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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 'DUCK AWESOME©' and 'John Starduck©' for Paperwalker Studios SHF. ©2018 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 42,429,372 views | 52,436 subscribers



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Friday, November 02, 2018

My daily diet plan

A couple of pencils a day keep the bad drawings away.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The great Caroll Spinney i.e. Big Bird at 'What's my line?' (1972)

Caroll Spinney (Big Bird) is about to retire from playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. This here is a little look back to his appearance at 'What's my line?':
"Now is time for the special feature of What's My Line. The appearance of our mystery guest. Are your blindfolds all in place, panel?"
Alright, here we go:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thomas Fluharty and Sebastian Kruger

Last week, I had the pleasure to hang out with two of the most talented caricature artists of this very planet at the SOKOL Awards in Krems, Austria: Thomas Fluharty and Sebastian Kruger.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday dude

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Tuesday dude

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Seattle based Bliss Kolb is going Duck

Highly inspirational, in so many ways. You can explore the project in detail right over at BLISS KOLB AUTOMATA.
"Bliss Kolb has been designing and building wonderful things for over 30 years: custom cabinetry, furniture, theatrical stage sets & props, and video production design. Since 2010 he has turned to an early inspiration to create Automata, or mechanical moving creatures."
Images courtesy of Bliss Kolb. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Star Wars, behind the scenes: 100 rare colour photos

For all photos please follow the link here: I-AM-BORED.COM

Friday, August 31, 2018

First concept drawings for the Starship Enterprise in 1965

Matt Jeffries' first concept drawings for the Starship Enterprise in 1965 in chronological order, starting with the earliest ones: via Being But Men, We Walked Into the Trees

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Not completely off model

Mickey test, not completely off model but enough to make him look different.

Mickey test, not completely off model but enough to make him look different.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The friendly undead

Today's PS brushes test track, 'The Friendly Undead'.

The friendly undead.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Wily Wizard, blue pencils on paper

The original sketch of the wily wiz is on its way to Australia.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The wily wizard must be caught

Drawing desk snapshots.

The wily wizard must be caught.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Disney's Christopher Robin

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Knife, pencil, paper, duck

Throwback Tuesday

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Today's morning beastwork

Thursday morning beastwork.

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Friday, June 01, 2018

Pinocchio: Original character model statue

Pinocchio puppet model made by Bob Jones. (via Kevin Kidney)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Alien army, captain

Alien army, captain.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Process bits

Cartoon duck with pencil.

Duck from Florian Satzinger on Vimeo.

Process break down

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

1970's Mouse House Restaurant Style

1975 Walt Disney Studio Commissary Restaurant Menu (Images via/by Random Neat Stuff/Matt Crandall)

Thursday, May 03, 2018

When I was a little duck ...

... I was used to having my art studio on the floor of my parents' living room, right under a giant glass bricks window. Best studio ever :-)