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Children and special people

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.


This one is called Motherhood. I just completed this one a few days ago. (more…)


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.

Martin M. Rocha Art : ALL FOR JAPAN / Art for the beautiful people of Japan.

Step 1 for "All for Japan"

I’m currently working on a special drawing that has emotion and hope. One of the most precious themes in the world of art are children.

Step 1 for "All for Japan"

Children bring a special touch to art as it delivers enlightenment and charm. They symbolize peacefulness as their images captivate innocence and add color to life and nature.

Step 2 for "All for Japan"

As you could see the development of “All for Japan”, the drawing is divided into several sections. As the progress moves into further stages you will see how it has a different feel then some of the art that I have displayed from previous posts.

Step 2 for "All for Japan"

I have been using some of the greatest qualities of fonts from Headlinesign to express a special message to the people of Japan. In addition, I included bright colors within the black and white portraits of the children. The flourishing of the flowers are arranged to intensify a similar representation to the elegance of black and white photography.

Step 3 for "All for Japan"

Stay tuned for the finishing touches of “All for Japan” as it’s approaching the final stages.

Step 3 for "All for Japan"

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A view before the addition of the flowers

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

Step 4 for "All for Japan"

What do you think art fans? The appearance of two black and white photographs and a postcard overlapping displays a 3D appearance; a view of prayer and hope as it unfolds. As a final step, the background poster board illustrates an envelope with two postage seals to enhance its significance. It is not everyday that we encounter such powerful, meaningful messages that touch our everyday lives.


It was definitely one of the most powerful and enjoyable pieces of art I have done. I appreciated your compliments on Facebook and enjoyed reading all of the wonderful words; comments that came from the heart.  I included the following quotes from such amazing people.

“Such a strong message yet so delicate”

“Absolutely soul stirring”

“This brought tears to my eyes”

“My favorite things about this piece are its meanings; the Sakura (cherry blossom), the children, and the Land of The Rising Sun. All have great significance…very tastefully executed.”

Martin M. Rocha Art Classic Rewind:Behind Blue Eyes

My inspiration came during the famous Chicago Blizzard of February 2nd.  I remember enjoying the moments as the blizzard came down upon us. The more the snow fell the more incentive I had to keep creating.


Motivation came from the beauty of the black and white photography I was admiring while homebound. While the light and shadows had amazing depth, I felt I wanted to add something more. I thought how simply amazing what a touch of color could bring to the images.


Almost immediately, I was drawn to an image of my nephew. I decided to try the technique of adding color to black and white by highlighting his gorgeous eyes. I was extremely pleased with the results.


The aptly titled “Behind Blue Eyes” brings the viewer’s attention to one of the most stunning aspects of my nephew. The blue in stark contrast to the black and white was just the touch the seemed to complete the drawing.


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The materials used to create “Behind Blue Eyes” were Prismacolor colored pencils on Crescent cold press illustration board from Dick Blick Art Supply.


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.