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About Deviant Artist Mark RaatsMale/Australia Group :icont-hx-11-38: T-HX-11-38
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MarkRaats
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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Bedelia Du Maurier - Hannibal by MarkRaats
Bedelia Du Maurier - Hannibal
Gillian Anderson - Bedelia Du Maurier from Hannibal:
Copic Markers, a little paint and Prismacolor pencils - A3.
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DC Comics - Zatanna by MarkRaats
DC Comics - Zatanna

Time to take a trip into the strange world of DC again with Zatanna.
The nice thing about these projects is that I get to work with characters I know absolutely nothing about..

Copic Markers, a little paint and Prismacolor pencils - A3.

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007 Skyfall by MarkRaats
007 Skyfall

This was designed to be part of a triptych Bond on the middle panel, M on the left hand panel and Silva on the right hand panel.

Unfortunately, this was one of those great projects that for numerous reasons, didn't work out.

Acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencils on board - 18 x 50 inches

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Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow: by MarkRaats
Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow:
Marvel time again. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow:
Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils on white, A3 Acid-Free Paper 
(approx 11.5 x 12.5 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…

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mlh70 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Hi Mark.
The dentist that killed cecil the lion lived within 30 miles of me when i was going to college in college. It looks like he is feeling remorseful for his actions. Which just happened after the bad publicity tidal wave crashed down on him.  I just hope some good comes out of this, but more likely than not people will forget about it within 2 weeks.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
Always nice to hear from you --

I suspect he's remorseful because he suddenly found out that posting pics of dead animals on FB is probably not the best idea. In fairness to him, he was part of a group of people and ALL of them should be charged - not only the dentist. That said, he's an experienced hunter and he would have seen that they were baiting the lion out of the park. He also opted to shoot and badly wound it with a bow and arrow which resulted in the injured cat only being found 40 hours later (its reported) and killed with a rifle. ALL of the above point directly back at the hunter so I don't buy his remorse for a second - after all, he's been charged and found guilty of questionable hunting practices in the US before.

Unfortunately this becomes deeply personal for me because - as you might have read on my FB feed - my sister spent the whole of yesterday forced to deal with an adult  female Rhino that was slaughtered on her game farm and to make matters worse, the Rhino was pregnant so they lost two in a single senseless blow. 

Can good come out of this?? I don't know but sadly I do have to agree with you that in two weeks people will probably forget..

Cheers again. I hope you're exceedingly well!
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donchild Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You have a uniquely fantastic style, real glad I discovered your gallery!
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NullMaser Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   Artisan Crafter
I love the personal feeling your art invokes, like the classic movie posters.

Will you be attending Perth supernova 2015?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Thanks Will. Yes I will be in Perth and in Sydney. I'm giving an art Masterclass in both venues as well as being at my table during the day.
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