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Raiders 30th 2nd Concept by MarkRaats Raiders 30th 2nd Concept by MarkRaats
First of all, my grateful thanks to everyone for all the kind comments. I haven't had a chance to reply and will do so ASAP.

Another look at the Raiders 30th concept. This time I wanted to incorporate more of Amsel's coloring and his more subtle themes as well as a physical nod to his original beautiful poster by using a few elements from his one-sheet.

The piece on the left: Grey Copic markers and Derwent Burnt Umber pencil on Acid free paper.

The piece on the right: Copic markers and prisma color pencils on a inkjet print of the piece on the right.

I generally hate using graphite pencil and enjoyed the Derwent colored pencil/Copic mix so much that I wanted to keep the original drawing as is.

Go here for a detailed closeup: [link]

The final piece is posted here: [link]
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:iconarkadeburt:
ArkadeBurt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very cool
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Thanks very much Ross!
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Damon1984 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich würde dir gerne eine ausführlichere Kritik geben, aber meine Meinung zu diesem Kunstwerk ist letztendlich nur mit einem einzigen Wort zu beschreiben: Boah! :D Das sieht einfach klasse aus, fast noch besser, aber mindestens genausogut, wie die originalen Kinoplakate
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Danke mein Freund. Ich hoffe euch gefällt das fertige Bild, wenn ich mit ihm fertig bin!
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Aiko-Mustang Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love also both versions :D the grey version really looks awesome too, great that you kept it, and printed it again to color it :)
Love the details and the scenes you worked into, did you use reference for them?
As always, awesome job! :dance:
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Hiya my friend and thanks for stopping by..!

I'm glad you like the grey version. Its a combination I've never used before and I enjoyed the outcome tremendously - that's why I wanted to keep it. Reference?? Yep, always. When doing something so specific, I feel the best outcome will be achieved by using good reference.

Luckily, Lucasfilm is happy to let me have decent material if I ask nicely..
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Aiko-Mustang Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love to see your work, it's a pleasure to stop by!

The grey version turned out very good, so it was a nice idea to keep it :)
It's awesome, that Lucasfilm can give you material for working. For me I need to search on the internet for good pictures for references... and there are not so many :(
You lucky guy! :D
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! You did a beautiful job! ;)
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:iconmarkraats:
MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Thanks Joel!

I've just finished the final concept so now its time to bring out the paints.. Hopefully I'll be able to make a start this weekend..!
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:iconjoelpoischen:
JoelPoischen Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool! I really like your style! Just curious, but do you also paint digitally?
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:iconmarkraats:
MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
No I don't paint digitally but I've worked in CG and CG animation since 1984..

I work with Photoshop every day so the decision to paint traditionally was taken specifically because about 12 years ago I felt the need to get back to 'real' art again.

Unfortunately, this means I don't have the time to do much traditional art but its certainly great to play when I get the chance..
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool! Yeah, I think doing traditional work is always going to be more rewarding. Digital pics are always just imitating the traditional techniques and you never have an original at the end. On the other hand, it does allow for a lot of exprimenting and cool effects which can be made rather quickly, perfect for concepts...

I created this piece digitally, which allowed me to work very hyper realistically. You can download it for the full view here: [link] Could you please take a look :) It's one of the few pieces that I made that I'm pretty happy with! :)
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:iconmarkraats:
MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Absolutely magnificent piece and an especially well structured WIP!

Certainly skills above the rest. Well and and warmest congratulations!
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks for taking a look and for the wonderful compliment! :) I'm glad you like it! I'm just finishing up another digital painting of a recent Tomb Raider comic piece I did - I'll let you know when it's done! It's great getting feedback from pros like you! ;)
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NORVANDELL Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Did I read correctly, that you colored over an inkjet copy?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Yep, I did. I've never done that before but it worked out very well.

I wanted to keep the original piece as is because it was a new mixture of colors that I thought worked very well so I scanned it and matched the original's color perfectly and then printed it onto the same heavy cartridge paper I used for the original (at A3 - the original's size).

I knew the Copics would be fine on the paper but I was worried that they might smudge the ink.
It never moved thank heavens.
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NORVANDELL Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
what printer and ink did you use?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I've got a 4year old A3 HP Inkjet printer that I use mate...

The ink comes in normal HP cartridges and this is why I was surprised that it didn't run when I worked over it with the Copics. It might be that it bonded properly with the heavy-weight paper because the sheets I use are identical to the paper I use for my color studies.

If I'm doing Giclee prints, I use a huge HP plotter using archival quality inks. There I'm wanting to make sure the colors are correct and that the print lasts a 100 years.

Although the color is true, the small HP is a quick, rough solution and ink will fade if the piece is exposed to the sun for any extended period of time….
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NORVANDELL Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I will keep all this in mind, thanks a ton. You learn something new everyday.
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Mrpalaces Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Is perfect. But I liked even more the previous concept, specially Indy's silouette against the sun.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks for your honest reply David and I have to say I agree with you…

I was interested in seeing if the Amsel original could be incorporated in some way but in the end I want to feature the Ark so lets see where I can go from here….
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RodGallery Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great as always man!!! I just love it!!!:D
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you sir Rod!. As always its good to hear from you mate...
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Another marvelous take on Indy.
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:iconmarkraats:
MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks mate… I guess its safe to say I will need to work on this a little more before I'm happy…

Cheers again, its always good to hear you've dropped by..!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Way to bring it!!! Kicks all kinds of ass in black and white, and in color :w00t:
instant fave!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Cheers bud!! I'm glad you like it. Hopefully the next version will be closer to the final!
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jeezoosquintana Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
bloody awesome work for easily one of the greatest films of all time.
your work is all over my desk at work i hope you don't mind
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Not at all Aussie Daniel mate.. its a honour to be sure!

Cheers bud and thanks for the kind words..
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RandySiplon Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Inspired work, my friend. :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Cheers Randy!!

I just realised that for some reason that I wasn't watching your dA gallery..
I've rectified that..! :D
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RandySiplon Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks Mark. :)
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JJ415 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great Illustrations Mark. Always enjoy your work.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks vary much Jason mate. Its kind of you to drop by…!
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MJasonReed Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Another brilliant concept Mark. You really have a terrific knack at compostion and showcasing all things Indy. Fantastic stuff!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Cheers my friend.

Actually I have to be honest and say I battle to draw Harrison. I know that most people struggle with Mark Hamill but I find Harry a tough call all round.

I'm delighted that even in these roughs you feel it hits the mark, Many thanks!
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MJasonReed Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
It's a total "bullseye". But I hear what your saying about likeness. I think many of us hold our skills to task especially when it comes to rendering our favorite heroes/characters (I know I do). Terrific job, but with all this visual "teasing" I can't help but wonder if something official is coming from this. :) Don't keep us waiting too long for the final, in whatever form it takes!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks bud… I appreciate your support!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   Photographer
Wow, Harrison Ford looks so *young*! Nice concept!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
LOL.. did you forget we were ALL young once Christopher mate!!

Cheers for the kind comment boet!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   Photographer
I think I did, actually! I've got the flu and don't feel very young at all!

:)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Hmm. that sounds pretty crap and I hope you get better soon..

BTW, did you ever managed to get that magazine in the post for me? I'm quite keen to see how my drawing worked with your words...
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Photographer
Thanks!

I actually checked with the people who were meant to put it in the post. Oh no! I'll have to make some phone calls on Monday. In fact I was about to send you a note to see what you though, I thought it worked out pretty well. Or, if your're tired of waiting, I could send you a .pdf version.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
no rush bud.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   Photographer
Okay, but I might as well make a note of it. Sorry about that!
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khinson Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks wonderful. I really loved the original Amsel poster and you've definitely captured the same feeling here!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks Karen!!
I'm not sure that the nod to Amsel will stay but I wanted to see if it might be an option..
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Samarai Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Kick-Ass!
I'm just all full of Native-American blood, so, as you might guess, my fave is the color version.
Would look pretty cool on almost any wall.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks very much Rich and thanks for the vote mate!

Hopefully you feel the same way when I eventually get the final piece done (whatever that might be!)
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Samarai Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
So.. figure to sell signed and numbered prints, then..?
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