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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. ©2019 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 47,3M views | 81,912 subscribers



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

This is Donald Duck's headgear for Ascot

Seen at the Duckberg Fashion Week 2019.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Throwback Thursday Double Pack

Exactly one year ago, Laura and I were hosting a class on character design at Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany. It was like a king's breakfast. Smashing school, great students, good times.



And secondly, here's some throwback reference fun. This is BTW mostly due to my obsession with everything Eustace Tilley, the famous dandy character peering at a butterfly through a monocle, originally drawn by Rea Irvin, the first art director of The New Yorker, for the cover of its first edition in 1925.

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Thursday, April 04, 2019

Throwback Mouse Thursday

Mickey Summit, Castello di Desenzano, February 2019. Quality time with the Disney family. Thanks to Federico Fiecconi who made this happen.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Drawing a duck

This is my usual rough drawing process compass, making the character ready for clean-up and final colouring.

And here's some additional reference material ... (via Giphy)

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Flight Simulator Xi8000, DUCK Corp.

First technical draft of the automated flight simulator system Xi8000.


The first flight simulator based on an octahedral hexapod as in the mid 1960s (via/courtesy of Klaus Cappel). BTW, there's more about flight simulators of the past right here ...


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Prescribing Bambi, Increasing Empathy

Image courtesy of Disney, all rights reserved.

David Berry Jr, a poacher from Missouri, was arrested last August with his father and brother for killing hundreds of deer, taking their heads and leaving the bodies. Judge Robert George ordered him to watch the Walt Disney movie Bambi at least once a month during his time in prison (via).



"Cinema, like all art forms, is an empathy machine: it expands our perspective and invites us to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – or hooves, in the case of Bambi."
Ryan Gilbey




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