Custom Illustration for a personal invitation based on photographs provided by the client. The people needed to be recognizable and the drawing had to have a connection to surfing and also to wine.
Overall graphic design and individual design of vector graphic icons on the roadside signpost for Parc Le Duc Residences in 34270 Vacquières, in the south of France.
Design / Art: Ian David Marsden
Client: Parc Le Duc
Media: Vector Art / Adobe Illustrator
I get a lot of requests for clip-art or stock-art images.
Although I am not a big fan of clipart myself, as I find it preferable if custom made and created artwork is used wherever possible, I do recognize that for certain cases it is more efficient and obviously there is also a cost factor involved.
For this reason I have made a selection of my artwork available as stock art.
These images are available via Fotofinder, mauritius images GmbH, dpa Picture Alliance, picturemaxx and the Kleinert Bildarchiv which is one of the largest image archives for cartoons and comics.Read more →
Welcome to my latest Fall 2018 newsletter with a glimpse of what I am currently working on and recently completed projects.
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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.
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 portfolio: https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/
A short CV and client list: https://marsdenillustration.com/about/
My LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/idmarsden/
I have just put together a collection of items in my Red Bubble shop featuring some of my artwork and drawings that people often ask me about.
(Like the baguette girl, the Fez Man etc.)
The link is here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/iandavidmarsden/shop
You can get all kinds of items from phone cases to framed prints, t-shirts, post cards, stickers, posters, throw pillows and even clocks and bedding.
I hope you enjoy the selection.
Send me a snapshot or tag me on instagram if you buy something, I would love to see what you got and where you placed it.
I will share some of the images in my blog and my social media as well.
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In 2012 I had the distinct honor of being asked by the legendary New York Friar’s Club, to create a cartoon character version of the club’s signature monk and a series of cartoons and animations for the official Friar’s Club website.
The briefing required animations and graphics featuring the monk in all kinds of different situations and poses to be placed on the homepage and also some special custom monks featuring caricatured faces of recognizable “brothers”.
Even the furniture such as the wooden bar and the pool table at which the Jackie Gleason monk is playing had to be recognizable.
As a previous member of the National Cartoonists Society, I had the pleasure of attending several Christmas brunches at the Los Angeles branch of the club, so it was a particular pleasure to be able to contribute to the Friar’s cause.
All GIFs Illustrated and animated by Ian David Marsden
IMPORTANT! Some of these GIFs are showing weird boxy flashing animation on some displays
which are NOT there in the original.
The original GIFs play nice and smoothly – you can see them by clicking on each image or by downloading them to your computer.
(This must be some kind of WordPress Bug. Sorry I can’t get rid of it here. If you know what settings I need to change, please contact me.)
© 2017 Friar’s Club and Ian David Marsden
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden/
My official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/idmars10
My official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marsdenillustration/
Thank you for your continued interest in my artwork and more from my studio very soon.
All the best,
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)Read more →
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:
Artist: Ian David Marsden
NEWS: Packaging and Product Design / Branding
Sanafort AG, A renowned swiss provider of top of the line health products and vital mushroom extracts, commissioned me to design the appearance, product design, and branding for their new line of vitamins and minerals.
In addition to the labels and packaging, I also designed product flyers for each item and a 16-page catalog.
Here is a sneak peek before the official launch. LINK
I have updated the packaging design section of my portfolio with many new images and samples.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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New artwork in my sketchbook gallery
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.Read more →
Freelance Illustrator, Cartoonist, Whiteboard Explainer Video Producer and Designer on LinkedIn.
My name is Ian David Marsden and I am an experienced, professional independent illustrator, cartoonist, character designer, mascot and logo developer and whiteboard video producer.
Customer recommendations can be found on my homepage at www.marsdenillustration.com
Some of my clients include: Auto Bild, Blick Online, BOLD Werbung GmbH, Coca Cola, Coley & Associates, Chemmedia, Diesel Jeans UK, Digades, Droemer Knaur Verlag, Evonik Industries, Fox Television, Fraunhofer, Zum Goldenen Hirschen, GMX.de, Google, HauntedHollywood, John Morrison / Johnny Mundo, KHW, La Toya Jackson, Lindt Chocolate, MAD Magazine, Mac Directory, MAN, Mercedes Benz, Mövenpick, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Deutsche Telekom, Publicis, PwC, Richmond Publishing, Ritzenhoff, Rock Brasiliano, Roland Berger, Samsung, Santillana, seele, Showtime Television, Sieber & Wolf, Strobe Solutions, Ski WM 2003, The New Yorker, Universal Music Group, Universität Zürich, Universität Bern, VISA, Wacom, YJOO
I find LinkedIn to be a very valuable and efficient tool to stay connected with my connections and to find valuable resources through their connections. If you are also using LinkedIn I would love to be added to your contacts, even if you are not currently looking for illustrations or custom designs, I will be there for the day when the need arises. You can find my profile here:Read more →
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