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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. | 27,937,474 views | 28,123 subscribers



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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Disney's Aristocats: rare production photo

Ink and paint department, ca. 1969.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Litterbug (1961)

Love the art direction on this.
(c) Disney. All rights reserved.

Update: Here are two Donald Duck model sheets from that period (images via Tom Simpson):

Monday, July 18, 2016

Space Age Monday, let's just say

"André Courrèges’ 1960s Space Age Fashion and clear plastic blow-up furniture by Emanuelle and Quasar Khan."
via Atomic Flash Deluxe

Sunday, July 17, 2016

One million dollar photo: construction of the Atomium

Monument and symbol, built for the World Expo 1958 in Brussels. (Photo by/courtesy of Dolf Kruger)

What Carl Spitzweg saw and what I see really differs...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hägar the Horrible

I always have been a huge fan of Chris Browne's Hägar the Horrible, so, a short while ago I did this kind of an animated-feature-ified version of Hägar for a character design demo at FH Salzburg. The background is borrowed from an Albert Bierstadt painting, again.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Carl Barks: The Dickens of Duckburg

This is an article on Carl Barks which appeared in the 1992 periodical, Comics Scene Yearbook.

via Filmic Light; image scans courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

Beak-free drawing

"Tom" ©/courtesy of Warner Bros. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Jimmy Cauty

James Francis Cauty, one of my artist heroes.



Especially, I loved his "Splatter" exhibition at the Aquarium in London, from quite a couple of years back. (Photos via Hypebeast)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SHRED! Out now!

My pals Greg Baldwin and Dave Guertin (i.e. Creaturebox) have their new book out, now: GET IT HERE

"Our second installment of SHRED collects over 160 new monsters, robots and lost space explorers battling to survive our treacherous universe. With over two years’ worth of work torn from our sketchbooks and drawing tables, this volume unleashes a hoard of chaos unfit for most star systems. Each page is jam packed with our no holds barred combat with traditional materials including sharpened pencils, splattery ink and more paper cuts than we could count." (Greg and Dave)

WWW.CREATUREBOX.COM

Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Andre Franquin

Beyond reach. (photo via/courtesy of)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Take on Jake

Live from the class: Doing a "take on Jake" with my students, today.

The exercise was to create a scene with two characters like on the cover of Jake Parker's Drawings III book. Create something new without copying it, but stealing apples from the same tree. (Link: Mr Jake Parker)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Duck of the ducks

June 9th! Happy Birthday, Donald! (via EW)

Go Jim! Go Maëster!

In 2013 the incomparable Jim Maëster made me a beautiful birthday duck. This is now my get-well-soon-duck as a small return, plus the link to the very page where you can support him: GO MAESTER!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Hijacking, still

Hijacking (or re-designing) vintage toys and photos from the 1960s and classical 19th century fine-art pieces was an essential part of a full-scale visual development project I'm right about to finish. I'll put a finer point on that shortly. (Photos via/courtesy of The Bat Channel)