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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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Business illustration – clean, clear, appealing, professional

Business illustration – clean, clear, appealing, professional

Artist Ian David Marsden with decades of international experience in the field can provide you with custom-made business illustrations in various styles. Clean, clear, appealing and highly professional illustrations in black and white, with a spot color or fully colored. Text and processes which may seem rather dry or technical can be livened up and rendered more enjoyable and interesting. The readers’ focus can be guided towards important details in a subtle and appealing way. These illustrations can also be used as chapter headers, icons or thumbnails on websites or presentations. There is also the option of having animation or drawing or sliding hand effects, music and voiceover added as well.

Please contact me for a free consultation and a comprehensive flat-fee estimate which will include transferral of usage rights.

ian@marsdenillustration.com
iPhone: +33 (0)6 42 49 82 11

I am based in the south of France but I work with clients worldwide and I speak English, German and French.

More business illustrations in my portfoliohttp://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/
A short CV and client listhttp://marsdenillustration.com/about/
My LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/idmarsden/

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Goodbye Marsdencartoons.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Good-bye Marsdencartoons.com

It was on December 2nd, 1998 (almost 20 years ago!) that I started my first website “Marsdencartoons.com”.

It evolved over many iterations, and later for several years it also hosted the Marsdencartoons Cartoonist’s Directory which was a popular resource to find links to illustrators and cartoonists all over the world.

Since I don’t only draw cartoons but also create more “serious” illustrations and logos and character designs for various clients all over the world, I decided in 2014 to create my new homepage MARSDEN ILLUSTRATION, which you see before you and which embodies all the various facets of my work in my PORTFOLIO

Such as my personal sketchbook, the first Google Doodles which were created by me, Advertising and Business Illustration, Custom Whiteboard Videos and Explainer Videos design and production, Editorial Illustration, Comics, Logos, Character Design and Mascot Design, Ritzenhoff Designs, Children’s Book Illustration, Wacom Tutorial Videos by Ian Marsden, Packaging Design and some of the album covers I created for La Toya Jackson and Ja-Tail Enterprises LLC.

For a few years it autoforwarded to my new domain, but a few months ago I let the old marsdencartoons.com domain name expire. A fresh new start.

It appears that another company has purchased the domain name marsdencartoons.com and is now putting up a website for Illustration and Graphics.
This is of course perfectly fine and quite normal I guess by Internet standards, although it would be interesting to know who the “Marsden” is who is featured in their domain name. Because one thing I can tell you is that it is NOT me.

For the record, I wanted to state categorically: that I, Ian David Marsden, am no longer the owner of the domain marsdencartoons.com, I am in no way involved in their enterprise, and am not affiliated anymore in any way with marsdencartoons.com. Any transactions with this domain will not include any involvement with me and you will not be purchasing artwork created by me.

If you wish to contact me (Ian David Marsden) regarding graphic design, illustrations or cartoons, then the only official website is this one: www.marsdenillustration.com

My official and verified Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden/

My official YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/idmars10

My official Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/marsdenillustration/

Thank you for your continued interest in my artwork and more from my studio very soon.

All the best,

Ian

PS: If you haven’t signed up yet for my personal newsletter, now is a good time because I am preparing the next one. (I send them out about 4 or 5 times a year with news and behind the scenes looks at some of the artwork I am currently working on)

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Wacom: Drawing Tutorial Videos on official Wacom homepage

Wacom: Drawing Tutorial Videos on official Wacom homepage

 

Various drawing tutorial videos demonstrating how I work with Wacom Cintiq 21UX and Cintiq27QHD pen displays in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Manga Studio and other design software. More videos for Wacom are in production.

Follow this link to view the videos:
http://www.wacom.com/en-de/support/product-support/tutorials

Artist: Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

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New artwork in my sketchbook gallery

New artwork in my sketchbook gallery

Old School Cartoon Original - Dip Pen and India Ink, Ecoline Watercolors

 

I just uploaded a selection of recent sketches and pen and ink artwork to my sketchbook gallery.
I hope you enjoy them. These are all created with pen and ink, ballpoint pen, pencils and other traditional methods. I do sometimes scan them and color them in photoshop, but most of these are also colored with watercolor, ecoline and aquarelle / goache.

These are all just fun, free drawings that I like to do sometimes to relax and clear my mind. These were not commissioned. Often I don’t even know what it will be when I start drawing.
I guess since I am working in digital art programs with my Wacom Cintiq most of the time, these little exercises also s to show myself that I still know how to do it “old-school”. 😊

Please don’t forget that I also have an Instagram channel which I update almost daily with new doodles, sketches and drawing videos.

Ian David Marsden's Sketchbook

https://www.instagram.com/marsdenillustration/

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Aktuelle News von Illustrator und Cartoonisten Ian David Marsden

Sehr geehrte(r) Besucher(in) meines Blogs, 2016 hat bei mir auf eine sehr aktive, positive und dynamische Weise begonnen.
Veröffentlichungen / Verlage Eine für mich persönlich ganz tolle Neuigkeit ist dass mein Graphic Novel Projekt, an dem ich seit einigen Monaten zeichne, nun angenommen worden ist und seit letzter Woche von einer renommierten New Yorker Literaragentur vertreten wird. Ich freue mich schon darauf, mehr über das Projekt verraten zu können. Im Moment muss ich es bei diesem kleinen Teaser belassen.
Objekt Design / Lizenzen Die Firma RITZENHOFF wird der Öffentlichkeit an der Ambiente Messe in Frankfurt (12.2. – 16.2. 2016) zwei neue Designobjekte von mir vorstellen. Es handelt sich um zwei Cappuccino Tassen & Untertassen, welche ich hier leider noch nicht zeigen darf – eben, wegen Weltpremiere oben. 🍾😉 Die Cappuccino Sets werden ab Mai 2016 international im Handel und auch im Ritzenhoff Online Shop erhältlich sein. LINK ZU WEITEREN MARSDEN DESIGNS
Neue Projekte Es kommt regelmässig vor, dass ich als Designer und Illustrator an Projekten arbeite, wo ich vertraglich zu höchster Diskretion verpflichtet bin. Dies bedeutet, dass ich oft die fertigen Arbeiten ohne Freigabe nicht in meinem Portfolio oder Blog / Newsletter vorzeigen darf und selbst über die Produktion selber schweigen muss. Ich möchte mich aber an dieser Stelle ganz generell bedanken, dass ich über die letzten Monate für diese tollen neuen Kunden kreativ sein durfte. Grosses Dankeschön an alle Beteiligten Teams. 
Logo Design Mensa, der weltweite Verein für hochbegabte Menschen (High IQ Society) hat für 2017 Nizza in Frankreich als Gastgeber für ihr International Board of Director’s meeting (IBD) erkoren. Aus einer Auswahl von Designlösungen wurde mein Design als offizielles Logo und Corporate Identity für den Event gewählt. (Logo Horizontal / Landscape hier abgebildet.)
Design des neuen Logo für WO Magnetische Wasserentkalkung-Systeme (Frankreich)
Sympathiefiguren / Character Design Eine Abteilung der Universität Bern hat mich schon vor einiger Zeit damit beauftragt eine Serie von Bären-Figuren zu entwickeln, mit Schwerpunkt dass sie auch Kinder ansprechen sollen. Im Januar durfte ich die kleine Bärenfamilie um ein neues Mitglied erweitern.
Eine weitere Figurenwicklung welche sehr Spass gemacht hat, war die Modernisierung des existierenden “Pfiffikus” für die “Si“ das Fachmagazin für SHK-Unternehmer. Ich durfte bereits schon diverse Posen und Varianten zeichnen. Diese werden jeweils als 100% Vektor Dateien in Adobe Illustrator gestaltet, welche ohne Pixel Auflösung rauf und runterskaliert werden können.
Etiketten / Verpackung Ich arbeite aktuell an einer Serie Etiketten Designs für hochwertige Französische Olivenöle und Essige. Hier ein Schulterblick auf eine nicht verwendeten Skizze.
Freie Arbeiten In meiner Freizeit und wenn ich mal in einer Projektphase eine kleine Pause einlege (Ja, auch ich mache Pausen. 😀) entspanne ich mich gerne mit kleinen Spielereien (Kritzeleien?) in meinen Skizzenbüchern, oder auf losen Blättern die in meinem Atelier herumliegen oder auch auf Tischtüchern oder Servietten… egal. Einige dieser Doodles schaffen es dann auch auf meine Facebook Seite oder meine anderen Social Media (ein weiterer Zeitvertreib). Falls Sie mich dort besuchen möchten, finden Sie die Links am Ende dieses Mails.
Hier packe ich gerade ein persönliches Projekt aus, welches frisch vom Drucker geliefert wurde. Eine moderne Interpretation eines Mond-Symbols, auf Leinwand (80cm x 60cm) gedruckt.
Druck / Print Im Januar habe ich meine Belegexemplare der Digades Dfreeeze App Broschüre mit meinem mehrseitigen Comic erhalten. Ich bin mit dem Resultat sehr zufrieden. Dfreeeze ist übrigens eine tolle Sache. Eine Fernsteuerung der Auto-Standheizung per App. Sie können sich die Broschüre hier ansehen: LINK
Für meinen sehr guten Kunden Sanafort durfte ich diverse Print Assets wie Preislisten und Konditionen gestalten. Dies beinhaltete auch Bildkorrekturen und Retuschen in Photoshop sowie Grafik, Designelemente und kleine Spotillustrationen. http://www.sanafort.ch
Video / YouTube Im neuesten Video auf meinem YouTube Kanal kann man mir folgen, wie ich das kleine Vögelchen im Header dieses Newsletter zeichne. Ich hoffe das Video macht Ihnen Spass. LINK
Ich hoffe das eine oder andere Update hat Sie interessiert. Ich bedanke mich herzlich für Ihr Interesse. Mehr zu meiner Person und meinen Zeichnungen und Designs gibt es auf meiner Homepage: www.marsdenillustration.com

Sie können mich jederzeit direkt erreichen: +33 6 42 49 82 11
e-mail: ian@marsdenillustration.com

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