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A Spielberg & 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 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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Marvsamune Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Artist
please adopt me
watevashiva Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome works :D
MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thank you very much Shiva.. I am honored and happy to know you like my work!
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:
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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