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Raiders 30th Pencils by MarkRaats Raiders 30th Pencils by MarkRaats
An initial poster concept celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Copic Markers and Pencil on acid free paper

The final painting is posted here: [link]
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LutrasEider Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
They sure don't movies like this anymore *sigh*
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Thank you very much LutrasEider!

Sadly I have to agree with you...
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vonlavert Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Very nice Marker work. Do the other films!!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
LOL.. Thanks very much Mark!!

I have to be honest and say I'll reserve my energy to do one at a time.

I've drawn Indy hundreds of times professionally and combined with Han Solo I guess close on a thousand times.. This means my relationship with Harry is rather like that of a person you've spent far too much time with - you end up CHOOSING the time you spend together!

I'm busy working on the final painting and hopefully, you'll like it..

Cheers for the note.
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manycomics Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome...really captures the feel of the whole movie!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thanks very much Laura.

Hopefully, you will like the finished piece as much!
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DavidRabbitte Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Love this Mark, love it!! Is this an official piece for Lucasfilm?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks very much Dave! I always appreciate you dropping in for a visit!
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khinson Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks you my friend. Its good of you to take the time to comment!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
This is just perfect as it is... :wow:

taking your stuff to colors only cements the fact that you are no mere human. If you want folks to know you have superpowers that rival mere mortals, then sure, go ahead and take this one to colors as well... but then you only have yourself to blame that your secret identity is blown. Even a pair of fake glasses won't be able to save you...

(Super-sweet pic, as usual... looking forward to what you do next!!)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
You are especially kind to an old man mate but I know you are just trying to get into my good books so that you can have my packet of dry Biro's when I die……….
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Franchesco Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
lol... I have no idea what "dry Biro" is or what it does, but I have this undeniable urge to get as much of it as I can. Especially if its... Biro a la Raats.

The word Biro reminds me of Birra
Birra in Italian means Beer... but dry Beer? :beer:
Not sure that would be very satisfying and refreshing...
unless its like instant Coffee... just add water?
or Tang... yes, TANG!!! RaatsTang goes to the moon and back...
no self respecting Jedi Knight would be caught without some.

...Just ...Add ...Water!

(runs off to google Biro) :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Ha ha ha.. Sorry bud. Biro

(as you no doubt have gleaned from Google is a brand of ball-point pen). I love them because they can be so useful: toe-nail cleaners, witch stabbers, cardboard box air-hole makers (for small, furry sneakers so they can breathe. I find the Nike's don't live long if they don't have air), soap carvers and naturally, cauldron lifters (for when the fire is VERY hot)…

You must NEVER add water because they turn into the most ugly navel lint imaginable. Its devilishly hard to get rid of and it NEVER say's 'hello' to passing socks - even those with individual toes...
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Franchesco Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
:::wipes tear from eye... from all the laughter... from all the humor... from all the reading:::

You can imagine my dismay, that Biro was not... Dehydrated Beer :)
make that... me relieved, that Biro was not... Dehydrated Beer
okay, I was torn...

and I am floored by your very funny responses, you so win!
and your epic win is rivaled only by the stellar artworks that you create.
God Bless, and thanks for sharing.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you..

My dog thanks you, my bank manager thanks you and my old leather jacket thanks you.
Now get back to the drawing board because its time for a NEW Franchesco piece!!!

Yeehhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Per-Svanstrom Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything is brilliant woth this work!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks as always mate! I appreciate your words of encouragement!
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Mrpalaces Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
The composition is brilliant, and the execution impeccable. Funny thing my brother and me just bought a great book with the history of the saga.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks David. I guess the book is Jon Rinzler's book: "The Complete Making of Indiana Jones"?

Jon is a good friend of mine and I LOVE that book - enjoy!
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grantgoboom Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing, as always!! :D
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Grant, you are always kind..!

Thanks for making an old man's day!
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jeezoosquintana Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
awesome goosebumps as always
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks Daniel. Good to hear from you mate!
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indyclone25 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
awesome work !!! you captured the feel of the movie is this . can't wait to see it color!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Cheers bud. Not sure this version wil be colored because there are other ideas waiting in my head!
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MartinSchlierkamp Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a beautiful piece, Mark! Outstanding pencil work. This will be glorious in color. :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks Martin!! I don't think I will bother doing this one up in color because there are some other ideas floating around..

Hopefully I will end up with something that half decent for the final painting!
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MartinSchlierkamp Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure you will! And I'm looking forward to seeing it. :D
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RodGallery Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey Raats, great sketch, this will be an official poster?
I love yours Indiana Jones paints, I think you should do that forevah....hahaha.:thumbsup:
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks Rod. As always its good to hear from you mate!
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kmykc Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
re bueno es
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Gracias Tavo a mi amigo
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Damon1984 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Das ist unbeschreiblich toll geworden! Ford, der Hut - alles perfekt getroffen. Das ragt sogar aus deinen ohnehin schon hirnzermarternd guten Arbeiten noch hervor. Kolorierst du das noch?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Danke Damon.

Ich bin auf ein paar mehr Ideen arbeiten
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Loopydave Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional
Still one of my favourite movies of all time! Great stuff - really looking forward to seeing the colours on this one!! Aces and a barbecued quokka sandwhich :thumbsup:
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks my friend!! Hopefully one day we can BBQ a quokka together!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional
You bring the quokkas and Ill bring the beer and chips :D
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JHudson49 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Fantastic work as usual. I've just finished a temple of doom painting if you're interested.[link]
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JHudson49 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Fantastic work as usual. I've done a Temple of doom painting if you want to have a look.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Superb! The way you have incorporated many scenes with the widely varied lighting is expertly handled. The composition is iconic.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks mate.

Since you are a master of color and lighting I consider this to be a compliment of the highest order!
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just beautiful! Love this! ;) You'd think after 30 years of experience they'd manage to be able to make an awesome 4th film...but the original is always the best! :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thanks Joel and I have to agree with you mate.

When I was working on the material for Indy 4 (before the release) I thought from the stills it was going to be a great ride but when I saw it in the theatres I hated it.

I've tried very hard to like it since but regrettably it just leaves me cold…..
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, same here I guess... I actually had the opposite: I did have some fun in the theater but ever since then I've liked it less and less... it just doesn't fit in there with the original films... But I think this is a problem with a lot of the newer movies, like Star Wars, and even Die Hard 4...people should know when to stop...especially with the abuse of special effects...
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DiegoCobo Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG! The black and white, the lines, all works perfectly! is there a chance to see the colors?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
LOL.. Cheers Diego!
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AllisonSohn Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
holy shit.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
You are such a smoothie Allison!

Thanks my friend...
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jasonpal Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sah-weet! Great design.
I'm glad some of us remember that it's Indy's 30th! ..mutter, mutter..
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