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.

The Art of the Personal Statement – by Alex Thaler

The College Admissions Essay, Decoded
Dear Admissions is pleased to announce the release of
“The Art of the Personal Statement” by Alex Thaler
which is available for free at http://www.dearadmissions.com/download/

Cover Illustration and several black and white interior illustrations by Ian David Marsden

the-art-of-the-personal-statement

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11025313.htm
Emeryville, California (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

Every year around the beginning of September, millions of anxious high school seniors stare at the blank page that will eventually become their college application essays. Movies like “Admission” and “The Spectacular Now” only seem to reinforce the essay’s standing as a difficult rite of passage.

Those students can now breathe a collective sigh of relief with the release of “The Art of the Personal Statement,” by Alex Thaler. The book can be downloaded free of charge athttp://www.dearadmissions.com/download/.

“The Art of the Personal Statement” represents a watershed development in college admissions:

  •     The first full-length publication on the subject to be offered for free to the 21+ million students, parents, teachers, and professionals involved in the college application process.
  •     The first mindfulness-based approach to teaching the admissions essay.

 

Featuring introductions by Eric Furda and Amy Jarich, Deans of Undergraduate Admissions at University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley, respectively, “The Art of the Personal Statement” challenges prevailing notions about the admissions essay by rejecting approaches based on “what the admissions committee is looking for.” Rather, students are encouraged to explore the practice of mindfulness in order to find their authentic voices through a process of reflection and self-discovery.

“Before breaking ground on this project I set out to achieve three goals,” stated Alex Thaler, the book’s author. “First, I wanted to provide a structure or system for the brainstorming phase of the writing cycle. If you look at other books on the subject, only a few pages at most are dedicated to brainstorming. And yet it is the most difficult part of the process. Second, I wanted to shift the discussion away from winning the game of admissions. The application process should be intuitive, reflective. Third, because the admissions consulting industry provides a competitive edge to individuals with disposable income, I wanted to create an ‘admissions offset’ that would balance that negative effect. Giving the book away for free levels the playing field a bit.”

The Art of the Personal Statement is organized in five parts, the first four of which introduce concepts of mindfulness and how it relates to the brainstorming-drafting-editing cycle. The last part presents eighteen sample essays, each followed by comment and analysis.

About the Company

Dear Admissions is the leading provider of admissions essay editing, admissions consulting, and resume development services.

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]

Dragon Lady – Cartoon Sketch YouTube Video

Dragon Lady
YouTube live realtime cartoon sketching video

In this video I am doing a freehand sketch of a Lady Dragon in SketchBookPro6 software,
I am drawing on my Citiq 21 UX interactive pen display.

This was not for a project or an assignment, it was just a fun little doodling session, to loosen up and get into the drawing mood. I also felt that a new video was overdue.

I hope you enjoy this little sketch and insight as to how I work. The music is the same music I was listening to while I worked by the way.

Here is the final artwork:

The music in the background of the video is this mellow Tibetan meditation by the way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R69o3Se_0og

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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]

Art Demonstration: YouTube Video – Drawing a cartoon dog in airplane sketch and digital coloring in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro

Art Demonstration: YouTube Video – Drawing a cartoon dog in airplane sketch and digital coloring in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro

Ian David Marsden. Professional Illustrator, Designer, Cartoonist and Animator

in this brief YouTube video, Ian demonstrates how he creates a digital pencil sketch and colors it in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro software on his Wacom Cintiq interactive pen display.
The software he is using is Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on an Apple iMac IntelCore i7.

Sketchbook Pro Pencil Cartoon Sketch and coloring – Wacom Cintiq

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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]

WACOM Banner Ad campaign with Ian D. Marsden “Mad Scientist” Illustration

Wacom Banner Ad campaign with Ian D. Marsden Illustration

I am delighted to announce that a new banner ad campaign for Wacom is going live today all over the Internet.

One of the featured images is a “Mad Scientist” illustration, which I created working entirely on a Wacom Cintiq pen display.

Wacom Banner Ad “Mad Scientist”
“What do you want to create?”
Digital Sketch Draw and Paint

Artwork by Ian David Marsden
http://blog.marsdencartoons.com
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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]

Here is a little video you might enjoy of me actually creating this exact piece of artwork.