This basset grew a mustache for MOVEMBER

This basset grew a mustache for MOVEMBER

Henry the Basset always fancied himself a bit of a lad about town.
This fetching handlebar mustache which he grew especially for Movember
proves his point in a dashing yet incredibly attractive way.

Movember 2013 Basset Dog with handlebar mustache

 

Find out more about Movember:

http://uk.movember.com/

Cartoon illustration by Ian David Marsden
[email protected]

Computer Games – Comic Book Illustration

Computer Games

Comic Book Illustration
by Ian David Marsden
© 2013 http://www.marsdencartoons.com

© 2013 Ian David Marsden Illustrator http://www.marsdencartoons.com

© 2013
Ian David Marsden
Illustrator
http://www.marsdencartoons.com

 

 

 

 

Ian David Marsden is a professional cartoonist and illustrator and is available for contract work.
Please contact: [email protected]

 

CV + Partial Client list: http://marsdencartoons.com/english/about.htm

 

PDF Portfolio Download: http://marsdencartoons.com/english/PDF.htm

 

News and Latest Projects: http://blog.marsdencartoons.com/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden

 

Looking for an experienced freelance illustrator and/or cartoonist?

Looking for an experienced freelance illustrator and/or cartoonist?

Commissioned illustrations for advertising, PR, POS, coporate publications, B2B, educational material, books, newspapers and magazines

Ian David Marsden
http://www.marsdencartoons.com

independent Freelance Illustrator and Cartoonist Ian D. Marsden

Please contact me directly at [email protected]

CV + Partial Client list: http://marsdencartoons.com/english/about.htm
PDF Portfolio Download: http://marsdencartoons.com/english/PDF.htm
News and Latest Projects: http://blog.marsdencartoons.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden

“The Pianist” Freehand Sketch in Photoshop for my Facebook Page

“The Pianist” Freehand Sketch in Photoshop for my Facebook Page

A quick and rough digital cartoon scribble in Photoshop for my Facebook Page.

My Facebook page is HERE by the way, hint hint, if you feel like giving it a “Like” :)
https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden

Here is an image of the final result and also a YouTube video of the entire drawing process, uncut.

This sketch was made in under 30 Minutes but for the purpose of the video I sped the action up to around 9 Minutes.

I hope you enjoy it. Cheers!

Ian

Pianist Sketch for Facebook Page Cover

Paw Prints

Paw Prints

(Click on the above image to see it original size)

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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]

Cartoon Art: Santa Claus and Rudolph (almost) meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Santa Claus and Rudolph (almost) meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

This cartoon artwork was created the old-fashioned way. I sketched it out in pencil and then drew the line art with a dip pen with a Brause & Iserlohn nib and Pelikan Nr. 12 black ink.

The art was for my own personal family Holiday Card a few years back and at first I was going to have it printed in black and white. Later I decided to scan in the drawing and color it digitally.

I figured I could create a nice warm effect with the light from the fire place reflecting off the characters and create a warm, cozy, late night in a British Manor house.
I also thought it might be fun to really have Santa and the reindeers peeking out from the shadows.

Here is the initial line work:

Here is a video showing the process of coloring the artwork in layers in Corel Painter software.

Here is a detail of the final color (click to see enlarged version):

Sherlock Holmes, Watson meet Santa and Rudolph

By the way, the original artwork is now in Jerry Margolin’s collection of Sherlockian Art. You can read more about that, in an older blog entry.
http://blog.marsdencartoons.com/?p=412

I hope you enjoy this little peek at my process of creating a cartoon.
Thank you for visiting my blog as always – and Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!

Your pal, Ian

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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]