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Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Fellowship of the Ring


Grants beautiful LOTR's post reminded me of some scribbles I did a little while ago. Colored pencil on heavy paper

9 Comments:

Blogger Grant Gould said...

DUDE. i love these LOTR pics you posted!! you really need to make some prints of this stuff available. :D

23/2/06  
Blogger Mark Raats said...

You know Grant, I am so backward with this work of mine that I don't even really know where the best place is to go to make the prints. I have seriously looked around here (in Oz) and the best people are right on the other side of the country (a bit like sending your work all the way to NY from LA). I am not sure that I am comfortable entrusting my art to some stranger 5 hours away by plane - and hope they are going to do a good job!

23/2/06  
Blogger Amos Sidelnik said...

These are too good to be true.
How do you do these?
Did I catch you saying before that this is just a hobby, that you have another job?
A.

23/2/06  
Blogger Mark Raats said...

Thanks Amos. My day is made up of working out problems with software, animation and multimedia. Fortunately I am a senior partner in the business, so aside from clients, I answer only to myself. As you can imagine, running this type of business there is very little time to enjoy working with my art, but every now and then I get the chance and obviously the assocation I enjoy with LFL is especially rewarding.

23/2/06  
Blogger Checkmark said...

Wow, that's amazing. I right now hate colored pencil, but I think that's because the ones I have are horrible. I gott get good ones. Anyways, thats amazing, and I can't bleieve how good someone can be with those things.

23/2/06  
Blogger Amy Pronovost said...

Holy hell, these are beautiful. Awesome, awesome work.

Great Pencil colour use.

I love it!

23/2/06  
Blogger Amos Sidelnik said...

So, did you study art or design or something else?

Do you mind sharing what kind of color pencils you use?

thanks
A.

24/2/06  
Blogger Mark Raats said...

I did study Fine Art but only to broaden my technique. Actually, I hate the rather 'precious' attitude fine artists tend to have about illustration and commercial art. I am fussy about the pencils I use and prefer a harder pencil because I really prefer to perserve the line. I use Derwent Studio pencils which are actually a cheaper pencil and not one that 'real' artists are supposed to use because they are less pure and contain more synthetic pigment. The reason I prefer them is because the higher synthetic componant makes the pencil harder - and thereby preserving the point.

24/2/06  
Blogger Checkmark said...

Wow, cool. I think using what you like is prolly always the best way to go.

25/2/06  

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