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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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Thank you very much ijmalone2, I am honoured indeed sir!
SeanE Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Mark, it was great meeting you as well at OzComicCon and thanks for the terrific words about my colour work. Doesn't come close to what you can do though! :)
Cheers mate.

I sincerely look forward to seeing what you post next!
I recently caught your interview with Jeff lafferty. I think not moving to la was a very good decision. A company I worked for moved from the Midwest to Orange County. I opted not to go for family reasons. Anyway thanks for taking the time for the interview.
I'm glad you found it interesting - cheers for letting me know...

I'm glad to hear your own experience worked out for you.
Its always a hard decision when we consider a move and the best we can hope for is that we're happy....

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