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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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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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Martin M. Rocha Art at Lincolnshire Art Festival in Illinois

Greeting to all Art fans and to many who enjoy the world of art. I’m inviting you to come to the Lincolnshire Art Festival in Illinois this summer on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th. I will be exhibiting and selling my art; Poster Prints and T-Shirts. You could have your own print of someone you admire; you decide. Art genres and styles would include Rock stars, Actors, Superheroes, Landscapes and Animals. MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR!! COME AND ENJOY THE SHOW!! Let me know if you have any suggestions of who I should add to the genre of popular people that I not yet have in my gallery! I’m open for suggestions! Email me if you have any questions at martinmrochaart@gmail.com

Saludos a todos los fanáticos y aficionados al arte. Los invito al Festival de Arte del condado de Lincolnshire en Illinois Agosto 18 y 19. Estaré exibiendo y vendiendo mi arte; original y copias de imprenta. Les gustaría tener su propia copia de un artista famoso? Los diferentes tipos de arte incluye estrellas de Rock, actores famosos, superhéroes, paisajes y animales. TOMEN NOTA EN SU CALENDARIO HOY!! VENGAN A DISFRUTAR EL SHOW!! Si hay alguien a quien tengan en mente que no está en mi galería de arte déjenme saber! Me encantaría saber que sugerencias tienen ustedes!!  Mándenme un correo electrónico a martinmrochaart@gmail.com si tienen preguntas.


THE HUNGER GAMES IN ART by Martin M. Rocha

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.


Superheroes and its purpose by Martin M. Rocha

What was the purpose of the invention of the superhero? I never thought of that question until they had a special on the history channel and the reason behind it.

During the period of WW II, America joined the war in 1941 and as Americans, we supported our troops to win. According to comic book experts Captain America and Superman were the first superheroes from Marvel and DC. The distribution of the comic books among American soldiers became very popular as the fictional stories became simple and enjoyable to read. Reading about the heroes’ triumphant battles against evil gave them the motivation and courage to fight.

The colors of Superman resemble those of the American Flag. The colors and image became more prominent with Captain America and the stories displayed him fighting Nazis. There you go Comic book fans!! A simple great reason of the creation of this wonderful genre!!

Today; many of us who grew up with tales of heroism remain loyal fans and I believe by reading these awesome tales you learn the difference between good and evil.

Now we are at another golden age of the Superhero genre and it’s reaching another peak with new amazing films. I decided to put this video together of my great appreciation of the Art that I enjoy doing. The three main Avengers and its process with the fantastic music of AC/DC!! Enjoy!!

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.


I HAVE AN ARMY, WE HAVE A HULK / AVENGERS ASSEMBLE : Fan Art and anticipation of the film by Martin M. Rocha

Captain America

Captain America

Dedicated to all of you art fans and Marvel enthusiasts. The completion of Captain America has arrived. Three and a half months in the making. How about the upcoming movie for next year; “The Avengers”!! Also in the making; it will be one of the most anticipating movies of 2012.

Captain America

Captain America

Thor

Thor

Thor

Thor

In the words of Samuel Jackson who plays Nick Fury; head of Shield; “Gentlemen; you are up!!” What would be their threat? It looks like Loki will be their main enemy. Just like one of Marvel’s first Avengers edition, Thor’s brother will be the one who will probably use that “Unlimited Power”!! That force that evil will try to utilize to rule the world. The Red Skull acquired it, but failed; the Frost Giants were the ones that first used it to conquer humanity, but the Asgardians drove them back to their dimension.

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man War Machine

Now over seventy years later Captain America awakes as a man out of touch and out of time; but thanks to Nick Fury they assemble the greatest clutch of Superheroes to confront a threat that requires teamwork and power. Value your strength, value your power because The Cap, Iron Man and Thor will lead this amazing team. On May 2012 along with the Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye and Nick Fury; the Avengers assemble as earth’s Mightiest heroes. What do you think Marvel aficionados? Is next year’s Avengers film going to be an incredible one?

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Man

Intelligence confronts any challenge.

Thank you Prismacolor, Crescent board and Faber Castell for making  the greatest products in the world of art.

If you have any questions about the Art making process contact me at martinmrochaart@gmail.com.


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

VOTE FOR MY MCCARTNEY DRAWING!!!

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The McCartney Postcard

This is a colored pencil drawing of two images from McCartney 1 and one image of McCartney 2. One of them is done in black and white style and the other two are done in Sepia tone. It measures 24 by 30 and completed on a poster board. I came up with the idea of making them look like three distinctive photographs in 3-D style overlapping each other with a post card that reads “McCartney”. I thought it would be a nice touch to draw an Apple logo stamp with London postage seal as well as two separate seals on the yellow background. That gives it a glimpse that they are placed in front of a large envelope. I hope you like it.

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The McCartney Postcard in process!

The McCartney Postcard in process!!

 


Martin M. Rocha wins at Beatles Art Festival

Thank you to my family, great friends, all Beatles and Art fans for your votes and support. Deco announced the winners later on on Sunday and her words were priceless : : “The one that astounded everyone at the show is a colored pencil drawing of John Lennon in a Rolling Stone magazine cover that gives an astonishing appearance of a photograph.”

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Paul McCartney ha llegado a Chicago : Martin M. Rocha

Ha llegado la gran leyenda Paul McCartney a la ciudad de los vientos; Chicago.Uno de los conciertos mas esperados del verano. Quien se iba a imaginar que despues de tanto tiempo Paul McCartney llegara a dar conciertos en partes de Latinoamerica.

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Paul 1

Estuvo en Peru durante el dia de las madres y para muchos Peruano ese fue un gran regalo. Un regalo que nunca olvidaran. Tocando conciertos un nuestros paises de habla hispana es un gran sueno hecho realidad. Ha dado conciertos en Mexico y no solamente hemos disfrutado horas de su musica, pero quien se hubiera imaginado que la gran leyenda hable un poco de espanol con sus grandes aficionados.

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Dijo en un concierto que los Latinos tenemos un espiritu de entretenimiento muy grande y muy apreciable. Somos un publico con mucha fuerza y aplauso y agradecemos su musica con un mayor entusiasmo.

Paul

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Hoy me siento muy afortunado de poder ir a ver a una de las grandes leyendas del Rock n Roll!! Se que va a ser un gran concierto al igual que lo fue exactamente hace 21 anyos en el Soldier Field el 31 de julio de 1990 y hoy 31 de julio de 2011 va ser algo muy especial. Espero ver a mucha de mi gente Latina en el Wrigley Field!! Nos vemos!!

Paul

Paul McCartney en 1967

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.

 

 


Paul McCartney is on the run and in Chicago : by Martin M. Rocha

Sir Paul is here!! He is a living legend and has been the most successful musician of all time. Bringing an average of three and a half hours of music to the windy city. What else can we Beatle fans ask for?

Paul McCartney

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From the 1960’s The Beatles have the greatest musical catalog in music history and they never did no wrong. Every album is an amazing feast; from the first one “Please Please Me” to their top of their game and reaching the top of the mountain”Abbey Road”. They never disappointed their fans.

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Throughout the 1970’s when he formed Wings he brought some amazing music as well. His ultimate best during that era being “Band on the run” is phenomenal. I was only a kid when he toured in 1975-1976 and didn’t return to Chicago until 1989. I was lucky to see him for the first time on July 31st 1990. His show was mind blowing and probably the only concert that the entire stadium at Soldier Field sang every song from the Beatles and Wings Catalog.

Paul McCartney 1967

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Now exactly 21 years later I am lucky to see him again and to enjoy the magic of his music, magic that brings so much beauty to many of us. Well Beatle fans, let the show begin, see you at Wrigley Field tonight; a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Paul

Paul McCartney 1967

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 Beatles influence in Latin America and the Rolling Stones disaster at Altamont by Martin M. Rocha

The Beatles made an impact in the world of music and their influence was felt throughout the world. In Spanish speaking countries, there is no doubt that their music continues to give people happiness. Latin Americans don’t need to be fluent in English to enjoy their music, but believe or not many people learn; and are motivated by the simplicity and the beauty of the music. The Beatles can do no wrong. Even after 41 years since their break up they still continue to be deliver such a strong message. Measuring at 24 by 36 this drawing is a tribute to my favorite era. The year of Abbey Road.

The Beatles

The Beatles

Another phenomenal band, The Rolling Stones represented the hard driven blues rock n roll of the 60’s and 70’s. Another tribute drawing within the same measurements as The Beatles above; I was inspired by their Altamont tragedy. Dubbed as “Woodstock West” many rock n roll fans view the Altamont disaster as the death of the sixties. Tragedy struck the festival when during The Rolling Stones set a fan was killed in the audience. What makes this interesting is the fact that some fans think it occurred while they were playing “Sympathy for the Devil”. Bizarre, isn’t it? In fact they were playing “Under my thumb”. The rest is history.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

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.


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.

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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

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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.