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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. | 33,108,211 views | 40,519 subscribers



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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Here at Paperwalker, 2015 was a year characterised by all sorts of things we could not yet share. Now, 2016 will be exactly the opposite. See you in a bit!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Throwback: Kinghorn Penguins

Personal character design classic, winter 2008/2009.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Mickey Mouse In London

Mickey Mouse is shown on a small screen to attract voters during an election campaign, London, 1931. (via/thanks)
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Blue Pencils From Long Ago

To be perfectly honest, I can't remember the idea that I had for this. It is an old season's greetings sketch I never had the time to finish.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Animated Season's Greetings From CBS

Animated season's greetings by illustrator R.O. Blechman and animator Willis Pyle, from the year 1966. (via)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Happy holidays, everyone!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Star Wars 1977: The Making Of

Film historical moments in the science fiction genre.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

John Starduck: Landing Robot-Suit

This was a quick concept piece from some time ago.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Star Wars: Phil Tippett

Since Star Wars VII is coming soon, how about looking behind the scenes of the original films with Phil Tippett.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

One Million Dollar Photo: The Tired Princess

Carrie Fisher on the set of one of the original Star Wars movies. Episode V?

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Well Dressed Bird

I present to you a well dressed bird in a tree.

Clean-up bird

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Wolf For The Weekend

From Disney's The Sword In The Stone, 1963.

Credit update: Here is the man who brought us those beautiful wolf drawings, John Lounsbery.

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Path

Winter is here, finally.
The Path via/copyright information

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Jack And Chris Lemmon

Ca. 1960. (via) Photo: courtesy of its respective owner.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Burbank, California, 1964

SFX History. (via)

Mike's Butt

Dang! Mike Dempsey!

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Electric Dragon

The electric dragon. An alien life-form a certain duck will discover sometime soon ...

The electric dragon.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Design Demo: Process

Here are some process images from the demo I posted before.

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Colour reference photo (Courtesy of/copyright by Warren Photographic. All rights reserved.)