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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Lobby poster artwork by MarkRaats Raiders of the Lost Ark - Lobby poster artwork by MarkRaats
The final artwork for the IMAX theatre poster. This piece was also used in conjunction with the Blu-Ray release of the Indiana Jones collection.

Acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencil on MDF board. 24 x 36 inches

Concept art here: [link] and here: [link]
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smjblessing Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
This is just great. I remember when I saw this in my local movie theater how great it was to see actual illustration used for the poster ! I think before that the last movie I saw where the poster had illustration was Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thanks Stephen, kind of you to say. It was a great project to work on and a wonderful opportunity for me - even though I've worked for Lucasfilm for many years.
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Bon travail ! Belle image ! Félicitations!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
:D, thank you very much Profutur1971!
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jacksmith1994 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, especially because its all traditional and not digital. You've actually revived my passion for art because I was in a period were I was lost and had a huge artistic block, but now you've helped me!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Thanks for your kind words Jack and I'm honored my scribble might help you creatively in some small way.

Best of luck with your endeavours 


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jasonbrian007 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Amazing!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thanks very much Jason!
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J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Never got around to congratulating you earlier this year about this becoming the official IMAX rerelease poster Mark! So well deserved too, such a fantastic poster! So perfectly nails everyones favorite moments of the film all in one piece!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Cheers mate --

It was a huge honor. As I've mentioned elsewhere I was always very concerned about doing the piece given Amsel and Drew's legacy but apart from a few folk who would have preferred a new Drew work (which is understandable), I've been absolutely humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response to the piece.

Thanks again and best wishes to you and yours for a terrific 2013...
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Taurine75 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Cheers Alex - glad you like it!
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alecturner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
nice piece
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you Alec!
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Badass poster and movies <3
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thanks very much Colin!
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesome job hope see more movie posters from you
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JustinD Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
This is really awesome!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Glad you like it Justin - many thanks mate.
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DarthIndy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic artwork for my favourite film of all time! Awesome work.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Cheers mate. If you want a copy I think Sanity and JB HiFi are including mini versions in the Blu-ray.

At this stage there are no plans to bring the restored Raiders IMAX to Australia but hopefully things change.
If it does come here, then there would theoretically be an opportunity to get one of the bigger posters as well..
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k-h116 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
cool :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Cheers!
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mlh70 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
there are so many great cinema shots from this movie. I always liked the shot where he is hanging off the grill of the mercedes truck and is slipping. these are all great.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you very much I appreciate you taking the time to comment!!

I have to admit it always irritated me that the gorgeous Amsel poster didn't feature the Ark so it was wonderful to be able to add in the ultimate prize to this piece..
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xavimarti Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome artwork!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Cheers Xavi.

I LOVED doing this piece and I'm delighted you like it as well mate….
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Or-Else-You-Will-Die Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
Your stuff is exactly like Drew Strutzan's.
This shit is awesome.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Cheers Tim, I'm glad you like it mate!!

Being compared to Drew is indeed an honour and I thank you warmly...
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Or-Else-You-Will-Die Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was no trouble :)
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Bulletrider80s Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow - that's stunningly awesome and as aa "bonus" it has this ceratin old-school Struzan way of painting (not cloning it, no - but having the same atmosphere and style as some kind of extra tribute, imo). Great work!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thanks David - I appreciate you taking the time to comment mate!

Struzan is of course the master and having my work compared to his is indeed an honour.

Many thanks sir….
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julius1880 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Thank you very much Dave.. I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
30yrs wow .. feels like only yesterday. You captured some iconic scenes there and i love the clever way the individual scenes flow into each other with flame and shadow, and it is utterly fabulous
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thanks Mark --

Yes, unfortunately time flies..! I'm glad you like it mate, I was striving to add the bits and pieces I had always liked from when I first saw the movie...
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
And it turned out fantastic :thumbsup:
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mayconsadala Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Beautiful!! I love it.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thank you very much Maycon. I'm glad you like it!
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khinson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks wonderful!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thanks Karen.. Always nice to hear from you!
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DragonFireArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Very cool! For the 30th anniversary my dad, sisters and I had to watch raiders! This looks wonderful, great job :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thanks Amy!!

I'm glad you enjoy the art and that you watched Raiders - a tribute to the movie to be sure...
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DragonFireArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MArk, thats unbelievable! The other deviants already said everything >.<
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks very much Angelina.. your words are kind indeed..

I see that for some reason I wasn't watching your gallery, but I've fixed that now.
I look forward to seeing great new work from you!
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome!and thank you for the Watch as well =)
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Finnisterre Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! The more I look at it, the more details I see and the more scenes I remember from the movie. I can't tell you how much I love this picture, so thank you for sharing it! :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thank you Finn and cheers for taking the time to comment.

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed painting it!
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Finnisterre Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!

As a life-long fan of Indiana Jones, I definitely like it, and I guess that means you really, really enjoyed painting it!
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