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News from Ian David Marsden’s illustration studio – October 2018

Welcome to my latest Fall 2018 newsletter with a glimpse of what I am currently working on and recently completed projects.



Dear Reader,

It has been quite a while since my last newsletter. I have been so deeply involved in various projects that I simply did not get around to writing and putting one together for you. I always love to be very busy and active, but it is now really high time to give you a brief update on my recent artwork and activities, so it is with great pleasure that I present to you this October 2018 edition of the Ian Marsden Illustration Newsletter.

Below a selection of sample artwork and highlights from recent projects.


The Green Lion Devouring the Sun - Artwork in private collection

GOOGLE DOODLES

I was delighted and honored that I received a shoutout in the recent “Inside Google” Blog post celebrating 20 years of Google and the history of the Google Doodles. From 1999 to the end of 2000 I was the artist creating all Google Doodles. It is very nice to be remembered in this way.

Many thanks to Google and to Ryan Germick the Principal Doodle Design director.

https://www.blog.google/inside-google/doodles/doodle-me-20-notable-doodles-google-history/



PUBLISHING / GRAPHIC NOVEL

Some really exciting news: I have signed a book deal with Schiffer Books for my first graphic novel and my first book in the U.S. market. It is for the graphic novel adaptation of “The Way I Was” the adult memoir of the late Broadway and Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch. The publication date for the graphic novel is spring 2020.

Many thanks for the excellent representation by my literary agent Anna Olswanger at Olswanger Literary

Article from Publisher’s Weekly 20/09/2018 below:

Here a world premiere sneak peek over my shoulder…

VIDEOS / EXPLAINER VIDEOS / WHITEBOARD VIDEOS

HAWLIK GESUNDHEITSPRODUKTE

I had the great pleasure of adapting a series of texts about the harvesting and production phases of their high-quality vital mushroom products for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH and transforming them into short videos with elegant watercolor illustrations and pleasing voice overs.

 

In a nutshell – Video production for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH

I was involved from the initial conceptual sketching phase and storyboard, then personally illustrated each scene and added light, unobtrusive animation and finally I produced a series of 6 different videos in 3 languages (English, German, French) for which I also supervised the recording of the voiceover in person in studios in Paris and Berlin.



The German voice was recorded in Berlin with the renowned actor Kaspar Eichel (German synchronization voice of Robert Redford, Richard Dreyfuss) at Livelive studio (in cooperation with the agency Sprecherdatei), the French voice was recorded in Paris with the Actor Daniel Beretta (French synchronization voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others) in collaboration with Titrafilm, the English voiceover was provided by David A. Watson and the agency GreatBritishVoices.

You can see all 6 videos in all different languages on the official Hawlik Youtube Channel Here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKKl56fStFYNqVAM7uKDTZQ



Having these videos available as a marketing tool for their website but also for trade shows and for their sales department is an invaluable asset. Highly complex processes and details of the production can be relayed to clients and buyers quickly and in a pleasant format in various markets/languages 24/7.

It was a lot of fun working on this rather extensive project and I am delighted that the client was very happy with the result and customer reactions have been extremely positive.

Other video samples in various styles and more information on explainer videos or whiteboard videos can be found on my homepage:

http://marsdenillustration.com/custom-whiteboard/ 

JOHNER INSTITUT

I am delighted to announce that I am collaborating on an ongoing series of training videos for the Johner Institut GmbH in Konstanz, Germany for their e-learning platform. I myself am providing the English language voice and I am also the spokesperson. The collaboration has been highly stimulating and creative and it is a true pleasure to work with Prof. Dr. Christian Johner on his videos for the Johner Institute teaching platform. More details on this project perhaps in a future update.

https://www.johner-institut.de

Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden

Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden in the video studio.

BUSINESS ILLUSTRATION

As part of the usual illustration services I provide, it has been my great pleasure over the past months to work with various agencies and companies / corporations, many of which are regular clients, on their needs for high quality, clear and appealing business graphics and illustrations for their external or internal communication needs. Here a few recent examples.

WINE LABELS

I am continuing the relatively new avenue of my career of wine logo and wine label designer and artist. My most recent design is a fun logo and label illustration for ‘Domaine Les Tuileries’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I like it a lot personally even though I dialed the “French” button up to 11, evidently.

More information at Domaine Viticole de Coursac, 30260 Carnas
http://www.domainedecoursac.fr



VARIOUS

I got a lovely mention in an article in the French press / Midi Libre. Thank you very much.



The local Mayor’s office in the village where I live asked me if I would design the Mayor’s New Year’s card. I was of course honored to come up with a personalized card and drawing for this purpose.

Thank you very much for taking the time to browse through my newsletter. Unless we speak directly beforehand, my next e-mail to you will be my traditional Holiday / End of the year greeting.

I hope you have a wonderful fall season.

All the very best,

Ian David Marsden



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News from Illustrator Ian David Marsden

 

News and Updates from Illustrator Ian Marsden


The few months since my last update have been highly active and interesting.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming several new clients and collaborating, drawing and generally being creative on many fun new projects.

Here are a few brief highlights of what I have been up to.

PUBLISHING

I welcomed Richmond Publishing / Santillana as new clients and had the wonderful opportunity of creating a series of illustrations for educational materials.

CLICK HERE for my full portfolio.

DESIGN & LICENSING

I am very pleased to announce that I have added a 6th object bearing the Marsden signature to the Design Collection for renowned German glasswork manufacturer  RITZENHOFF 

My latest creation is a 50 cl Beer Glass featuring a little Viking Character who appears to be quite ready for action (or at least ready for another refreshing pint).


http://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/ritzenhoff/

ADVERTISING

Another new client I had the pleasure of welcoming is digades.

I was entrusted with the task of creating a series of illustrations for print ads and posters showing the efficiency and ease of use of their new dfreeeze app, with which you can remote control your car heater from your smart phone.

https://www.dfreeeze.de/winter

I also produced 2 Whiteboard Scribing videos in English and in German for the dfreeze product using the same characters and illustrations. (see below)


WHITEBOARD VIDEOS

English and German Language Whiteboard Scribing Explainer Video produced for digades and their dfreeeze app explain the dfreeeze app and how it works in a playful yet elegant way.

English Video: http://youtu.be/9rn4cujsVNs

German Video: http://youtu.be/jIWmPaZ5n0A

More about Whiteboard Explainer Videos: http://marsdenillustration.com/whiteboard/


WEB AND INTERACTIVE

I had a lot of fun with this recent assignment for GMX.net, for which I was invited to design a series of animated GIF Greeting cards for various occasions such as Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.

https://navigator.gmx.net/
(a GMX account is required to access the cards)

PERSONAL PROJECTS

Last but not least I was able to complete some personal projects and I created and uploaded some new tutorial videos for my own personal YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/idmars10

In this latest series of videos I show how I draw on my Wacom Cintiq pen display, which has become an invaluable tool for me, in Adobe Illustrator software.

I demonstrate how I create vector line art for various Halloween characters such as a Jack-O-Lantern, a Witch/Vampire Lady and a Werewolf. In a separate video I also show how I color a cartoon illustration of Santa Claus


Well that about wraps up this little news update. Thank you for your interest.

My name is Ian Marsden and I am an independent illustrator, cartoonist, designer and animator and I am available for new projects.

My full portfolio and a short bio, client list and testimonials can be viewed on my homepage
http://marsdenillustration.com

More frequent updates about what I am currently working on can be seen on my Blog.

I also have an artist page on Facebook as Ian David Marsden
Of course I would be delighted if you LIKE my page.
https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden


Thank you very much for your interest in my work. I really appreciate it.

Best regards,

 

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Professional independent illustrator and cartoonist at your service

Professional independent illustrator, designer, animator and cartoonist at your service

Hi, my name is Ian Marsden and I am an independent freelance illustrator, designer and cartoonist.

I work in various styles and I specialize in such areas as vector digital art, advertising illustration, graphics for business and educational use, character design, logo design, mascot design as well as caricature and cartoons.

The enclosed poster shows you a small example of the range of styles and areas of expertise I work in.

Please visit my portfolio on my website at http://www.marsdenillustration.com for more art samples and the latest up to date projects.

My illustration portfolio is divided into several categories:

GOOGLE DOODLES  |  ADVERTISING ILLUSTRATION | EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION | RITZENHOFF DESIGN COLLECTION | BUSINESS ILLUSTRATION | LOGO AND CHARACTER DESIGN | CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION | CARTOONS and COMICS

I also specialize in producing and illustrating Whiteboard Scribing Explainer Videos. Here is a YouTube channel with some samples.

Please call me at +33 6 42 49 82 11 or e-mail me for a free estimate and to discuss your project.

This is where you can find my LinkedIn Profile: fr.linkedin.com/in/idmarsden/

I look forward to hearing from you,
Ian David Marsden

Independent illustrator and cartoonist Ian Marsden

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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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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.

 

PStatement-Cover-Marsden

Book Cover Digital vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

 

PStatement-GR-Marsden
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

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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

for
Hairloss.com

 

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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Live Sketching a Dragon in Autodesk SketchBookPro 6

Live Sketching a Dragon in Autodesk SketchBookPro 6

Artist, illustrator and Cartoonist Ian David Marsden, live drawing video
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This is a brief video in which I am live sketching a cartoon dragon lady in Autodesk Sketch Book Pro 6 software on my Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

Ian David Marsden real-time dragon sketch from Ian Marsden on Vimeo.

Dragon Lady Vimeo Ian David Marsden

For other videos of me drawing and sketching please visit my Vimeo and YouTube channels.

https://vimeo.com/idmarsden

https://www.youtube.com/user/idmars10

Drawing a dragon lady in SketchBook Pro software. This is just a rough sketch.

Ian David Marsden

From time to time I will post short videos and tutorials of how I work in various software suites.
I hope you enjoy them.

Ian Marsden

 

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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