Drawing a Cartoon In Mischief Software (Realtime YouTube Video)

Drawing a Cartoon In Mischief Software (Realtime YouTube Video)

I read about Mischief and liked the demonstration video on their website.
I thought it made sense and sounded like a really good idea to combine the power of vector art with a painterly quality and also to have a sort of free and unrestrictive feeling in a drawing program.
The unlimited canvas seemed like a wonderful idea also – and the way you can output any selected area as a file. Anyway, I am not going to list all the things about it that seemed great, why don’t you try it out yourself.
I was quite impressed by my initial test and can definitely imagine Mischief becoming an integral part of my sketching, layout, storyboarding and freehand drawing process. As it develops I am certain many more cool features will be added.
Personally, I can recommend it.
Find out more about mischief here:
The following cartoon sketch was filmed with Snapz Pro X software on my Wacom Cintiq 21UX. I am working on an Intel Core i7 iMac.

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]

YouTube Video: Drawing Santa Claus and Rudolph Cartoon on Wacom Cintiq Tablet

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cartoon.
“Cheers Old Friend!”

Here is a video of me drawing a quick sketch and coloring it in Autodesk SketchBook Pro software. I am using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX digital tablet screen on this one.
A wonderful tool which I can wholeheartedly recommend to any professional illustrator, graphic designer or cartoonist.

Video:

I made occasional cuts to stay within the 10 minute length limit imposed by YouTube so the drawing jumps along miraculously a few times, but I hope the steps I took are still clear.
I hope you enjoy this little presentation.

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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 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]

Holiday Card Concept, Design and Illustrations

Holiday Card Concept, Design and Illustrations

This was a fun project, a custom card design for the Sanafort Nutrition Company. The card is designed to contain a gift blister pack with natural Reishi extract.
Removing the blister pack reveals the bunny family and the decorated Christmas tree.

Art Director / Illustrator: Ian D. Marsden
Copyright ©2012 Sanafort and Ian D. Marsden
http://blog.marsdencartoons.com

Click on the image below to see it in various sizes.

Holiday Card Design and Illustration

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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 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]

Valentine’s Day Cartoon – Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s Day Cartoon – Valentine’s Day Card

Here is a funny little Valentine’s Day Cartoon for a Valentine’s card, with a cheeky little monster peeking out of the card and asking:
“Will you be my valentine?”

The illustration was created entirely as vector based artwork in Adobe Illustrator.
This card was also simultaneously created as an effective matching animated flash e-card with slight looping movement (eyes blinking, text fading in and out).

Will you be my valentine?

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]

YouTube Video: How to draw and color cartoons and comics in Adobe Illustrator

YouTube video. A professional illustrator shows how he draws and colors cartoon and comic vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator
by Ian David Marsden
Contact me: [email protected]

Real Time YouTube video demonstration.

In this brief video I show how I draw natural looking brush and pen strokes even though they are fully editable vector art in Adobe Illustrator Software using a Wacom Cintiq 21 UX pen display.
I hope you enjoy the demonstration. If you have any direct questions please write them under the video on my youtube channel and I will try to reply to you as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for new videos and why not Like my Facebook while you are at it. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Your friend, Ian

Illustrator and Cartoonist Ian David Marsden
More recent work and samples on Ian’s homepage at:
http://blog.marsdencartoons.com