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Superheroes and Villains

Guardians of the Galaxy/Art prints available by Martin M. Rocha

Just saw the film last night and it was fantastic. I have never seen anything like it. I strongly recommend you watch it. It is a space action packed adventure!! It is not a comedy, but had plenty of laughs, action, drama and emotion. It actually made me cry a few times. I never heard of the Guardians before the promotion for the film began, however. It touched my heart and such misfit characters such as Groot and Rocket were so bad-ass nevertheless, they were also so sweet. I knew in my heart that the movie will be awesome and I can not wait for them to join forces with the Avengers in the 3rd installment!!

Meanwhile I just recently drew the Guardians with colored pencils. Click on my online store if you would like to buy one. PRINTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THIS YEAR’S WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON AT THE STEVENSON CENTER IN ROSEMONT ILLINOIS AUGUST 21st through the 24th. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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Captain America : The Winter Soldier Art / Prints available for sale. Capitán América : Soldado del Invierno copias de arte ahora disponibles en venta.

I just completed Captain America : Winter Soldier in colored pencil. What do you think art fans? I enjoyed the different tones of gray and making the shield in color. It was an enjoyable drawing to do. I hope you like the process as I now have prints available for sale on my online store.

Acabo de acompletar el Dibujo del Capitán América Soldado del Invierno con lápiz de color. Que opinan mis aficionados al arte? Disfruté los diferentes tonos de gris y colorear el escudo a colores vivos. Espero les guste el proceso. Tengo copias del dibujo disponible en mi tienda de mi página.

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The movie was fantastic!! La película estuvo fantástica!!

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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

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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!!

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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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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.

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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?

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Iron Man

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!
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Captain America by Martin M. Rocha Art – The Process

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.


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.
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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.


Thor : Fan Art / The God of Thunder’s lightning strike and future Avenger Chris Hemsworth

Thor's 1st lightning strike!

I know its been a long wait for some of you art fans out there; but it’s great to be back into the mode of art. Here he is!! The Mighty Thor makes it’s appearance for you enjoy.

Thor's 2nd lightning strike!

As of right now I’m calling the steps “Lightning Strikes”!! Yes; what a title for each one. Not yet complete, but felt a good teaser would be great for the moment!

Thor's 3rd lightning strike!

The face was the initial Lightning strike as it set the tone for the rest of the piece.

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The arm included a lot of detail as I had to used careful measurements to make every piece of the puzzle accurate. It was quite an enjoyable task.

Thor's 5th lightning strike!

Note that the arm and the chest piece gives it a kind of a 3-d appearance to distinguish the two different parts of the body.

Thor's 6th lightning strike!

As I continue to work in each area, I also worked on the black background. As of right now I have used ten black color pencils. They are all Prismacolor as well as different tones of gray. Final piece coming up soon!! Stay tuned!!

Thor's 7th lightning strike!

Putting in the final touches.

I believe I used a total of twenty two black color pencils. Quite possibly my second drawing with the most dark background. A very enjoyable drawing to put together. Of course the touches of gray gives it that shiny black and white look. What do you think art fans? Does “Thor” measure up to the artistic look of either “Iron Man” or the “Joker”?

Thor's 8th lightning strike!

Before completing the final lightning strike I decided to take one more photograph before completion. The contrast I think its quite striking and the red cape gives it a more domineering display. Once I completed it I ran across to one of the most challenging tasks; “The Letters”. What to say and what to put together? I decided to keep it within the Spanish theme. Marvel, comic books and movies are universal; so the decision came to keep it within the beauty of the Spanish language.

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The final piece is complete for you Art fans to enjoy. Of course you aficionados know the movie release was May of this year (No; that has nothing to do with Mayo) and putting the release date on top displays a more powerful glance. The movie motto was “COURAGE IS IMMORTAL.” I think “EL VALOR NUNCA MUERE” (COURAGE NEVER DIES) demonstrates a more of a role model to everyday life’s motivation.

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.

 

 


Iron Man / Dark Knight Fan Art : The Creation of the Iron Man and the Joker by Martin M. Rocha

The Creation of the Iron Man Part 1

Who is your favorite Super-heroe or Super-villian?

The Creation of the Iron Man Part 2

I used different tones of gray to give the mask a shiny metal appearance.

The Creation of the Iron Man Part 3

The color contrast from light to shade makes the eyes stan out more.

The Creation of the Iron Man Part 4

The hand was the most detailed part of the drawing as each finger had to perfect.

The Creation of the Iron Man Part 5

I combined the reds with different tones of brown to display a more solid view.

The final step to the creation of the Iron Man!

Iron Man

One of the most fascinating steps in completing both Dark Knight and Iron Man was the foggy background effect. I simply used cotton and rubbed Prismacolor led on the poster board paper.

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As you could see how the background fades from the foreground of the Joker.

The Dark Knight Part 2

Part two was before adding the letters.

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The Dark Knight

One of my students gave me the idea of creating the movie poster in Spanish. Being a comic book fan; both are a representation and appreciation of two great films.

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