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Zhoraby MarkRaats

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... Miss Salomé and the snake. Watch her take the pleasures from the serpent that once corrupted man.

This piece was designed (in the style of a promotional poster), for the strip club where BLADE RUNNER character Zhora was performing.

35.5 inches x 23.5 inches (900mm x 600mm) Acrylic Paint and pencil on MDF board.

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Given 2010-01-06
Mark ~Raats masterfully invites us to see Taffey Lewis Presents... Miss Salomé and the snake.
Watch her take the pleasures from the serpent that once corrupted man! ( Featured by Thunderstatement )
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Erik-Stitt Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just brilliant technique and the colors are so vivid and electric. You just want to touch everything here.......literally! heh....
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Remus09 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Masterpiece!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thanks very much mate!
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StainboyReinel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My favorite thing about Blade Runner is the neon-noir atmosphere, which you've conveyed here in spades. Love it.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
BR is a HUGE favourite of mine Greg - glad you like the piece mate...
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome!!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Cheers mate, I'm glad you like her!
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SondreDra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
i award you for

BEST FANART
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
..and I'm honered to accept the award SondreDra, Many thanks!

I'd like to thank my manager, dog and pet bird as well because without their support, this award would never have been possible! :D
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LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Outstanding!!!

My group #Screeners is having a contest you might be interested in. Details Here: [link]
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Cheers a bunch for the kind words Rodney mate… I'll go check it out….
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LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :)

I hope you find something in our contest that inspires you.

Rod
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presterjohn1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, that's awesome!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thanks very much mate. I'm glad you like her….
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very hot representation of Zhora :)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Cheers Philippe mate!!

I think she's an underrated character and I'm delighted you like the piece. Cheers for taking the time to comment!
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, I love it :nod:
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Right... I dont remember her being red, or maybe she was and she just washed it of. Or is this after she gets shot in the back and falls through the glass? Then she would be red from all the blood... Im sure she was a double crossing stripper. Thats all I can remember...
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Cheers for the comment Jesse and for the faves…

In the movie she was a dusted red color (with sequins) but not as bright as I've made her. She then goes for a shower and washes off the paint and the sequins before kicking the shit out of Deckard…

Mine is a more stylised version of her and my idea was to make a promotional poster for her performances at the Snake Pit bar..

LOL I have to agree she certainly WAS a double crossing stripper!
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Oh cool! That makes since! I need to rent or download that movie some time this week. I have been wanting to watch it again! :D
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MartinSchlierkamp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh. My. Goodness.
How could I miss this one?! This is awesome! An instant favourite, Mr. R!
Zhora gives you just the right look to make you forget...you know...oh, there's a snake around her neck...errr...
Wow, thanks, how am I supposed to get back to work now?... :P
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
LOL.. Cheers mate. BR is a huge favorite of mine and I have always loved that character…

Good luck with the work..!
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MartinSchlierkamp Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Same here, BR is in my all-time top 5. I cannot watch the movie or listen to the soundtrack often enough.

Thanks for the inspiration - I needed a little more material for an art exhibition...I guess I'll add some BR drawings. :D
Will post them here as soon as I'm done!
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AllHellDanielle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist
this is totally bad ass, except for one little thing....Zhora doesn't strike me as the type of person to smile like this
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Cheers a bunch for taking the time to comment… I guess what I was after was to do a promotional poster for the strip club she worked in (The Snake Pit) and since she's supposed to be seductive I figured a contrived pose and a smile would do the trick..

On the other hand I guess she COULD have smiled just before she cracked the shit out of her victim's head … :D
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AllHellDanielle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
lol fair enough
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vinceiam Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Great great great amazing artwork! i'm a big fan of Bladerunner, but even if i wasn't i would have loved your drawing.
(sorry for my bad english)
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Thank you very much Vincent! I'm also a huge Blade Runner fan and I really enjoyed doing this piece!

Cheers for your kind words mate!
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VikingJoe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Bravo!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thank you Joseph.. good of you to take the time to comment mate.

Much appreciated!
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VikingJoe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Np I really enjoy all your work, my fondness of the subject here, being blade runner, made me comment on it first.
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DorinArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
would love this as a print
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rampantimaginationA Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I love the detail on this one. Keep up the great work.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Thank you Adam.. it was one of the more satisfying pieces I've done.
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ANDYMKRHZ Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BladeRunner lover
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I am indeed sir! :D
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! Just adore your use of colour :heart:
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Cheers Toni !

The movie is as you know a total overload of neon and bright lighting and I tried to immerse her character into the middle of it as well. I am exploring more and more how to weave abstract into the middle of literal and this is the result..

Glad you like it.
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well this totally and utterly works, you've completely captured the Neon Bladerunner tones with a perfect balance of the abstract with the literal. I'm exploring that idea too, weaving the abstract and literal together, finding it tricky to get the right balance.
Just realised I forgot to add this to my faves, will rectify that now! Looking forward to seeing more works :D
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OriginalNick Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
wow.. this is crazy!
The detail is.. I don't even know..
=D=D=D
Excellent!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
LOL.. cheers a bunch for your kind words - most appreciated! :D
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Fatius Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Hey, some people are just into snakes ok!? Or rather, some snakes are just into people!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
LOL...

The snake caused me s few headaches but in the end I'm glad people generally think it worked out!
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stripedwine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Absolutely brilliant!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Many thanks for your kind words and for your support!
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serpentine-abyss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
This has got to be one of the coolest things I have seen on DA.
GREAT WORK!!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
LOL.. that's a very nice thing to hear!!

Some of the work here is really terrific and if you think this piece is relatively good than that makes me happy!!

Cheers a bunch..
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serpentine-abyss Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
MY PLEASURE!
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Gastrolito Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Poor Zhora, I always pitied her. At least she got a [visually] beautiful death.
Great work, BTW.
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
LOL.. she DID indeed..

Many thanks for your kind comment!
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