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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. ©2015 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 23,194,358 views | 22,321 subscribers



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Secret Workshop Time

The rough layout process is always the most fun to do.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Smartphone Punk

Thanks to Chad Townsend and Jose Lopez for talking me into Instagram, a little bit more than a year ago. It became a really nice side gig since: WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/FLORIANSATZINGER

Bat No3

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Number One, She Is

I just came across something really interesting from our science fiction's past: USS Enterprise's very first officer (Number One) was a woman (in the very first Star Trek pilot "The Cage").



This is an absolutely fascinating article on how badly a woman in command was received back in those days: Quoting the "First Lady of Star Trek"


(images via trekcore/courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Clean-up Snapshot

Clean-up

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jim Henson and/is Kermit

Photograph via Muppet Wiki, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. (Thanks, Laura)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

19th Century Firefighters Smoke Helmets

Darth Vader and C-3PO predecessors! (via CW/Thanks, Laura)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Live Action Environment Test

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Computer Generated

This here's a really nice take on my bull character I did a long time ago by 3D artist Sudhir Verma. He also did a nice one on one of Gregory Baldwin's (CreatureBox) designs. For more, check out Sudhir's site: DREAMCHAZER

BTW, here's the CG take on Greg's:

Nice sculpt take on one of my bull characters by 3D artist Sudhir Verma.

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Saturday, April 04, 2015

John Starduck: Reference/Inspirational Photograph

NASA Lunar Landing Training Vehicle Concept With Bell 47 Cockpit (via Amunt Log; thanks Laura)

Friday, April 03, 2015

Live Action Winnie The Pooh Teaser Poster Leaked!

Plus some top-secret behind the scenes material:

"I'm your father, Winnie!"

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Silhouette Machine

Silhouette party!

Silhouette machine!

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Apropos silhouette party, I recently came across this (see below) lovely Scrooge McDuck marker sketch by legendary Italian uber-artist Georgio Cavazzano. What a beauty this little sketch gem is. (image via/courtesy of)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Icons Wednesday: Stan Laurel And Oliver Hardy

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy reading Spy Smasher, ca. 1928 1950. (via Disney History blog, image courtesy of Mark Evanier)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Turntable Made Out Of LEGO

Is this cool or is this cool? (via; photo by LoctiteGirl)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Submersible: Poppy I

New vessel

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Photo reference (colours) via. Please note: the images here below are the property of their respective owners (Yamaha Design AH A MAY concepts, Kazuki Kashiwase), all rights reserved.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Donald Duck Vintage Souvenir Hat

Disneyland, ca. 1970.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sometimes...

Sometimes you have to play the cute ball...

Shape reference

Sometimes you have to play the cute ball...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pufferdragon

An extremely rare dragon species, a balloondragon or pufferdragon.

An extremely rare dragon species, a balloondragon or pufferdragon.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Ferrari Needle

One of my most popular vehicle designs online :-)

Ferrari Needle

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Volvo 122s: Colour Test

This is a follow up to yesterday's posting; a quick and very, very rough colour test and rough photo montage following the car's original Volvo paint from 1964.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Volvo 122s: Duck Take II

Another Duck Volvo is in concept phase! Do you remember the La Carrera Panamericana winner car (Historic A PanAm Class) from 2008 for which I provided the design? Here are the first rough design tests for a new car. This time, it's South Africa based Jason Theunissen's beautifully restaurated Volo 122s. I'll keep you posted about the progress...

First rough pencils

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