A historical figure that every American should know of who he was and how he changed the face of American history. This is the beauty of Lincoln in film and in art. I think this portrait would look great in an American History teacher’s classroom. What do you think art fans? Prints will be available soon.

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COMIC CON!! PRINTS and BLACK WIDOW AVENGER ORIGINAL SELLS by Martin M. Rocha

YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN ART PRINT. MANY AT COMIC CON ALREADY DO!!! It was a phenomenal weekend for those of you that had the opportunity to attend this past weekend. many good treats and good times were guaranteed for all. I want to thank all the fans for coming by, saying hello and purchasing many of my art prints. I know you got a fantastic deal and left satisfied with a nice print of some amazing art done by yours truly. Superheroes are reaching a high peak and the genre it’s only getting bigger. Please feel free to relive the event that made the festival one to remember. Many pics were taken and many fans arrived!! VISIT MY ONLINE STORE!! MANY MORE GENRES WILL BE ADDED SOON!! martinmrochaart@gmail.com.

First fan to buy an original from the Martin M. Rocha Art gallery!! BLACK WIDOW WAS THE LAST COMPLETION AND THE FIRST ONE TO FLY!!

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AVENGERS ART ASSEMBLE by Martin M. Rocha

Well, it’s been two months since I started my Avengers drawing.  Since early June I have been working on one of the most elaborate, most challenging drawings I have ever done. No easy task, but feel very proud about the completed product. It will be available soon on print for you art fans to enjoy, meanwhile I have posted a video process along with the pics!! How about that? Six of the greatest Superheroes are finally together in film and in art form!! Prints will be available soon!! Enjoy!!

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES IN ART by Martin M. Rocha

RISE

WHEN GOTHAM IS ASHES YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO DIE!! One of the biggest anticipated movies of the year!! THE DARK KNIGHT RISES!! Just by watching the 3rd trailer it pumps up your adrenaline!! Inspirational and powerful as it is on film and in art; it caught my attention to draw Bane!! Yes!! He is the villain that catches your eye on this one. A STORM IS COMING!!

RISE

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THE HUNGER GAMES IN ART by Martin M. Rocha

Katniss

Hungry for more? That’s exactly the feeling I’ve got when I read and saw this fascinating motion picture. It’s definitely going to be one of the movies of the year. The book was so addicting that I couldn’t put it down. Full of detail and fascinating suspense I could define it as a book that it really grabs you. The movie was every bit as good, however. It is very difficult to cover all the details that the book includes into a blockbuster film. As it defines a new meaning for an era where Harry Porter and Twilight left off, The Hunger Games picks up and takes it into a new genre. Kids and adults, males and females are fascinated by it. I was amazed by the book and film that it inspired me to transform Katniss into the world of art. With a pure tone of color pencil I am delivering one of my greatest achievements.

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PAUL MCCARTNEY GRAND FINALE AT THE GRAMMYS by Martin M. Rocha

And in the end……he was knighted by the British Empire as he is Sir Paul. One of the greatest performers of all time delivers a grand finale to remember.  During the last few minutes as we all waited after some great performers; the bass-man; instrumentalist and man of a thousand voices closes the show with the last three songs on the last Beatles album (Abbey Road) with that lasting and enduring lyric. Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight/The End; the second part medley of side two still sounds as good as ever. After so many years and tears of joy he took the stage and the night just ended in a high perfect note.

A 30 by 30 colored pencil drawing of Abbey Road

A 30 by 30 colored pencil drawing of Abbey Road by Martin M. RochaA colored pencil drawing of Sir Paul by Martin M. Rocha

 

A note that transmits, transforms and transcends from music to art and art to music. They still blend together as Paul shows he is still one of the most astonishing show man of all time. He is incredible and after all we could all say that Chris Farley did ask the right questions in that enjoyable humorous interview over fifteen years ago.

A colored pencil drawing of Sir Paul by Martin M. Rocha

A colored pencil drawing of Sir Paul by Martin M. Rocha

“AND IN THE END….THE LOVE YOU TAKE …..IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU MAKE”. Simple and beautiful and Mr. Farley questions “IS THAT TRUE?” Of course it is! The more you give the more you get! “THAT WAS AWESOME!” Awesome is what describes last night performance. Thumbs up!


ADELE PERFORMS WITH HEART AT THE GRAMMYS by Martin M. Rocha

Making an incredible recovery and coming back with heart and soul, Adele performs like no other. Her performance at the Grammys was so emotional as she sang one of her most popular songs “Rolling in the Deep”. As she began singing you could feel the most incredible vibes going down your soul. You knew the performance was going to blow your mind; and it sure did.

Adele

Adele

By the time she began her performance she had already won a few awards. What can you say about the most outstanding performer of the year? With passion and such a strong commotion she was so grateful of how far she has come along. Her album 21 goes back to old fashion delicacy and deliverance to the emotional beats of Blues, Rock and Jazz. Did I miss a Genre? I sure did!! Pure Art. If you have not seen the music video for “Rolling in the Deep” tune in. It is as impressive artistically as it is musically. The art form and music blend in beautifully. There was no surprise for her winning the awards. She deserves to be the most outstanding performer in every step of the way.

Adele

Adele

If you have any inquiries about our art, or the artistic process used in the drawing “Behind Blue Eyes”, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinrochaart@gmail.com. Remember, with Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details. Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRocha.com.

Adele

Adele


ADELE – Rolling in deep 21 steps of art by Martin M. Rocha

Voice, soul, emotion and heart are the four words that describe one of the greatest female performers of all time. English singer Adele sings like no other and her voice has such a powerful commotion and inspiration as it also drives towards despair and heartbreak.

When I first heard that beautiful soulful voice I was astonished with her toning and volume. I was not only impressed with her singing; but listening to “Rolling in the deep” simultaneously with the video I observed how the refinement of art and music continue merging into one another. There was nothing that I could overlook upon all the aspects of the video as it does include elegance and force; both artistically and musically. She has the heart and the soul that separates her from other performers. As her inspiration to unleashed 21 displays all passion from the heart. The heart that is; that I took to draw Adele freehand. I draw with my hands; but most of all from the heart with such an emotion that I can not described.

Some of you art fans believe this is my best work; I feel it is. However, as any artist that seeks to grow and leaving hungry for more; I still don’t feel a 100% satisfied. A good friend told me that it’s the sign of a good artist. Always wanting to explore and find new territories; to me it is only the beginning. Are you hungry for more? Just sit and enjoy the latest 21 steps of Adele with the music of “Rolling in the deep”.

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The Beatles in art by Martin M. Rocha

The beauty of Blackbird!! Just enjoy watching some of my Beatles drawings. All done in prismacolor pencils.


DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR MY MCCARTNEY DRAWING NOW!!

VOTE FOR MY MCCARTNEY DRAWING!!!

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR MY DRAWING ON  http://www.talenthouse.com/   If I win; I will have the opportunity to have this drawing on Sir Paul’s inside CD cover.


Horrible Bosses and beautiful women / Jennifer Aniston, Pamela Anderson and Jessica Alba by Martin M. Rocha

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

A phenomenal actress and a beautiful woman, I completed this colored pencil drawing two years ago, but decided to make her eyes blue to give it a nice shine and glare. Her latest movie “Horrible Bosses” is a must see. A great comedy full of laughs; a film many people can relate too. Jennifer Aniston’s role is fantastic, but her look as a brunette makes the beauty of her eyes stand out more. I think it is the her best look ever.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela's progress

Unfortunately I never took photographs of the process when working on the Jennifer Aniston drawing. By the time I began the process on Pamela Anderson I enjoyed taking pics of how it was developing.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela's Progress

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

An advocate of animal rights she is well respected and a beautiful woman, she truly speaks out in what she believes in and has a very humble personality as she has helped many people who are less fortunate. These two images measure 20 by 30.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

This is a 16 by 20 portrait by Jessica Alba; another beautiful and fantastic woman. After all she did play a great character in the Marvel movie “Fantastic 4″ as the Invisible woman. However, one of my favorite films by her is the Horror thriller “The Eye”. I strongly recommend it.

KEEP AN “EYE” ON THOSE HORRIBLE BOSSES.

Jessica Alba's The Eye

Jessica Alba's The Eye

If you have any inquiries about our art and texture, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRochaArt.com.


The Who : Who are you and who are they? by Martin M. Rocha

Collage

Yes!! They are loud, talented and artistic. The who made it to the Guinness book of world records as the loudest band in the world in the mid seventies. One of their shows in 1976 was measured at 120 decibels; that’s as loud as a jet’s engine. In today’s standards no band are allowed to play that loud. They are a fascinating band that included one of my all time favorite drummers; Keith Moon. I drew this collage from a set of some of my favorite black and white photographs and gave it a unique format to the design on each one. It measures 24 by 36.

Who are you

I drew this album cover about 8 years ago and enjoyed the process. A bizarre twist to the drawing is the fact that drummer Keith Moon is sitting on a chair that read “Not to be taken away”! He died within a few weeks after the album’s release.

Who's next

If you think that was bizarre, how about a fun turnaround to this drawing from one of my favorite masterpieces; “Who’s Next”. For years I thought those were their shadows on the senseless monument; but it turns out they just pissed on it and their album title is more like “Who’s next to go number one?”. Its number one in my book. A tribute to one of my favorite bands.

If you have any inquiries about our art and texture, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRochaArt.com.


Led Zeppelin : Fan art and mystery : by Martin M. Rocha

Page and Plant

Yes! Led Zeppelin almost made it to Latin America, but unfortunately never did. I drew this one two years ago as a tribute to their almost South American tour. During the mid to late seventies they cancelled possibilities to play some shows; due to tragedies to Robert Plant’s car accident in Greece and family death fans were left hanging. Its interesting how the myth of making a deal with Lucifer guarantees a life of success and temptation, but in some cases you pay the price.

Swan Song

Very fascinating how the Swan Song logo is a painting called EVENING : FALL OF DAY : LUCIFER RISING; a possible connection with their mystery and interest of the occult. Combining the Led Zeppelin logo along with the old painting gives it a more detailed appearance. The combination of all their album covers makes this drawing a stand out.

Led Zeppelin Collage

Drawing a tribute from their music catalog; from their debut album “Led Zeppelin” to their last “In through the outdoor”!! As many fans call them “The Zepps” who have some of the best collection of music. They don’t disappoint; their sound is so distinctive and unique they manage to impress their fans musically as well as artistically.

If you have any inquiries about our art and texture, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRochaArt.com.


Captain America : The First Avenger fan art by Martin M. Rocha

Yes Marvel fans! It was an amazing treat!! A movie most of us art and comic book aficionados will enjoy. From light to shade, from a whisper to a scream this movie has it all. The light and shade is the beauty of the image and its design is what makes this a tribute to the film. Captain is an icon on the screen and in the world of illustration.

Shooting Star 7

This is my latest and most challenging drawing to date; its not so much the sketching; but the merging of colors that I’m utilizing for the first time.

Shooting Star 8

Representing the colors of the United States of America is what makes the Captain special. The colors of the face are combinations that I am trying for the first time. Moving away from the Black and White and Sepia Tone styles to the actual color of the skin brings the process up a bit as it requires more concentration.

Shooting Star 9

What do you think Art fans? Does the Cap measure up to the power and standards of film as it has for years in the world of art? Stay tuned for the final piece as it comes to a close.

Captain America - Shooting Star 11

Captain America

Captain America - Shooting Star 12

 

Captain America

Captain America - Shooting Star 13

 

Captain America

Captain America - Shooting Star 14

 

If you have any inquiries about our art and texture, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRochaArt.com.


Captain America Drawing by Martin M. Rocha

Watch the process to one of the most amazing superheroes of all time!! Captain America in the process right now. Quite an amazing treat to an amazing movie and an honor to do such a wonderful tribute!! Enjoy Art fans!!

 


Caylee Marie Anthony transformed in the world of art / 2005-2008 by Martin M. Rocha

Caylee Marie Anthony - 1st Step to Heaven

Sometimes in life I just get inspire by a recent major event. Events affect our lives; the way we think, the way we feel and the way we express ourselves. Its sad when you read about someone passing away; but what makes it more difficult is when is an innocent child that was barely 3 years old.

Caylee Marie Anthony - 2nd Step to Heaven

Caylee was a beautiful little girl and she is now an inspiration in the world of art. I just began this drawing about 3 hours ago; but this time I decided to work on it without any grids and just use the computer screen as the main pose. This is one of the smallest portraits I am working on as it measures 11 by 17. Quite a big difference from my usual 16 by 20, 18 by 24, 24 by 30. I am not quite sure how long it will take to the completed product; but I will be working on it for the next few hours. Stay tuned for next steps to heaven as well as the final piece.

Caylee Marie Anthony 3rd Step to Heaven

Last minute inspirations in the world of art can bring such strong emotions.

Caylee Marie Anthony last step to Heaven!

If you have any inquiries about our art, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRochaArt.com.


Captain America by Martin M. Rocha Art – The Process

Shooting Star 1

Shooting Star 2

The beginning stages of Captain America! One of the most challenging faces to color so far and using a variety of skin color pencils. An enjoyable new challenge and going back into full a different tint mode. Not that I have not worked with this type of shading within the last year; but delighted with the variety of tones of beige .

Blue Shading

Prismacolor

Testing the distinctive Prismacolor shading in a separate poster board is always a procedure that I try when working on the full color mode. Captain America displays blue as he represents the colors of the American flag. The unique tones of blue blend perfectly well together to exhibit the continuous light and shade.

Shooting Star 3

Working on the blue and adding a touch of black to the Navy blue areas to contrast the colors more.

The Process

More Process

The technique requires concentration; but above all it requires the heart and motivation to set the mind into a beautiful piece of art.

Shooting Star 4

If you have any inquiries about our art, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRocha.com.


Drawing Thor

Drawing Thor was very enjoyable to me. One of the greatest, most amazing things about the process of drawing is the coloring. Weather your election is black and white photography or a combination of both; black and white with color; its amazing when a piece of art develops into realism. You can touch it, you can see it from a distance, you can analyze it and question it. The curiosity is there. How does an artist put together all the important elements from a photograph into paper?

It is an art form that some of us have that we as artists have learned to improve upon as a gift. It’s something so valuable that transmits joy and happiness to the world. It is a beautiful feeling when you see a photo of your favorite artist, musician or superhero and you want to transform it into a drawing. It is a very similar process to when someone poses for you; when someone can transfer from real life to realism in art.

Its amazing what a color pencil and paper can do. Applying the color and shading is a beautiful thing. The drawing is a step; the coloring is a giant leap.

1st collector for Drawing Thor
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If you have any inquiries about our art, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRocha.com.


The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors and Art : by Martin M. Rocha Art

I have always been a fan of Music magazines. Ever since the mid to late sixties music journalism had made some interesting headlines. 1968 was no exception; drawing and putting together fictional magazines with real historical events is entertaining as I also consider fan art.

Lennon

The Beatles’ 1968 white album symbolized the historical events of such a fascinating year. Some of these headlines include :

1)Back in the USSR – The Soviet Union invade Checkoslovakia.

2) Mexico 1968 and the Olympic games.

3)Blackbird – Riots in the United States.

4)Happiness is not a warm gun – Luther King and Kennedy.

5)While their guitar gently weeps – Clapton and Hendrix.

Jagger

Morrison

The Lizard King dies under mysterious circumstances. His death in Paris.

Stickabilities

I have always used Stickabilities and transfer letters to bring elegance. Using materials from Blick Art, Crescent and Prismacolor.

Transferring tool

That’s the tool that I use to transfer the letters through rubbing or to straighten sticky letters. As you could see in the process. I apply pressure into the poster board to make the letters strong into the area where it best gives an impressive outlook of art.

The transferring process

If you have any inquiries about our art, the artistic process, please feel to contact Martin M. Rocha at martinmrochaart@gmail.com. With Martin M. Rocha Art, a passion for art is truly in the details; Martin M. Rocha of MartinMRocha.com.


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