Pirate and Parrot: Realtime Cartoon Tutorial YouTube Video

Pirate and Parrot: Realtime Cartoon Tutorial YouTube Video
Artist: Ian David Marsden

In this brief video I am doing a rough freehand sketch of a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. Hard to tell from the drawing which one of the two has a higher I.Q. I have to admit. Safe to assume that together they might not quite make it to 100, but that doesn’t matter. They are lovely individuals and they have hearts of gold. The parrot however is slightly distressed, because he misplaced a winning Euro Millions ticket, but that is another matter entirely.

I hope you enjoy watching the video of their creation. :)


The final result. Watch the Youtube video below to watch this drawing in real time.
I am working in SketchBook Pro software on a Wacom Cintiq 21UX screen.

By the way I am also a featured artist and Wacom evangelist on the official Wacom website.

And I have a bunch more tutorial videos if you are interested. You can view them here.

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My name is Ian Marsden and I am a professional independent Illustrator, Character Designer, Logo Designer, Flash Animator and Cartoonist.
I am highly experienced in creating custom characters, illustrations, comic strips, mascots and animated video and flash elements for use on websites or YouTube. My full resume and a partial client list can be viewed by clicking on this link.

References are available upon request. I am a reliable, experienced professional and deadlines are always met. Please contact me directly to discuss your art, design or illustration needs.

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Illustration für NZZ am Sonntag 6/7/2008 ‘Der Kampf um Publikation’

Farbige Illustration für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag zum Artikel ‘Der Kampf um die Publikation’ von Ian D. Marsden

Roboter Skizzen zur Illustration \'Der Kampf um Publikation\' für die NZZ am Sonntag

Bleistiftskizzen der Roboter in meinem Moleskine Skizzenbuch. Preperatory pencil sketches of the robots in my Moleskine sketchbook.

Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Hier ist die Illustration in Adobe Illustrator bereits ausgelegt. Das Layout wird festgelegt – der rote Rahmen zeigt den Ausschnitt wie die Zeichnung schlussendlich in der NZZ gedruckt werden wird. Die beiden Forscher sind bereits als Linienzeichnung fertig aber die Roboter existieren nur als Scribbles – bis ich mit meinen Bleistiftstudien zufrieden bin. Ich bin ein grosser Fan von Robotern also wollte ich ein paar ganz schöne ‘klassische’ Roboter entwerfen. This is the Layout stage in Adobe Illustrator. The two scientists have completed line-art but aren’t colored yet. The robots are only scribbles – I was waiting for approval from the editors and also still creating pencil sketches of the robots. I am a big fan of robots so I wanted to create some really nice, retro-style robots.

Ein Wissenschaftler nutzt seine Roboter und Technologie um die Ergebnisse eines anderen Wissenschaftlers zu kopieren

Die fertige Illustration – erstellt in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Erschienen in der NZZ am Sonntag am 6 Juli 2008. The finished illustration created in Adobe Illustrator published in NZZ on Sunday July 6th 2008.