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Even though he looks like an evildoer, he's not one. By the by, that ugly somewhat-thing on him isn't a sort of exosymbiont or parasite, but a pretty individual decoration. Well, good character and good taste may not be mutually dependent.
So, to complete the distinguished dragonslayer family, here is Lancelot Britannica, the Younger - also known as "Lance, the Unlucky". (BTW: The beast to the right is Sorgenkindworm's pet nephew Serpentworm)
Apropos uber-talented brits, this is Sir Lancelot Britannica, the Elder. He's an exquisite dragonslayer, a sore loser extraordinare and - this comes as no real surprise - part of the Toby Skybuckle character-cosmos.
Here in Austria, even the birds have a sort of corporate image awareness, or, as I should better say, a sort of corporate cliche awareness. This one for instance stops right in front of my window, every morning. Sad to say, he is resolutely not musical.
Last summer, we were commissioned by Red Bull to do some character designs. With the view to doing a variation on the original Red Bull logo for the use with young generation athletes (Rookie Bulls). Well, and here is the fruit.
They (RB) really liked it. In this context, I was doing a lot of different bull characters, fathoming the right look. Some of them were really just for play. As you can see with this sample:
The Retro-Futurism Space Bull (he would fit in nicely to the Supertaft Bear team)
«Florian Satzinger has a drawing style with a snap and verve that harken back to the best of classic Disney and mid 20th Century Warner Brothers animation.
The lines with which he delineates his characters zing, bounce and swoop so delightfully that they suggest lively motion even before they’re animated.
Satzinger credits Southworth as his major influence, and his work in the style of great classic hand-drawn animation shows his continuation of that tradition.»
DUCK - The Mag For The Birds Presents: Florian Satzinger's BIRDS AND PENCILS
"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous. This book is especially for those of you who loved the Ducktales and Darkwing Duck cartoons of the late Eighties and early Nineties." Amazon UK
Florian Satzinger is one of the members of The Art Center, a place where artists from Disney, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, etc. share ideas, tips and tutorials. The Art Center is a sister site of the popular Character Design weblog.
In May 2009, Florian Satzinger gave workshops within the scope of The Genio Fiorentino 2009, on the occation of the Nemoland event/conferment of the Nemoland Special Award in the
Aula Magna at the Instituto Statale d' Arte of Florence, Italy. Former Nemoland workshop hosts/award recipients were animation
directors and animators such as Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Alex Orrelle (Pixar) and J.P. Vine (Aardman Studios).
Besides that, there was an exhibition of Florian Satzinger's original artwork at the Gipsoteca of the Instituto Statale d'
In Loving Memory
Ken Southworth (September 22, 1918 - December 6, 2007) worked for a number of major animation studios, including Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Warner Bros., MGM, Walter Lantz and Clokey Productions. His credits includes Disney's Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well as Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones and Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker.
JANUARY 10-14, 2011 Willie Real and Florian Satzinger will team up to host a character design programme at VIA University College's Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. ANIMATIONWORKSHOP.DK
MARCH 4, 2011, 20:00h Maryam Laura Moazedi and Florian Satzinger will give presentations about stereotypes in character design and visual design for computer games at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER