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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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tsutar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mark Raats is a king amongst men!
MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Wow, what an incredibly kind thing to say

Many thanks Stuart, I certainly don't deserve that!
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.
MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
ijmalone2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Mr. Raats, is an idol for me. His work is amazing. It is an inspiration.
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