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Official Mascot FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

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

I had the distinct pleasure back in 2002 of being contacted by the organization for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in the renowned pristine alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. I had been chosen to design the official mascot for the event.

This character design was my first foray into the world of mascot designs and logo character design and opened the door for many subsequent projects I was invited to participate in.

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Concept Art for Lindt Chocolate

In this gallery I would like to show some concept illustrations I had the pleasure to create in 2015 for Lindt Chocolate.

Lindt Gold Bunny / Goldhase
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Sanafort Vitamins and Minerals Packaging, Catalog and Flyers

Design of the logo and exterior packaging / boxes and the interior bottle labeling – color coordinated design for Sanafort Vitamins and Minerals. Design of all marketing sheets, flyers, brochures and catalogs.

Vitamin and Minerals – Product Sheets and Flyers
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Volkswagen Sedric Concept Illustrations

A series of illustrations created for a presentation for Volkswagen Sedric Concept vehicle. Digital line art and watercolor in Photoshop CC 2020.

Volkswagen Sedric Concept – at the studio
Volkswagen Sedric Concept – arrival at studio

Artist: Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

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Latest Illustration Projects and News

My homepage and my illustration portfolio have been completely updated with many new projects, drawings, animations and designs.

As always I am here for all your illustration, animation and design needs in many different styles.

Below a few current examples.

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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)

#IanDavid Marsden #Illustration #illustrator #illustrateur #montpellier #article

Ian David Marsden illustrator, cartoonist, designer, whiteboard and explainer videos
www.marsdenillustration.com

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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

Ian David Marsden – more in my portfolio at www.marsdenillustration.com

 

 

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Illustration: NZZ am Sonntag / Autofahrer Unerwünscht

Illustration: NZZ am Sonntag
30/05/2017
Hintergrund / Autofahrer Unerwünscht
Artist: Ian David Marsden

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

Illustration zum Artikel von Daniel Meier zum Thema gleichgeschaltete Gemeinschaften in der NZZ am Sonntag vom 30 Mai 2017 gezeichnet von Ian Marsden

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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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Wacom: Drawing Tutorial Videos on official Wacom homepage

Wacom: Drawing Tutorial Videos on official Wacom homepage

 

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:
http://www.wacom.com/en-de/support/product-support/tutorials

Artist: Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

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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

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

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