Pirate and Parrot: Realtime Cartoon Tutorial YouTube Video

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

Hi,
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. :)

Ian

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.
http://www.wacom.com/en/interests/featured-artists/ian-david-marsden#&panel1-1

And I have a bunch more tutorial videos if you are interested. You can view them here.
http://www.wacom.com/en/support/software-tutorials#tabpane2

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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.

I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]

Character Designs and Spot Illustrations for Corporate Clients and Business Communication

Character Designs and Spot Illustrations for Corporate Clients and Business Communication

Client: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Artist: Ian David Marsden
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http://blog.marsdencartoons.com


Below are a few examples for character designs and line art illustrations that were developed for a comic strip for internal company publications. The style was to be clean and fun but also remain business like.
Clean line art, kept in black and white, with a few corporate spot colors. The story concepts would revolve around actual office themes and current projects, and sometimes also contain lighthearted tips and reminders.

Character Design for Corporate and Business Communication

Character Design for Corporate and Business Communication

Such custom designed spot illustrations can lighten up even rather dry copy and focus your attention on important passages. What’s more is that often the fee for a custom created series of illustrations is pretty much the same as what you would expect to pay for pre-existing stock art images. Except of course they look and feel custom tailored to your project and therefore elevate the production value considerably.

Character Design for Corporate and Business Communication

Character Design for Corporate and Business Communication

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 completely reliable and deadlines are always met. Please contact me directly to discuss your design and illustration needs. I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]

Ian Marsden is now a featured artist on the Wacom.com website

Ian Marsden is now a featured artist on the Wacom.com website

Amazing news. I am now a featured artist on the brand new Wacom.com website.
Not only is there a brief bio but there is also an introductory video. Other videos of me working in various software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, SketchBook Pro and Manga Studio EX4 will appear throughout the Wacom site at a later date. I will keep you updated on this and other exciting Wacom related news as things unfold.

LINK > Ian David Marsden on WACOM.COM

Ian David Marsden is an illustrator, cartoonist, animator, logo and web designer, but he’s also the guy who created the first Google Doodle, ever.

I am an independent freelance artist and I am available for new assignments
Please contact me directly, I would love to discuss your project with you.
[email protected]

Custom Made Illustrations for Business and Corporate Communication, B2B, Presentations, Internal publications and training materials.

Custom Made Illustrations for Business and Corporate Communication, B2B, Presentations, Internal publications and training materials.

One of my specialties is designing and creating custom illustrations for businesses, small enterprises and corporations for use in their internal communication, training materials, B2B, for presentation purposes or of course also for actual advertising and promotional materials.

My clients often write to me how happy they were with my artwork and my performance after a successful presentation or after a seminar where material was used that had that extra little touch, those custom made spot illustrations and elegant and unusual ideas or little creative touches.

I can come up with light hearted and amusing ideas that will make text and graphs that might otherwise seem a little dry spring to life and pop off the page or the screen. My name is Ian Marsden and I am a very experienced freelance illustrator and designer. You can find my biography and a partial client list in the menu bar above. References available on request. I am available for contract work and would be delighted to discuss your project with you and provide you with a free estimate.

The other major advantage of using illustrations is that they are ideally self-explanatory and completely language independent and can be used worldwide for all your e-mail, web or print needs and always complement the local language text.

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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.

I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]

Here are a few examples of illustrations in a clean linear style which is amusing but not too cartoony and pleasing to the eye.
corporate illustration for presentations and company publications