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Friday, February 17, 2006


This is also not that new, but I always liked Tony holding the head of of his character. I used a loose line around the composition to try and convey what I saw was the gentle nature of the actor and the robot..


Blogger Cat Staggs said...

That ia a very nice piece. I love the rendering of the reflections on the helmet. Not an easy thing to do. Beautifully done sir.

Blogger Amy Pronovost said...

This is awesome, Mark.

I had the pleasure of waling arm in arm with Anthony Daniels one day. Many uber Star Wars fans were green with jealousy.

I love Anthony :D You captured him wonderfully.

Awesome, awesome work.

Blogger Grant Gould said...

wow, yeah, that helmet is great -- like cat mentioned, the reflections look amazing

Blogger Amos Sidelnik said...

Great work, quite real
But there is no sense of space with the red t-shirt and black background. It is too strong on the face with two focal points.

by the way, what materials did you use, looks like paint

Blogger Mark Raats said...

Thanks everyone... coming from such a qualified bunch I am deeply honored! I do not have much time to enjoy doing my art because I have a very busy business to run. I tend to not do much painting (too slow) and work more with marker-pen, colored pencil and touches of paint. I prefer to draw and never really considered myself much of a 'painter'. As for Amos' comments, I wanted to leave the red as a negative space or an abstract place to give the eye rest from the rest of the detail. I cropped the mask (to minimise the impact of the object closer to the viewer) and kept Anthony full face as the most important aspect of the layout. I really appreciate the comments though - always great to find out how someone else sees the piece.

Blogger Amos Sidelnik said...

Sorry Mr. Raats,
I did not mean to be too critical.
I just thought I would let a prof respond to my teacher's complaints.

thanks a lot
PS. I really appreciate this blog.

Blogger Mark Raats said...

ha ha.. not a problem Amos. Like I said it is fantastic to see how others view my work. As you know we can get far too close at times and this can cause us to miss the obvious. Cheers


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