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About Deviant Artist Premium Member 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 Mavericks / Win XP / Win 7
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: Ford, Spielberg and Gray
I get tons of messages asking how an artist goes about getting into the industry and as I've said to many, one way is to work on licensed sketch cards. Although it wasn't the way I got into doing official art, I know of a number of my peers who have gone this route and progressed on to bigger and better projects with studios and licensees.

Here's a link to Rocket Ink Studios and they are looking for artists to work on their first licensed set of cards. 

or email them samples of your work to:

Good luck!



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Stewbeck Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Fantastic work!
MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thats very kind of you indeed my fellow Aussie friend.

Many thanks!
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ChrisHdzArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Mark your work is just jaw dropping awesome :D I've been influenced my Drew Struzans work as well. I really hope to create something such as yourself in the near future :D If you have time could you please stop by and view my gallery. Thank you so much for all your art work, they're awesome.
Ninawitchgrl Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really admire your art skills it shows your passion in it and you won another watcher.
I like how you make the superhero drawings realistic and just the beautiful details!  :)
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