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Creative Together! Connected Ink 21-hour Drawing Party

Creative Together! Connected Ink 21-hour Drawing Party

Celsys is pleased to announce the Creative Together! Connected Ink 21-hour Drawing Party at Wacom’s Connected Ink, one of the world’s most advanced digital pen & stationery events.

Drawing LIVE, Tuesday November 17, 2020 from 20:00 to 21:30 (CET) on the
Theme: THE CITY AT NIGHT, Ian David Marsden (France) will be drawing on his Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD Touch in Clip Studio Paint software.

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MARVIN is 1st Place Winner in the Graphic Novel category of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards

I am thrilled to announce that my book MARVIN about the life of Broadway and Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch has won 1st Place in the Graphic Novel Category of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards.

https://www.dragonflybookawards.com/purple-dragonfly-contest-winners

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My new graphic novel MARVIN is now available

My new graphic novel titled: Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch is now available in physical bookstores and online bookstores! Pick one up and have a look inside next time you are browsing the aisles and shelves.

Adapted and illustrated by Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

Stopwatch and Moviola – MARVIN

Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780764359040
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm

Ian David Marsden on AMAZON
amazon.com/author/iandavidmarsden

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I received my first proof copy of my new graphic novel “Marvin”

I am very excited. I have just received my first proof copy of my new graphic novel “Marvin” from my publisher Schiffer Books.

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Recent Illustration Projects – Ian David 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://marsdenillustration.com for by bio and more samples of my artwork.
I am an independent illustrator and I am available for projects.

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