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Comic Strips Sustainable Energy

For France-based client Sustain D I was tasked to develop original character designs for two cartoon characters and draw a series of comic strips featuring energy saving and ecological tips and tricks.

Let the sun shine in and you don’t need to turn the lights on 😀
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Friars Club NYC – Animated Website Intro

Short intro animation created specifically for the Friars Club, New York City.

Several monk friar characters were created for animated GIFs and icons for the website
including Jackie Gleason playing pool and this little friar for the animation.

All artwork was created in Adobe Illustrator as vector art and then animated in Adobe Flash.

Client: Friars Club, Date: 2008, Artist: Ian David Marsden – www.marsdenillustration.com

Caricatures of Friars Club Officials opening red curtain – Animated Cartoon GIF
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Mascot Design Logo FIS Ski World Championship 2003 St. Moritz

(with YouTube Video Radio Interview with Mascot Designer Ian Marsden)

I n 2002 I was contacted by the organization for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in the renowned pristine alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. I was informed, that I had been chosen as the designer and illustrator to create the official mascot for the event.

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Artwork for Series of Micro Learning Videos

Character Design, Backround Design, Asset Design and Illustrations for “Knowledge Nuggets” micro-learning videos for the United States Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).

Artist: Ian David Marsden
Media: Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC

More examples of explainer videos and whiteboard videos with my artwork and a description of the production process can be found HERE

https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/whiteboard/

Knowledge Nuggets Artwork by Ian David Marsden
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Avatar and Character Design

(… and SUPER HEROES)

Avatars and character designs to be used in print, motion graphics, whiteboard videos, or explainer videos. Detailed and shaded in different styles or flat line art and vector graphics. Delivered on layers ready for import into your layout software or Premiere or After Effects.

Various different vector character avatars
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Whiteboard Videos – Custom Made, High Quality, Great Rates


If you have visited other pages in my portfolio, I hope I have shown that I am proficient and very flexible in different illustration and drawing styles. I have decades of experience assisting clients and contributing creatively and artistically to projects internationally. I create custom Animation Whiteboard & Explainer Videos and provide all-in-one video-, interactive-, animation- and motion graphics production. I produce videos in my own studio or manage the production and supervise projects on site.


Some examples of drawing videos, animation, whiteboard and explainer videos below:

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Please call or contact me directly to discuss possibiliities and options. I look forward to hearing from you.

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VISIT MY YOUTUBE PLAYLIST WITH MANY VIDEO SAMPLES

What ARE Explainer Videos or Whiteboard Videos?

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What Styles can be used?


Pretty much any style you can find in my art portfolio: https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio-2020/

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Erklärvideo Firma Digades

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Erklärvideo Client: Digades / Dfreeeze Character Designs and Illustrations for Whiteboard Videos for Storyboard, Art and Production: Ian David Marsden www.marsdenillustration.com

Video combining animation with live action

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Some examples of video series produced in english, german and french using known voice talents:

Beispielvideo auf Deutsch mit der Stimme von Schauspieler Kaspar Eichel
(Schauspieler und Synchronsprecher. Er ist bekannt als die deutsche Stimme von Robert Redford)

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Example Video in English with the voice of David A. Watson

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Vidéo en Français avec la voix de Daniel Beretta
Daniel Beretta, est un acteur, auteur-compositeur-interprète
Également célèbre pour son travail dans le milieu du doublage,
il est notamment la voix française régulière d’Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Every video and all illustrations are custom made with care and precision.
No clip-art or stock art. No re-usable characters, no repeated faces, bodies or puppets.
No prefabricated explainer software. 

What are the costs?

Please contact me for a free und non-binding flat-rate estimate, custom made for your needs and project requirements. My flat rates include idea phase, storyboarding, final art, video production and transfer of usage rights (also for characters and artwork).



Knowledge Nuggets for the Federal Acquisition Institute:

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(character designs, illustrations and backgrounds by Ian David Marsden)
for the Federal Acquisition Institute
https://www.fai.gov/media-library/collection/knowledge-nugget

Some More Example Videos

Hawlik Vitalpilze – 005 – Wir lassen dem Pilz die volle Zeit zur Reife
Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte

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Dfreeeze Smart Phone App (Deutsche Version) – Digades

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Break the chain of Infection IPC Infection prevention and control
Dräger Global

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PDF DOWNLOAD WITH ART SAMPLES

Download PDF with art samples: Drawings, Cartoons, Comics, Graphic Novels, Children’s Books

Download PDF with art samples:
Advertising, Marketing, Merchanidising, Vector Art,
Logos, Design, Character Design, Mascots



Sketchbook | Advertising and Business | Videos and Animation | Editorial Illustration | Logo and Character Design | Cartoons and Comics | Packaging Design | Google Doodles | Children’s Book Illustration | Ritzenhoff | Wacom Featured Artist | Latoya Jackson

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

For a partial client list and testimonials please visit my biography page.

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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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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

Drawing tutorial with illustrator, cartoonist and designer Ian David Marsden.

My homepage:
https://marsdenillustration.com

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

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

Follow my YouTube channel and share my videos! 🙂
Feel free to ask questions in the comment section under the video, I will try and answer them as quickly and as well as I can.

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