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The PAPERWALKER Journal is a nearly daily updated weblog of 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. ©2014 World rights reserved. | 20,240,883 views | 17,051 subscribers

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

But Of Course...

I will again provide another Pixel art-battle piece for Pixel Vienna, this year. Here's the rough test sketch as an appetizer...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Four And A Half Weeks

This is just a little reminder that the Paperwalker show's still running for another four and a half weeks @ Kunsthaus Graz/Designforum Steiermark.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Via (Thanks, Laura)

"This is Awesome!"

Small Plates: WATCH
As part of their Food issue, the New York Times Magazine sent six second graders from Brooklyn's PS 295 to dinner at Daniel, one of New York's fanciest restaurants. Each kid was served a seven-course tasting menu that goes for $220 a person.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Meet The Masters Workshop, Oct 18th, 2014

At Accademia Nemo's invitation I'll will return to Florence for a workshop @ Cinema Astra 2, next week. I'm so much looking forward to it: MEET THE MASTERS
(street view image © Google Maps)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

InkTober: Speed Sketch

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Two Rare Photographs Of Director Irvin Kershner On The Set Of 'The Empire Strikes Back'

Irvin Kershner (1923-2010), legendary director of the best of the Star Wars movies, 'The Empire Strikes Back'.

The Boxtrolls: Dressing For Success (Featurette)

Amazingly beautiful. No more, no less.

© LAIKA, Inc. World rights reserved.

Pixel Vienna Conference, November 7th-9th, 2014

Over the past few years, Pixel Vienna presented stunners like Robert Blalack, Mario Ucci, Eric Goldberg, Bruno Bozzetto, Oscar Grillo, Andreas Deja, Harald Siepermann, Jakob Schuh, Saschka Unseld, just to name a few.

This year, my pals Jose Lopez, Alex Orrelle and Andrei Riabovitchev will continue the grand animation and VFX talks feast, scheduled for November 7th - 9th, 2014, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna:

(images © WB/MPC/DC/Desoluz Inc.)

Monday, October 06, 2014


Friday, October 03, 2014

InkTober 2014

Jake's InkTober became an international art phenomenon. These are my first attempts at "InkTober-ing" and I'm sure these will be not the last ones. WWW.INKTOBER.COM


Thursday, October 02, 2014

Inspiration: Saul Steinberg

Again and yet again, Saul Steinberg, sovereign. See also...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Drawing In Photoshop

Since I draw mostly digitally, I try to avoid the kind of sterile vibe to it by putting high-res photographs of real paper and pencils on a background layer in Photoshop, at least for the rough process. I even add image noise to the background...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


I didn't blackmail him, in all honesty. I'm just heavily boasting here about that Mordillo had sent me a friend request on Facebook, completely out of the blue. And do you know what, I accepted :-)

"We're Nine Years Old Today" (Disneyland 1964)

This is an item which was given to cast members who were working on July 17th, 1964, Disneyland's ninth birthday. Plus instructions on the backside for placing the flower in. (via Stuff From The Park)

Paperwalker Journal's Most Favourite Reference/Inspirational Photos, Part 11

Tourists ride horses past a life-size Apatosaurus statue in Dinosaur Park, near Rapid City, South Dakota, c. 1955. (via)

Another Giant Motorsuit

This is the South entrance of the Kunsthaus Graz museum where the Paperwalker show's currently running, until November 16th, 2014. The material here displays nicely the first idea I had for the exhibition's promo material, John Starduck arriving in a giant motorsuit at the museum. These are just rough blue test sketches but I guess you get an idea of what I was trying to come at still.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Morning Torture

A bookstore's clerk found this while tidying up the children's department. (via)

Thursday, September 25, 2014


George was born without any specific biological spitfire feature, on account of this he's wearing a PW Inc °F3000x heavy duty gas turbine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer inspired bird character.

Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, c.1970