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The submission deadline has been extended until October 10th, 2013. For more information about the art challenge please follow this link. Art judges include Armand S. Baltazar, Andy Gaskill, Ed Gombert, Glen Keane, Kekai Kotaki and Scott Robertson.
::: UPDATE (SEP 25th, 2014): Since there's still so much traffic on this very posting here, I thought it would be a good idea to update the link: CTNX Art Challenge 2014: CONTEST 2014
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It became extremly hot, nearly 39°C or 102,2°F, my drawing desk is nearly boiling and my Wacom's melting away. I should copy Batgirl Yvonne Craig's counteraction, see right below... (via Pour 15 minutes d'amour)
A couple of months ago, we were invited to give a talk (by the agency of my uber-talented buddy Alex Orrelle) at the smashing Tel Aviv based Animation College. During our stay, while an evening walk in a shopping arcade, I stumbled across this beautifully crafted dromedary sculpt. 'Love this sort of cartoonish style to it.
I love drawing Teddies. Actually, there are two of them who I had the pleasure to design for a lovely project of a friend of mine. I'll post the finished pieces right here sometime in the next days. Here's the rough sketch of one of the chaps...
During my current research work on colour references for "John Starduck" (Tigobo Animation Studios) I stumbled upon this lovely production still from the late 1970s, showing Wonder Woman Lynda Carter and her stunt double Jeannie Epper. Again, great colours...
Recently, I got a bunch of mails and comments concerning a character with orange beak and horns in Pixar's Monsters University and if I probably was the designer of this very character. Unfortunately, I was not, it was the supernaturally gifted Chris Sasaki.
This here below is BTW a rough design of mine which I created a couple of years ago in connection with some development work for Red Bull. I did lots of such "peckers with horns" characters that time, they can easily mistaken for the character from Monsters, I guess.
Florian Satzinger is a member of the Creative Talent Network, a community for the world's leading creators of both traditional and digital animated films.
«Florian Satzinger has a drawing style with a snap and verve that harken back to the best of classic Disney and mid 20th Century Warner Brothers animation.
The lines with which he delineates his characters zing, bounce and swoop so delightfully that they suggest lively motion even before they’re animated.
Satzinger credits Southworth as his major influence, and his work in the style of great classic hand-drawn animation shows his continuation of that tradition.»
DUCK - The Mag For The Birds Presents: Florian Satzinger's BIRDS AND PENCILS
"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous. This book is especially for those of you who loved the Ducktales and Darkwing Duck cartoons of the late Eighties and early Nineties." Amazon UK
Florian Satzinger is one of the members of The Art Center, a place where artists from Disney, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, etc. share ideas, tips and tutorials. The Art Center is a sister site of the popular Character Design weblog.
In May 2009, Florian Satzinger gave workshops within the scope of The Genio Fiorentino 2009, on the occation of the Nemoland event/conferment of the Nemoland Special Award in the
Aula Magna at the Instituto Statale d' Arte of Florence, Italy. Former Nemoland workshop hosts/award recipients were animation
directors and animators such as Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Alex Orrelle (Pixar) and J.P. Vine (Aardman Studios).
Besides that, there was an exhibition of Florian Satzinger's original artwork at the Gipsoteca of the Instituto Statale d'
In Loving Memory
Ken Southworth (September 22, 1918 - December 6, 2007) worked for a number of major animation studios, including Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Warner Bros., MGM, Walter Lantz and Clokey Productions. His credits includes Disney's Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well as Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones and Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker.
JANUARY 10-14, 2011 Willie Real and Florian Satzinger will team up to host a character design programme at VIA University College's Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. ANIMATIONWORKSHOP.DK
MARCH 4, 2011, 20:00h Maryam Laura Moazedi and Florian Satzinger will give presentations about stereotypes in character design and visual design for computer games at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER