Welcome to my latest Fall 2018 newsletter with a glimpse of what I am currently working on and recently completed projects.
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.
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.
|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|
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:
|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:
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.
Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden in the video studio.
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.
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
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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My inktober pen drawing for today. Following the prompt list, today’s word is
Pen on paper and later added digital watercolor with Wacom Cintiq Display in Adobe Photoshop CC2018
Pen drawing video on instragram here:
Digital coloring video on instragam here:
Ian David Marsden
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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.
All Stars Project, Carlos Dias, Drägerwerk AG, Executive Learning Systems, Jay Abraham Strategy Institute, Max Curious (NYC), Mycotrition GmbH
Anbei eine kleine Auswahl zur Ansicht.
Für jede Kategorie
gibt es ein Titelbild welches durch Anklicken eine Galerie
der jeweiligen Stile und Anwendungen öffnet.
|Logos, Signete, Maskottchen, Etiketten|
Ein Klick auf meine Visitenkarte
Ã¶ffnet ein Mail-Fenster
Direkt auf mein iPhone +33 (0)6 42 49 82 11
PS: Die Instagram Freunde unter euch lade ich herzlich ein,
mich dort zu besuchen.
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Trying out the swanky Editor in the WordPress iPhone app and using this opportunity to point out that there has been a major site update. All categories have been updated with new artwork and the entire navigation and presentation has been given a new look as well.
I hope you enjoy some of the new illustrations, designs and cartoons and please stay tuned, because there will be new posts coming very shortly as well as a new newsletter update.
Thank you for your interest and more very soon.
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If you are on Instagram and you enjoy my illustrations and cartoons you might like my feed where I frequently post doodles and sketches from my sketchbooks and other behind the scenes glimpses.
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for pro wrestler Johnny Mundo – formerly John Morrison
by Illustrator Ian David Marsden
I was delighted when I was asked by pro wrestler Johnny Mundo
to design a series of illustration for original t-shirts and sportswear
featuring his wrestling persona, signature moves and slogans.
First designs are now online and available for purchase in the shop:
More designs to follow very soon.
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La Linea – Viva Cavandoli
From April 10 to May 31, 2015
Musil of Rodengo Saiano, Brescia Italy
A tribute to the amazing imagination, humor and art of famous Italian Cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli creator of La Linea.
On Facebook: Viva Cavandoli
Here is my contribution to the exhibition and Tribute Book. I will most likely be present in person at the opening ceremony also.
La Linea – Cavandoli Tribute Cartoon Illustration by Ian David Marsden
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Wishing you a very happy Holiday Season and may the New Year be full of wonderful surprises, good health and happiness.
Je vous souhaite une année riche en belles surprises, en petites joies et grands bonheurs.
Ich wünsche ihnen Frohe Festtage, einen guten Rutsch und möge das neue Jahr schöne Überraschungen, gute Gesundheit und viel Freude bringen.
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Ian David Marsden – Illustrator – Designer – Animator
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:
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.
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://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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Bio Ian Marsden English | Bio Ian Marsden Français | Bio Ian Marsden Deutsch
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Article Midi Libre sur Illustrateur, Designer et Graphiste Ian Marsden
Vacquières : un artiste hors du commun
Midi Libre 26/07/2014
Ian Marsden exprime sa passion dans son atelier à Vacquières
Il y exerce avec un talent reconnu depuis de longues années, le métier de graphiste, illustrateur, designer.
Né à New York, Ian Marsden révèle très jeune une aptitude pour le dessin et une imagination débordante. Ces dispositions artistiques sont très appréciées par les publicitaires et les designer. Il participe à des stages et il est bien vite remarqué pour sa plume et sa créativité originale, drôle. Celle-ci s’adresse aussi bien aux touts jeunes, qu’aux ados ou aux adultes avertis. Il obtient un diplôme en étude dessin animé (matière où il excelle) à la prestigieuse académie de Santa Monica collège.
A 16 ans, Ian vend ses premiers dessins à un journal satirique Suisse. Il devient le plus jeune artiste « Nébi », et ses publications dans divers magazines lui font très rapidement une solide notoriété. Doué et talentueux, pour lui, la vraie magie derrière chaque création, c’est sa capacité à écouter attentivement le client et analyser son désir, qu’il reproduit fidèlement. Il conçoit des personnages style caricatures et des mascottes pour les événements majeurs tel que la mascotte officielle du championnat du monde de ski à Saint-Moritz, des panneaux publicitaires, etc.
En 1999 il est le premier artiste à dessiner pour google les petites histoires qui se déroulent autour du logo ; et qui s’appellent aujourd’hui google doodles.
Il est également un designer attitré de la marque Ritzenhoff qui réalise des objets utilitaires ou décoratifs en verre et en porcelaine.
Notre illustrateur met en image les idées qui lui viennent à l’esprit et leur donne couleur, forme et mouvement.
Il réalise des dessins pour des livres très variés, tel que la couverture de l’album de Toya Jackson et bien d’autres.
Vous pouvez consulter son site : marsdenillustration.com ou le contacter au 06 42 49 82 11.
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Par: Joséphine Gervais
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