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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects, such as 'Toby Skybuckle©' for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and 'John Starduck©' for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2017 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 31,034,914 views | 39,325 subscribers



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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New York City

1958, Plaul Slade. I LOVE the colours.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Warm-Up Doodle, Photoshopped

2 minutes.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rough Digital Sketch

I started working on a new take on the CTN eXpo's duck, again strongly inspired by The New Yorker Magazine's corporate character Eustace Tilly. This time btw, the yellow eye patches are folded up...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Adobe Duck

John Starduck meets Adobe? Frankly, this is a piece I completely forgot about until last Monday. I was travelling back from Tigobo's Meet Ze Artists event in Angoulême to Paris by train together with Adobe's Stéphane Baril (super nice guy btw) talking about this and that in connection with drawing in Photoshop etc. Anyways, this very chat reminded me on this rough piece here below which I did for a live demo for my students in Salzburg. Trying to show how my digital rough sketching process proceeds. The detail with the Adobe logo was just added to make the piece sort of more significant.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ze Team

Tigobo Animation Studios: Ze team, complete, at least for the most part. Arthur Fong was at that moment already on his way to Paris and Casey Maxwell Clair and Christopher Beaumont took the air.
Here are some impressions of the character design workshop Stéphane Chung and I were giving @ Meet Ze Artists. We were btw using one of Carl Spitzweg's famous postman paintings as reference/inspiration, here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One, Two, Three, Four... Angoulême!

Here's a clean-up process break down in 4 steps. I branded this very piece with one of the Meet Ze Artists (April 19-21, 2013) event sponsors Caran d'Ache because it dovetails so nicely with the idea of the tree which grows blue col-erase pencils.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Morning Fun

Another smashingly fun piece via Ufunk.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Motorbirdized Viking

My duck-buddy Jay Fosgitt ("Dead Duck") asked me to do a pin-up rendition of one of his Bodie Troll characters. I picked the viking and motorbirdized him a little. Here's the rough artwork and some process pieces, the finished thingy will be part of Bodie Troll issue #4.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Some Friday Morning Sketching Fun

Birdish creatures... I dedicate this piece here to Tony DiStefano :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hi Guys!

Lovely... (via Church of...)

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Creature Book!

A knock-out link via Tina Roth Eisenberg. This is pure reference and inspiration gold for a character designer. The Creature Book, by Andrew Zuckerman. Please meet my favorite animal there, the Silky Chicken:
Photos © by Andrew Zuckerman. World rights reserved.

Apropos Birds

Tippi Hedren, promo photo for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, 1963. (via Pour 15 minutes d'amour)

Monday, April 08, 2013

Lindworm And Chicken

There will be another "Meet Ze Artists" event, right this summer, in Los Angeles. I'll keep you posted...