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Halloween Monster Drawing Tutorial Videos Wacom Cintiq and Adobe Illustrator

Halloween Monster Drawing Tutorial Videos in Adobe Illustrator

Just in time for Halloween: A brand new series of “How To Draw” videos where I show how I create a basic rough sketch in Autodesk SketchBook  Pro software.
>LINK to software

This is what the rough sketch looked like when it was completed:
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and then I placed this rough sketch on a template layer inside my Adobe Illustrator document and drew and inked the line art for the three characters, the Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin, the witch/vampire lady and the werewolf.
Finally I also colored the artwork in illustrator using flats and shading and also several gradients.

The final artwork looks like this and is 100% vector art so it has no pixels and can be scaled to any size losslessly.

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Follow me along in the following tutorial videos. If you have any questions please post them as a comment under the videos in my YouTube channel and I will try to answer them as quickly as possible.
Also please don’t forget to like my Facebook page to stay updated about new projects and new videos I am uploading. Facebook is also a good way to get in touch with me if you have any questions about what I am doing in these videos.

Video 1: Digital Sketching in Autodesk SketchBook Pro

Video 2: Inking the lines of the Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Pumpkin in Adobe Illustrator

Video 3: Inking the lines of the witch/vampire lady character in Adobe Illustrator

Video 4: Inking the lines of the fierce werewolf cartoon character in Adobe Illustrator

Video 5: A look “behind the scenes” of the final color vector Halloween art in Adobe Illustrator

Thanks for watching. Please visit my website http://www.marsdenillustration.com for by bio and more samples of my artwork.
I am an independent illustrator and I am available for projects.

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Original Ian David Marsden cartoon art gallery is now open.

Original Ian David Marsden cartoon art gallery is now open.

Welcome to the Ian Marsden original art gallery and on-line shop!

VISIT THE SHOP HERE!

http://www.marsdenillustration.com/shop/

A new section of my website has just opened up. It’s a little shop where collectors and fans of original cartoon art can purchase select pieces from my own personal archives and collections.

Many of them have been published and some are over 20 years old, so it’s a bit of a walk down memory lane and there is a lot of fun stuff to see.

These originals look great framed in private homes, offices or even waiting rooms or other areas where walls can use some serious heightening of the “interesting factor”.
They also make WONDERFUL GIFT IDEAS. (Hint, hint.)

I would be delighted to add a personal dedication or custom sentence to the bottom of any piece.
Please let me know via e-mail when you purchase a drawing.

Also I will be adding more pieces, so keep checking back from time to time.

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Buy original Ian David Marsden cartoon art. A new section of my marsden illustration website has just opened up. It’s a little shop where collectors and fans of original cartoon art can purchase select pieces from my own personal archives and collections.

Be the owner of some serious tech history!

There are some classic pieces on display, such as the very first google doodles EVER.

http://marsdenillustration.com/shop/original-artwork-first-google-doodle-1/

http://marsdenillustration.com/shop/original-artwork-first-google-doodle-2/

http://marsdenillustration.com/shop/original-artwork-first-google-doodle-3/

Even if you are not looking to purchase any art, I hope you enjoy your visit to the gallery.

All the best,

Ian Marsden

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Beer Glass Design for RITZENHOFF Design Collection

Beer Glass Design for RITZENHOFF Design Collection

Click here to see ALL of Ian Marsden’s Ritzenhoff Designs

A brand new beer glass design for RITZENHOFF.
A Weizenbier (white beer) glass with a fun original viking character created by artist and illustrator Ian David Marsden.

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This high quality crystal RITZENHOFF Design Collection beer glass holds 500 ml and features a fun little viking character with a metallic gold helmet, sword and axe.
Left and right there is a floating, sparkling gold beer glass design.

The unique beer glass ships in a black Designer tube and includes 5 custom coasters to match the design with the designers signature on the back.

This is the perfect gift for any chieftain or tribal leader (a family counts as a tribe, doesn’t it?)  who occasionally enjoys a chilled, frothy beverage.

http://www.ritzenhoff.de/weizen-design-weizenbierglas-mit-bierdeckeln-ian-d-marsden-herbst-2014-1020209.html

Design Weizenbierglas mit Bierdeckeln Ian D. Marsden Autumn 2014 Article # 1020180 www.ritzenhoff.de

Abmessungen:
• Höhe: 23 cm
• Durchmesser: 8,5 cm
• Inhalt: 500 ml
• Bierdeckel Durchmesser: 10,7 cm

Material:
• Hochwertiges Kristallglas

 

All artwork © Copyright 2014 by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.

Contact Ian Marsden for a free quote for your project: E-mail

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Work Safety Illustrations for Seele

Work Safety Illustrations for Seele Client: Seele Artist: Ian David Marsden Online Illustrator Portfolio LINK

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Work Safety Illustrations for Seele

 

 

Work Safety Illustrations for Seele and character design “Oskar”

Various spot illustrations depicting work safety situations how to do it and how NOT to do it for seele.
Featuring an original character design also designed for Seele called “Oscar”
Client: Seele
Artist: Ian David Marsden

 

Artwork © Copyright 2014 by Ian David Marsden and seele
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.

Contact Ian Marsden for a free quote for your project: E-mail

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The Toyes – Website Illustrations and animated music video

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The Toyes – Website Illustrations and animated music video for “Smoke 2 Joints” Character Design, Cartoon Illustrations of the Band Members, Illustrations and Flash Animation By Ian David Marsden It was a great pleasure for me to create illustrated cartoon versions of the band members of The Toyes as well as designing a whole bunch of other fun characters such as smoking and dancing trees and several aliens in their UFOs for the animated music video for the classic Toyes Song “Smoke 2 Joints”

Still Frame from the video "Smoke 2 Joints" by The Toyes

Still Frame from the video “Smoke 2 Joints” by The Toyes illustrated and animated by Ian David Marsden – www.marsdenillustration.com

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Watch scenes from the music video and how I work inside Adobe Flash software:

I also created a whole series of illustrations for the official website of The Toyeshttp://www.thetoyes.com which were also really fun to create. There is an illustration or character for each of the song titles on their latest album. toyes-bandsite-marsden       toyes-website2-marsden Character Design, Cartoon Illustrations of the Band Members, Illustrations and Flash Animation By Ian David Marsden
Freelance Illustrator, Designer, Cartoonist and Animator http://marsdenillustration.com

Artwork © Copyright 2014 by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.

Contact Ian Marsden for a free quote for your project: E-mail

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Article Midi Libre sur Illustrateur, Designer et Graphiste Ian Marsden

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Article Midi Libre sur Illustrateur, Designer et Graphiste Ian Marsden
Vacquières : un artiste hors du commun
Midi Libre 26/07/2014

Ian Marsden exprime sa passion dans son atelier à Vacquières


Il y exerce avec un talent reconnu depuis de longues années, le métier de graphiste, illustrateur, designer.
Né à New York, Ian Marsden révèle très jeune une aptitude pour le dessin et une imagination débordante. Ces dispositions artistiques sont très appréciées par les publicitaires et les designer. Il participe à des stages et il est bien vite remarqué pour sa plume et sa créativité originale, drôle. Celle-ci s’adresse aussi bien aux touts jeunes, qu’aux ados ou aux adultes avertis. Il obtient un diplôme en étude dessin animé (matière où il excelle) à la prestigieuse académie de Santa Monica collège.

A 16 ans, Ian vend ses premiers dessins à un journal satirique Suisse. Il devient le plus jeune artiste « Nébi », et ses publications dans divers magazines lui font très rapidement une solide notoriété. Doué et talentueux, pour lui, la vraie magie derrière chaque création, c’est sa capacité à écouter attentivement le client et analyser son désir, qu’il reproduit fidèlement. Il conçoit des personnages style caricatures et des mascottes pour les événements majeurs tel que la mascotte officielle du championnat du monde de ski à Saint-Moritz, des panneaux publicitaires, etc.

En 1999 il est le premier artiste à dessiner pour google les petites histoires qui se déroulent autour du logo ; et qui s’appellent aujourd’hui google doodles.
Il est également un designer attitré de la marque Ritzenhoff qui réalise des objets utilitaires ou décoratifs en verre et en porcelaine.

Notre illustrateur met en image les idées qui lui viennent à l’esprit et leur donne couleur, forme et mouvement.
Il réalise des dessins pour des livres très variés, tel que la couverture de l’album de Toya Jackson et bien d’autres.

Vous pouvez consulter son site : marsdenillustration.com ou le contacter au 06 42 49 82 11.

LIEN au article
http://www.midilibre.fr/2014/07/25/un-artiste-hors-du-commun,1029674.php

Par: Joséphine Gervais

  • Email : josephine.gervais@orange.fr
  • Tél : 04 67 59 06 13
  • Agence : Montpellier

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Book Cover Design: The Art of the Personal Statement by Alex Thaler

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Cover Design: The Art of the Personal Statement by Alex Thaler

Cover Illustration by Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

Ian Marsden is an experienced illustrator who has worked with business and corporate clients on various projects.
Please visit the Portfolio for further work samples.

 

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Book Cover Digital vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

 

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Digital vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS5 by illustrator Ian David Marsden.

Alex Thaler: Founder and CEO of DearAdmissions.com, Founder and Managing Member of AllionEssay.com, Author of “The Art of the Personal Statement.”, Over ten years of experience in test prep/admissions consulting. See: http://alexthalerconsulting.com

Order The Art of the Personal Statement directly on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Personal-Statement-Alex-Thaler/dp/1489544291

 

All artwork © Copyright 2014 by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.

Contact Ian Marsden for a free quote for your project: E-mail

Bio Ian Marsden English | Bio Ian Marsden Français | Bio Ian Marsden Deutsch

 

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“Hair is Important” animated Flash videos for website and YouTube

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“Hair is Important”

Hairloss.com animated Flash videos for website and YouTube

This is an example of an animated Flash video created together with Bright Bulb Solutions in Los Angeles for the Hairloss.com website.

Hairloss.com is the United States’  number one resource for hair loss information, advice, solutions and products. HairLoss.com is the number one resource for hair loss sufferers.

Storyboard, Character Design, Illustrations and Flash Animation:
Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

Client: Bright Bulb Solutions
www.brightbulbsolutions.com

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More videos from the same series can be seen in the “True Beauty” Playlist on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAD580FFC4D9EB12B

 

All artwork © Copyright 2014 by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.

Contact Ian Marsden for a free quote for your project: E-mail

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Création de Site : Domaine Cammaous Artisan Vigneron

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Création de Site : Domaine Cammaous - Artisan Vigneron Olivier Panchau

Creation de Site pour Olivier Panchau et le Domaine Cammaous à 34270 Vacquières

LIEN: DOMAINE CAMMAOUS

La mission pour ce projet était de créer un site clair et facilement navigable pour une petite entreprise vinicole dans le sud de la France.

Le site devrait présenter les délicieux vins du Languedoc du Domaine Cammaous ainsi que quelques impressions des paysages magnifiques entourant la cave.

J’ai décidé de baser la conception du site dans le CMS (Content Management System) WordPress pour assurer que le site fonctionne parfaitement sur ​​toutes les plateformes, y compris les tablettes et les appareils mobiles.

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Creation de Site pour Olivier Panchau et le Domaine Cammaous par Marsden Illustration. www.marsden.fr

Ce projet est couramment encore en activité et sera élargi avec de nouvelles photos et des fonctionnalités supplémentaires. (aout 2014)

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Creation de Site pour Olivier Panchau et le Domaine Cammaous par Marsden Illustration. www.marsden.fr

Nous vous souhaitons la bienvenue à la page d’accueil du Domaine Cammaous, une petite cave vinicole dans la région du Pic Saint-Loup du Languedoc.C’est ici que l’artisan vigneron Olivier Panchau crée sa gamme des vins blancs, rosés et rouges. Grâce à la sélection de ses plus belles parcelles qui lui permettent d’extraire le meilleur de la vigne et des fruits, Olivier Panchau souhaite vous offrir, des vins de qualité dans le respect optimal de l’environnement. A travers ses cuvées, vous découvrirez : caractère, fraîcheur, minéralisé et surtout un terroir.

 

Vin blanc:

Vins Rosés:

Vins Rouges:

Création de Site : Domaine Cammaous Artisan Vigneron par www.marsden.fr

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