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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. | 26,293,046 views | 26,237 subscribers



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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ducks In My Head

My brain kind of automatically produces certain shapes and colours which helps me a lot to save time and energy in visual development processes. On the contrary, working with intuition only easily can lead one to lack variety. So it became extremely important to me to constantly influence or inform my visual development work by adopting ideas from all kinds of references from the fields of industrial design, architecture, fine arts, photography, engineering etc.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Don't!

"If you shampoo a duck, you'll strip away its oils, causing it to sink. Please don't shampoo a duck." (via)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Electra

‘L'oeuf Electrique’, an electric car from 1942, designed by Paul Arzens, France.
Here is another beauty by Paul Arzens, ‘La Baleine’ (the whale), from 1938.

Monday, February 01, 2016

I Drive The Car I Want To Drive

Here, I built one of my characters directly into the mood/style reference, just to get a taste for how it works in direct interplay.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cintiq Of The Past

Touch screen technology prediction in a French children's encyclopedia from the 1970s.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Designing Away

Designing away the past mistakes of the First Industrial Motorbirds Revolution.
Reference photo (skeleton) via/by Brandon Kihl. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Legroom

A random bird in a Donald Duck costume. Splitted in two parts on Instagram.


Sunday Spirits, Quoting Donald Duck

«We've got a problem, Goofy!
But don't tell anyone...»

Donald Duck (Kingdom of Hearts, VG, 2002)
Images via/propery of Gorrilas don't blog and Not my father's slides.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Reference: Photographer Chris Lord, Duck Pond, Central Park, NYC

The very first idea for having John Starduck based in New York City I had quite some time back at the Duck Pond in Central Park. The photo background here I hijacked from uber-talended photographer Chris Lord; he was looking across the duck pond from west to east with Fifth Avenue in the distance.

I saw a little more in the snow ...

(Photo: courtesy of/copyright by Chris Lord. All rights reserved.)

By the by, Lord's photo reminds me a little of Adolf Fassbender's 'White Night' painting, which dates back to 1936. A piece that I can't get enough from:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Big Duck

I had to share, hadn't I? Thanks Rick; via/by Scott Shaw

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

26 Million Scratchy Blue Lines Views

The Paperwalker Journal has crossed 26 million content views, recently. Terrific! Thanks for stopping by my little slice of the internet!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Winter

Aside from when the snow gets really bad in winter my commute from Steiermark to Salzburg is pretty trouble free ...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Portland, Maine, 1960s

Reference photo heaven.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Low Gravity

Rough concept piece. Very rough.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

This is a du ... don't!

Stop it, Alfred!
Photo: courtesy of its respective owner, all rights reserved.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Exactly

I didn't hear what they were talking about, but they looked exactly like the characters here.