Illustrations for Christmas Cards, Holiday Greetings, Gifts, Calendars and animated e-cards for the Holidays
Cartoon Art by Illustrator and Cartoonist Ian David Marsden
It’s that time of the year again, the Holiday Season is less than a month away …
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson almost discover Santa Claus as he is delivering presents with his reindeer.
The above is a sample illustration of an pen and ink drawing on high quality watercolor paper which was later digitally colorized. I also create digital artwork directly in graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and others depending on your requirements using a Wacom Cintiq.
I am a Featured Artist on the Wacom website by the way, if you would like to have a look at some of my work samples there also. Ian Marsden featured artist on Wacom.com
This kind of illustration, done the ‘old-fashioned way’ is rare and hard to find in this digital age. You can commission and purchase original artwork according to your wishes and featuring your loved ones, team-mates, co-workers, employees or any situation or scenario you desire for your own framing enjoyment or as a very special and highly exclusive, truly unique gift : It is so unique, there is truly only one of it’s kind in the world.
More samples of my artwork and cartoons for various magazines, newspapers and clients all over the world together with a short biography can be found on my homepage at:
How does the process work?
After an initial briefing via e-mail, phone, or Skype – the concept and idea is discussed clearly and a precise quote is given. A rough sketch or scribble is created for your approval before final artwork is created. I also do caricatures based on phot0graphs, in which case you would e-mail me the relevant pictures – I have even created artwork to include favorite pets as well. I can gladly provide references of clients who were highly satisfied with the results if requested.
Digital Artwork: The final artwork as a high resolution TIFF or PDF file (or other formats as needed) ready for professional printing are uploaded and made available on my password protected server for your download or download by your printing service provider. If you require assistance in finding a good professional printer I can recommend excellent contacts with whom I have had the pleasure of working over the years.
Original Artwork: is shipped by DHL, FedEx or UPS, originals are of course all signed and dated and can also include a custom dedication, if desired.
A combination of both original and digital artwork for print is of course also possible, as pictured in the above S.Holmes meets S.Claus sample.
Payment: is via bank transfer or PayPal – Fees vary and are based on factors such as the complexity of the illustration, if the original is purchased etc.
My initial consultation is of course free of charge and I will give you a written quote before any work is commenced. Needless to say, artwork can be created for any occasion, it does not need to be holiday-oriented at all.
My fee includes all the above listed services except shipping. I prefer if you schedule the pickup using your own preferred shipping method and shipping account.
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]