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for pro wrestler Johnny Mundo – formerly John Morrison
by Illustrator Ian David Marsden
I was delighted when I was asked by pro wrestler Johnny Mundo
to design a series of illustration for original t-shirts and sportswear
featuring his wrestling persona, signature moves and slogans.
First designs are now online and available for purchase in the shop:
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Article sur illustrateur Ian Marsden – Midi Libre 18/04/2015
J’ai fait l’objet d’une parution de presse qui souligne mon activité artistique.
Ce qui me fait très grand plaisir.
Le Savoir Faire de Yan
Yan David Marsden fait parler de lui
Le Dessinateur Yan David Marsden s’illustre encore
Il fait feu de tout bois… avec ses crayons et son imagination.
Yan David Marsden a élargi son champ de compétence culturelle et artistique avec le savoir faire que nous lui connaissons. Illustrateur et dessinateur de talent, il a été tout dernièrement sollicité pour réaliser le logo de la manifestation « Les héritières de Bacchus ». Un événement mis en place par Laurent Lafont qui se déroulera à Claret le samedi 25 avril et qui mettra à l’honneur des vigneronnes de plusieurs région de France , donc trois de la région du Pic Saint-Loup. Actuellement l’on peut voir ce logo sur un vélo-taxi qui sillonne la place de la Comédie.
Yan a également illustré un livre pour enfants (tout petits); un livre de John Townsend qui relate une bien jolie et tendre histoire : dans un bus, un vieux monsieur trouve un œuf très gros ; un œuf couvert de tâches vertes .Il le prend chez lui et le dorlote avec la complicité de son chat. Yan illustre avec bonheur les différentes étapes de cette aventure notamment l’éclosion de cet œuf Et surprise c’est un dragon tout vert qui casse la coquille et pointe sa jolie frimousse .
Actuellement notre Vacquiérois réalise une série de dessins destinés à des tee shirts pour John Morrison un lutteur américain professionnel. Il s’est également distingué dans l’illustration du dessin animé Cick and Collect de Montpellier que l’on peut voir sur internet. D’autre part il a été remarqué par l’entreprise Wacom « Manufacture des écrans interactifs » qui le présente comme un artiste vedette .Malgré cette notoriété grandissante notre artiste reste simple et d’une extrême gentillesse.
Pour mieux connaître son travail : marsdenillustration.com et contact au 06 42 49 82 11.Read more →
Behance Illustrator Portfolio: Ian David Marsden
I just had the opportunity to update my Behance profile which had just sort of been static for quite a while.
If you are also on Behance please drop by and have a look.Read more →
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La Linea – Viva Cavandoli
From April 10 to May 31, 2015
Musil of Rodengo Saiano, Brescia Italy
Here is my contribution to the exhibition and Tribute Book. I will most likely be present in person at the opening ceremony also.
La Linea – Cavandoli Tribute Cartoon Illustration by Ian David Marsden
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Interview with Illustrator Ian David Marsden in French Entrée Magazine
Issue 108 , Jan/Feb 2015
Sylvia Davis from FrenchEntrée speaks with Ian David Marsden about living and working in the little wine village of Vacquières, in the Hérault region of the Languedoc-Roussillon. France.
CLICK On the image below to see a larger version and read the article. >
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Halloween Monster Drawing Tutorial Videos in Adobe Illustrator
This is what the rough sketch looked like when it was completed:
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.
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.
Welcome to the Ian Marsden original art gallery and on-line 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.
There are some classic pieces on display, such as the very first google doodles EVER.
Even if you are not looking to purchase any art, I hope you enjoy your visit to the gallery.
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The Very First Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden
As a professional artist, illustrator, cartoonist and character designer, one of the highlights of my career so far is certainly that I happen to be the very first Google Doodle artist.
Article about the early days at Google: Wall Street Journal – Google The Beginning
It was tremendous fun and I was totally delighted when Google contacted me to be their first artist. Back then I was working out of a one bedroom studio in Santa Monica, California and we were trying to keep our little two year old baby in diapers, so the whole magical world of the internet in it’s very first pioneer days was a wonderful and thrilling place to be and I was honored and thrilled that I was able to actively participate with Google and some of the other projects I helped realize back then. Even in those early days it was clear to me (and most other people) that Google was headed for greatness.
The first Illustrations I made for Google, were shown on April Fool’s Day 2000. Google launched the amazing MentalPlex Technology where you could just think of what you were searching for and Google would find it. I created a little character and made some animated GIFs to explain how it worked.
See the instructions here:
My first ‘Google Doodle’ series was also the very first actual Google Doodle – namely the Alien abduction of the Google logo which happened in May 2000.
My second Google Doodle was Google Doodle II – Founding Father’s BBQ and Fireworks for the 4th of July.
The third series of Google Doodles I designed were the Olympic Doodles for the Summer Olympics in Sydney – Google Doodles Summer Olympics in Sydney with the little ‘Kangaroodle” I also created for Google and for the event. I have never received more fan mail than I did during the days these olympic google doodles were online. Hundreds, probably thousands of e-mails from all over the world. All of them positive and friendly.
(a selection of olympic doodles from the above links)
The last Google Doodle I drew was the Global Happy New Year Doodle 2001 with the two little white bears throwing a party.
I hope you enjoyed this little walk with me down my Google Doodle memory lane.
All of the above Google Doodles are © 1999 – 2001 Google.com
All artwork by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.
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