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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!!

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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.


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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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.


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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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.


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.


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.

Thor's 4th lightning strike

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.

THOR / COURAGE NEVER DIES

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.

 

 


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.

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 1"

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.

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 2"

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.

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 3"

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.

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 4"

Leave a comment bellow and let us know about what you think of the technique!

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 5"

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

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 6"

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.

BEHIND BLUE EYES "Baby Step 7"