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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. ©2016 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 29,512,925 views | 32,613 subscribers

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beaks and peckers

For the love of beaks and peckers.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

It's weekend, baby!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cat of the cloth

Speed sketching helps extract ideas ...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

One perfect duck

Milt Kahl, concept sketch, from Disney's Robin Hood. (Image courtesy of Disney)

Sunday, January 08, 2017

DUCK Corp. silhouette design kit update

The kit will come with full instructions (eggs not included).

Monday, January 02, 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Unfinished test from a DD project, a couple of years ago. This was a personal warm-up piece, to become ready for the "operation".

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Best nine 2016

Thank you for your likes!

Monday, November 28, 2016


First bit ... it won't be long until the ducks are ready to get down to business, finally.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy CTNX weekend, everyone!

And this is where you can find me: 1) Friday Nov 18: 01:00-01:45 PM Live Demonstration: Florian Satzinger 2) Saturday Nov 19: 03:00-03:45 PM Conversation with creators: Florian Satzinger 3) Saturday Nov 19: 06:30-07:15 PM "A character design conversation" with Bobby Chiu, Boris Bakliza, Florian Satzinger, Francesca Natale and Daniel Arriaga. For the complete event schedule CLICK HERE ...

Monday, November 07, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Marc Davis' pencil

Quite recently, Federico Fiecconi invited me to doodle with Marc Davis' (MARC DAVIS!) own original mechanical pencil! The outcome was this odd little piece of sketch that doesn't have any purpose other than to smash some really fast lines on the paper and see what happens. Anyways, back at my desk, I started refining and preparing the level for detailing a little, just for the fun of it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Animation art from the Masters

If you happen to be in Bergamo, here a recommendation: There is currently a wonderful exhibition "dalla carta ai cartoni" curated by our amazing friend Federico Fiecconi. The exhibition - located in the breathtaking Monastero di Astino - comprises original drawings by Mark Davis, Winsor McCay, Chuck Jones, Bruno Bozzetto, David Silverman, Otto Messmer, Genndy Tartakovsky, Walt Kelly, ... from Snow White, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Fantasia, Donald Duck, La Linea, ... Impressive, you'll see.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Jim Henson Teaches Us How To Make A Muppet In 1969

Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple things like socks. This video aired on Public Television in 1969, prior to Sesame Street, on Iowa Public Television's "Volume See" kids' show. www.iptv.org

(Thanks, Laura)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Friday, September 09, 2016

Upright format

I'm not sure if it's only me but, sometimes, I enjoy to rotate the screen in order to work in portrait format, it has a kind of a scaffold feel to it. This BTW really works lovely with tall characters and all sorts of upright format things.