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News from Ian David Marsden’s illustration studio – October 2018

Welcome to my latest Fall 2018 newsletter with a glimpse of what I am currently working on and recently completed projects.



Dear Reader,

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.


The Green Lion Devouring the Sun - Artwork in private collection

GOOGLE DOODLES

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.

https://www.blog.google/inside-google/doodles/doodle-me-20-notable-doodles-google-history/



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

HAWLIK GESUNDHEITSPRODUKTE

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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKKl56fStFYNqVAM7uKDTZQ



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:

http://marsdenillustration.com/custom-whiteboard/ 

JOHNER INSTITUT

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.

https://www.johner-institut.de

Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden

Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden in the video studio.

BUSINESS ILLUSTRATION

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.

WINE LABELS

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
http://www.domainedecoursac.fr



VARIOUS

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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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
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How to ink and color digital cartoons – tutorial YouTube video

A man and his dog – How to ink and color digital cartoons – tutorial video
By illustrator, cartoonist and designer Ian David Marsden

Rough sketching and final digital watercolor in Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop and line art inking in Manga Studio EX4.
All drawings are created on a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD pen display.

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

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Here is the final artwork. 😊

A man and his dog doing for an evening walk - cartoon illustration

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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.

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Aktuelle News von Illustrator und Cartoonisten Ian David Marsden

Sehr geehrte(r) Besucher(in) meines Blogs, 2016 hat bei mir auf eine sehr aktive, positive und dynamische Weise begonnen.
Veröffentlichungen / Verlage Eine für mich persönlich ganz tolle Neuigkeit ist dass mein Graphic Novel Projekt, an dem ich seit einigen Monaten zeichne, nun angenommen worden ist und seit letzter Woche von einer renommierten New Yorker Literaragentur vertreten wird. Ich freue mich schon darauf, mehr über das Projekt verraten zu können. Im Moment muss ich es bei diesem kleinen Teaser belassen.
Objekt Design / Lizenzen Die Firma RITZENHOFF wird der Öffentlichkeit an der Ambiente Messe in Frankfurt (12.2. – 16.2. 2016) zwei neue Designobjekte von mir vorstellen. Es handelt sich um zwei Cappuccino Tassen & Untertassen, welche ich hier leider noch nicht zeigen darf – eben, wegen Weltpremiere oben. 🍾😉 Die Cappuccino Sets werden ab Mai 2016 international im Handel und auch im Ritzenhoff Online Shop erhältlich sein. LINK ZU WEITEREN MARSDEN DESIGNS
Neue Projekte Es kommt regelmässig vor, dass ich als Designer und Illustrator an Projekten arbeite, wo ich vertraglich zu höchster Diskretion verpflichtet bin. Dies bedeutet, dass ich oft die fertigen Arbeiten ohne Freigabe nicht in meinem Portfolio oder Blog / Newsletter vorzeigen darf und selbst über die Produktion selber schweigen muss. Ich möchte mich aber an dieser Stelle ganz generell bedanken, dass ich über die letzten Monate für diese tollen neuen Kunden kreativ sein durfte. Grosses Dankeschön an alle Beteiligten Teams. 
Logo Design Mensa, der weltweite Verein für hochbegabte Menschen (High IQ Society) hat für 2017 Nizza in Frankreich als Gastgeber für ihr International Board of Director’s meeting (IBD) erkoren. Aus einer Auswahl von Designlösungen wurde mein Design als offizielles Logo und Corporate Identity für den Event gewählt. (Logo Horizontal / Landscape hier abgebildet.)
Design des neuen Logo für WO Magnetische Wasserentkalkung-Systeme (Frankreich)
Sympathiefiguren / Character Design Eine Abteilung der Universität Bern hat mich schon vor einiger Zeit damit beauftragt eine Serie von Bären-Figuren zu entwickeln, mit Schwerpunkt dass sie auch Kinder ansprechen sollen. Im Januar durfte ich die kleine Bärenfamilie um ein neues Mitglied erweitern.
Eine weitere Figurenwicklung welche sehr Spass gemacht hat, war die Modernisierung des existierenden “Pfiffikus” für die “Si“ das Fachmagazin für SHK-Unternehmer. Ich durfte bereits schon diverse Posen und Varianten zeichnen. Diese werden jeweils als 100% Vektor Dateien in Adobe Illustrator gestaltet, welche ohne Pixel Auflösung rauf und runterskaliert werden können.
Etiketten / Verpackung Ich arbeite aktuell an einer Serie Etiketten Designs für hochwertige Französische Olivenöle und Essige. Hier ein Schulterblick auf eine nicht verwendeten Skizze.
Freie Arbeiten In meiner Freizeit und wenn ich mal in einer Projektphase eine kleine Pause einlege (Ja, auch ich mache Pausen. 😀) entspanne ich mich gerne mit kleinen Spielereien (Kritzeleien?) in meinen Skizzenbüchern, oder auf losen Blättern die in meinem Atelier herumliegen oder auch auf Tischtüchern oder Servietten… egal. Einige dieser Doodles schaffen es dann auch auf meine Facebook Seite oder meine anderen Social Media (ein weiterer Zeitvertreib). Falls Sie mich dort besuchen möchten, finden Sie die Links am Ende dieses Mails.
Hier packe ich gerade ein persönliches Projekt aus, welches frisch vom Drucker geliefert wurde. Eine moderne Interpretation eines Mond-Symbols, auf Leinwand (80cm x 60cm) gedruckt.
Druck / Print Im Januar habe ich meine Belegexemplare der Digades Dfreeeze App Broschüre mit meinem mehrseitigen Comic erhalten. Ich bin mit dem Resultat sehr zufrieden. Dfreeeze ist übrigens eine tolle Sache. Eine Fernsteuerung der Auto-Standheizung per App. Sie können sich die Broschüre hier ansehen: LINK
Für meinen sehr guten Kunden Sanafort durfte ich diverse Print Assets wie Preislisten und Konditionen gestalten. Dies beinhaltete auch Bildkorrekturen und Retuschen in Photoshop sowie Grafik, Designelemente und kleine Spotillustrationen. http://www.sanafort.ch
Video / YouTube Im neuesten Video auf meinem YouTube Kanal kann man mir folgen, wie ich das kleine Vögelchen im Header dieses Newsletter zeichne. Ich hoffe das Video macht Ihnen Spass. LINK
Ich hoffe das eine oder andere Update hat Sie interessiert. Ich bedanke mich herzlich für Ihr Interesse. Mehr zu meiner Person und meinen Zeichnungen und Designs gibt es auf meiner Homepage: www.marsdenillustration.com

Sie können mich jederzeit direkt erreichen: +33 6 42 49 82 11
e-mail: ian@marsdenillustration.com

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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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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.

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Live Sketching a Dragon in Autodesk SketchBookPro 6

Live Sketching a Dragon in Autodesk SketchBookPro 6

Artist, illustrator and Cartoonist Ian David Marsden, live drawing video
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This is a brief video in which I am live sketching a cartoon dragon lady in Autodesk Sketch Book Pro 6 software on my Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

Ian David Marsden real-time dragon sketch from Ian Marsden on Vimeo.

Dragon Lady Vimeo Ian David Marsden

For other videos of me drawing and sketching please visit my Vimeo and YouTube channels.

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Drawing a dragon lady in SketchBook Pro software. This is just a rough sketch.

Ian David Marsden

From time to time I will post short videos and tutorials of how I work in various software suites.
I hope you enjoy them.

Ian Marsden

 

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.

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