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.
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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.
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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.
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!! email@example.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!!
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com si tienen preguntas.
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.
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 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.
“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!
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.
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.
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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”.
I HAVE AN ARMY, WE HAVE A HULK / AVENGERS ASSEMBLE : Fan Art and anticipation of the film by Martin M. Rocha
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.
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.
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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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 .
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.
Working on the blue and adding a touch of black to the Navy blue areas to contrast the colors more.
The technique requires concentration; but above all it requires the heart and motivation to set the mind into a beautiful piece of 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.
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.
The Lizard King dies under mysterious circumstances. His death in Paris.
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.
One of the greatest musical icons of the 20th century was taken away from Beatles fans way too soon. However, not many people realized that John Lennon was an artist himself. He attended art school and was extremely amazing at drawing.
I decided to draw this one with different tones of brown to give it that antique photography appearance. Very similar to the Jimi Hendrix portrait, but took photographs of the process. Such details as the hair, mustache and beard was a development that had to be carefully executed.
The shading between the different tones of brown on the hair was also a step that had to be completed with caution. Once that step was finished the next challenging task was the blurry background. Continuing to use Prismacolor and the Crescent poster board cotton was also utilized. How can cotton be utilized in art?
By carefully sharpening the pencil with a blade over the drawing and carefully rubbing the color. The darker areas I continued to draw them normally; but the lighter shades of brown had to be accomplished with the cotton.
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.
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!
The face was the initial Lightning strike as it set the tone for the rest of the piece.
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.
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.
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!!
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”?
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.
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.
Who is your favorite Super-heroe or Super-villian?
I used different tones of gray to give the mask a shiny metal appearance.
The color contrast from light to shade makes the eyes stan out more.
The hand was the most detailed part of the drawing as each finger had to perfect.
I combined the reds with different tones of brown to display a more solid view.
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.
As you could see how the background fades from the foreground of the Joker.
Part two was before adding the letters.
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.
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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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