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Mark Raats
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Australia
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
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Capt America - YANK Magazine by MarkRaats
Capt America - YANK Magazine

A piece I did over the Christmas break simply because I wanted to. I ran out of Red Copics back then and only remembered to get replacements today. 

Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils on white, A3 Acid-Free Paper (approx 11.5 x 16.5 inches)



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Here are the details for those good folk who are interested in acquiring the poster. Thank you to all for your kind comments.

Ralph McQuarrie

Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies, Mark Raats' "Ralph McQuarrie: An Illustrated Life" art print is now available to order for pick up at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: dreamsandvisionspress.com/ralp…

Ralph McQuarrie concept by MarkRaats
Ralph McQuarrie concept
One of the initial concepts for the Ralph McQuarrie - An Illustrated life lobby poster that was rejected in favour of the final piece.
Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils on acid free paper.

The final artwork is here: Ralph McQuarrie, An Illustrative Life Lobby Poster by MarkRaats

The final poster art is here: Ralph McQuarrie final Lobby Poster by MarkRaats

The "making of" video is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hn9tY…
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Ralph McQuarrie final Lobby Poster by MarkRaats
Ralph McQuarrie final Lobby Poster
The final poster for the upcoming movie about the Star Wars design legend Ralph McQuarrie.

For those interested, there is a "making of" video showing the process I used to create this piece here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hn9tY…

The art only can be seen here: Ralph McQuarrie, An Illustrative Life Lobby Poster by MarkRaats

One of the concepts can be found here: Ralph McQuarrie concept by MarkRaats
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Ralph McQuarrie, An Illustrative Life Lobby Poster by MarkRaats
Ralph McQuarrie, An Illustrative Life Lobby Poster

I am delighted to be able to share the final artwork I did for the Ralph McQuarrie An Illustrative Life Lobby Poster. The image is a romanticised version of the Star Wars Design legend's studio that is intended to celebrate his legacy, life and serve as a salute to the man who visually created the Star Wars universe.
The poster featuring this artwork will be available from the Art of Ralph McQuarrie booth at Star Wars Celebration next month.

For those interested, the Fett figurine that I included in Ralph's studio was his prototype of the bounty hunter that was refined by Joe Johnston into the character we know so well. This particular piece was created by the incredible team at Sideshow Collectables.

Gouache paint and Prismacolor pencil on MDF board, 24 x 36 inches.

The final artwork can be viewed here: Ralph McQuarrie final Lobby Poster by MarkRaats

One of the concepts can be found here: Ralph McQuarrie concept by MarkRaats

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Here are the details for those good folk who are interested in acquiring the poster. Thank you to all for your kind comments.

Ralph McQuarrie

Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies, Mark Raats' "Ralph McQuarrie: An Illustrated Life" art print is now available to order for pick up at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: dreamsandvisionspress.com/ralp…

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andreasrocha Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Mark...just wanted to congratulate you on the amazing work you're doing. Being a kid of the 80s and being a fan of Struzan's classic movie posters your artwork is really a pump of fresh air into the genre and you are a master at your trade. Thanks for keeping the genre alive.
I invite you to check out my portfolio when you have the time: andreasrocha.deviantart.com
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thanks Andreas kind of you to take the trouble to comment mate.

The work in your gallery is spectacular and its always very rewarding to see an artist of your calibre working so successfully in his field. I wish you every success on your path forward!
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tsutar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mark Raats is a king amongst men!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Wow, what an incredibly kind thing to say

Many thanks Stuart, I certainly don't deserve that!
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tsutar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You certainly do. You have a great attitude and view on younger artists and the role experienced artists play in our lives.
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