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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. | 27,450,442 views | 27,298 subscribers

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rethinking Design: The Visit of the Duck in the Inclusive City of Graz

We will give a presentation (in German) about this very project at the following date in the scope of the Designmonat Graz:

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 | 19:00h i.e. 07:00 PM | University of Technology | Hörsaal (lecture hall) E3.1 | Petersgasse 10-12, EG | Graz, Austria | inclusivecity.blogspot.com

Image: "Carl", monolith of prayer, place of worship of anthropomorphic ducks. Photo credit: Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner

Photo: courtesy of TU Graz

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sitting thing

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Stay awesome, ducks!

Monday, April 25, 2016

He goes with many names ...

Wonderbeak and Steam Duck are just two of them.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dog Tuning

Reference photo via Maddie On Things, courtesy of Theron Humphrey.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

John Starduck rough pieces from way, way back

The beaks were shaped differently than the ones now. The ones from now are more like big noses or snouts.

Monday, April 11, 2016


I accidentally overwrote this file, screensize without layers. Arrrgh!

Friday, April 08, 2016

Design excursion: bicycle design

This bicycle has MS. Read the full article right over here at Inclusive City.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Pirate's beak

Duck branding, incessantly.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Welcome to my brain, again ...

I didn't plan to draw a bird, but ended up drawing one.

I didn't plan to draw a bird, but ended up drawing one. Welcome to my brain ...

Posted by Florian Satzinger on Friday, April 1, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Childhood crafting memories

Mickey's car, paper kit (MM Magazine, "Autoparade", 1977 / via Kartonbau.de)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Complete rough process break down.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Slow Food Pencil

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Welcome to my mind

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Sketching away the old school way

Paper and pencil.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Visual Development

These are the early development sketches for John Starduck's rocket ship. The final design changed a bit since these were made but to this later ... I just wanted to share some rough concept stuff.