Spring 2019 Illustration Projects – Ian David Marsden

Artwork from various projects and clients. © 2019 All Rights Reserved.
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During the past months there has been a lot going on on my drawing boards and I participated in various fun and inspiring projects. Here is a collection with some brief descriptions.


In the current issue of Schweizer LandLiebe I contributed the illustration for an article about the wonders  of the “Pinot Noir” grape. Wine lovers and experts Geny Hess and Elsbeth Hobmeier expand on their thoughts about this “diva”.

I was very pleased to be invited to draw regularily for future editions of Schweizer LandLiebe also.

T-Shirt Design for the US Wrestler John Hennigan
(AKA John Morrison / Johnny Impact / Johnny Nitro / Johnny Mundo)
Johnny contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me if I wanted to design another cool T-shirt for him. My response was a very quick and short “H**l Yeah!”. He gave me a rough outline of what he was looking for. As always one of his requirements was that it had to reach an 11 or more on the “Badass Scale”. I accepted the challenge and after a few variations we managed to get it just right.

Logos / CI / Icons / WordPress

Another wonderful challenge was the complete redesign of the logo, corporate identity and appearance of Breaksru Gmbh for owner Suzanne Ruf. This included the creation of a matching WordPress homepage.

The appearance and the overall feeling needed to represent a new beginning. Setting sail to new horizons. The lighthouse in the new company logo sends a strong and steady beam of light into the future and illuminates the path ahead. Illustrations and icons were designed to go hand in hand with this symbolism.

Attention to even the smallest details, is a very important aspect of how I approach my work. (Icon design as vector graphic in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019)

Graphic Novel:

Graphic Novel

For over a year I have been working on my first graphic novel “Marvin”, a pictorial adaptation of the autobiography of the composer and musician Marvin Hamlisch. The book is currently getting the finishing touches and has an official release date with Schiffer Publishing of Spring 2020.

Many thanks to my literary agent Anna Olswanger for all her incredible work and her dedication which ensured the realization of this book.

Motion Graphics / Whiteboard Videos:

I had the pleasure of designing characters, backgrounds, assets and illustrations for a variety of “Knowledge Nugget” micro-learning videos for the United States Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) in collaboration with the production company.

These videos are online and publicly viewable here.

Below a few more recent projects in a multitude of styles and media created for various clients.
Wine Surfers:

For a personal invitation. The people surfing had to be recognizable and were drawn based on photographic reference material. The waves were roaring while I drew this and by the end I felt quite thirsty. 😃


Poster / Advertising:

Event Poster: VIN-TAGE 2019
Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, 34270
Pic St. Loup (34) , France

Site Plan / Pictographs:

Residencial community with restaurant and pool facilities
South of France
Client: Parc le Duc
Media: Vector Design in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019

Logo Design:

  • Mairie de Vacquières / Mayor’s Office
  • Restaurant Ô Mas’Troquet 

Many thanks for your interest in my artwork. I wish you a lovely spring and would be very happy to hear from you. Now that my graphic novel is completed I am back at normal capacity again and available for new projects.

I invite you to drop by and say hello on my Instagram. The newsletter is only sent 4 times per year. I update my Instagram on a far more regular basis.

Thank you for your interest in my work. I would love to hear from you,

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Copyright © 2019 Marsden Illustration, All rights reserved.

Artwork from various projects and clients. All Rights Reserved.
Displayed for self-promotional purposes under my terms and conditions.

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Midi Libre: Ian David Marsden – L’ascension par le dessin

Midi Libre: Ian David Marsden – L’ascension par le dessin

Article in the Midi Libre Newspaper about me and my artwork. Thank you very much!
(Saturday Jan. 13 2018)

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Neues von Illustrator Ian David Marsden – Herbst 2017 Newsletter


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Mit grosser Freude schreibe ich diese neue Ausgabe meines persönlichen Zeichner-Newsletters.

Ich habe mein on-line Portfolio komplett überarbeitet und alle Kategorien enthalten neue und aktuelle Illustrationen, Cartoons, Designs und Animationen/Videos welche ich für diverse Kunden gestalten durfte.


Einige Neukunden:

All Stars Project, Carlos Dias, Drägerwerk AG, Executive Learning Systems, Jay Abraham Strategy Institute, Max Curious (NYC), Mycotrition GmbH

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Für jede Kategorie gibt es ein Titelbild welches durch Anklicken eine Galerie der jeweiligen Stile und Anwendungen öffnet.


Mein persönliches Skizzenbuch

Comics und Cartoons!

Klare, Saubere Business Illustrationen


Editorielle Zeitungsillustration für die NZZ am Sonntag / April 2017

Whiteboard Explainer Videos und Motion Graphics

Logos, Signete, Maskottchen, Etiketten


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Short Demo Reel Video – Illustrator, Cartoonist and Designer: Ian Marsden

Short Fall 2017 Demo Reel

Illustration, Cartoons, Comics and Whiteboard and Explainer Videos by

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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

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Youtube Drawing Tutorial Video: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD photoshop and illustrator cartoons and comics

Youtube Drawing Tutorial Video: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD photoshop and illustrator cartoons and comics 

Published on Aug 23, 2016

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Illustration Newsletter July 2016 Ian David Marsden


Hello dear visitors to my blog,

What I love most of all about my profession as an illustrator and designer, is that I get to be creative in all kinds of different areas and I never really know what’s coming next.

Below, I have put together a selection of some of the fun projects I have recently worked on. I hope you enjoy it.

Before we get started let me wish you a wonderful summer, and just in case you are working during the summer months, it might comfort you to know that you are not alone. I will be doing the same.

I am not going away this year and can be reached in my studio both in July and August and can assist you with any illustration needs that may arise. 

All the very best and here now my latest news…


PS: My portfolio has been completely updated with brand new work, so if you haven’t visited my homepage in a while, please have a look.

Categories are: My Sketchbook | Google Doodles | Advertising and Business Illustration | Editorial Illustration | Comics and Cartoons | RITZENHOFF | Children’s Book Illustration | Logo and Character Design | Packaging Designs 

So, what HAVE I been up to in the past months? Well…

I got to be WILD!…

Tribal style vector animals for poster art.

I got to be STRONG!…

Two new Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups with saucers have been added to my RITZENHOFF Design Collection.

For Hermes Paketversand

For Stadtwerke Wedel

I got to be SILLY…

I added a gallery of my personal sketches and doodles to my homepage.

Ian’s personal sketchbooks and moleskines

I got to be “FAMOUS!” 😎…

I started my own Instagram feed with snapshots, sketches and doodles.

It’s been up for only a few months and I am delighted that I already have over 2200 wonderful people who are interested enough in my tomfoolery, to follow my feed.

If you are also an instagrammer, come on over and join the fun.


My lovely wife Sheryl Marsden has founded a shop called Love French Linen featuring gorgeous linen items from the south of France (where we live).

What could be more appropriate than to use her very own in-house creative department for her photography and logo needs?

Even our dog “Watson” now features prominently in several images as the Love French Linen dog. Undoubtedly he will start his very own newsletter soon, when his modelling career takes off. 😊

Sheryl did a wonderful job and put a lot of thought and care into her linen collection. Please have a look and forward to your friends who might be interested in French linens for bedroom, dining roombathroom and kitchen.

I hope you enjoyed some of the updates and I thank you for your interest.

Please visit my illustration portfolio:
My Sketchbook | Google Doodles | Advertising and Business Illustration | Editorial Illustration | Comics and Cartoons | RITZENHOFF | Children’s Book Illustration | Logo and Character Design | Packaging Designs 


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Illustration and Cartoon Art Instagram Feed

I recently opened my own instagram art feed with hundreds of my illustrations and cartoons. I am delighted that in a few short weeks it has already gathered almost 800 followers.

I try to update it on a regular basis and I also include spontaneous sketches and doodles and other fun stuff from my studio. So if you like drawing, sketching and doodling then this feed might be for you.

Illustrator Designer and Cartoonist Ian David Marsden on Instagram

Illustration Cartoon Sketching and Doodling Instagram Feed


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