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About Deviant Artist Mark RaatsMale/Australia Group :icont-hx-11-38: T-HX-11-38
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Mark Raats
I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be around when it happens… SPIKE MILLIGAN

Current Residence: Australia
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Michael Raats
Operating System: Mac OS X El Marco / Win XP / Win 7
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: Skywalker Ranch




A piece that was privately commissioned by about 4 months back. Sadly appropriate for today. Travel well Carrie.

Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils on cream colored Acid-free paper - approx 8.5 x 11.5 inches.


I was very privileged to have been given the opportunity to submit a concept piece for Christopher Nolan's upcoming movie Dunkirk. This was a very rushed job that needed to be created and executed from the ground up in about 6-8 hours. I didn't have access to pictures of the main cast (in costume) so in order to meet my tight deadline, I opted to use generic reference to try and convey the sheer terror of war - for which I felt that the fabulous actor Mark Warren was best suited given his expressive face. I also wanted to show that this is an English story about the miracle that was Dunkirk (rather than an American one about the miracle of Normandy) so, the depiction of the uniform and helmet was for me, imperative.

More than that, I wanted to show that a movie poster needn't be an overworked, over bloated mess of characters, faces and scenery (as the Disney posters are these days) but rather a single face, a few supporting elements and a muted color-scheme which simply and forcefully conveys the message required.

This is a generic poster not meant to be a final submission but rather an illustration that conveys the basic elements of what an official poster might look like. I have no idea if my concept will go any further but it was an invigorating exercise that pushed me to deliver something different.

Copic Markers, a little paint and Prismacolor pencils on watercolour paper. 12.5 x 16.5 inches

Blade Runner

Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, Daryl Hannah as Pris and J.F. Sebastian's Kaiser - THIS ARTWORK IS SOLD - $1,500.00

Copic Markers, a little gel-pen and Prismacolor pencils on watercolour paper. 12.5 x 16.5 inches

That is why you fail_YODA

Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils on cream colored Acid-free paper - approx 8.5 x 11.5 inches.


I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to you Heidi for your kind donation of a Core Membership on dA.

Truly unexpected and sincerely appreciated, my profound thanks.



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trazor29 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh my word
Your art is truly an inspiration!
Definitely following, although that goes without saying
Keep up your great work good sir,
You are an inspiration to all aspiring artists out there :')👍👍👍👍👍
Undergrizer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
Do you dreaming about this?
AustenMengler Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Was great meeting you at Rah Con in Perth the other weekend man! Love your work! :)
Saledin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
You do magnificent work. As an artist that never reached anywhere close to that level of absolute brilliance I both envy and applaud your success. I hope to see much more of it in future and perhaps one day you can do something with some of my photo work.

Wonderful work!
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