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About Deviant Artist Mark RaatsMale/Australia Group :icont-hx-11-38: T-HX-11-38
A Spielberg and Lucas FC
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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


Raiders Master Comp - Final by MarkRaats
Raiders Master Comp - Final
This is the final concept for a new Raiders of the Lost Ark private commission I've just completed.
Grey Copics and pencil on white paper - 11.5 x 16.5 inch
Wanda Maximoff by MarkRaats
Wanda Maximoff

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff - yellow and light peach Copics with Red and white color pencils on cream Pastel Paper

Sorry the image is not the best quality, its an impossibly difficult piece to scan (the scanner fails to pick up the subtle textures, colors and details) so this is a quick snap taken on my iPhone

Raiders Master Comp - Discarded by MarkRaats
Raiders Master Comp - Discarded
This is a discarded concept for a new Raiders of the Lost Ark private commission I am currently working on.
Grey Copics and pencil on white paper - 11.5 x 16.5 inch
Indiana Jones - Sallah by MarkRaats
Indiana Jones - Sallah

Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils on cream colored Acid-free paper (A4) approx 8.5 x 11.5 inches .

I have enjoyed experimenting with this smaller size drawing (as opposed to the bigger A3 - 11.5 x 16.5 inch - pieces I usually do) so, if anyone is looking for a smaller more cost effective illustration (starting at about UD$325.00), please feel free to mail me on and I will gladly try and see if I can help.

Warmest thanks to everyone for all the support and I apologise that I am not able to respond to all the comments.
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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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
Thank you Jarah!!

I know Drew personally and since we both worked for Lucasfilm for many years (and on the same franchises), I guess similarity is bound to creep in.

That said, its high praise indeed to be compared to the master and I cannot thank you enough for your kindness in doing so.

Kind regards
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Your gallery is magnificent! I can see the Struzan influence. :) Lovely, clean work and great composition.

(May I ask what materials you typically use in your poster works? Do you lay colored pencil detail over acrylic or some sort of other paint base? Just curious - thanks!)
EternalHours Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you by any chance know a man by the name of Alan Duffield? He sends his regards
lorddarthrevan67 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
I had to tell you this your Indiana jones poster featuring the ark of the covenant was featured on ancient aliens!
MarkRaats Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Really?? I didn't know, thanks for telling me..
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