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Dear Friends,

Can you believe that it’ November again? It seems like the months have just flown by since I last sat down to write you a few lines from my illustration studio.

I’ve been having a lot of fun doing freehand sketches between projects. Here are some glimpses into my sketchbooks and Moleskines.


I’ve been posting some of my doodles to my Facebook page and sometimes I also upload short videos of my sketching to my YouTube channel.

Please visit these links to take a peek.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden

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

Last year Digades / Dfreeeze (Digades is the market leader in the field of remote controls for car parking heaters) won an advertising award with the print campaign and scribing explainer video animation Dfreeeze “ The Winner Takes it All” featuring my artwork and characters.

This year we created a 12 page comic which continues the adventures of the main protagonists, Michael, Anne, Stefan and Julia and their Dfreeeze car heater remote control application.

I think it turned out great.

https://www.dfreeeze.de


Regular client Sanafort AG (a renowned Swiss producer of natural Reishi mushroom and other tonic herbs and food supplements) needed website and newsletter graphics for Christmas and the New Year and to advertise upcoming product launches and promotions.

As always they allowed me a lot of creative freedom and I think the results are quite elegant.


I have been in partnership with VDLR (Visuel de la Redaction) Montpellier, France (a collective of specialists for infographics and data vision) for a few months, as their main illustrator and scribing video expert.
I had a lot of fun being creative and providing the artwork on various projects mainly for the regional government…
…on a wide range of topics, from local traditional sports to mosquito control.

http://www.vdlr.fr

My very good personal friend Helmi Sigg, Swiss actor, comedian, writer and renaissance man has partnered with STEINER Meats to create their own delicious Swiss-made twist on New York Style pastrami.

He entrusted me to create the logo for this culinary delight which is aptly named ‘Pastrelmi’ after it’s creator.

Pastrelmi: http://www.pastrelmi.ch

The last few weeks have been very exciting on a personal level, as we have been preparing for my first exhibition of original drawings in quite a while.

Over 60 pieces of artwork are on display in the exhibition, organized by the Association Artistique Monet at the Espace George Brassens in St Gely du Fesc (Montpellier).

I am exhibiting together with famous French cartoonist Ptiluc and two German artists, Heike Negenborn and Carmen Stahlschmidt.

http://www.association-artistique-monet.fr/?p=5244

Here is a snapshot of the signed, limited edition posters with my artwork, which is available at the gallery.

The holiday season is right around the corner.

If you still need original cards or animations, festive illustrations or graphics for print or online, I would love to help you create them.

Elegant…


Or fun…

If you would like to see more of my artwork please visit my personal homepage at www.marsdenillustration.com

It would be my pleasure to talk to you about any new projects you might have.
Please call me at +33 6 42 49 82 11 or e-mail me at ian@marsdenillustration.com for a free consultation.


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Freehand Drawing: Quetzalcoatl – The Feathered Serpent

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Freehand drawing Quetzalcoatl – The Feathered Serpent

Dessin a main libre – Le Serpent à plumes

created in Manga Studio MX4 software on a Wacom Cintiq 21UX by artist and illustrator Ian David Marsden
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News from Illustrator Ian Marsden – Summer 2015

 


Greetings from my illustration studio,

I would like to give you a short update on the fun and exciting projects of the last few months.

NEW CLIENTS

A big thank you and welcome to new clients:¦

Zum Goldenen Hirschen
Advertising agency
(Munich, Hamburg and Berlin – Germany)
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Rock Brasiliano
Communications and Corporate Creativity
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Coley Solutions
Smarter Performance Solutions 
We Develop Award Winning Training & Performance Solutions that Empower your Workforce.
(USA)
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A SELECTION OF RECENT PROJECTS

HENKEL
I created a series of illustrations for sanitary cleaning products for HENKEL.
The artwork needed to be visually self-explanatory without words or language.

This project was a collaboration with Rock Brasiliano
through German Illustration Agency, Die Kleinert
LINK

More illustration samples


BEVERLY HILLS PROPERTY DEVELOPERS

Design of a crest and logo for a Los Angeles based property developer, Beverly Hills Property Developers.

More Logo and Character Designs.


UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

The University of Zurich required an illustration to be printed on coffee mugs for a research team, with recognizable caricatures of the team members based on photographs.

More Cartoons and Caricatures


SCRIBING AND EXPLAINER VIDEOS

I have the great pleasure of creating illustrations for a series of whiteboard scribing explainer videos for the U.S. Government written and produced by Coley Solutions.

This is a long-term, ongoing project to create a library of training videos and I am delighted to be part of this collaboration.


I am very experienced in the production of Whiteboard Scribing videos.
I can produce such videos for you from A to Z in various languages. Examples of my video productions can be found on my home page.

Scribing Videos by Marsden

T-SHIRT DESIGNS FOR JOHNNY MUNDO

The T-shirts I designed for the well known U.S. pro wrestler Johnny Mundo AKA John Morrison are now available for purchase.

These designs were a lot of fun to create and I am currently working on new T-shirt designs for Johnny.

http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestler-t-shirts-1/johnny-mundo/this-is-my-world.html


LOGO FOR ENTERTAINMENT COMMITEE 

Locally, as every summer, I designed the logo and t-shirt design for the Comité des Fetes in my southern French village.

More Logo Designs 


I hope you enjoyed this little update and if you would like to talk to me about any of your projects please call me at + 33 6 42 49 82 11 or e-mail me at ian@marsdenillustration.com 

Wishing you a wonderful summer,

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I am an independent illustrator and designer and I also produce animation and whiteboard or animatic videos.

I am available for new projects.

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

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Interview with Illustrator Ian David Marsden in FrenchEntrée Magazine

Interview with Illustrator Ian David Marsden in French Entrée Magazine
Issue 108 , Jan/Feb 2015

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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.

http://www.frenchentree.com

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Nouvelles de Ian Marsden Illustrateur

 


Les quelques mois depuis ma dernière mise à  jour ont été très actives et intéressantes.Je l’ai eu le grand plaisir d’accueillir plusieurs nouveaux clients et de collaborer, déssiner et généralement être créatif sur des nombreux nouveaux projets amusants.

Voici quelques “highlights” de certains de mes récents productions.

EDITEURSJe souhaite bienvenu Richmond Publishing / Santillana comme nouveaux clients et j’ai eu la merveilleuse occasion de créer une séie d’illustrations pour des livres de matériel pédagogique.

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DESIGN


Je suis très heureux de vous annoncer que je l’ai ajouté un 6ème objet portant la signature Marsden à la Collection Design pour le célèbre fabricant allemand de verrerie RITZENHOFF

Ma dernière création est une verre de bière avec un caractère Viking qui semble d’ètre tout à  fait prèt pour des nouvelles aventures (ou au moins pour une autre pinte rafraîchissante).

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


PUBLICITÉ

Un autre nouveau client que j’ai eu le plaisir d’accueillir est digades.

On m’a confié la tâche de créer une série d’illustrations pour des annonces de publicité imprimées / affiches montrant l’efficacité et la facilité d’utilisation de leur nouvelle application pour smartphone “dfreeeze”, avec lequel vous pouvez contrôler à distance votre chauffage de voiture à partir de votre téléphone ou tablette.

https://www.dfreeeze.de/winter

Je produisais aussi 2 vidéos Whiteboard pour le même client.

Il s’agit d’une nouvelle technologie visuelle qui s’appelle aussi: “Whiteboard Cartoon Animation” ou “Scribing” ou “Explainer Video“. Un moyen de video d’explication à la fois explicite et original.

Les 2 videos Whiteboard en anglais et en allemand pour le produit dfreeze utilisent les mêmes personnages et illustrations à maintenir de façon transparente le même langage visuel. (voir aussi ci-dessous)


LES VIDÉO “WHITEBOARD” Des vidés produites pour digades et leur application dfreeeze expliquent l’appli dfreeeze et comment il fonctionne d’une manière ludique et élégant.

Vidéo anglais: http://youtu.be/9rn4cujsVNs

Vidéo allemand: http://youtu.be/jIWmPaZ5n0A

En savoir plus sur des vidéos Whiteboard, bien sur aussi en FRANCAIS
envoyez moi SVP un mail: ian@marsdenillustration.com
ou appelez moi (Ian Marsden) en direct au: 06 42 49 82 11


WEB ET INTERACTIVE


Je me suis beaucoup amusé avec cette rècente mission pour GMX.net, pour qui je fus invité à concevoir une série de cartes de voeux de GIF animés pour diffèrentes occasions comme l’Halloween, Noël et le Nouvel An.https://navigator.gmx.net/
(un compte utilisateur GMX est requis pour accèder aux cartes)

PROJETS PERSONNELSJ’ai finalement eu un peu de temps pour travailler suer les propres projets a moi meme et de créer et télécharger quelques nouveaux videos tutoriels sur pour mon canal YouTube personnelle.

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

Dans cette dernière série de vidéos je fais une demonstration comment je dessine avec le logiciel Adobe Illustrator sur mon écran à stylet Wacom Cintiq, qui est devenu un outil précieux pour moi.

Je démontre comment je crée des dessins en lignes vectorisés pour divers personnages de l’Halloween tels que Jack-O-Lantern, une Sorcière / Vampire Lady et un Loup-Garou.

Dans un autre vidéo je colore une illustration humoristique de style bande dessinée du père Noel – aussi un dessin en vectoriel.

Je parle en anglais malheureusement dans ces court métrages, mais c’est peut ètre quand meme intéressant pour ceux qui savent deja un peu comment fonctionne le logiciel Adobe Illustrator.


Pour venir à la fin de cette petite mise à jour, je me remercie beaucoup de votre intèret.Je suis un illustrateur indépendant, dessinateur et designer et je suis disponible pour de nouveaux projets.

Mon BOOK et une courte biographie, liste des clients et des témoignages peuvent ètre consultés sur ma page d’accueil ici: http://marsdenillustration.com/francais/

J’ai aussi une page d’artiste sur Facebook comme Ian David Marsden
Merci a vous pour “LIKER” ma page.
https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden


Merci encore de votre intèrét de mon travail. Je l’apprécie vraiment.Cordialement,

 

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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.

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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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Halloween Monster Drawing Tutorial Videos Wacom Cintiq and Adobe Illustrator

Halloween Monster Drawing Tutorial Videos in Adobe Illustrator

Just in time for Halloween: A brand new series of “How To Draw” videos where I show how I create a basic rough sketch in Autodesk SketchBook  Pro software.
>LINK to software

This is what the rough sketch looked like when it was completed:
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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.

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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.

You can also find me on Facebook – Click Like! if you enjoyed these videos and if you would like to keep up to date with my latest projects and new YouTube videos.

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Beer Glass Design for RITZENHOFF Design Collection

Beer Glass Design for RITZENHOFF Design Collection

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A brand new beer glass design for RITZENHOFF.
A Weizenbier (white beer) glass with a fun original viking character created by artist and illustrator Ian David Marsden.

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This high quality crystal RITZENHOFF Design Collection beer glass holds 500 ml and features a fun little viking character with a metallic gold helmet, sword and axe.
Left and right there is a floating, sparkling gold beer glass design.

The unique beer glass ships in a black Designer tube and includes 5 custom coasters to match the design with the designers signature on the back.

This is the perfect gift for any chieftain or tribal leader (a family counts as a tribe, doesn’t it?)  who occasionally enjoys a chilled, frothy beverage.

http://www.ritzenhoff.de/weizen-design-weizenbierglas-mit-bierdeckeln-ian-d-marsden-herbst-2014-1020191.html

Design Weizenbierglas mit Bierdeckeln Ian D. Marsden Autumn 2014 Article # 1020180 www.ritzenhoff.de

Abmessungen:
• Höhe: 23 cm
• Durchmesser: 8,5 cm
• Inhalt: 500 ml
• Bierdeckel Durchmesser: 10,7 cm

Material:
• Hochwertiges Kristallglas

 

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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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
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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.

 

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Book Cover Digital vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

 

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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

Bio Ian Marsden English | Bio Ian Marsden Français | Bio Ian Marsden Deutsch

 

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